August 16, 2022

Mount Rushmore: Terrible TV Finales

It’s Mount Rushmore week here at TGS and I’ve decided to do a Mount Rushmore of infuriating TV show endings. Before we get started: if you think “Lost” will make this list, you are WRONG. Because “Lost” actually had a great ending and you are just being a dumbass. You probably hate “The Last Jedi” also (editor’s note–that movie is a masterpiece) but anyways… on to the list. And once again I am doing zero research, going off of memory so I am sure there will be lots of editor notes on this.

“How I Met your Mother”

Originally aired March 31, 2014

To say HIMYM has aged terribly would be an understatement. The less we talk about the Barney character the better. But there is no bigger FUCK YOU moment than this show’s finale. We spent years watching Ted go through all these women waiting for his one and only. And we find her, quickly loving her as she’s played by the great Cristin Milioti (who is awesome in the 2020 Hulu movie “Palm Springs”). She’s amazing in this show and then they FUCKING kill her so Ted can end up with Robin, a woman whose wedding to Barney takes place during the entire last season. Unbelievable.

“The Sopranos”

Originally aired June 10, 2007

Here is the thing, I watched like 2.5 seasons of this show and all I know is the finale pissed people off something fierce. So I feel like it has to be on here.

“Scrubs”

Finale aired May 6, 2009

“Scrubs” was made by the amazing Bill Lawrence, who you might now know from co-creating a little show called “Ted Lasso.” This series is all about young doctor John “JD” Dorian’s life as a worker at Sacred Heart hospital. Most of you reading this probably know what “Scrubs” is and how one of its longest arcs is JD trying to earn Dr. Cox’s love. In the finale this arc finally completes, among other things, and the show ends on an amazing montage of future events. Fade to black, we all cry…

EXCEPT THEY DECIDED TO DO ANOTHER SEASON OF SOMETHING CALLED SCRUBS SCHOOL OR SOME BULLSHIT AND RUINED IT. AND I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT SEASON IS CANNON AND WHATEVER, DON’T WATCH IT.

“Quantum Leap”

Finale aired May 5, 1993

Let me tell you about little Ted’s favorite show growing up: a little show about a “leaper” who traveled through time trying to do right. Leaping from body to body, hoping each leap was getting him closer to get home. When NBC decided to cancel the show after the last season was already shot and in the can, this is what we got. Let’s hope the reboot corrects what went wrong.

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Ted's friends often refer to him as the “Angry Panda" because of his cuddly, teddy bear-like nature and his fierce loyalty to those close to him. He's also not afraid to bite if you cross him or any of his allies. Born and bred in small town, southeastern Iowa, Ted took his Iowa State degree and moved to Kansas of all places. Ted loves to hold on to those small town roots though, by refusing to acknowledge any music made after 2005. His major goals include making the internet fun again, seeing the Cubs win a World Series live, and having a beer with Jon Stewart. This website is a step toward one of those goals.

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