The Big Bang Theory series finale

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  1. Dayton Kitchens

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    Pretty good evaluation of it here.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/recaps...omfy-familiar-home/ar-AABtk2c?ocid=spartandhp

    It wasn't full of momentous developments or tie up every loose end. For example there is no mention of the children (at least two) that we know from "Young Sheldon" that Sheldon and Amy eventually have or if Raj finally finds love though he brings Sarah Michelle Geller to the Nobel Prize presentation.

    But the finale is satisfying. Not like the dumpster fires most comedies end up with like MASH, Cheers, and Seinfeld.
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    I'm probably the only person in North America who hasn't watched a single episode of that show. :shrug:
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  3. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I didn't start watching it until we moved to Augusta and I saw clips of "The Bakersfield Expedition" where the four main characters dressed in ST:TNG uniforms and makeup to attend one of the smaller ComicCons. I was impressed by the level of detail to their outfits and wanted to see it. Ironically after missing that episode the first one I saw was "The Reentry Minimization" where Howard returns from the International Space Station.

    It's easier to enjoy a television show if you get into it by binge watching. If you're watching four episodes a night chances are one of them is going to be pretty good.
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  5. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I've enjoyed the show immensely over the years and will miss it. But yeah, it was time for it to go.
  6. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    There is a scene I always wanted to see them do that I thought would've been hilarious.

    Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj go into a bar and encounter Penny's original big hulking boyfriend Kurt who was in three first season episodes and physically bullied and assaulted Leonard in each of them.

    Kurt makes some insulting comments about Penny to Leonard prompting Leonard to want to fight him. Not only is Kurt not afraid of him and the guys but he has friends there as well.

    I imagined the four guys getting into a brawl with Kurt and his friends where completely unexpectedly, Sheldon turns out to be quite capable in hand to hand combat. The brawl choreographed much like the one in "The Trouble With Tribbles". The four guys manage to win the day and later back at Sheldon and Leonards apartment are telling Penny, Amy, and Bernadette (who are out of town) about it over the computer. Assuring the girls they were unhurt and all was well, the call ends and the four guys each promptly fall to the floor in agony.
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    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I saw a couple because it was on the TV while I was in someone else's house. It really wasn't worth much.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I liked all of those finales.
    You continue to suck.
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  12. Dayton Kitchens

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    The common opinion is that the Seinfeld finale was pure garbage. I mean it was a damned "clip" show.

    Cheers was poorly done. and if it hadn't been an iconic series like MASH everyone would've agreed that it was garbage. Yeah a staggering number of people watched the finale but it was such an iconic series that they could've put up two hours of blank screen and gotten high ratings.
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    I gotta agree with Dayton to some extent at least. I don't think the Seinfeld finale was "pure garbage", but it was really weak compared to how good the rest of the show had been.

    I was never really into Cheers, so I didn't care about that finale. M*A*S*H had turned into total shit as a series long before its finale (they should've put it to pasture at least two years before it ended), so its last episode was actually a slight improvement over how cliche and hackneyed the show had become.
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  14. Dayton Kitchens

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    The thing about the MASH finale was that it was overly long. I remember at the time even Alan Alda said it was at least a half hour too long as the writers loaded up everything they wanted to see for the last time and then "no one wanted to cut anything". In the last of MASH we see:

    1) Pierce (Alan Alda) going crazy and having to be treated by psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman for the third time in the series.
    2) Honeycutt (Mike Ferrell) going all obsessive about getting home to his wife and daughter for at least the fifth or sixth time in his time on the series.
    3) Pierce deliberately destroying U.S. military equipment yet again.
    4) The entire MASH 4077 having to move (bug out) yet again. Note they used massive amounts of stock footage from the two part episode years earlier (Bug Out) for this as well. You should never use stock footage for one of the iconic episodes of a series. One reason I couldn't stand DS9s "What You Leave Behind".
    5) Too much time setting up possible storylines for the terrible successor series "AfterMASH" such as the Father's hearing loss and Klinger's marriage.
    6) Almost no funny moments in the hideously long final episode. Yeah I know they started calling MASH a "dramedy". Well get a clue, "dramedy" is still supposed to include elements of comedy.
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    Yes, but there was one difference in all of those series and BBT. At least those series were funny at some point. Not to mention most of the actors were not from better series where they could not hold a candle to the leads. All except for blossom who was mainly outdone by her costars.