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If Other Shows Had As Absurd Of A Finale As 'Two And A Half Men'

What happens when a show has no more f*cks to give.

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After twelve years of callow humor and predictable storylines, Two and a Half Men went out with an explosion of brilliance and self-loathing. It was packed with screw-yous to the fourth wall, the cast, Charlie Sheen, guest stars, and creator Chuck Lorre. But most of the humor came at the expense of the millions of viewers who kept tuning in and keeping the worst show on television alive for eleven and a half seasons longer than it should have.It was the perfect ending to a series that had simply stopped giving a f*ck. Here's how other classic shows would have ended if they had done the same.
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After twelve years of callow humor and predictable storylines, Two and a Half Men went out with an explosion of brilliance and self-loathing. It was packed with screw-yous to the fourth wall, the cast, Charlie Sheen, guest stars, and creator Chuck Lorre. But most of the humor came at the expense of the millions of viewers who kept tuning in and keeping the worst show on television alive for eleven and a half seasons longer than it should have.

It was the perfect ending to a series that had simply stopped giving a f*ck. Here's how other classic shows would have ended if they had done the same.

Taxi

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Everyone is actually Andy Kaufman. All the Andy Kaufmans are actually Tony Clifton.

The Sopranos

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It's actually a giant pilot for upcoming reality show Mob Wives.

Friends

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When the landlord finally kicks them out of the rent-controlled apartment, they decide to kill themselves by drinking poisoned coffee from Central Perk. They all slowly fade off into oblivion as Phoebe serenades them, strumming her guitar and singing Queen's "Who Wants to Live Forever?" This exertion of energy keeps her alive longer than anyone else. With her dying breath she mutters, "I f*cking hated all of you."

Battlestar Galactica

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No change needed. Finale already was a giant "f*ck you."

Futurama

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Fry and Leela get married. On their first Christmas together, Santa Claus kills Leela—and the Professor, so there's nobody around to build a time machine. Fry lives out his life in the 31st century, alone.

Friday Night Lights

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On the eve of the state championship, East Dillon High is barred from the game for gross recruiting violations and Coach Taylor resigns in shame. His daughter Julie hooks up with Tim Riggins and gets knocked up. Mrs. Taylor speaks openly to the camera about how much she's looking forward to moving to Nashville.

24

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As Jack Bauer is peeing for the first time after a day spent saving the President from ISIS Nazis, he trips and falls, cutting his leg open on a shattered piece of porcelain and knocking himself unconscious when his head hits the floor. He spends the next 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 32 seconds bleeding to death.

Cheers

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There's a mysterious flash-bang at the bar and smoke fills the room. When the fog clears, everyone is lying flat. They slowly start to come to. Thank God, they're not dead. But everyone is confused, amnesiac. No one can recall anyone else's name.

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