Famous Last Words: How 15 Of Our Favorite Shows Said Goodbye

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Famous Last Words: How 15 Of Our Favorite Shows Said Goodbye

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | January 6, 2014 | Comments ()

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Lost: “We’ve been waiting for you” — John Locke
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The Sopranos — “I went ahead and ordered some for the table.” — Tony Soprano

Cheers: “Sorry we’re closed.” — Sam Malone
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: “Yeah, Buffy. What are we going to do now?” —Dawn (ugh)

The Office: “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kinda the point?” — Pam Halpert

Seinfeld: “Hey you been great! See you in the cafeteria!” — Jerry Seinfeld
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The Wire: “Let’s go home” — Jimmy McNulty
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30 Rock: “I know. And I love it.” — Kenneth Parcell
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24: “Shut it down.” — Chloe
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West Wing: “Tomorrow” — Jed Bartlett
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Battlestar Galactica: “Silly me. Silly, silly me.” — Gaius Baltar
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Angel: “Well, personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon.” — Angel

Friday Night Lights — “You ready to go home?” — Tami Taylor “Yeah let’s go.” — Eric Taylor
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Six Feet Under: “You can’t take a picture of this, it’s already gone.” — Nate Fischer
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Breaking Bad — “GeeeeeaaaaaHHHHuuughhhhh” — Jesse Pinkman
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  • Guest

    I still can't believe the last words to The West Wing weren't "What's next?"

  • scotchyscotchscotch

    This list made me sad. I miss all of these shows. I hope the 24 LAD is good.

  • llp

    Six Feet Under is one of the best show endings, EVER.

  • laylaness

    FNL makes me ugly-cry

  • DataAngel

    "Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace, there's work to do."

  • Gayle

    Blackadder Goes Forth, gets me every time.

    "I mean who would have noticed another madman round here. Good luck everyone."

  • Absolutely! Slow rendition of the theme, blaze of glory, fade to poppy fields.

    Although I do think everything was summed up perfectly in Darling's line:

    Made a note in my diary on the way here. Simply says... "Bugger".

  • Zirza

    Six Feet Under is kind of an odd one out. It's not so much the quote as the montage that makes it so brilliant.

  • Rebecca Hachmyer

    Son: "Hey Dad, you wanna play catch?"
    Father: "I'll be right there."

    The Wonder Years.

  • ZizoAH

    The "Six Feet Under" line made me tear, I just remembered Claire's reaction to that sentence and made me want to see the whole show again.

  • Berry

    Ditto. It's the perfect last line.

  • Sean

    "This is your playground"

  • Kate at June

    That wasn't really Gaius, though

  • ellcoolj

    Jubal Early, tumbling through space: "Well... Here I am."

  • Guest


    Wax Lion: “Word of advice?”
    Jaye: “Shut up.”
    Wax Lion: “Hm.”

    I miss you Jaye, SO MUCH.

  • There are not enough words to explain how perfect that show was. I re-watch it at least twice a year.

  • Bodhi

    Oh man, me too. That show was incredible

  • ShiningStarLives

    m.a.s.h. simple and perfect

  • Melissa D

    Still makes me cry like a baby.

  • Guest
  • "Angel" has the hands down finest series finale to ever grace television. "Let's go to work!" summarizes the entire theme of the show; that the battle, not the war, not the victory, is the most important thing. That you have to keep going no matter what.

    The same could be send for the whole 5th season. It's the Whedon I revisit most.

  • Mike Stark Karavakis

    Buffy & Angel XD

  • Guest


  • Zirza

    I love that song, but am kinda sorta ticked they didn't use the original.

  • YES!

  • Melissa D

    Ahhhh. Six Feet Under. I currently have Season 1 of The Wire I am getting ready to dive into, but that photo makes me want to do a rewatch. Ahhhhh.

  • KC

    I love that line. It is so beautiful and so sad at the same time. Its really an insight into life.

  • Jim

    Breathtaking line and a hint that much if not all of the show had been Claire's deathbed recollection. Ball really, really earns his cookies for that episode.

  • Joey.blowey

    "How's Annie"?

  • BWeaves

    I loved the last scene in Newhart, when he wakes up from his dream and he's back in the The Bob Newhart Show.

    "Go to back to sleep Emily. You really should wear more sweaters."

  • Scorptilicus

    In any case, I don't think I'll ever forget "Five card stud, nothing wild, and the sky's the limit."

  • DeaconG

    I was going to post that from Star Trek:TNG, but you beat me to it.

    I actually like the part that happened before, when Picard looks at the bridge crew and says "I should have done this a long time ago."

  • Melissa D

    "You were always welcome."

  • TEARS.

  • Joey.blowey

    Yep. No need for any movies after that one.

  • Sarah

    Angel's last words are "Let's go to work."

  • Scorptilicus

    I'm actually even more of a fan of Angel's last line, than the dragon line.

    "Let's go to work." Sword cut to black. If you're going to cancel a series early, that's a hell of a ballsy way to do it.

  • csb

    Great list. The Wire, Cheers and FNL would definitely top the list for me for poignant goodbyes, and 30 Rock as a funny closer.

    I could be wrong but I think the actual last line of Angel was "Let's go to work" or something along those lines.

    (And a second "ugh" should have went to Battlestar Galactica.)

  • Andrew

    Also, wasn't the last line of Cheers, "I'm a lucky son of a bitch" or something like that? Or did he say that just before he said they were closed? I don't really remember, I only saw that episode the first time it aired.

  • logan

    Beat me to it! it was "Lets go to work".

  • AngelenoEwok
  • Ian Fay

    The Sopranos is definitely the best. I especially loved how they

  • Chicken Lips

    The day 57% of America called the cable company because they thought their cable went out.
    That number is completely made up. But I taped it and was so POed when I thought the cable went out...

  • Melissa D

    I watched it live and started panicking that the cable went out. Much cries of NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT NOWWWWWWWWWWWW! and then What the fuck? What. The. Fuck? WHAT THE FUCK? when the credits rolled.

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