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Five Hilarious Sitcoms With Shockingly Morbid Series Finales

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Sitcoms are always there to make us laugh when we need it most. Ande when it’s time for them to go off the air, we know they’ll give us one final laugh. Some sitcoms, however, left us sitting on our couches with a look of uncertainty. These are series managed to have shockingly dark endings.

A Surprising Revelation

Most people didn’t expect a sitcom about a war to have a fairytale ending. To this day, the series finale of M*A*S*H is still the most-watched episode of any television series. “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” features a scene where the crew reminisces about a refugee killing a chicken to silence it. Unfortunately, Hawkeye remembers that it wasn’t a chicken being killed; it was the refugee’s own baby.

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One Last Drop

Two And A Half Men’s success was spoiled by the off-screen battle between Charlie Sheen and show creator Chuck Lorre. For the finale “Of Course He’s Dead,” Lorre decided to poke fun at the situation. In the final moments, Charlie Harper (played by a Sheen body-double) rings the doorbell only to have a piano drop on his head. The camera pulls back to Lorre in a director’s chair ending the show by saying, “Winning.”

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An Iconic Bed Scene

Newhart was one of the most wholesome sitcoms of the ’80s. It’s a shame that none of it was real! In the series finale “The Last Newhart,” we discover that it was all a dream. Dr. Robert Hartley from The Bob Newhart Show wakes up in a cold sweat from a dream about being an innkeeper in Vermont. The scene has been parodied numerous times over the years.

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Not The Mama

The folks behind Dinosaurs wanted us to remember that real dinosaurs are extinct during the finale “Changing Nature.” Unlike the rest of the series, this episode didn’t bring many laughs. While in charge, Earl accidentally causes the Ice Age. This wasn’t supposed to be the final episode; seven more were ordered after it, but ABC canceled the show before they aired.

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To Be Continued…?

In the ’80s, Alf showed everyone that not all aliens are slimy and looking to eat you. The season four finale “Consider Me Gone” ended with Alf being captured by Alien Task Force. This was meant to lead into season five, but NBC canceled the show after the finale. A conclusion took place in the film Project ALF, but many fans and cast members disavowed it.

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A Look At Jon, Kate, and the Eight Gosselin Kids After First Finding Fame

Fans fell for the Gosselin family when they first went on-air with their story in 2007 on their TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Since documenting life as parents to eight after the birth of twins Mady and Cara was followed by a set of sextuplets, the once tiny tots are now teenagers. And despite the dissolution of Jon and Kate’s coupling and the canceling of their show, Jon and Kate Gosselin have not stopped making headlines. Here we take a look at what life looks like today, for Jon and Kate as they have navigated life as single parents to eight teens.

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Disneyland Brings Captain Marvel To Its Resorts In 2019

Disneyland has seen its fair share of families and Super Bowl winners over the years. Now, they're seeing superheroes. Since Marvel and Disney have joined forces, visiting your favorite heroes is easier than ever. One superhero will make a splash at the resort around the time of their highly anticipated film debut. Another Captain In Town Captain Marvel will start...

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All Six Episodes Of Game Of Thrones Season Eight Confirmed To Be Over An Hour Long

The final season of Game of Thrones is nearly upon us. HBO has confirmed that season eight of Game of Thrones is set to air in April 2019, which is only a few months away. While it's sad to know that this great show will soon be over, we can rejoice with the knowledge that every episode will be longer...

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