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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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Batman Dead? That’s What Zack Snyder Wanted In The ‘Justice League’ Sequel

When directing a film, many people want to take characters down a different path. Unfortunately, things don't get to work out that way. One major Hollywood director spilled the beans on what could've been. As expected, fans are freaking out. Kill The Batman Zack Snyder got the gig of a lifetime when he was announced to direct 2013's Man of Steel....

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These Famous Songs Actually Changed The World

Everyone has a favorite song – or multiple favorite songs – that make them feel some powerful emotion. Whether it’s cranking to a trap beat while cruising down the block, or tearing up to a song by The Beatles, music adds color to people’s lives in a way nothing else can. But some songs go beyond, giving us the urge to dance or fall in love. Some songs have such a strong impact on the course of human history that they actually change the world. Read on to learn about the song that saved a celebrity’s life, the song that quite literally enhances the production of cancer medication, and many others.

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‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Has An Episode Where You Choose What Happens As You Watch

Bloomberg recently released a report that has Netflix audiences awestruck. Black Mirror, the sci-fi social commentary on technology's powerful influence, is releasing an episode where viewers get to choose the plot. As if Charlie Brooks didn't make the show morally questioning enough, now audiences will be in control of the outcome. This venture into adult interactive viewing should do great things...

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