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The Ultimate Series Finale


 

Just a quick filler clip while I’m working on something else: many new shows this TV season will fail, and some of them will go off the air after 13 episodes. But it’s a bet that none of them will end their 13th and last episode like I Married Dora, a 13-episode flop from the late ’80s. It was one of the most unusual eras of U.S. network TV and certainly the era most awash in meta-humour, but even regular viewers of Moonlighting (on the same network) were a little surprised to see this show end like this, with no warning whatsoever:

This seemed to be a thing for ABC shows of the era; Sledge Hammer! ended its first season by blowing up and apparently killing all the characters, and when it unexpectedly came back for a second season, they said it happened before the events of the first season finale.


 
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  1. In fact, Sledge Hammer S2 claims to take place "Five Years Earlier," even though Sledge and Dory met for the first time in the pilot, just one year earlier. Of course, it also continues like it takes place after season one (excepting, as you say, the final moments.)