My pick: Cheers, the end of season four, in May 1986. Sam picks up the phone and proposes marriage to...whom? Janet? Diane? One of the best sitcoms of all-time at its peak, back when there really was such a thing as "must-see" TV.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeIt wasn't a season ending episode, but the one where the Six Million Dollar Man fights Bigfoot was pretty traumatic to me as a kid. I don't remember ever getting that hyped up for a show, and see TO BE CONTINUED on the screen really pissed me off.
Same here. Was that Andre the Giant playing Bigfoot ?
Originally posted by QuezzyI also I'd say 24 last year. The show is King of Cliffhangers but never did one at the end of a season until last year.
Correct me if I'm wrong (and I am probably wrong), but wasn't there a cliffhangar of sorts after the second season when President Palmer was shaking hands with the people and then fell over. It was concluded the next year that he had gotten the disease by the contact with his hand.
On topic and to add to the rest of most of you, my mind immediately went to ST:TNG.
The last half of Angel's fourth season was 24-esque in its cliffhangers to end each episode. Angel was a really underrated show, and just got better with each season.
Lost has had about 20 great cliffhangers, but my personal favourite is the one where Michael shot Ana Lucia and Libby, and then turned the gun on himself. I had heard rumours that Michelle Rodriguez was leaving the show, but nothing about Cynthia Watros. Plus, it was shocking enough just to see good-guy Michael turn heel.
The season-finale of Friends when Ross said Rachel's name instead of his bride's at the altar. That was pretty awesome.
"I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes."
"Cocktail hour" a couple hours before the meal. No actual cocktails are consumed (no one in the family is a heavy drinker, and one of us is in AA), but plenty of cheese, crackers, pepperoni, and such is passed around.