Top 10 Best Sitcom Finales

There's nothing sadder then watching some of the most beloved T.V. shows ending, but a lot are so good that they deserve being here...

The Top Ten

1 Friends Friends F•R•I•E•N•D•S is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. ...read more.

One of the first episodes of friends I saw was the finale and so even with out knowing much about the characters I still bawled my eyes out, half from laughter and half from sadness. It really is the most amazing show ever.

Classic Ending! A Television show this good deserves an ending this good!

I cannot believe how difficult it is the watch the end of Friends, the most outstanding comedy in my opinion. I love the dramatic moments- Ross and Rachel's storyline, Monica and Chandler leaving their apartment and Erica having twins. The best joke would have to be Phoebe's "There's something wrong with the left philange. " A classic way to end this wonderful show.

Why is the friends finale never I'm any too ten lists? It's so moving yet the writers managed to keep in the comedy. They had us fighting for the tissues. Classic

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2 Scrubs Scrubs

Was there a better way to end it? , such a good way to look back at it all and then end it.
Classic, first time I'll say it but its quite a shame there doing more seasons cause this finale would of made it so good.

One of the first series I have ever encountered that made me laugh and cry, sometimes both at the same time, while teaching me good morals about life.

This was an amazing finale. I don't think it should be that high, but I have never really been into any of those other shows so I can't decide - Justintime221

Nothing quite like it really. - PotBellyPup

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3 Newhart
4 Seinfeld Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.

At first I was abit shocked at the ending, but then I thought it was brilliant, very odd. Most endings are so predictable, seinfeld took a turn and turned it into something a little more better.

5 Frasier

The Frasier finale tied everything up beautifully and captured the genuine emotions of a cast who had grown together with their characters in one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. The Tennyson poem as read by Frasier in his final broadcast at KACL still has my eyes leaking when I watch it now. Perfect.

6 The Office (US) The Office (US) The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

One of the best, if not THE best, finales of all time. Every time I watch it, I find myself surprised at how much I had forgotten about how good it really is. From Pam selling the Halperts' home, to Erin's reunion with her parents, to Michael Scott's appropriate and appropriately short cameo, to Dwight's firing of Jim and Pam... I could go on. It was fantastic. Correction: It IS fantastic, and will always stand up to its competition. I can't believe it's #10 on this list.

7 Cheers Cheers Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles.
8 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

One of the most controversial finals ever, but I liked it. A lot of people were upset that the mother died or they couldn't have one more season with Ted and the mother together, but the show was about his search for the mother, not his life with her. Sad they already told who the mother was before the final episode and there wasn't a final twist, like Lily wasn't pregnant at the start of season 9 but did have an affair with Ted on the way to the wedding. Why making a secret for eight years and then put her in the main cast so the secret is actually infold one season before the finale? Doesn't change the storyline is amazing, knowing they have written and filmed the final years before actually airing. - Sangam

If you think about it, the whole gang ends up exactly where they had to and with the person they had to, is just perfect. Plus, the strange mixture of sadness and happiness you get from those last minutes is amazing, like a rollercoaster wher at some points you are both with your head facing up and facing down. It's simply brilliant

At the end of the day, here are the facts:

-Barney and Robin were NOT meant to be together
-Barney found the love of his life in his child Ellie
-The story of how Ted met his wife was still told
-The story was about the journey, not just the Mother
-Ted and Robin weren't originally meant for each other, BUT Ted and Robin were meant for each other once all the finale's events transpired
-Life isn't perfect. Life doesn't go how you plan it. That's one of the biggest lessons in How I Met Your Mother.
"Destiny happens whether you plan it or not"
-Future Ted, "Pilot"

9 MASH

Came this close to crying *putting thumb and pointer finger VERY close*. When did W&G end?!?! NO! - fireinside96

Such a good show and a very touching endding... From hawkeyes breakdown to Charles's chines friends all dieing to the goodbye at the end this should be number 1

10 Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond

Excellent closure that stayed true to the Pilot and entire series. The writing was genius, and the cast was incredible!.

The Contenders

11 That '70s Show That '70s Show That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.
12 Will & Grace

Ironically I juste watched the finale and what I loved about iTunes was that it was So simple and the fact that They were apart for a considerable amount of time due to the fact that they saw eachother everyday before and on the end they were still friends usually not a fan of going intouchables the future because mainly There wouldn't be a reunion but because I saw How I Met Your Mother's André thought that they should bave just ended it with him meeting the mother but instead it dragged on maybe like this paragraph but in summary Williams and grace was perfect

13 Happy Days
14 Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation, informally known as Parks and Rec, is an American political comedy television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana.
15 Mad About You
16 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
17 Community

Most underrated show and finale of all time

18 Roseanne
19 The Office (UK)
20 The King of Queens
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