So as we all know, LOST has its series finale this past Sunday. Like all series finales, a lot of people pissed and moaned that it was horrible and that the final few minutes really sucked, blah blah blah. But you know what other iconic show series finale people complained this much about? The Sopranos.
Even if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, you probably already know how it ends because someone told you (Basically no-one knows how it ends and they play “Don’t Stop Believin'” on a jukebox in a diner while they’re eating onion rings or something).
Here’s the original:
As much as people didn’t like the finale at the time, I think naysayers have come around a bit, realizing that in the context of the whole show, the writers did a respectable job. It’s certainly quite a memorable finale, which is why when Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse put together the “3 alternate endings for LOST” shown on Jimmy Kimmel, they of course spoofed The Sopranos finale.
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This isn’t the first time that The Sopranos series finale has been spoofed, though. Check out the final scene from Season 4 of the terribly terribly underrated “Everybody Hates Chris“.
My favorite part is when they all get really into Bon Jovi‘s “Living on a Prayer” and they start singing along with gusto. With gusto! (At least Terry Crews, who played the dad on Everybody Hates Chris is doing Old Spice deodorant commercials now.)
But you know who else did a Sopranos finale spoof?How about 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton?!
And of course, there was this one that the Pittsburgh Pirates did, featuring the Pirate Parrot mascot as well as some pierogies.
So we’ll have to see how the LOST series finale stands the test of time. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be spoofed even more than this…
Focus on the good times, kids.