Could the finale of 30 Rock perhaps be the best finale of all time? Too early to tell?
Legitimately funny, in keeping with the run of the show, poignant, referential, creative, innovative, comprehensive.
I've seen finales that do things epically or emotionally, but I can't recall one that did so many things so well without missing a beat.
All Redd [Foxx] did all day was coke, grass and ****. . .
So our first network taping, name in big letters right on the set, Redd doesn't arrive at curtain call.
I go back to his dressing room, all I see is the girl doing his hair is sitting on him.
So I see her body, her dress, and his legs.
I say, Redd, don't you know we're on camera?
Redd sticks his head up from between the hairdresser's legs and asks indignantly. . .
"Can't a man relax?"
- Bob Einstein