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10 Years Later: Revisiting the Six Feet Under Finale, Plus More of TV's Most Unforgettable Goodbyes

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10 Years Later: Revisiting the Six Feet Under Finale, Plus More of TV's Most Unforgettable Goodbyes

Originally posted 08/21/2015 02:05PM

It's a sad but true fact of life that everything must eventually come to an end – and when it comes to TV shows, some of those endings are much more satisfying than others.

Ten years ago, Six Feet Under set the bar with one of the greatest series finales of recent years: "Everyone's Waiting." In honor of the show's decade-long reign as the standard to which all other finales should be held, we're looking back at some of the greatest finale episodes of all time.

You're going to want to make sure you have plenty of tissues handy (warning: spoilers ahead).

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Dinner Is Served! 8 Iconic TV Cooking Scenes

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Dinner Is Served! 8 Iconic TV Cooking Scenes

Originally posted 08/19/2015 03:35PM

Preheat your ovens and prep your vegetables: It's time to get cooking!

We're mixing up a small-screen feast in honor of the return of Young & Hungry. One of our most reliable sources of dinner inspiration (witness: Emily Osment's millennial food blogger Gabi effortlessly whipping up breakfast, lunch and dinner while also juggling her messy personal life), the ABC Family sitcom is just the latest in a long line of cooking scenes on television.

Below, we satisfy our cravings with some of our favorite TV culinary moments ever. Think of them as an amuse-bouche, if you will …

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When TV Goes on Holiday: The Hottest Small-Screen Vacation Spots, by the Numbers

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When TV Goes on Holiday: The Hottest Small-Screen Vacation Spots, by the Numbers

Originally posted 08/12/2015 05:00PM

It seems like every time our favorite TV characters take a vacation, they end up in one of three main destinations: Hawaii, Paris or Disney World.

It makes sense that these would be such popular destinations – after all; they're familiar, easy to film in and ripe for sitcom hijinks. And really, who doesn't want to hang with Mickey and Minnie or sunbathe in the tropics or even take a romantic stroll along the Seine?

Since all three of these locations seemed to entice our favorite shows over and over again, we couldn't help but wonder which other exotic destinations are statistically more likely to attract our favorite TV shows. Since we never pass up an excuse to binge watch Friends and Saved by the Bell, we dug through some classic shows from the TV archives and did a little math. You'll notice that some shows managed to rack up some serious frequent flier miles during their runs!

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Chris Pratt Launches Facebook Competition to Create His Next Header Photo, Hilarity Ensues: See the Meme-Worthy Pics

Chris Pratt Launches Facebook Competition to Create His Next Header Photo, Hilarity Ensues: See the Meme-Worthy Pics

Originally posted 07/31/2015 01:20PM

It's no question that Chris Pratt understands Internet culture – the actor even got in on the fun when he discovered he'd become a meme. But when Pratt launched a challenge asking fans to create his next Facebook header, he likely had no idea what he was in for.

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Aubrey Plaza Gave Aziz Ansari a Vial of Blood and Hair as a Parks & Rec Parting Gift (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/03/2015 12:20PM

We've all wept over the end of Parks and Recreation. Some of us grieve in different ways, though. For example, we've made a life-size papier-mâché replica of Ron Swanson that's glowering at us from the corner this very moment. Aubrey Plaza?

Well, Aubrey Plaza gave one of her castmates a vial of blood and some of her hair.

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Parks and Recreation: Here's How Chris Pratt Would've Ended It (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/25/2015 07:45AM

In case you were wondering what the Parks and Recreation finale would have been like if it had been scripted by Franz Kafka, Chris Pratt is here to help you.

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Parks and Recreation Finale Review: Is America Ready for President Knope?

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Parks and Recreation Finale Review: Is America Ready for President Knope?

Originally posted 02/25/2015 01:05AM

Amy Poehler's wonderful Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run on NBC Tuesday night with an hour-long finale that wasn't strictly necessary: The season had been so good – and so good at building to this goodbye – that the show seemed to have already sneaked out of the room during a game of peek-a-boo.

You took your hands away from your eyes and realized the room was suddenly empty.

At which point you began to cry.

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Parks and Recreation's 7 Best Recurring Gags: From Calzones to 'Treat Yo' Self'

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Parks and Recreation's 7 Best Recurring Gags: From Calzones to 'Treat Yo' Self'

Originally posted 02/24/2015 03:40PM

After seven brilliant seasons, Parks and Recreation airs its final episode on Tuesday night.

Though often overlooked despite its longevity and critical acclaim, the writers – with showrunner Mike Schur at the helm – created a rich universe filled with well-rounded characters whose quirks were celebrated often in the form of joke callbacks that were as hilarious on the second, third and 10th time they were told as they were the first.

In advance of the series finale, we thought we'd revisit seven of the best recurring jokes on Parks.

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Parks and Recreation Co-Executive Producer Harris Wittels Dies: Amy Poehler and More Pay Tribute

Originally posted 02/20/2015 10:05AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20902901" "" "peoplenow"] Following a possible overdose, Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night, reports Entertainment Weekly. He was 30.

At the Unite4:Humanity event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler paid homage to Wittels during her acceptance of the unity award: "So, here's my daily life – today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died. Just a few hours before we came," she said.

"Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life and death live so close together and we walk that fine line every day and at the end of the day when things happen in our lives, we turn to people that we love, and we look to our family and our community for support, and we lean on people in a hope that they will ease our pain," Poehler finished.

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Amy Poehler Receives Hasty Pudding Award from Harvard

Originally posted 01/29/2015 08:10PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4022284350001" "" "" "auto"] It was a homecoming of sorts for Amy Poehler, who was celebrated in song, dance and an uproarious roast on Thursday as the recipient of the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.

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