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    slinkdogg

    [1]Jul 26, 2007
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    I'm interested in hearing what you think was the saddest television episode you have ever seen. I'd prefer if you stuck with the plot instead of dwelling on the thought that, in the case of a series finale, your favourite show was now gone forever.

    Personally, I feel "Jurassic Bark" an episode of Futurama is the saddest episode I have ever seen of any show. **Spoiler** Basically, Fry finds his mummified dog in a museum and tries to acquire its remains from the museum. Eventually he does and plans on having it cloned, including its memories. We see flashbacks to the 20th century where Fry finds the dog in an alley and shares his pizza with it. The dog was loyal, following him to deliveries and waiting for him at the pizzeria he delivered for. In the end, Fry finds out that the dog lived for 13 more years after Fry got cryogenically frozen and he thinks that the dog probably forgot all about him so he decides he'd rather not clone the dog after all. As the episode ends, we see another flashback of the dog waiting for Fry the day after he got accidentally frozen and the dog just waits for him outside of the pizzeria for years and years, all this to the tune of "I Will Wait For You".

    I actually cried at the end of this episode and I don't remember the last time I cried (if I've ever cried) from a television show.

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    archangelcory16

    [2]Jul 26, 2007
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    Erm....just to name a couple:

    "Twin" (So Weird, Season 2)
    "The Body (Buffy, Season 5)
    "Tomorrow" (Angel, Season 3)
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    WhymeWhynot

    [4]Jul 26, 2007
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    The last epidsode of Roseanne was pretty sad when you found out that Dan died.

    Also, the last epidsode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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    skizz624

    [5]Jul 26, 2007
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    Dawsons Creek, the ones when Dawsons dad was killed, and when Jen died.
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    The_Beekeeper

    [6]Jul 26, 2007
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    "A Hole in the World" (Angel, 5x15)

    Fred: I am not... I am not the damsel in distress. I am not some case. I have to work this. I lived in a cave for 5 years in a world where they killed my kind like cattle. I am not going to be cut down by some monster flu. I am better than that! (softly) But I wonder... how very scared I am. (looks away)

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    Geert89

    [7]Jul 27, 2007
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    3x17 Some Kind of Miracle from Grey's Anatomy
    and 3x22All Hell Breaks loose on Charmed, where Piper first dies, and later Prue.

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    Aglove

    [8]Jul 27, 2007
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    i cried watching the last episode of three's company when they left the apartment.

    it made me so upset. because it was the last episode

    and the three roomates were saying goodbye

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    brandi1leigh

    [9]Jul 27, 2007
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    The M*A*S*H episode when Henry Blake dies. It was so unexpected.
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    SMGslayer97

    [10]Jul 28, 2007
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    The_Beekeeper wrote:

    "A Hole in the World" (Angel, 5x15)



    That would be mine as well.
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    archangelcory16

    [11]Jul 28, 2007
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    The_Beekeeper wrote:

    "A Hole in the World" (Angel, 5x15)



    How could I forget that one? That is indeed a very, very sad episode.
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    DungeonDragon18

    [12]Jul 28, 2007
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    Supernatural's second season finale,"All Hell Breaks Loose". Sam dies, and Dean has to make the decision of whether or not to let his beloved little brother stay dead, or sell his soul to a demon in order to get it to resurrect Sam. I was bawling like a baby throughout the entire episode.
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    willie01

    [13]Jul 28, 2007
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    Here are some of my sad episodes:

    1. Becoming, Pt. 2 - Buffy

    2. The Gift - Buffy

    3. Fear Strikes Back - Facts of Life

    4. Swan Song - Dallas

    5. True Love - Dawson's Creek

    6. Episode 122 - QAF

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    meowd

    [14]Jul 29, 2007
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    slinkdogg wrote:

    I'm interested in hearing what you think was the saddest television episode you have ever seen. I'd prefer if you stuck with the plot instead of dwelling on the thought that, in the case of a series finale, your favourite show was now gone forever.

    Personally, I feel "Jurassic Bark" an episode of Futurama is the saddest episode I have ever seen of any show.
    ***SPOILER***


    I actually cried at the end of this episode and I don't remember the last time I cried (if I've ever cried) from a television show.

    arghhh i would have to agree with u! I am a huge futurama fan yet I can't bear to watch this episode, it's just sooo sad. The fact that his doggy was waiting all that time for him *sighs*

    Also the mash episode as mentioned above was quite disheartening~ just when we was so thrilled about being able to go home

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    Dulcinea1978

    [15]Jul 29, 2007
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    The body (Buffy the vampire slayer)

    A hole in the world (Angel)

    With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept (One Tree Hill)

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    elpaquilloloco

    [16]Jul 29, 2007
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    The last episode of Epitafios. You really feel like crap after this.

    ***SPOILER***


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    archangelcory16

    [17]Jul 29, 2007
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    What's so great about having a depressing ending? It's not particularly edgy. It's just...depressing. I don't mind semi-depressing shows but I have to scoff at how cynical the world is becoming. You'd be hard pressed to find a thriller/horror movie with an ending that isn't totally depressing and I bet within the next few years shows will start ending that way too.
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    TelFan7

    [18]Jul 29, 2007
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    St. Elsewhere = "Samuels and the Kid".
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    elpaquilloloco

    [19]Jul 29, 2007
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    archangelcory16 wrote:
    What's so great about having a depressing ending? It's not particularly edgy. It's just...depressing. I don't mind semi-depressing shows but I have to scoff at how cynical the world is becoming. You'd be hard pressed to find a thriller/horror movie with an ending that isn't totally depressing and I bet within the next few years shows will start ending that way too.
    Well, a depressing ending per se is not great, neither a happy or a gray one. It all depends on excution, that's what makes them great. In the case of Epitafios' ending (I'll asume you're talking about this one), the script, acting direction... everything is executed with suchperfection that is incredibly devastating, plus, the tragic ending is something you'll never see in most shows for the simple reason that it is too risky, but in this case, it delivers.
    Plus I don't think that soon, series will end in a very sad note, specially because most of them go to a relatively young audience where those ones split the audience. But if a show is directed to an older one, it could be the case, but those shows are not that usual.

    Edited on 07/29/2007 2:12pm
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    ladycanuck

    [20]Jul 30, 2007
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    On McLeod's Daughters, the episode Claire died called "My Noon, My Midnight" I was just sobbing and then the next episode with her funeral called "The Long Goodbye" was even sadder.

    And on Party of Five there were more than a few episodes that really made me cry.

    When Dawson's dad died on Dawson Creek, and especially Jen's death were incredibly sad episodes.

    And on Jozi H when Lizzie died I was just weeping.

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