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17th Jan '17 1:57:10 PM RacattackForce
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** The episode "Meet the Seer" has the characters going to Planet Neilsen[[note]]a blatant reference to the media company that measures television viewing data[[/note]] to meet the titular seer, a being that watches the events which occur in all universes, and who refers the adventures of the Park Crew as if they were episodes in a television series. In fact, her room is filled with television screens playing various episodes of the show, the intro sting included, and she spends the remainder of the episode mentioning the show's tropes, [[GrowingTheBeard its changing]] [[SeasonalRot quality over]] [[WinBackTheCrowd the years]], [[CrowningMomentofAwesome audience]] [[CrowningMomentOfHearwarming reception]] [[TearJerker to some storylines]] like Mordecai's romance troubles, and how all shows must eventually end.
** The episode "Cheer Up, Pops" has the characters record their memories on a Blu-Ray Box Set that contains the show's eight seasons and two bonus discs, to save in the event that they fail.

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** The episode "Meet the Seer" has the characters going to Planet Neilsen[[note]]a blatant reference to the media company that measures television viewing viewership data[[/note]] to meet the titular seer, a being that watches the events which occur in all universes, and who refers to the adventures of the Park Crew as if they were episodes in a television series. In fact, her room is filled with television screens playing various episodes of the show, the intro sting included, and she spends the remainder of the episode mentioning the show's tropes, [[GrowingTheBeard its changing]] [[SeasonalRot quality over]] [[WinBackTheCrowd the years]], [[CrowningMomentofAwesome audience]] [[CrowningMomentOfHearwarming [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming reception]] [[TearJerker to some storylines]] like Mordecai's romance troubles, and how all shows must eventually end.
** The episode "Cheer Up, Pops" has the characters record their memories on a Blu-Ray Box Set that contains the show's eight seasons and two bonus discs, for people to save watch in the next universe in the event that they fail.
17th Jan '17 1:57:10 PM RacattackForce
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17th Jan '17 1:53:15 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s final few episodes of the series have the characters preparing for a battle that could potentially [[ApocalypseHow destroy or reset the universe]] as it has countless times before. And with ''Regular Show'' [[WidgetSeries being the type of show it is]]...
** The episode "Meet the Seer" has the characters going to Planet Neilsen[[note]]a blatant reference to the media company that measures television viewing data[[/note]] to meet the titular seer, a being that watches the events which occur in all universes, and who refers the adventures of the Park Crew as if they were episodes in a television series. In fact, her room is filled with television screens playing various episodes of the show, the intro sting included, and she spends the remainder of the episode mentioning the show's tropes, [[GrowingTheBeard its changing]] [[SeasonalRot quality over]] [[WinBackTheCrowd the years]], [[CrowningMomentofAwesome audience]] [[CrowningMomentOfHearwarming reception]] [[TearJerker to some storylines]] like Mordecai's romance troubles, and how all shows must eventually end.
** The episode "Cheer Up, Pops" has the characters record their memories on a Blu-Ray Box Set that contains the show's eight seasons and two bonus discs, to save in the event that they fail.
** The third and final part of the GrandFinale, "A Regular Epic Final Battle", is entitled "The Power": [[BookEnds the exact same name as the show's first episode]]. As reality collapses, the characters find themselves flying through the title card, becoming post-it note drawings and storyboard sketches, and even falling into one of the creator's student films (which was the first appearance of some of the characters). After a WhereAreTheyNow/TimeSkip ending, Pops remarks "Jolly good show" as a VHS tape of the series finishes playing.
16th Jan '17 7:59:29 PM iscahrambles
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[[AC: Puppet Shows]]
* The Gene Kelly episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although officially the first episode of season 5, was the last episode to ever be filmed. The main backstage plot has Beauregard convinced (thanks to some dodgy fortune-telling) that the end of the world is nigh, and trying to warn the others. Meanwhile, the "Pigs in Space" crew approach the end of the universe.
16th Jan '17 7:20:37 PM meanmetalmario
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* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts]]'', it is CONSTANTLY joked that the game will sell terribly, the fans will hate it for [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks being vehicle-based instead of the traditional platformer they were promised 8 years ago]], and that there will never be another Banjo-Kazooie game. Sadly, with {{Rare}} stuck doing generic Kinect games now, [[ShaggyDogStory it seems like they were right.]] At least at the end of the game, [[spoiler: [[AuthorAvatar L.O.G]] promises that the next game (if there is one) will be a traditional platformer if ''Nuts & Bolts'' is poorly received.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts]]'', it is CONSTANTLY joked that the game will sell terribly, the fans will hate it for [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks being vehicle-based instead of the traditional platformer they were promised 8 years ago]], and that there will never be another Banjo-Kazooie game. Sadly, with {{Rare}} stuck doing generic Kinect games now, [[ShaggyDogStory it seems like they were right.]] At least at the end of the game, [[spoiler: [[AuthorAvatar L.O.G]] promises that the next game (if there is one) will be a traditional platformer if ''Nuts & Bolts'' is poorly received. He was right... [[VideoGame/YookaLaylee sort of]].]]
6th Jan '17 9:56:55 AM Lirodon
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* ''Series/TheLateLateShow with Craig Ferguson'' increasingly pointed out that they were approaching their final episodes (complete with a "Just a few more weeks of this crap~!" jingle). Even better, the series finale featured a viewer e-mail from someone who had only started watching Ferguson ''that week.''
--> "You're watching the very last ''Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson''; now Grandma can finally get some sleep!"

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* ''Series/TheLateLateShow with Craig Ferguson'' increasingly pointed out that they were approaching their final episodes series finale (complete with a "Just a few more weeks of this crap~!" jingle). Even better, the series The finale featured a [[OnceAnEpisode viewer e-mail e-mail]] from someone who had apparently only started watching Ferguson ''that week.''
--> "You're -->'''Geoff Peterson:''' You're watching the very last ''Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson''; now Grandma can finally get some sleep!"sleep!
26th Dec '16 10:01:39 AM Gosicrystal
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* The 2009 installment of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' being the end of the line is made explicit in the hidden "Mac's LastStand" mode. After its completion, Career Mode is [[LostForever locked permanently]], emphasizing that Little Mac has retired.[[note]][[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros For a while, anyway]].[[/note]]

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* The 2009 installment of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' being the end of the line is made explicit in the hidden "Mac's LastStand" mode. After its completion, Career Mode is [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent locked permanently]], emphasizing that Little Mac has retired.[[note]][[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros For a while, anyway]].[[/note]]
7th Nov '16 9:03:41 AM author92
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* In the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' when Bloo finds out Mac is moving, he tries to convince him to stay by listing things they can do, all of which were the plots of previous episodes. When Mac tells him they've done all those things already, Bloo says that if they've done everything, the only thing left is to jump the shark.

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* In the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' when Bloo finds out Mac is moving, he tries to convince him to stay by listing things they can do, all of which were the plots of previous episodes. When Mac tells him they've done all those things already, Bloo says that if they've done everything, the only thing left is to jump the shark. The episode also ends with the opening scene of Foster's being drawn played in reversed, almost like it's being erased.
3rd Nov '16 7:39:34 PM storyyeller
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* The final Dragon magazine strips of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' involve the characters being told about the history of the magazine and its impending cancellation by metaphor, and then flying off into the sunset.
28th Oct '16 3:24:51 PM RacattackForce
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A specific type of MediumAwareness, where characters are aware of the potential for the impending end of their series. Such events generally happen on the GrandFinale.

Because this basically implies a vocal dissatisfaction with the conditions (lack of viewers, ExecutiveMeddling, ScrewedByTheNetwork) that could bring about an early end to a show, this may tie in with BitingTheHandHumor, and is generally used on media that lend themselves to it, such as LiveActionTV or WesternAnimation.

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A specific type of MediumAwareness, where characters are aware the impeding end of the potential for series is referenced within the impending end of their series. show itself. Such events generally happen on the GrandFinale.

GrandFinale. Depending on the series, this may be done in the form of events in the final batch of episodes having a double meaning that alludes to an ending of some kind or characters directly BreakingTheFourthWall.

Because this basically implies can sometimes imply a vocal dissatisfaction with the conditions (lack of viewers, ExecutiveMeddling, ScrewedByTheNetwork) that could bring about an early end to a show, this may tie in with BitingTheHandHumor, and is generally used on in media that lend themselves to it, such as LiveActionTV or WesternAnimation.
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