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Basic Trope: A series releases one more installment several years after it ends.

  • Straight: Ten years after the end of The Childhood Adventures of Alice & Bob, a special episode airs showing what the characters' lives are like grown up.
  • Exaggerated: The special tries to capture as much of the original as it can, reuniting the original actors and the original writers.
  • Downplayed: A simple delayed finale episode is aired shortly after the end.
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  • Justified: Alice and Bob were kindergartners in the original series, and they now go to the same high school.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: Fifty years after the end of The Childhood Adventures of Alice and Bob, the original actors make one more episode while still acting as if they were children.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The series remains cancelled with no signs of ever returning.
  • Enforced: "The fans want Alice and Bob back, but it ended years ago... We've gotta' give 'em something."
  • Lampshaded: "Alice, is that you? It's been ages, and... you've... really changed..."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: They waited too long. Some of the actors are gone, some of the others are so old that the audience feels sorry for them more than they're glad to see them, and overall it promises to be a Downer Ending.
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  • Reconstructed: However, the last threads and unanswered questions are wrapped up neatly for a satisfying final episode.

Why don't we go back to Reunion Show one more time, for old time's sake?

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