Veep waited SEVEN YEARS to make that Tom Hanks callback joke.
In The Good Place, when Chidi left Eleanor with a beautiful, serene, and teary metaphor about death before leaving forever.
In Veep, when Selina and her team hoped something big would happen — like Tom Hanks dying — in the pilot episode to prevent the media from reporting on her scandal, and then in the finale, Tom Hanks’s death overshadowed the news of her own funeral.
In Mad Men, when Don Draper smiled while meditating on a mountaintop, and you originally thought it was because he found peace, but then you realized it was because he came up with the concept for a new Coke commercial.
In How to Get Away with Murder, when the show ended the same exact way it began, and Wes’s son became the new Annalise Keating.
In Boy Meets World, when everyone ended up in the classroom with Mr. Feeny one last time, and they opened up about what he meant to them.
In Jane the Virgin, everyone got the happy ending they deserved, and there was a full-circle moment with Jane and the viewer.
In Fleabag, when Fleabag and The Priest parted ways after confessing their love for each other, and she broke the fourth wall one final time to say goodbye.
In Schitt’s Creek, when everyone got the happy ending they deserved and even the town’s billboard got an upgrade.
In Parks and Recreation, when all of the flash-forwards revealed exactly what each character ended up doing, but there was still enough room for interpretation.
In That ’70s Show, when everyone counted down to the new year, and the screen cut to black one second before it became the first day of 1980.
In The Mary Tyler Moore Show, when Mary talked about how all of her coworkers became her family, and then she turned off the lights to the newsroom one final time.
In Scandal, when Olivia Pope’s portrait hung in the gallery, and two little girls looked at it with admiration and hope.
In The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, when Will said his goodbyes to everyone, turned off the lights, and Carlton ran downstairs because he realized everyone left without him.
In M*A*S*H, when the Korean War ended and Hawkeye rode off in the helicopter and saw the note that B.J. left for him.
In 30 Rock, when everything ended with Liz’s great-granddaughter pitching a TV series about her time at 30 Rock to an immortal Kenneth.
And in The Office, when everyone realized how much their lives had been shaped by Dunder Mifflin…and then Creed was arrested.