Seinfeld vs It's Always Sunny: When Should a Show End?
Seinfeld vs Its Always Sunny When Should a Show End

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We don’t want it to but eventually every thing ends. When is the right time for a show to end? Should it go until its cancelled or go out out on top. Today we're taking a look two of televisions most historic shows, Seinfeld and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and comparing their historic runs. Check out our Patreon: Follow us on Twitter:


Julia Lehner : Sunny hasn’t even BEGUN to peak

MNDFND : Always sunny should end with gang throwing Frank in the trash

Tim Zhai : Sunny should never end—your smug aura mocks me

jonnyt8524 : I'd argue they're well into their end phase. After around season 10 or 11. Sunny started to actually wrap up long standing plot threads. Cricket has had the chance to go back to what could have been a normal life, but instead chose to accept that that life has gone now. Dee got a taste of fame and realised how miserable she'd still be, she's also found that she's as stir crazy as her brother when she gets a little power. Charlie got the Waitress and found out he'd been obsessed with the idea of her rather than her, he also recently admitted to having been molested, although refuses to deal with the event with uncle Jack. Mac has admitted to being gay and got buff, but hasn't matured at all, he's still the same rudderless follower who has found a replacement for god in progressivism. Dennis left to peruse the normal family life and found that he craves the adoration of _minions._ He's also now slipping nicely into full blown psychopath territory as his delusions are becoming more easily observed. They've all fulfilled the natural character arcs that the series has been teasing for years, or ones that are common character ending storylines in other shows. And when they fulfilled their arcs, they essentially fell back into the status quo. Having not grown from even achieving their character's purpose. It fits grimly into the sitcom deconstructionist themes they've built over the years. Depressingly insinuating that even a character's ultimate purpose is as hollow as the misery that gets them there. Because everyone is doomed to repeat the same mistakes as pain is easier than growth. It's building up to a sudden end. Where either the show leaves us firmly in the knowledge that these people will never grow and adjust the destructive cycles that they live in, or by suddenly killing them all off in an absurd and unexpected, likely grizzly death. Atleast that's how I see it. As for Frank, he probably dies snorting coke out of a _dirty whooore's snatch._ And gets thrown in the trash.

Simon Thomas : Sunny's lack of canned laughter, bogus awards, and sheer bravery will make me sad to see ot all end.

Paul Vollmer : I think that they will do 15 maybe 16 seasons, I think that they want the record for longest running live action scripted sitcom.

THE TRASHMAN : Last night's always sunny was classic. Mac and Charlie: ass kickers united

wow717 : I have thought so many times that It's Always Sunny can't possibly keep going and is going to start declining in quality and then every season is better than the last!! But I agree, I hope they call it quits before it stops being good!

William Velez : I saw an interview with Glenn howerton (denis) and he said that sunny only dose 10 to 12 episodes a season to try to avoid running out of ideas, so hopefully it will be years before sunny is cancled

MNDFND : I’m stilling laughing out loud at the new season so I’m fine.

TimeFor : There was nothing wrong with the ending of Seinfeld. You tell me a better way to end. I'm listening...

Matthew McDonald : I didnt like the ending of Seinfeld when I first watched it, but years later it's a fitting ending. The Seinfeld gang did terrible things over the years. They committed crimes, and jail was a fitting end for them.

ianisthestar : Another thing to take into consideration is the season versus episode amount. Always Sunny has 13 seasons but only 137 episodes. They only make 10 A year which is nice for creativity. Seinfeld however had 180 episodes and 10 seasons and were forced to make more in a shorter time.

swapsplat : The Office went on WAY too long. Even before Steve left it was getting really stale. That being said, the finale was fantastic.

Tony L : 2 greatest shows in television history hands down

brennon musso : The later seasons of Seinfeld are underrated, they're still great. I haven't totally loved every season of IASIP, but season 12 was one of its best so I think it's still far away from being so bad it should end

A-Bloke-Named-Chris : You Played Seinfeld music through most of the video why

Bram Kuijer : Nothing breaks my heart more than knowing Sunny will end.

Armando E. Torre Puerto : I liked Seinfeld's finale just fine. It's a bit surreal compared with the rest of the series, but it makes sense to make a statement to remind us that they are awful people

The Dark Knight : The first 3 episodes of season 13 weren’t great but the last two were on par with the rest of the series. Hopefully the quality picks back up and personally I would be fine with 15-20 seasons. I hope the show lives on for at least a few more years and I think maybe because season 12 was so fantastic maybe we all have higher expectations for season 13. All I’m saying is that I trust Rob, Glenn, and Charlie to end the show when it’s a good time for it.

Razor Candies : About the Seinfeld ending: it's a parody of Camus's The Stranger. In it the lead is randomly drawn into a murder and is convicted because of his complete indifference toward society The finale wasn't about showing the leads as awful people. Its about showing the society they live in as completely absurd

James M : I’ll tell you when it’s a good time for sunny to end. NEVER

MustangblueNYC : Seinfeld makes more money today in syndication than it did on first run network. Friends is starting to make more money now than it's first run as well. Both received an HD remaster

Geoff F. : Tums is very good to draw with. God bless you Charlie.

Jarren Butterworth : I don't think there's much worry about any of the main cast "milkshake ducking" them selves, they're all super good folk in reality.

Slash687 : Keep making these sunny videos and I'll cream my jeans

KeggyRose : dude frank is froggy, it's over!

TallicaMan1986 : Macs ballet was simply beautiful.

Chad Willett : I feel like you were off on a couple things or maybe incomplete, Larry David left Seinfeld after the 7th season, they did the last two without him, he did come back for the last episode, he gets a lot of shit for how bad it was on Curb Your Enthusiasm, they do a Seinfeld reunion and it comes up often. But the reason to end Seinfeld was 100% going out on top. And its a real safe bet Sunny will end after season 14, that is when their current contract expires and Howerton obviously is getting tired of playing Dennis, so I doubt we will see a season 15, furthermore there is also another huge difference with these shows and their runs and that's episode count, we only get 10 new episodes a year of Sunny as opposed to the 22 or so sitcoms like Seinfeld ran and that I think has helped Sunny stay fresh, they end each season the way Seinfeld ended the series, they leave us wanting more.

reastmanable : And then Dennis just waltzed his ass back into the bar. Sunny ain't even close to over.

Damian Rivera : Always Sunny is a better t.v. show.

Not Gay Bear : It's always sunny should copy the season finale of "Lost" it's the only thing that will work.

Quentin Gray : Can you do a video about how much Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock is worth

Savannah Kendrick : I love sunny. I do feel by far the most memorable and best seasons are up to 8. But, I can still appreciate and love everything they do in their new seasons too. Season 13 is just fine for me, not amazing but not bad by ANY means. I had been wondering how things were going to go when Kaitlyn Olsen was doing The Mick, and Glenn Howerton doing some other show, but as long as Danny Devito is around too I think theyll do alright. I could see a 15-16 season finale though.

Matt Thomas : I love both shows, and was worried about this season after the first 2 episodes, but really enjoyed episode 4 & 5

ChumpTown : I loved the Seinfeld finale, can't understand why people don't like it

Mike McDermott : Sunny is still going strong. Seinfeld was on a downturn, probably because Larry David left after season 7.

Nation Officials : True worst TV finales of all time is How I Met Your Mother, truly disappointing and heart breaking at the same time Edit: the reason I say this is because the ending was set and planned from the beginning of the show and did adapt to viewer development with the characters an example is Robin and Barney breaking up

KoiFlow : It ended in season 12 with the boat and that's fine for me.

TheJRProductionz : I agree. Always sunny is very targeted and this makes it great

Tynan Patrick : "the reality is that its always sunny will have to end some day" I'm in deep denial of that reality.

acid flashback : I think one foot in the grave had the worst finale.

Brandon Govreau : I seen old episodes of Seinfeld on Fox how is that make any sense

Justin Thomas : It's Always Sunny should end in Season 14. I originally would believe the season 12 finale could've ended the series because it felt like the gang finally grew up but assured us they will still be terrible people. But, with season 13 trolling us with Dennis coming back I believe the gang should never grow as people.

andy1181985 : I hope Its Always Sunny stays on forever...well or at least until I die

Umesh Batura : The last season of Always Sunny was one of their best!! they are back

Alfie Nicholson : 3:20 reminded me of GoT

Luke T. : The ending of Seinfeld was amazing There could not have been a better ending

Carlo Harryman : You could totally kill off all the main sunny characters. 'Dennis goes postal 'or something. Then new owners buy bar at auction.