In addition to being the best comedy TV show ever, Seinfeld was a great source of wisdom. In one episode, Jerry counsels George: “When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.” Later, George has a good line at a meeting at Kruger Industrial Smoothing. Then he says: “Alright! That’s it for me. Goodnight everybody.” The show followed its own advice by ending production after Season 9, despite the fact that it could have continued for several more years.
Other shows had made the same wise choice. Breaking Bad ended while it was still going strong. So did Deadwood, Friday Night Lights, Flight of the Conchords, Rome, and, of course, Star Trek. (Not by choice, in the case of Star Trek.)
Then there are the shows that ended after their prime. Examples are Dexter (should have stopped after Trinity), MASH (three good seasons), and the ultimate example: Happy Days which gave birth to the expression “jumping the shark” because of an episode where Fonzie literally did a waterski jump over a shark.
Which brings me to the point of this post which, to quote George Costanza, is: Alright! That’s it for me. Goodnight everybody.
I have pretty much covered all the topics I wanted to cover in this blog. So at this point I have three choice:
1. Start reporting on daily trivia such as the antics of my cats Dizzy and Miles. (Did I mention that Dizzy caught a mouse a few days ago?)
2. Start posting every other month. (No good: people stop reading.)
I think the third option is the best.
To all of you who have been reading the blog: thanks. And a special thanks to those who have commented or written guest posts.
Who knows, perhaps I will start another blog someday. But for now, Hasta la vista, baby.