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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Yes. It was the Bernie Sanders of Series finales: Ponies for everybody! Happy endings all around, regardless how improbable.
    Haha. Yes indeed.

    But still an enjoyable series. We are going to miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Haha. Yes indeed.

    But still an enjoyable series. We are going to miss it.
    I told my wife they should pick it up in another 10-15 years and watch the estate be torn apart by the Great Depression, as Mary nags her husband into despondency and alcohol abuse while Edith and Bertie refuse to help the family who is now far beneath them and Tom, good natured Tom, eulogizes Carson at his funeral and then has to return to being a chauffeur to make ends meet. She told me to be quiet.

    I actually enjoyed the show a lot but thought this last half season was below the quality of the series overall.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies. So what's wrong with that?
    I hate anyone who had a pony growing up.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Yes. It was the Bernie Sanders of Series finales: Ponies for everybody! Happy endings all around, regardless how improbable.
    Oh, that's too bad. The thing I loved about Downtown has always been its believability.

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    I enjoyed the series and the finale, although it's apparent Julian Fellowes has become soft in his old age (Gosford Park wasn't nearly so feelgood at the end, as I recall). He reported that prior to the finale he had received messages like, "If Edith doesn't go to bed happy Christmas night, you'd better sleep with one eye open."

    I thought that, as always, Maggie Smith had and delivered the best lines, including the bit about Denker's Salome dancing around Spratt's Herod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I hate anyone who had a pony growing up.
    Me too. Also, anyone who sat in the first few rows at professional sporting events growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies. So what's wrong with that?
    That made me lol.
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