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Game of Thrones and the Function of Finale Callbacks

Like many contemporary TV finales, “The Iron Throne” nodded to the series’ history as a means of providing closure for the story and fans alike.
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The Most Upsetting Game of Thrones Death Was the Show Itself

And we couldn’t look away.
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Inside the First-Ever Happy Endings Reunion

On this week’s Good One podcast, we share the audio from the 2016 Vulture Festival reunion of Happy Endings for the first time ever.
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  8. snl
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  21. blooper reel
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  23. spoilers
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  25. vulture lists
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  27. spoilers
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  29. direwolves
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  31. *stares awkwardly*
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  33. chat room
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  35. farewells
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  36. ends
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  37. last night on late night
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  45. end of an era
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  46. on-set etiquette
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  47. game of theories
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