Dubious Endings by IsmailAE

Champion(s):

GhatakP
furiously curious


Runner(s)-Up:

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Quiz Description

Endings people should have thought twice about—in all kinds of media.

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Questions:

The second season of this late 1980's series had to be set five years before the first season because its producers, unsure of the show's renewal, ended the first season with a whopper of a cliffhanger—the destruction of the city following the title character's attempt to disarm a nuclear bomb.

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Sledge Hammer

First performed in 1911, this Ravel opera set in Seville, whose characters are a clockmaker, his wife, and her three paramours, ends with the rather fishy moral "of Boccaccio": "Among all lovers, only the effective succeed."

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L'heure espagnole

The moment when the direction of this film changes over from Stanley Kubrick to Steven Spielberg is blatantly obvious; the whole film should have ended with Haley Joel Osment's character ends up trapped at the bottom of the sea for all time.

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A.I.

The 2006 World Cup final descended from a taut, tense affair into a regrettable all-around disgrace after Marco Materazzi made crude comments about this French star's family.

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Zinedine Zidane

Historical legends offer various endings for this early 13th century escapade, leading either to a shipwreck off Sardinia or the mass enslavement of the event's participants.

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Children's Crusade

After a whole slew of bad deeds—capped off by the seduction of his own sister—what character from the Kalevala kills himself by throwing himself upon his sword (which is eager to soak up his blood)?

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Kullervo

Jaimee Foxworth's character, youngest daughter Judy, was retconned out of this show in its fifth season due to "budget considerations." She was last seen at her grandmother's wedding before disappearing for all time (including from her parents' memory).

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Family Matters

This opera, unfinished following its composer's death in 1935, ends with the most bizarre of all endings: the Countess is stabbed by Jack the Ripper, then, with her dying breaths, declares her love for the title character.

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Lulu

The only people who may have been satisfied with the ending of "The X-Files" might have been fans of this football franchise, who, following the death of the Smoking Man, might finally be able to win the Super Bowl.

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Buffalo Bills

As if losing five of her six sons weren't bad enough for Maurya, by the end of this infamous J. M. Synge one-act play, she loses her sixth son, Bartley, when he's thrown from his horse after the latter is spooked.

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Riders to the Sea

This cartoon strip sadly ended with a lame homage to "The Wizard of Oz" on January 1, 1995—featuring a modern-day caveman and a vaguely anthropomorphic cow.

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The Far Side

NASA suffered two black eyes in 1999 when both the Climate Orbiter and the Polar Lander belonging to this mission met untimely demises as a result of engineering errors.

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Mars Surveyor '98