40 Memorable Debuts and Last Hurrahs in TV and Movie History

40 Memorable Debuts and Last Hurrahs in TV and Movie History

Going out on top is the dream, because it’s usually how you’ll be remembered. Coming in with a big bang is great, but if you don’t keep that pace, all you’ll be known for is the decline. Big Bang? Wait, are we all a part of the universe’s slow decline?! Let us stress about that while you take a look at some of Hollywood’s most interesting intros and outros.

Worst TV Finales Two and a Half Men Charlie Sheen was absent for the last seasons after a public meltdown. Then, in the last episode, a Sheen stand-in returns home and is crushed by a piano, only for the real Chuck Lorre to say Sheen's Winning! catchphrase (and be crushed by a piano as well). Chuck Lorre CRACKED.COM

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ELIZABETH TAYLOR ended her career as a cartoon mom. THE FLINTSTONES CRACKED.COM Appearing as a caricature of her once glamorous self, Taylor battled Fred Flintstone as his battle-axe mother-in-law. Likely not the last performance she wanted inscribed on her, er, tombstone.

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PETER SELLERS was not woke for his last movie. FIENDISH PLOT OF DR. FU MANCHU GRACKED.COM Sellers plays five roles, almost all based on ethnic stereotypes that were problematic even in 1980. Fu Manchu searches for eternal life in the movie, poignant considering Sellers' death shortly after filming.

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Ryan Gosling joined The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993, when he was 12. Не was there at the same time as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. I think they needed a Canadian. Every man in my family works in a paper mill, and I'd probably be doing that, too, if I hadn't learned when I was 11 that there's more out there, he later said.0M

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Jennifer Connelly got into showbiz really young - at the age of 10. She started modelling at 10, and when she was 12, she got cast in Once Upon a Time in America. CRACKED.COM

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON EXIT CRACKED COM As an 11 year old, Johansson played Alex Pruitt's older sister, Molly, in Home Alone 3. Her daughter loved the first two Home Alone movies, so they put on #3, and she later told People Magazine, I said, 'Who's that person?' She was like, 'You?!'

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ANTHONY МАСКӀЕ CRACKED.COM 12 years before playing the patriotic Avenger, Falcon, his first role (just after Bar Patron in one episode ofAs If) was as Eminem's biggest rap-battle rival, Papa Doc in 2002's 8 Mile. We're still waiting for his verse.

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CHRIS PRATT - - CRACKED COM Most of us first met a looser version of Star-Lord on Parks and Rec, but teens in the mid 2000s knew him as Bright Abbott on the teen drama Everwood, and as Che on The О.С.

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George Clooney's first role on TV was playing a down-to-earth handyman in 1985 on the sitcom, The Facts of Life. CRACKED.COM Early on in his career, before ER turned him into a superstar, he was also seen on Roseanne and even The Golden Girls.

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CRACKED THE SIMPSONS NED FLANDERS Not all that devout, and kind of a jerk in pilot, he quickly became religion obsessed, and a kind-at-all-costs pushover. Не was deliberately changed to satirize the growing influence of Christianity in politics.

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CRACKED SEINFELD COSMO KRAMER Originally named Kessler, he had some of the mannerisms, but didn't have the hair, the entrance, or feel light and bubbly. Не also had a dog, and writer Larry Charles said that, originally, his first name was Conrad.

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