"Try to keep it short. Adventure Time always did," says Darren Franich of the Cartoon Network show's series finale. "Two hundred eighty-some episodes across eight-plus years, a near-decade of candy-colored mythbusting musical tragicomedy, Final Fantasy plus H.P Lovecraft times Philip K. Dick divided by Mystery Science Theater 3000 raised to the Charlie Brownth power, but funnier, but sadder, but weirder. And every episode still, what, 11-and-a-half minutes? Less, with an opening credits sequence only a heartless streaming service would ever skip? Sans commercials, Monday’s 'giantsized' final episode clocked 44 minutes, 47 seconds, the precise length of time it takes your average prestige drama to burp. The series finale — variously titled 'The Ultimate Adventure' or 'Come Along With Me' — found time for two epic showdowns, three epic kisses, two musical numbers, one gigantic personification of universal chaos."
TOPICS: Adventure Time, Cartoon Network, Utopia, Adam Muto, LGBTQ, Series Finales