So I am torn between not believing that ER is really going off the air and not believing that ER actually stayed on the air for 57 seasons or whatever it was. I am not a fan, nor am I watching tonight's finale, but obviously it was a TV institution, so I guess a little tip of the hat is in order. Or not, whatever.
What I was a big fan of were the consistently brilliant commercial promos for ER. Laura and I had a running joke that the entire show was basically an ever-escalating series of ridiculous new things somehow making their way into the ER. "There's a bomb in the ER!" "There's a tank in the ER!" "There's a boy band in the ER!" "There's a rhinoceros in the ER!" ... And so on.
So every new commercial promo was an exciting opportunity to see what new calamity was going to befall the ER. And you really didn't even have to watch the show to get some enjoyment out of that.