Now that reality has set in from last week’s announcement of the longest running sitcom in history, Last of the SummerWine, calling it quits, the Den of Geek offers up some of their best pitches to Last of the Summer Wine writer, Roy Clarke. In a scene reminiscent of Robert Altman’s The Player where the pitch for Habeas Corpus, Richard E. Grant’s film with no major stars and a depressing ending, became a Hollywood blockbuster after Grant sells-out, D.O.G.’s series ending pitches are brilliant and rooted in science fiction, including Lost, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Blake’s 7 and Planet of the Apes. For some reason, love the Planet of the Apes one.
Thankfully, no one thought of Dallas or Newhart when coming up with these ideas, although those would be more science fiction than the ones listed above.
We’re now looking for you to create a possible ending to Last of the Summer Wine that you’d like to share with everyone, not just Roy. As a reminder, the final season will transmit in August in the UK which means probably Fall in the U.S. on numerous public television stations nationwide, including KERA in Dallas.