Sure, the ‘Mike and Molly’ ending make us go ‘Aww’ at our TVs on Monday night — but for those of us old enough, it didn’t seem like a new idea. At. All.
As a matter of fact, nearly nine years ago to the day of the Mike and Molly finale, CBS aired the final episode of The King Of Queens, and for those of us who watched both, we realized something. They ended the exact same way. Well, needless to say, fans are not thrilled about this — and are actually going on social media bashing the show for repeating an ending we’ve already seen!
The King of Queens final episode, titled China Syndrome, aired on May 14, 2007 and wrapped with Carrie (Leah Remini) and Doug (Kevin James) heading to China to receive their baby — only to come home and learn she was actually pregnant. Skip ahead to May 16, 2016, the finale of Mike and Molly. The couple (Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy) received their baby, their adorable son, William Michael Biggs, via adoption… then she found out she was pregnant. Coincidence? Eh.
Needless to say, we’re not the only ones who caught it and now fans are pretty outraged. Here’s some of their tweets:
Man Mike and Molly just copied off King of Queens so hard. No spoilers, but damn, just not right 🙁
— Madhav (@MadhavSaxena) May 18, 2016
Mike and Molly is 3rd sitcom to do "have a baby through surrogacy/adoption, then get pregnant" ending– Rules of Engagement & King of Queens
— Samantha Miller (@samrmiller9) May 17, 2016
Funny series finale on "Mike and Molly". Well, it was funny when King of Queens" did it anyway-many years ago.#CopyCat
— MisterJ (@chuckjuska62) May 17, 2016
Hey mike and Molly…thanks for stealing from King of Queens
— Tim Rinehart (@rhino717) May 17, 2016
Sick of Hollywood's lazy writing. Series finale of Mike & Molly copied that of Rules of Engagement & The King of Queens. #fb
— Kimberly A. Bettes (@KimberlyABettes) May 17, 2016
I've never watched Mike & Molly but I read a recap of the finale–it is the same one King of Queens did in 2007. Keep up the creativity CBS!
— &ndra (@alexandra_ewing) May 17, 2016
The finale of Mike and Molly was directed by the legendary James Burrows, and of course, was still great — we can’t say it wasn’t. However, after six seasons of making us LOL with original content, it was tough to see it take the same exact road.
So, were you disappointed by the finale or did you enjoy it? Let us know!