1.) “Seinfeld,” “The Finale” (1998)


In this two-part episode, things are looking up for Jerry Seinfeld (as himself) and George Costanza (Jason Alexander) as their pilot “Jerry” is picked back up by NBC.

However, when their plane to Paris malfunctions, Jerry, George, Kramer (Michael Richards), and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) are arrested for violating the “Good Samaritan Law” after they watch a man get carjacked in the fictitious town of Latham, Massachusetts, and do nothing to help.

The case becomes very high-profile as the town brings in many people from their past and ultimately sends the four of them to jail. In some ways, it was payback for all of their misdeeds over the years — but many fans were surprised by the less-than-energetic ending for such a popular show.