The more things change, the more they stay the same: South Park's first and latest episodes feature tension between Santa and Jesus. Every Lassie for nearly two decades shared the same DNA. Amy Poehler makes the same basic face for 7 seasons.
Here are a few more side-by-side comparisons of the first and last episodes of some iconic TV shows:
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In 1992, ‘Hare Jordan’ launched an onscreen friendship between the basketball star and the cartoon icon. It also set in motion the way advertisers still think about how to make funny spots for the Big Game
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