This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Ann and Chris Go to Ann Arbor, ‘Coven’ Goes Up in Flames


There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, we say goodbye to both the witches of the Coven and two of Parks and Recreation‘s most beloved characters.

Ann and Chris Say Goodbye to Parks and Recreation

Ain’t no party like a Leslie Knope party, because a Leslie Knope party is actually 30 parties… for every holiday Ann Perkins will miss while she’s in Ann Arbor. Combined with 103 scrapbooks to commemorate their friendship, it’s a hell of a goodbye, and it’s made better by a night of hijinks that turns into an ode to female friendship. When Chris Bauer’s public works officer calls Leslie and Ann a couple of pains in the ass, Leslie’s reply is perfect, so I’ll just leave it here: “Harold, there is no way your tiny brain can ever understand this, but that is the best compliment you could ever give the two women standing in front of you.”

The Coven Convenes One Final Time

OK, it wasn’t the neatest conclusion in the world, but were you honestly expecting a well-executed plot from the show that brought us minotaur sex and two Stevie Nicks cameos? Instead, we got Frances Conroy giving us Coven‘s final GIF-able moment in the form of an epic designer shout-out, plus a new Supreme. Don’t count your blessings. And please, do light a candle for the dearly departed Madison Montgomery and Fiona Goode, the two glammest drama queens on a season of television chock full of ’em. God bless this mess (of an anthology show).

Nathan Fillion Drops by Community

Ben Chang’s same-sex celebrity crush plays Greendale’s head custodian, who Annie and Professor Hickey turn to in their quest for a functioning bulletin board. While they make their way through a labyrinth of interdepartmental corruption (but without bisexual rock stars), Abed has another “sudden burst of compatibility with a girl we’ll never see again,” and Shirley, Ben, and John Oliver decorate the gym for a dance to avoid hurting Chang’s feelings. It’s not the emotional blockbuster of last week’s installment, but Fillion and Brie Larson, reprising her role as Abed’s crush, pack enough wattage to distract us from Donald Glover’s absence. Remember: to the spoiler goes the victory.

HIMYM Lets Us Meet the Mother

“How Your Mother Met Me” is an episode that tracks the various ways the Mother and Ted’s lives have intersected and paralleled each other throughout the years, culminating with a beautiful moonlight performance of “La Vie En Rose.” This show is definitely long past its prime, hacky spinoff in the works and all, but “HYMMM” restores our faith that it’ll be able to conclude itself with grace. And more than a few waterworks.

Jimmy Fallon Brings the Full House Men Back Together

Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier help Jimmy fall back asleep after he has a nightmare about leaving Late Night, and it is adorable. Five minutes of industrial-strength ’90s nostalgia ensue. Your move, Seth Meyers.