RvB seems like it is coming to a close, with only 3 episodes left. I think the last episodes (or at least the finale) should be longer than the 5 mins that the rest of season 5 has been. I know Burnie has said he believes RvB is at its best when it is 5 minutes long, but all of the most important, and entertaining episodes have been significantly longer: my favourites were the finale of season 2, and Church's time travelling episodes (about half an hour from 3 episodes).
I am also concerned with the number of loose ends that still need to be tied up. In addition to all the normal enemies: Omalley, Lopez, Wyoming (and sheila, butch, aliens etc that have only been added recently), there is still a 100 episode long war to wrap up between the reds and the blues. I'd much rather see this drawn out and done well than packed into the 15 minutes of RvB that is left.
So I'm pleading with Burnie to consider an extra length final episode. Go for half an hour if you need. I really think you're wrong when you say that noone wants longer episodes: I for one hang on your every word when you're speaking about nothing for 15 minutes at the end of the director's commentary (episode 96). This is your series, and has done great things for all of us, let the last episode take as long as it needs to resolve. Let it be as memorable as the other extra-length episodes: I think we all want it to be the best episode yet.
Regardless, thanks for 5 years of quality cartoons. And please consider what I'm saying: there is no need to hack out half the storylines just to keep these episodes within 5 mins.
Post edited 5/13/07 7:31AM