“Back then, you were just this fantasy. You were this little girl who when I would see you would either ignore me or make an obscene gesture and keep on walking. But now look at you - you fight for sea otters, you’ve befriended Taylor Townsend, you’re an incredible mom to that bunny. You’ve evolved. And over the last nine hundred and fifty days we’ve been dating - yes, I counted and yes I counted the Zach era because really who were we kidding? - I’ve watched you grow into this incredible woman. And that is who I love.”
I mean, do kids today understand the magnitude of a seven-season run? Do they get what it means for a show to reach its one hundredth episode?
Thundercats had 4 seasons, Powerpuff Girls had 5 seasons, Teen Titans had 5 seasons (and was ready to wrap after Season 4!), Kim Possible had 3 seasons, Gargoyles had…a mess…Beast Wars had 2 seasons, Transformers Prime had 3 seasons, and even original G1 Transformers had 5 seasons (and Season 5 was a clipshow season!).
…the point is, Adventure Time ending after 9 seasons is a relief, because it means that it gets to conclude instead of being wrung out like a sponge full of money. I shouldn’t have to explain that analogy, because you all understand.