If you aren’t already a fan, the show takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a boy, Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada), and his magical dog, Jake the Dog (John DiMaggio). Together they protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo.
Pendleton Ward, the show’s creator, described it as follows:
It’s candyland on the surface and dark underneath, and that’s why it’s compelling, I think, if at all. Those are my favorite kind of emotions — the ones that conflict with each other, and they feel weird inside of you.
And compelling it was. Over the years, it was nominated for 15 Emmys, winning eight. The TV show was geared toward children, but it developed a cult following in teens and adults.
To honor its last episode, Jeremy Shada and its host network, Cartoon Network, took to Twitter to share their sentiments.
Check out their tweets.
Crazy that the Series Finale of #AdventureTime is airing TONIGHT! Feels like just yesterday that we started working on this beautiful wonderful unique and instantly classic show. Thankful to the fans who made it the phenomenon it is❤️Blessed to be a part of it #ComeAlongWithMe
— jeremy shada (@JeremyShada) September 3, 2018
Well….after 8 long years, at a span of 10 seasons, 279 total episodes, 3 mini-series, and watching many other shows either being canceled or ended its run, #AdventureTime finally comes to a close.
That's it for #AdventureTime. Thank you for all the adventures, Cartoon Network.
— CN Confessions | (• ◡•) | (❍ᴥ❍ʋ) (@CNConfessions) September 3, 2018
The finale was incredibly well-received by viewers and critics alike.
In a review of the final episode, Entertainment Weekly said:
One of the greatest TV shows ever had a soulful, mind-expanding conclusion.
Along with its many plot twists and turns, the finale also gifted audiences with a kiss shared by Princess Bubblegum and Marceline. It was, perhaps, the most iconic moment of the episode, reflecting how times have changed since its 2010 debut.
Many fans are saying goodbye to their childhoods and paying tribute to a show that lived and evolved during some of history’s big victories.
— αℓуѕѕα ⚡ (@ThatOneDumbWeeb) September 3, 2018
— M (@maknoxxx) September 4, 2018
IMSAD AND I DIDNT EVEN WATCH IT RELIGIOUSLY
— detective vee has resigned (@KlRISHMA) September 3, 2018
— Jesney (: (@jesneynicole) September 3, 2018
— M (@nxvyhxrmo) September 3, 2018
But mostly, viewers are thankful for all eight years and ten seasons.
This article says all that I couldn't, it was really good. The show was one of the greatest, it needed to end and did so with reckless abandon to my feels. Adventure Time changed the game and this unsuspecting guy.
— MrE (@MrESays) September 4, 2018
Adventure Time was one of my favorite shows of all time, I enjoyed every second watching and rewatching all the episodes. It’s over now but I will never forget the memories I had growing up with it, thank you for all the great smiles and laughs Adventure Time!
— Slime108 (@Christi58431153) September 4, 2018
Bacon pancakes, makin bacon pancakes, TAKE a bacon and put it in a pancake, Bacon pancake thats what its gonna make bacon PANCAKE!!
— Geek @Ooo (@Not_Geeky) September 4, 2018
— Dana Piccoli (@DanaPiccoli) September 3, 2018
It’s extremely rare that a tv show, let alone an animated one, would be considered revolutionary or inspirational. Adventure Time is all that and so much more.
— Elijah Square (@ElijahSquare1) September 4, 2018
That was one mathematical finale.
Pendleton Ward, everybody on the cast and crew… thank you. Thank you so very much for taking us to distant lands.
And don't worry. The fans will damn well make sure the fun will never end.
— The Review Nebula (@ReviewNebula) September 3, 2018
“The fun will never end, Adventure Time!”