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Calling all shippers! What are your favorite fictional first kisses?

[Spoilers from Tuesday's The Mindy Project]

Mindy Kaling loves a good romantic comedy, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that Mindy Project‘s winter finale last night culminated in a perfect rom-com moment: Danny kissed Mindy! And it was a longggg one! On a plane! After helping her try to win Cliff back!

I don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait until April to see what happens next. (Is Cliff going to be at the airport? Will Danny want a relationship? OMG what is Morgan going to say!?) Side note: Between this and her meeting with Ginsberg from Mad Men on an airplane earlier this season, I can’t help but feel like I’m getting on the wrong flights.

For fans of Mindy and Danny’s will they/won’t they tension, the moment has been in the making for quite some time. I mean, you don’t rush to the hospital in a season premiere for just anybody! And while there are debates to be had about whether you want those two together as a couple on the show right away or not, it got me thinking about some of my other favorite TV first kisses — because Mindy and Danny certainly ranks up there. READ FULL STORY

What's your favorite sitcom proposal? -- POLL

[Monday-night TV spoiler alert!]

They say love is patient, love is kind. But if television sitcoms are any indication, love is also undeniably funny — and following last night’s touching proposal on How I Met Your Mother between Ted and the Mother (finally!), we decided to take a look back at how shows have tackled popping the question in the past.

So, hopeless romantics everywhere, it’s time to vote. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite proposals from comedies that have made engagements equally sweet and silly. Which one’s your favorite?
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'The Office' auction: How much would you bid for Dwight's pepper spray?

Still craving a piece of (or some closure from) The Office since it ended this past May? Now’s your chance to own parts of the show — used parts, no less.

NBC Universal is holding an eBay auction featuring wardrobe props, Schrute weaponry, and Cornell paraphernalia from the Scranton, Pa.-based show.

Here are some notable listings:
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Ricky Gervais' David Brent takes inspiration from Winston Churchill and Gandhi when playing guitar -- VIDEO

Ricky Gervais is back ”teaching” guitar as his The Office character David Brent. In this episode he answers fan — “pupil”– questions. Fans want to know if he’s single, who inspires him, and  what he values more: his artistry or his philanthropy.

“If I can help anyone whilst entertaining them or if I can make money from this and give a small percentage of that away then yeah good,” Brent responds to the artistry vs. philanthropy question.

At the end he sings a song called “Spaceman Came Down” in its entirety. Check out ”Learn Guitar with David Brent” below:

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Ricky Gervais on 'Learn Guitar With David Brent': Write about what you DON'T know -- VIDEO

David Brent has really done well for himself since being made redundant at Wernham Hogg back in 2002. He’s got a fulfilling day job (selling cleaning products!) and a promising night job (acting as the “local Simon Cowell” for an aspiring musician), he’s had a chance to visit the U.S.… and he’s even moonlighting as a guitar teacher on YouTube. Yep, there’s no reason to feel sorry for good ol’ David Brent. None at all.

In this second episode of “Learn Guitar with David Brent,” the teacher breezes past boring instruction to deliver words of wisdom — “Dreams. Dreams are real. Dreams are realer than reality, in a way, because reality changes! Dreams do as well, but…” — and play a song about selling his (nonexistent) shack in Memphis and heading down to Mexico (on a trip he hasn’t actually taken).

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Season Finale Round-Up: Our TV critics on 'The Office,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Arrow,' 'Nashville' and more

‘Tis the season to end the TV season. A time of apocalyptic cliffhangers, teary eyed goodbyes, and of course, angry runaway wedding-crashing badgers. Speaking of spoilers: There will be a lot of them in our critical assessment of the year’s most notable finales so far, from The Office to Nashville to one not-so-happy Happy Endings. If your DVR cue is clogged with deferred climaxes… well, you should get that checked out, because it sounds painful. You should also not read everything that follows this colon: READ FULL STORY

EW.com's 4th Annual Season Finale Awards: Vote now!

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Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais character David Brent gives first guitar lesson -- VIDEO

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Your dream of having David Brent teach you guitar is finally coming true.

After Ricky Gervais announced last week that his Office character would be returning to YouTube, fans may have rushed out to buy a guitar. Unfortunately, as he alluded to last time, David Brent isn’t so much “teaching” viewers guitar as telling them all about it. “I’m not going to teach you… YOU’RE going to teach you,” he explains and then goes on to decline to teach chord progressions or hand movements.

But all hope is not lost. Viewers do get to hear a full version of “Life on the Road,” Brent’s first single. A viral video star in the making à la Andy Bernard? You be the judge. Check out “Learn Guitar With David Brent” below: READ FULL STORY

'The Office' series finale. One writer hated it. One writer loved it. Let's discuss.

Last night’s series finale of The Office was way up in the ratings — meaning that a bunch of people who haven’t been viewing the daily happenings of Dunder Mifflin tuned back in to see Pam, Jim, Dwight — and yes, even Michael — one last time.

This morning at Entertainment Weekly Headquarters we naturally all had opinions about what worked and what didn’t in the farewell episode of the long-running sitcom. Was it a fitting end for America’s favorite paper company?  Over email this morning, Jeff Labrecque and Erin Strecker hashed out the supersized episode — Jeff didn’t care for it; Erin loved it. Read their debate, and then tell us what you thought of the finale in our poll below.

JEFF LABRECQUE: For the record, I am a devoted fan of The Office. I’ve watched just about every episode from the very beginning and I’ve never been part of the herd that liked to complain that the show lost its fastball in the final few seasons. But I can’t remember a series finale of a beloved show that was more self-congratulatory. It was simple and total wish-fulfillment for every character. (Except Toby?) It almost felt like the writers crowd-sourced the plot from the whims of the show’s biggest fans. (Turns out they sorta did, according to Jenna Fischer, who told Dan Snierson that executive producer Greg Daniels asked each cast member for what their dream for their characters would be.) It just felt like one 75-minute long curtain-call, bow after bow after bow, patting itself on the back while taking every easy way out. Didn’t it feel a little pandering to you? READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by CooperJack141: 

Dwight: “I can’t believe you came.”

Michael: “That’s what she said.”

–Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Michael (Steve Carell) on The Office series finale

Check out the rest of your picks from Thursday, May 16 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best bite!

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