Keith Urban, Jenifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., American Idol

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"What's wrong with American Idol, Mommy? Where are you taking him?"

"Well, Timmy. Sometimes, the things you love get old. And they aren't the way you remember them. They can't run and jump and play or deliver memorable winners anymore. Remember the days of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert?"

"Boy, do I!"

"Of course you do, son! But those days are long gone now. Idol is sick, and he needs to go to a better place. The great big television studio in the sky, where he can run around with his old buddies like Joe Millionaire and Temptation Island. Don't be sad. It's better this way."

Yeah, we just likened Fox canceling American Idol to a mother telling her son that they have to put the family pet down, but it's kind of the same thing. Except with pets, everyone is really sad and it's a hard experience for everyone, and with Idol, no one is sad because it really should have happened a long time ago. In fact, people are mostly celebrating the end of the reality competition show. Us? We're just really concerned about Ryan Seacrest. How will he manage to pay his bills without his Idol hosting gig?! Oh, he's got nine other jobs. Right.

Anyway, like we said, Twitter is not in mourning. They are in the opposite of mourning. They are in un-mourning. Everyone is treating Idol's cancelation like it's the best decision anyone has ever made in the history of anything ever. Or at least the best thing since chocolate and peanut butter decided to get together:

And then there are those who thought that American Idol was canceled years ago, so the fact that the show was a trending topic was very confusing to them: one tell them that Big Brother and Deal or No Deal are both still on the air.

But let's get real for a moment here. We all know why American Idol got canned. It's because the other host from season one, Brian Dunkleman (remember him?) left the show after the first year. It took 15 years, but eventually his departure took its toll, and now Fox is paying the price. Brian himself knows what's up:


Let's hope the once great American Idol goes out with a bang and not with a combined sad trombone-fart noise.

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