Last Of The Summer Wine has run out
The world's longest-running sitcom, Last Of The Summer Wine, bowed out in typical style with a slapstick gag about policemen's trousers.
And fittingly, it was the character Norman Clegg, played by Peter Sallis, who had the last word when he enquired: "Did I lock the door?"
Clegg is one of the few surviving members of the first series which aired back in 1973. The show, charting the exploits of pensioners growing old disgracefully, has been a perennial favourite ever since.
Spawning much-loved characters such as Compo and Nora Batty, the gentle series catapulted the picturesque West Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, where it was filmed, firmly into the spotlight.
Sallis formed the backbone of the series as the ever-sensible Clegg. He was joined by a string of co-stars throughout the show's tenure but perhaps it is the late Bill Owen, who played the scruffy yet indomitable Compo, who is the most associated with the programme.
Other favourites were the reliably bad-tempered Nora Batty, played by Kathy Staff, and the equally fearsome Edie Pegden, played by Dame Thora Hird.
But the curtain has finally fallen on the programme, which has boasted 295 episodes and 31 series in 37 years.
The biggest laugh of the final episode came when the characters, en-route to a day out in a clapped-out bus, driven by a clapped-out driver, narrowly missed a telling off from two trouserless local policemen whose patrol car they had nearly run off the road.
Greg Christofi, who represents Holmfirth Central for Holme Valley Parish Council, said the town would miss the series but was more than prepared to cope in its absence.
Mr Christofi, whose favourite character is Compo, said: "The programme has been really good for us, it's brought a lot of attention to Holmfirth. We are proud of it. It has showcased our town and has been good for the local economy. It has been a part of our lives for as long as we can all remember and we are going to miss it."