Sweet sorrow at departures from ''The Sopranos,'' ''ER,'' and more

By Ari Karpel
June 20, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

TV: 25 New Classic Farewells

Mike Flaherty, Spin City (2000)

Adriana La Cerva, The Sopranos (2004)

Rosalind Shays, L.A. Law (1991)

Bobby Simone, NYPD Blue (1998)

Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1992)

Mike Logan, Law and Order (1995)

Gary Shepherd, thirtysomething (1991)

The Huxtables, The Cosby Show (1992)

Teri Bauer, 24 (2002)

Denny Duquette, Grey’s Anatomy (2006)

Chef, South Park (2006)

Maude Flanders, The Simpsons (2000)

Everyone, Six Feet Under (2005)

Susan Biddle Ross, Seinfeld (1996)

Hawkeye Pierce and B.J. Hunnicut, M*A*S*H (1983)

Diane Chambers, Cheers (1987)

Dr. Robert ”Rocket” Romano, ER (2003)

Mrs. Hufnagel, St. Elsewhere (1985)

Valerie Hogan, Valerie (1986)

Joyce Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2001)

Charlie Pace, Lost (2007)

Mrs. Landingham, The West Wing (2001)

Sara Sidle, CSI (2007)

Carol Hathaway, ER (2000)

Evil Francie, Alias (2003)