" The Hills " -- an MTV reality series that served as such a significant public service that, frankly, I never understood why it didn't air on PBS -- comes to a close tonight after six much-celebrated seasons.
Undoubtedly, hardcore "Hills" fans will host viewing parties tonight, where they willl dress up as Heidi Montag -- both the pre-plastic surgery version and the post -- while sipping on cocktails with names like the Justin-Bobby Gin Fizz and Sex on Laguna Beach .
How will the series come to a close? Is there any chance it will turn out that all the people on this show have been dead for all or part of the past several years ? And if that is how it ends, how to explain Spencer Pratt's Twitter feed? (But seriously: how does one explain Spencer Pratt's Twitter feed ?)
We don't know how it will all wrap up. So the best we can do is say thank you to "The Hills" for its many accomplishments.
Thank you, "The Hills," for entering the combo-name Speidi into the lexicon.
Thank you, "The Hills," for depicting young women as such shallow, back-stabbing bubbleheads.
Thank you, "The Hills," for forcing me to figure out who Audrina Patridge is when I honestly never cared to know and still don't.
But most of all, "The Hills," thank you for going off the air and, God willing, staying there.