For me, a happy ending is never a cop-out. I think the viewer is kind of hard-wired to want romance and a nice ending. It’s such a fundamental human thing. As a viewer, you want that sense of good fortune. People do find love in real life. What’s wrong with that?

– Stephen Merchant, from And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft by Mike Sacks


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