How It Should Have Ended

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How It Should Have Ended
How It Should Have Ended Logo.jpg
Genre Entertainment
Language English
Updates Every Month
Length 2-5 mins
Debut 6 July 2005; 9 years ago (2005-07-06)
End date present
Provider Starz Media

How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) is a website that presents alternate endings for movies in form of shorts and animated parodies. Endings for many major movies have been presented, using the tagline ‘sometimes movies don't finish the way we'd like’.


How It Should Have Ended began after Daniel Baxter and Tommy Watson started discussing alternate endings for a movie they have watched. In 2005 their first animation How Matrix Revolutions Should Have Ended was completed and soon after in July, 2005 the website was established.[1] Tina Alexander, who has previously worked with Daniel, joined the team shortly thereafter.

HISHE was awarded the "Best Internet Parody" award for How Superman Should Have Ended by Spike TV at the 2006 Scream Awards at the Pantages Theater Hollywood, California.[2] and was featured in an MTV Comedy and Talent Showcase at the Hollywood Improv. It has also been featured as a Yahoo! Profile Pick and has appeared in both Fade In and Wired magazines.[3]

On March 5, 2007 HISHE was launched on YouTube as HISHEdotcom. It has attracted notable appearances such as Stan Lee himself in the parody of The Amazing Spider-Man.[4]

In September 2009 How It Should Have Ended joined Starz Digital Media which now handles all licensing. In April 2010, How It Should Have Ended was awarded the Streamy Award for Best Animated Web Series at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.[5][6]

On June 30, 2013, a video was uploaded on TheFineBros channel which features the Teens React teens watching the Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games HISHE Videos.

In November 2013, Batman and Superman from "Super Cafe" guest starred in the Nostalgia Critic's review of Man of Steel, at the end of the episode where The Critic parodies Super Cafe.


As of April 6, 2014 HISHEdotcom has 3,328,232 subscribers and 673,522,879 views.[7]

Critical Reception[edit]

HISHE has received many positive reviews[8][9][10][11] about its animation and alternative endings to popular movies. Some of the parodies which were most popular with the reviewers are of Lord Of The Rings, Spider-Man 3, Harry Potter and Superman.[12] HISHE's short animations of Superman and Batman sitting in a café (dubbed Super café), discussing various flaws in movies along with the characters of the movie such as Iron Man, Avengers and even Super Mario, have also been well received.

Super Cafe[edit]

The Super Cafe is a segment that debuted at the end of How Superman Should Have Ended which featured Superman discussing the alternate events of the 1978 Superman film in a cafe with Batman, which began the trend of the Super Cafe.

In various superhero episodes of How it Should have Ended, altered or added scenes are shown from the superhero film, followed by the main superhero interacting with Batman and Superman in the Super Cafe. The Super Cafe segment is featured in every superhero film the series has covered so far. Superman and Batman also make a brief appearance in a cafe in the How Pulp Fiction Should Have Ended. The segment was also used in the Nostalgia Critic's review of Man of Steel.[13] A spin-off segment called the "Villain Pub" which features many popular villains like Loki, the Joker and many more began with How Thor The Dark World Should Have Ended.


# Title Original date
1 "Super Social Network" February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)
Batman and Superman discuss their repeative status updates on Twitter.
2 "Bat Phone" March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
Superman tries to convince Batman to get a smartphone.
3 "Bros Before Marios" May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)
Mario tries to convince Superman and Batman that he, too, is a superhero.
4 "Pros and Cons" May 7, 2012 (2012-05-07)
Superman tries to convince Batman to go to Comic Con.
5 "Trailer of Steel" December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
Superman and Batman discuss the Man of Steel trailer.
6 "Swingers Tribute" April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)
Superman attempts to flirt with Mrs. Incredible from afar.
7 "Versus" July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
Superman and Batman discuss possible titles for Batman v Superman, and who could defeat whom in the proposed fight.
8 "Who's A Hero" November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
The Doctor stops by the cafe to talk about the events in The Name of the Doctor.


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