My Life on the D-List’s wraps up its celeb-heavy fifth season perfectly

Kathy Griffin’s fifth season of My Life on the D-List ended Monday, with the comedian getting a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame, and being surprised by Barry Manilow and Suzanne Summers at the ceremony. It wasn’t the season’s strongest episode–the Paula Deen, Bette Midler, and Lily Tomlin ones stand out most to me, especially for the entertainment value of their celebrity interactions–but overall the quasi-chat show format improved the show.

And the segment that concluded the season and followed the Walk of Fame ceremony was a perfect recap of the season. Set to “Flashdance,” it was funny, kind of emotional, and totally ridiculous all at once, and it ended flawlessly:

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