Remember that scene in Of Mice and Men where Lennie pets a rabbit to death because he loved it so much? Well America, turns out you’re Lennie and American Idol is the rabbit. The show you loved so much has finally been canceled (crushed to death) due to your overwhelming love.

I’m just kidding, no rabbits were harmed in the canceling of American Idol… but a ton of goats were. The first couple hundred, nothing happened, but around the 300th goat, the show was finally canceled! On an unrelated note, I’m selling a bunch of goat jerky if anyone’s interested.

According to TMZ the 16th and final season will air in January.