noun. A staple of the television genre, going back to the first time Sam and Diane had sex with Howard Cosell.
Real citation: "going to watch the Prison Break special-post-finale-thingy-mabob and sort out the crap I've collected the last three years! #fb"
(June 1, 2009, Mike Thomas, Twitter, http://twitter.com/michaelthomas/statuses/1995421715)
Made-up citation: "I miss The Shield. And not for any special-post-finale-thingy-mabobs. There's never been a character like Vic Mackey, who could find a place in your heart while planting evidence in your pocket. Sigh."