the series is suggested to have taken place in a snowglobe in a person's imagination, like the end of "St. Elsewhere"
Brian wishes The Shining ended with the camera panning away from the Overlook Hotel to reveal it was all in a snowglobe, similar to the series finale of St. Elsewhere.
Series ends with the show revealed to have been based on characters in a snow globe
The "St. Elsewhere" finale is #12.
closing scene spoofs closing scene of last "St. Elsewhere" episode