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A Letterman Superfan Broke Down the 'Late Show' Finale Highlight Reel Frame by Frame

At the end of Wednesday night's Late Show with David Letterman finale, the Foo Fighters closed out the show while a long photo and clip montage played featuring tons of memories from throughout Letterman's legendary run, most of which only appeared on the screen for a split second. Thankfully, one diehard Letterman fan decided to not only break down every single frame (537 total) used in the montage but contextualize every moment by the year or celebrity guest. It's a fascinating dive into just some of Letterman's best late night contributions from his 30+ year career, and it should at least be a good distraction while we're [...]

Conan O'Brien and James Corden Pay Tribute to David Letterman

While they both aired new episodes last night, late night hosts Conan O'Brien and James Corden dedicated moments of their shows to David Letterman, who made his Late Show farewell after 33 years as a television host. O'Brien devoted a portion of his monologue to Dave's influence on his own comedy career and even interrupted his interview with Patton Oswalt at 11:35pm to urge viewers to switch over to CBS, while Corden dedicated several moments to Letterman during The Late Late Show, including a musical opening with Sting, Letterman-style Top Ten list, and special watermelon sign-off.

Seth Meyers Recreated Letterman's 'Late Night' Opening as a Tribute

With Letterman's last show happening tonight, the tributes are rolling in for the late night legend. Last night, Seth Meyers and his team showed their tribute: a faithful, shot-for-shot recreation of Letterman's original opening titles for his Late Night from way back in 1982. Check out their version above and the original below:

David Letterman Has His Staff Help Him Out with One of His Last Top 10s Ever

On last night's Late Show, Dave had 10 of his staffers help him out with one of his very last Top 10 Lists, with them running down the things they'll miss about their jobs. It was a bittersweet list, as many of the folks on staff have been working with Dave for decades, with an unclear future before them.

When Letterman Took 'Late Night' to Tokyo, Sort of

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

This is that last edition of From the Archives that will be published during a time that David Letterman is on TV. That’s really weird [...]

Conan O'Brien Discovers His Entire Staff Wants Jordan Schlansky Fired

During last night's Conan, O'Brien debuted a brand new remote segment filmed in the Conaco offices in which he visits some of his production staff to give them a yearly performance review. While Conan's ultimate goal is to fire three employees, there's one Conaco worker who everyone seems to want to go away: non-essential associate producer and coffee snob Jordan Schlansky.

Watch David Letterman Make His 'Late Show' Farewell

After 33 years as a late night host, David Letterman ended a chapter of television history last night with his final Late Show episode. Check out Dave say thank you and good night to the audience for the last time above, then watch clips from the rest of the episode below, including the star-studded Top Ten, special tributes from present and former US presidents as well as The Simpsons and Wheel of Fortune, compilations of past Letterman moments, and a musical sendoff by the Foo Fighters. Thanks, Dave.

UPDATE: The ratings are in: Letterman's final Late Show brought in a total of 13.8 million viewers, making it the most [...]

Bill Murray Jumped Out of a Cake for His Final Letterman Appearance

Bill Murray made his final appearance on Letterman last night, jumping out of a cake and then covering Dave in frosting before busting out the booze and taking a look back at his many, many appearances on the show. It's kind of hard to believe that this is the last time we'll be seeing these two old friends together on late night.

John Oliver Highlights the Depressing Reality of Farming Chickens

On last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at the situation that modern chicken farms find themselves in which — surprise! — is a pretty unpleasant one. But at least it's an unpleasant story told with an abundance of jangly acoustic guitar music, which helps.

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster Talked 'The Best Show' and Newbridge with Seth Meyers

The Best Show's Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster were on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, where they talked about how most of what they do is pre-written and Wurster gave us a taste of Philly Boy Roy. Check out the rest of the interview below:

David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set Is Already Getting Thrown in a Dumpster

The Late Show with David Letterman finale ended less than 24 hours ago, but CBS is already hard at work moving most of the iconic late night set into its new home: a big dumpster outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. According to the New York Post, crews began hauling off parts of the Late Show set this afternoon, throwing out set pieces and theater chairs while shipping off key parts of the set — particularly the George Washington Bridge set piece — off in a truck.

“I was literally sitting in one of those seats last night,” said Stephanie Strausz, of Manhattan, who scored [...]

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Tearful, Heartfelt Tribute to David Letterman

Jimmy Kimmel grew up obsessed with David Letterman, and he says that he owes the man and his show his entire career. He's going to far as to run a rerun tonight so as to not compete with Dave's final show. Last night, Kimmel gave a heartfelt speech about just how much Letterman means to him. And if you'll excuse me, I have something in my eye.

Chelsea Peretti Talked to Seth Meyers About Growing Up with Andy Samberg

Chelsea Peretti was on Late Night last night, and she talked to Seth about growing up with Andy Samberg, her disappointment in not getting to see the people she beat at the Webby Awards, and her strat for shaming her coach-flying friends when she's sitting in first class. Below, hear her story of trying to just get a glimpse of Rihanna at the SNL finale after party.

Norm Macdonald's Final Letterman Appearance Was Perfect

On Friday night, Norm Macdonald appeared on the Late Show for the final time. Already one of the greatest talk show guests of all time, this appearance pretty much sealed it — he did a perfectly Norm standup set before a touching tribute and goodbye to Dave.