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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 [...]

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.

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.

Howard Stern Warns David Letterman Against Inviting Leno to His Last 'Late Show'

Here's a clip from Howard Stern's visit to last night's Late Show, where he wastes no time interrogating Letterman about the news that Late Show extended an invitation for Jay Leno to be a guest on the big finale next week: "Don't applaud that! Are you serious? Are you out of your mind?" Check out some of Stern's past Letterman appearances here.

Will Ferrell Visits 'Late Show' as Harry Caray

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Will Ferrell gives David Letterman a surprise visit as the late Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who tells Dave (or as he calls him, Ed), that his plan to leave the show "is a good call." Later in the show, Letterman was also joined by President Obama for one last Late Show interview, which you can check out 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 [...]

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.

Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, and Eddie Vedder to Be Among David Letterman's Final Guests

CBS has announced the lineup for David Letterman's last week of shows, and it's going to feature some of his old friends, including his very first late night guest and one of his very favorites, Bill Murray. On Monday, Tom Hanks will make his 60th appearance on a Letterman-hosted show, after first appearing on NBC's Late Night in 1984. He'll be joined by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, who will perform, backed by Paul Shaffer.

On Tuesday, Letterman's first Late Night guest Bill Murray will make his 44th appearance on a Letterman-hosted show.

CBS did not list any guests for Letterman's final show on Wednesday, but describes it as "an [...]

Tina Fey Gives David Letterman Her Last Fancy Talk Show Dress

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show with guest Tina Fey, who decided to mark her 20th and final appearance with Letterman by giving him something she was happy to give away — the very last fancy dress she'll ever wear on a late night talk show. Watch another clip from Fey's interview below:

Steve Martin Visits David Letterman at 'Late Show' One Last Time

Here's a clip from Steve Martin's final Late Show visit on Friday, where he and Dave talk about his upcoming retirement as well as a new musical Martin's currently waiting to bring to Broadway. Martin also presented Letterman with some retirement gifts before his last show on May 20th, which you can watch below:

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 [...]

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.

Adam Sandler Sings Goodbye to David Letterman on 'Late Show'

David Letterman's very last Late Show is now just one week away, and last night's episode included a brand new musical tribute to Dave by one of his frequent guests Adam Sandler. Check out some other recent musical tributes to Letterman from Amy Sedaris, Billy Crystal, and Nathan Lane.

Nathan Lane Says Goodbye to Letterman Through a Musical Tribute

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show with guest Nathan Lane, who teams up with award-winning composer Marc Shaiman to say goodbye to Letterman through song. It gets a little emotional — or not emotional at all, depending on how you look at it.