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'The Colbert Report' Says Goodbye with Dozens of Stephen's Closest, Most Famous Friends

The final episode of The Colbert Report aired last night, and in it Stephen killed death himself and ascended into eternity – with Alex Trebek, naturally. But before flying off into another realm, he had some of his best pals join him in song. Everybody from Jon Stewart and Michael Stipe to Henry Kissinger and Samantha Powers to Bryan Cranston and James Franco and literally dozens of others. It was a pretty great — and surprisingly touching — way to send this incredible show off. Below, watch Colbert's final Word, him cheat death, and his final sendoff. Click here to watch the entire episode.

Celebrity Fans and Former 'Colbert Report' Guests Say Goodbye to "Stephen Colbert"

After nine years on the air, The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this Thursday. To celebrate all the wonderful things Colbert has brought to the parody news show format, Vulture reached out to 49 celebrity fans and former Colbert Report guests to get their final word on the show and give "Stephen Colbert" a proper sendoff. Here's an excerpt from Dan Savage's response:

I think we clicked — me and "Stephen Colbert" — because that stuff doesn't offend or faze me, and I like my bigots like Homer Simpson likes his homosexuals: flaming. Stephen — the real Stephen — is a genius, first and foremost, [...]

Stephen Colbert Gives James Corden Some Late Night Hosting Advice

James Corden takes over The Late Late Show in March, and during last night's Colbert Report he met with the retiring "Stephen Colbert" to get some late night advice, bond over their shared love for musical theater, and sing a good old fashioned Christmas carol. Click through for another clip from last night's Colbert, in which the show closes out its long-running segment "Better Know a District" with Jack Kingston, the very first congressman who had the honor of getting better known by Stephen.

Amy Sedaris Interrupts Her Old Friend Stephen Colbert on 'The Colbert Report'

Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert's friendship goes way, way back, so even though she was bumped from last night's Colbert Report to make room for guest Christopher Nolan, Sedaris still found a way to appear on the show with her old pal. She even brought an exclusive clip from Interstellar for good measure.

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Stephen Colbert Hosts a 'Colbert Report' Memorabilia Yard Sale

Last night was the second-to-last episode of The Colbert Report, so Stephen decided to get rid of nine years' worth of Colbert Report memorabilia crowding up the offices by putting on his very own yard sale. You know the end is near when even Michael Stipe is for sale for 25 cents.

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Smaug the Dragon

Stephen Colbert has done some strange interviews over the years, but none have been as weird, witty, and life-threatening as last night's guest, The Hobbit's fierce dragon Smaug. Not only do Colbert and Smaug discuss heavy topics like Hollywood's liberal bias and Smaug's support for Rand Paul, but they manage to complete the entire interview without Stephen getting eaten.

President Obama Took Over Last Night's 'Colbert Report'

President Barack Obama was the guest on last night's special Colbert Report episode taped from Washington DC, and not only did he sit down for his final interview with "Stephen Colbert," but he took over "The Word" segment to show Colbert just how easy his job is. Watch more clips from the episode below:

'The Colbert Report' Will Broadcast Monday's Episode From Washington, DC

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen announced that Monday's show will be a special episode taped from George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in DC. Much like Colbert's Election Day episode ("Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!"), Monday's episode also has the perfect title: "Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap, ‘014."

Esteban Colberto Appears on 'The Colbert Report' One Last Time

Earlier this week Stephen Colbert ended his nine-year feud with bears, and during last night's show another longtime signature Colbert Report character made his final appearance on the show: Colbert's Mexican doppelganger and host of Colberto Reporto Gigante Esteban Colberto, who — like bears — wasn't who Stephen thought he was this whole time.

Behold the Final "Colbert Platinum" Segment

With only a few more episodes to go, last night's Colbert Report wrapped up its longtime segment for super wealthy viewers "Colbert Platinum" by selling the show's naming rights to Dewar's, resulting in a new and ridiculous Colbert Report intro song that made Colbert briefly break character in front of the audience. We're really gonna miss you, Stephen.

'The Colbert Report' Announces Its Final Guests

The series finale of The Colbert Report is sadly a week away now, and Comedy Central just announced the lineup of final guests. The stars who will have the honor of sitting across the desk from Stephen next week are Seth Rogen (12/15), Kendrick Lamar (12/16), Phil Klay (12/17), and Stephen's "colleague and lifelong friend" Grimmy (12/18), who has been showing up in recent weeks in an attempt to warn Colbert of his fate. Said Colbert on the news: "Our last week of shows are going to be really special, just like every other week."

President Obama Is Monday Night's 'Colbert Report' Guest

Earlier this week, Stephen Colbert revealed that Monday night's Colbert Report will be broadcast from Washington DC, and during last night's show he dropped an even bigger scoop — one of the guests of the star-studded episode will be President Barack Obama: "I cannot overstate how huge this is. The size of the hugeness? Large. I am so honored to be sitting down with the man who sat down with Bill O'Reilly."

Stephen Colbert Provides a Comprehensive Analysis of the New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber

Considering he's been a Star Wars fan for at least two weeks longer than most, Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to address the controversy surrounding the film franchise's new and improved lightsaber during last night's Colbert Report. It all makes sense if you know how multiple focusing crystal activators work, and if you don't, you probably shouldn't be debating lightsabers with Colbert.