Watch: Colbert read a Top Ten List he wrote in 1997 on ‘Letterman’ last night

BREAKING: Stephen Colbert taking over ‘The Late Show’ in 2015

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Brief thoughts:

  • The loss of his “Colbert” character will be painful. It’s been one of the most genius, game-changing comedic performances on modern television and to not have that 4 nights a week anymore will be truly unfortunate.
  • Additionally it’s a shame CBS didn’t go for a woman or person of color in this spot. More of the same.
  • But it’s exciting to see what Colbert can do on CBS in a more traditional format. They wouldn’t have hired him if they didn’t think he had the personality skills to carry such a show. It’s going to be different but exciting nonetheless.
  • Colbert and Fallon going head-to-head will be delightful for their “BFFs for 6 months” rivalry. 
  • Comedy Central has the option to move @midnight up which would be cool (though confusing considering the title), or move another strong Daily Show voice into the 11:30 spot (Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac).
  • Ratings wise I could see them expanding Tosh into a 4-day a week show at 11:30, but it wouldn’t be consistent with the intelligent brand they’ve built from 11-12.

I was looking for clips from this yesterday and came up empty, but this is the next best thing.

Watch: ‘HIMYM' cast do the 'Letterman' Top Ten

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Will Ferrell Sings ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ with the Vienna Boys Choir

Bill Murray Sings “I Will Always Love You” to Letterman | CBS

Or witness Murray digging up a time capsule under Letterman’s couch.

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Tony.

I’ll take it.

Surprised that this is the song they’d do on ‘Letterman’ but not mad about it.

mattwilstein:

David Letterman and Bill Murray embrace the holiday spirit on tonight’s Late Show. 

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David Letterman and Bill Murray embrace the holiday spirit on tonight’s Late Show

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After 10 years of hosting his show from LA, Jimmy Kimmel finally got a chance to sit down with his childhood idol in Brooklyn last night. One highlight of the interview was the chance to see photos of Kimmel’s 18th birthday cake and license plate, both of which read “L8 NITE.”

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