David Letterman Gives a Classy, Heartfelt Farewell After 33 Years on TV: “Please save something for my funeral”
David Letterman went out with a classy final episode tonight. He gave good wishes to his successor, Stephen Colbert. He gave great thanks to his family, to the staff, and everyone involved with the show. He did joke that he might become the new face of Scientology, and that seemed clear now he would not be getting the Tonight show.
Letterman also presented an all star Top 10 list with Bill Murray, Barbara Walters, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning and Chris Rock. There were several film montages.
Letterman worked in a clip of himself with Mary Tyler Moore from the comedy sketch show on which he got his break; the show failed but the two remained great friends. There were a lot of references to Larry “Bud” Melman aka Calvin deForest, and many thank yous to Paul Shaffer.
Thirty three years really went by fast. A lifetime. #thanksdave.