Late World with Zach

Season 1 Episode 1

THE FINAL SHOW-Zach says goodbye

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM May 02, 2002 on VH1
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THE FINAL SHOW-Zach says goodbye
The Final Late World with Zach. "Professional Laugher" hired by VH1 replaces piano as Zach is pushed out onto the stage on the platform where he's usually seated behind piano. Lico Gutierrez, the stage hand, is dressed in a powder blue tuxedo as he pushes Zach onstage. The episode is mostly Zach reminiscing on Late World and his staff's farewell speeches to Zach. At the end, soprano, Terri Bibb sings "Time to Say Goodbye" 'with' Zach. The backdrop shows VH1 taking jabs at Zach. "We should have listened to the focus group", "You weren't that funny", "Your guests were funnier than you", etc. The end of the song approaches and the gentleman singing Zach's part emerges from backstage unbeknownst to Zach. As Zach walks away he notices the singer and asks, "Who's that guy?" in typical, deadpan Zach fashion. Zach stops at the edge of the stage. Lovingly caresses the wall, pulls the switch on the lamp (which falls to the ground, shattering) and exits the building. He leaves the studio and approaches "Dumpy" the dumpster, which he kisses. Then, flipping the lid, he jumps in. The lid is closed by the garbage man. The dumpster is rolled to the street, positioned on the truck. Zach pops up and reminds us to recycle. He disappears again into the dumpster, closing the lid and the dumpster is raised up and dumped into the truck. The closing is a wonderful shot of Zach in the "Real World - with Just One" sketch doing a long drawn out whine........and then laughing.moreless

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