On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert said goodbye to both The Colbert Report and the character he's played for the past nine years.
"Folks, if this is your first time turning in to The Colbert Report, I have some terrible news," the host warned. "This in fact is your last time tuning in to The Colbert Report. Until 10 years from now when they reboot it directed by J.J. Abrams."
Colbert, who will take over for David Letterman on CBS's Late Show next summer, then launched into his final edition of The Word, "Same to You, Pal," which gave him an excuse to reflect on how little has changed since The Colbert Report debuted in 2005 (a Bush governor running for president, troops going to Iraq, etc).
"The truthiness is all those incredible things people say I did—running for president, saving the Olympics, Colbert Super PAC, treadmill ...Read more