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Watch David Letterman’s Farewell Speech

For a solid portion of the tail end of his finale, David Letterman took time to thank the people who have helped him on his 6,000-plus-episode journey as a talk-show host. Watch the whole shebang here, as he thanks his Late Show staff, Biff Henderson, Paul Shaffer & Co., his family, and even this random gem of a kid named Tommy. He does it all with a huge helping of humility, giving literally everyone around him — including the audience and excepting himself — kudos for helping to make a legendary show. “In light of all this praise [from the last few weeks],” he quipped, “do me a favor: Save a little for my funeral.” We’ll miss ya, Dave. Thanks.

David Letterman’s Farewell Speech