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Samantha Bee Gives Ted Cruz a Proper Send-off With a Serenade From Michelle Branch

Late-night television is a little lonelier for Samantha Bee now that her beloved punching bag Ted Cruz has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination. But at least Ted Cruz did one thing right: By pointing out that Biff Tannen from Back to the Future 2 was based on Donald Trump, he provides Bee with Back to the Future analogues for all of the various candidates in the race. It’s uncanny! In honor of this contribution to the political discourse, Bee put together a nice little send-off for Cruz on Full Frontal, enlisting the help of singer-songwriter Michelle Branch to adapt her song “Good-bye to You” to “Good-bye, Ted Cruz.” Farewell, Ted Cruz, you can now go back to killing according to a celestial coordinate system.

Michelle Branch Sings ‘Good-bye Ted Cruz’ on Bee