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Stephen Colbert Gets Celebrity Send Off In "Colbert Report" Finale

Colbert's last words were true to his character: "I'm getting angry at liberals."

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The final episode of The Colbert Report aired Thursday night. "If you remember when this show began I promised you a revolution and I delivered," he said.

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He continued, because "technically a revolution is 360 degrees right back to where we were." Colbert went on to list several world events — troops in Iraq, a possible Bush presidential candidacy (Jeb) — that resembled what was happening when the show began.

The duet soon transitioned in a mass celebrity cameo.

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The crowd included Michael Stipe, Bryan Cranston, Ariana Huffington, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood, Jeff Daniels, and many many others, including:


Moments later, an actual tweet from Clinton appeared online.

#Farewell @StephenAtHome...But I know we'll meet again some sunny day. Your friend, PrezBillyJeff

Bill Clinton@billclintonFollow

#Farewell @StephenAtHome...But I know we'll meet again some sunny day. Your friend, PrezBillyJeff

8:54 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite


Colbert now heads to CBS, where he will take over for David Letterman.

Colbert signed a five-year contract with CBS in April.

"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a statement after the news was announced. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead … I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

Watch the final segment of The Colbert Report:

Jaimie Etkin contributed to this report.

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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