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Jimmy Fallon's Good-Bye To David Letterman Will Make You Really Like David Letterman

"That type of stuff had never been done on TV before."

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On Monday night, Jimmy Fallon bid farewell to David Letterman, who will walk away from The Late Show on Wednesday night after 33 years as a late-night host.

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Fallon, who compared the post–Johnny Carson late-night airspace to the "Wild, Wild West," had this to say about Letterman's groundbreaking work:

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It was a heartfelt good-bye to the man who, ironically, has been unable to keep up with the innovative and experimental style of late-night he helped create.

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Watch as Jimmy Fallon gives an emotional good-bye to someone "who is always just there when you need him."

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Enjoy your retirement, Dave!

David Letterman is the host of The Late Show. An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that he hosted The Tonight Show.

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