I Want David Letterman To Be Around Forever, But If He Can’t, Stephen Colbert Will Do Just Fine

TV sure is going to be weird when David Letterman is gone. I’ve been watching him on and off since I was a little kid in the 80’s and early 90’s trying not to get caught staying up later than I was supposed to.

Obviously you’ll never replace him, but if you need somebody to fill his spot when he retires next year, you could certainly do a whole lot worse than Stephen Colbert even if he does spell his first name wrong. Seriously, it’s Steven, goddammit! PH’s do not make a V sound! Never have, never will!

Anyway, all of that to say that I’m really going to miss Dave, but I’m also sure the show will be in good hands going forward. And also to get to the part where I put up this video of Steve on Dave’s show last night.

It’s good stuff, especially the part where Colbert reads the Top Ten List he submitted in 1997 while trying to get a writing gig.

Speaking of Top Ten Lists, a video of the first one ever has been going around, so we might as well have a look at that while we’re here.

If any of you watched that back then and predicted that the Top Ten would go on to become one of the longest running and most loved parts of the show, you’re better at this prediction stuff than I am. But in fairness to myself, I was 5 years old at the time, so who was I to be predicting anything? That and I’d never actually seen that clip until this morning. Still, if that was the first one I’d ever seen, I’d wonder what all the fuss was about and why anybody ever let him do that again.

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