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Watch Conan's hilarious 'tribute' to David Letterman

By Alex Allen     May 23, 2015 in Entertainment
Late night host Conan O'Brien paid tribute to David Letterman Wednesday night by telling his viewers to change the channel and watch Letterman's final show instead of his.
David Letterman hosted his final episode of the Late Show on CBS Wednesday night and he went out with a bang. The 68-year-old, who announced last year that he would be retiring in 2015, played several favorite clips from the show's past, including the time he worked the drive-thru at a Taco Bell. He also gave an exclusive behind the scenes look at an average day around the office and even got roasted a bit by some of his favorite guests during the final Top 10 list, "Top 10 things I've always wanted to say to David Letterman."
But perhaps just as big as the story of Letterman's final show and retirement have been the stories of the numerous comedians, including some of Dave's late night rivals, who have come out in recent days with kind things to say about Letterman. Conan O'Brien, who hosts a late night program on TBS that overlaps with Letterman's show, even stopped in the middle of his program to tell the audience to switch over.
At the beginning of Wednesday night's episode of Conan, O'Brien used his monologue to speak about Letterman and how he had helped his career out. He even said that Letterman had been the "north star" not only for himself but for every comedian in his generation. He then said that he planned to stop during the middle of his show and tell everyone to switch over to Letterman. He joked that they could just tape his show and watch the commercials so they could watch Letterman's final show live.
"I may be talking to seven viewers at that time but I really think you should do it," he said. Of course, when the time came, Conan lived up to his promise, and things got a little crazy.
Just as it was time for Letterman's show to begin, Conan stopped during the middle of an interview with comedian Patton Oswalt and told everyone to switch over. "Okay, It's now 11:35. Record us. Switch to Dave!" It was even complete with large white text flashing across the screen saying in all caps, "TURN ON DAVE!" Then, after several seconds, Conan said, "Okay, they're gone now. Now we can do whatever the f**k we want."
The audience erupted with cheers and applause as Conan knocked over his microphone and the cup of pencils on his desk and Oswalt stood up, poured his coffee cup full of water all over the floor and knocked over some flowers that were sitting on a table. Oswalt even laid down on Conan's desk and allowed him to give him a back massage.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon also paid their own tributes to Letterman on their shows which compete in the same time slot.
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