What Did David Letterman Say to the Audience on His Last Night Hosting "Late Night"?


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David Letterman is quoted as having said to the audience during his last appearance on the "Late Show", "We've done over 6,000 shows ... and I was here for most of them, and I can tell you a pretty high percentage of those shows just absolutely sucked," as reported by NPR. Additionally, he followed this with, "And also, in light of all of this praise, merited or not, do me a favor: Save a little for my funeral", and ended the show with, "For the last time on a television program ... thank you and good night", NPR reports.

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Letterman's final show aired May 20th, 2015 and along with some quotes, Letterman also said thank-you to his many fans by sharing clips from past shows. David Letterman began hosting the "Late Show" on CBS in 1993, after NBC failed to give him the spot on "The Tonight Show" after Johnny Carson retired, according to TV Guide.

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