Keith Olbermann returns to TV -- for five seconds

In his surprise cameo on the Late Show with David Letterman, the former MSNBC shows his face to American viewers

Published February 1, 2011 1:02PM (EST)

"We gotta guy backstage… that if anything ever happened to me…"

As a coda to a joke about the Egyptian protests and President Hosni Mubarak's imminent departure, David Letterman pointed his thumb at an eager-looking Keith Olbermann.

Olbo promptly tweeted:

By Adam Clark Estes

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