(The Late Show with David Letterman)

Presidents rejoice in David Letterman's departure: "Our long national nightmare is finally over"

Poor, poor Letterman

Colin Gorenstein
May 21, 2015 6:03PM (UTC)

With David Letterman finally stepping down from the "Late Show," our long national nightmare may finally be over. (Jk, there's always Jeb Bush).

Letterman's last-ever "Late Show" episode Wednesday night opened with a montage-roast of presidents expressing their delight in hearing that the late-night host would finally be departing from the show. It included Gerald Ford, followed by some presidents who are actually still alive: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, a returning customer of the show this month.


“You’re just kidding, right?” Letterman finally asks Obama at the end of the bit. He shrugs.

Watch the clip below:

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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