Stephen Colbert marked the beginning of his final 32 episodes of “The Colbert Report” on Monday, with a little help from a grim reaper who is particularly poor at charades.
The remaining show count is an appropriate time to reflect, as nine years ago the Comedy Central series was given an eight-week, 32-episode order. Fortunately for Americans, Colbert’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor — AmeriCone Dream — will stick around long after the show is a DVRed memory.
But for now, Colbert’s big challenge is how to end his Emmy-winning show … and it appears he’s likely to go with ripping off the most famous series-closing scenes in TV history.
“Will I wake up next to Suzanne Pleshette, in a snow globe, after Rachel gets off the plane to be with me, while B.J. Hunnicut writes-out ‘Goodbye’ in rocks until we cut to black in the middle of a Journey song?” Colbert pondered. “Or will I just get sued for copyright infringement?”
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