The Colbert Report ended its incredible run last night in an episode that featured a final edition of ‘The Word’, Stephen attaining immortality through the death of the Grim Reaper, an epic celebrity-laden sing-a-long and a trip into eternity with Alex Trebek, Santa Claus and Abraham Lincoln. Sounds about right, eh?

We could continue to wax poetic about how the show managed to be intelligent, hilarious, scathing, and irreverent but there’s already been a lot of that, so let’s watch the finale over and over again until the real Stephen, free of his alter ego, returns to TV next year.