‘The Colbert Report’ finale: Did Stephen Colbert really just kill the Grim Reaper?

Highlights -Tonight is a tough one for members of the Colbert Nation: Stephen Colbert’s time on “The Colbert Report” is ending. We’ve loved the show, and we even remember watching the series premiere nine years ago, unsure of what we were watching and if this was ever going to become a hit.

Luckily, it did, and with his final show, Stephen continued to show that he holds nothing back. When we first heard that “Grimmy,” his affectionately-named version of the Grim Reaper would be stopping by, we thought the end was obvious. Then, Colbert murdered the Grim Reaper and became immortal. Basically, this was as awesome as awesome could possibly be.

Then, Stephen found a way to somehow top this, and did it with a rousing musical number that included everyone from Big Bird to Keith Olbermann singing him off into the sunset. Also, a great cameo from President Bill Clinton.

The reality here with Colbert’s final show is that he is a man who is supremely likable off screen, and that is why so many different people were willing to stop by and give him a little bit of love during his final show. There’s not a real reason for it other than this. This all bodes well for his future on late-night when he moves to CBS, and that move is also why so much of this episode was celebratory in turn rather than sad.

Basically, this was one of the only ways that Colbert’s show could really come to a close.

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