Craig Ferguson had the world up in stitches after his final episode for the Late Late Show on Thursday night slash Friday morning and while the Scottish host had a great amount of celebrities available for his send off — it was actually Craig's own words that touched us the most!
Here is some of the memorable words that he said:
"I do want to say some things before I go. Over the years, going with this show out and around, or going and doing stand-up with Josh, who works Geoff and is my partner in this show in many ways, I have come into contact with a lot of people who are viewers of this show. A lot of you I have come into contact, a lot of you I have met over the course of the years I have been doing this show and, although I have said my goodbyes to the crew here earlier on and I can't thank them enough … the people that made this show are you. You came to a show that was like, let's be honest, a bit of a fixer upper and it kind of stayed that way, but it has … what I hope we've done is, maybe art is a very grand word … but what I was trying to do here and what I think that we have managed to do here is make something that wasn't here before. So in that sense maybe it is a piece of art? It didn't exist, now it does and you will be able to find it forever."
Oh man this is so emotional! But Craig ended the talk on the lighter side when he said:
"I think that what was more overwhelming, more than anything else in the experience of doing this show, was making a connection with a country, which I became a part of, which is astonishing to me. And now, even in the course of this show, I became an American … officially, and particularly for my friends at the IRS, I am now a fully-fledged American. However what I can't be is a member of a club that I didn't ask to join … I wanted to do THIS show and now we've done this show and if you will indulge me in whatever I am doing now and come to whatever I do next, I'd be very grateful, because my kids are still young."
Wow! What an amazing way to say goodbye!
The departing host also had Jay Lenoon for his last interview, and the two late night television hosts both talked about their collective experiences on their respective shows!
But perhaps the greatest part of the show for us was when Craig Ferguson borrowed a page from the series finale of Newhart when he woke up in bed and it was revealed that the whole show had been a dream of his.
And the person in bed with him?
Why, Drew Carey, of course!!!
Check out LOTS of clips from the final show down (below) !!!