With Late Show and Late Night legend David Letterman├óΓé¼Γäós news that he├óΓé¼Γäóll be retiring next year, TV hosts everywhere are reflecting on how influential he├óΓé¼Γäós been in their own careers.
Seth Meyers, who now helms the very same NBC show that made Letterman famous more than 30 years ago, took a moment last night to tell his audience just how significant Dave├óΓé¼Γäós departure will be for him.
├óΓé¼┼ôI grew up on David Letterman. I remember we would try to memorize Top 10 Lists so that we could tell them on the bus the next day. Because before the internet you had to memorize things.├óΓé¼┬¥
Seth added what an honor it was to now have his name added to the Late Night franchise history, saying:
├óΓé¼┼ôThere are a lot of things I can├óΓé¼Γäót believe about the fact that I get to do this job but the thing that I truly can├óΓé¼Γäót believe is the fact that Late Night, this was David Letterman├óΓé¼Γäós show. And if it wasn├óΓé¼Γäót for David Letterman, this show wouldn├óΓé¼Γäót exist and if it wasn├óΓé¼Γäót for David Letterman, I wouldn├óΓé¼Γäót be here.├óΓé¼┬¥
A true sign of respect.
Watch Seth├óΓé¼Γäós full heartfelt speech (above), including his story from the first time he ever went on Letterman and the advice Dave gave him!