After nine years, 1,447 episodes and several well-deserved Emmy Awards, America’s favorite faux news pundit signed off one last time with a promise that “We’ll Meet Again.” You may see more than a few familiar faces on the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” including, of course, the host’s good friend Jon Stewart, but also the likes of Gloria Steinem, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bryan Cranston, Bill Clinton, Patrick Stewart, Arianna Huffington and a couple of “Sesame Street” regulars.

And although we will certainly meet actor and comedian Stephen Colbert again as he takes over CBS’ “The Late Show” from the retiring David Letterman, the pretend right-wing host who helped us laugh at the absurdities of American politics night after night for nearly a decade may never return from where he’s gone.

Mercifully, however, as the comedian reminds us as he rides off into eternity, he’ll always be around when the American people need him (perhaps to roast another out-of-control president?) and until then, there will always be plenty of reruns to watch.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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