A ton of stuff was going on with Conan, who had the cast of The Walking Dead on his line-up. Letterman had Sean Lennon on performing a Beatles song with the Flaming Lips, and our good buddy Jimmy Kimmel had the entire cast of The Monuments Men.
So, the guys booked heavily to go up against Leno one last time. All and all, they handled it with class considering the previous drama with Conan losing the Tonight Show.
Letterman signed off saying goodbye to Jay and Jimmy tweeted out a classy message to him.
Conan, however, had one last parting shot at Jay during his monologue. “The Olympics start airing tonight on NBC. It’s very cool,” O’Brien said. “That’s right, NBC has the Olympics. It’s a big deal. NBC will finally get to show somebody who is OK with passing the torch.”
Start your weekend early with a viral video binge! Here are a few of Surfer Stephen’s favorites: