After nine years on the air, The Colbert Report came to an end last night as host Stephen Colbert prepares to take over Late Night from David Letterman next May. It was a fitting finale in that Colbert provided a funny and outlandish sendoff for his Colbert Report alter ego, complete with a musical finale featuring the most random assembly of celebrities ever. Seriously, name three random people and they were probably on The Colbert Report last night singing “We’ll Meet Again.” George Lucas? Check. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Check. Tom Brokaw? Yep. Even Big Bird showed up. Comedy Central has now made the musical Colbert Report finale available online, so if you missed it or just want to watch again (which is totally acceptable), you can now do so.
Watch the Colbert Report finale video after the jump, which also features James Franco, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ariana Huffington, J.J. Abrams, Mike Huckabee, Alan Alda, Elijah Wood, Patrick Stewart, and of course Bryan Cranston. Seriously, most random collection of people ever.