The penultimate episode of ‘The Late Show’, David Letterman got a huge surprise when, in all his quirky glory, Bill Murray stumbled out of a huge goodbye cake. Perhaps it seemed to clichéd for him to just pop out of the cake as Mr. Murray was wearing ski goggles and a jumpsuit for the messy and funny send-off. A longtime friend of Letterman’s and the “St. Vincent” star was the first guest of Letterman’s first ‘Late Show’ and he proceeded to give members of the audience frosting-laced salutations and hugged the outgoing host.
Before Mr. Murray led the audience into a chant of ‘More Dave’, he gave a speech in which he said that that heads of government like Bill Clinton had been on the show and so had George Clooney. He said that Dave was there and so was he and everyone wanted Dave to stay and not go because they haven’t had enough of him. The emotional ‘Ghostbusters’ star was thanked by Letterman for the friendship that he had brought to the show, even though he had been dubbed as ‘a tubby kid from Hoosierville’ by Murray when he began the show.
The comedian didn’t just stop his efforts to keep Letterman behind his desk. He deadpanned that it wasn’t his job to force him into staying; it was the responsibility of the American people and he was just the one organizing it. The actor then left the studio and hit the streets of New York for recruiting volunteers who could help him in keeping Dave around. Letterman is ending his career as a late-night host after 33 years.