The late night television scene felt a massive shakeup earlier this week when David Letterman announced his impending retirement, sparking support from a multitude of celebrities and even President Obama.
Fellow late night host Jimmy Fallon wasn’t going to be left out of the well wishing though as he took a page from Letterman himself, unveiling a Top 10 list as to why the iconic host will be unplugging the microphone.
Fallon was fantastic as usual, delivering some rather hilarious lines in what proved to be a strong list.
I’ve seen some Letterman fans on social media be less than pleased with the bit and it certainly took a bit of gusto for Fallon to put it on air, but I thought he did well and I’d venture to guess Letterman himself was amused by it.
Things started off rather slowly on the list, but quickly picked up as he entered the Top 5, especially come the final two reasons for retirement.
Fallon also went on to praise Letterman, suggesting that he was ‘one in a million’ and he ‘revolutionized’ the late night television market.
Hard to disagree there as Letterman will be missed.