7:34am PT by Ashley Lee
Watch Stephen Colbert Brainstorm an Epic 'Colbert Report' Series Ending
Monday night's episode of The Colbert Report marked the beginning of the end for the Comedy Central series, as Stephen Colbert is set to take over CBS' Late Show from its current host, David Letterman, in 2015.
"When I started The Colbert Report, it was initially for an eight-week tryout — in other words, 32 episodes — and as of tonight, there are only 32 episodes of The Colbert Report left," he told his viewers, noting that he had already reached his show goal of changing the world, thanks to Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream flavor. "I'm gonna be leaving, but the ice cream's gonna stay!"
Colbert assured the audience, “I guarantee each of the remaining episodes will become instant classics, treasured by generations for deep poetic thoughts, heavy-handed symbolism and massive foreshadowing."
So how will the series end? Colbert brainstormed a potential mashup of the most memorable series endings, drawing from the likes of Friends and The Sopranos. "Will I wake up next to Suzanne Pleshette in a snow globe after Rachel gets off a plane to be with me, while BJ Honeycutt writes out 'Goodbye' in rocks until we cut to black in the middle of a Journey song? Or will I get sued for copyright infringement?"
Watch Colbert begin his countdown in the video below.