Following the premiere of the 90-minute retrospective David Letterman: A Life on Television, the soon-to-be-blissfully-unemployed Late Show host welcomed the POTUS for one last couch session. Of course, Barack Obama will also be reaping the benefits of retirement soon enough — prompting a playful discussion regarding the future possibility of games of dominoes between the two.
Most notably, Obama expressed nothing but the deepest gratitude for Letterman's position in the late-night comedy canon — astutely describing the relief only a stellar comedian can bring after a tedious day at the office.
"I mean this sincerely, and I know I speak for Michelle, she probably had a chance to say it herself. You know, we’ve grown up with you. The country I think has, after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much, and you’re a part of all of us … You’ve given us a great gift, and we love you.”
Sadly, there is only so much Stephen Colbert to go around — meaning the greatest satirist of all time will only become the new host of Late Show and not the next President of the United States.