“I watched () every night and never missed it, and little did I know that many years and many pounds later, that watching the show was a great education for me. I learned almost nothing in college. I really didn’t. But watching Late Night, not only did I learn how to do everything from Dave, the reason I have this show is because the executives at ABC saw me when I was a guest on Dave’s show and hired me to host this show. I want to thank Dave and his writers and his producers.”
Kimmel also reminded his audience that he’ll be airing a repeat Wednesday night and hoped that they all would tune in for Dave’s big goodbye.