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David Letterman Gives Craig Ferguson A Half-Assed Send-Off

With news that Craig Ferguson was retiring at year’s end, most would think that David Letterman would be a little gracious and emotional regarding the news, seeing as how Letterman is his lead in and serves as the head of the production studio of Ferguson’s show.

Nope.

David Letterman read from a cue card like he was reading that a woman in Missouri drove her tractor to work in a hailstorm or something.

The whole video is pretty odd, but Letterman is pretty odd as well, so perhaps it’s to be expected. You’d think that Letterman, a man whose cycnicism is punctuated by moments of sincerity, would be able to at least make eye contact to the camera at some point, but no.

Anyway, we’ll give you a marginally better send-off here, Craig:

For ten years, you were a refreshing, sincere, and charming presence in the late night landscape. Go doing something more interesting now.

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