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Stephen Colbert sings with every celebrity you can think of on the final Colbert Report

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

The Colbert Report's final episode wasn't particularly eventful for the first 23 minutes or so. Then, Stephen Colbert started singing "We'll Meet Again", brought out Jon Stewart, and then guest after guest, after guest joined in. Like a snowball speeding down a mountain, the number of guests singing along got bigger and bigger.

Our unofficial, possibly never to be completed guest list:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabar
  • JJ Abrams
  • Alan Alda
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Jon Batiste
  • Emily Bazelon
  • Big Bird
  • Cory Booker
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Ken Burns
  • Bill Clinton
  • Andy Cohen
  • Francis Collins
  • Cookie Monster
  • Bob Costas
  • Katie Couric
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Mark Cuban
  • Jeff Daniels
  • Bill DeBlasio
  • Maureen Dowd
  • James Franco
  • Thomas Friedman
  • Vince Gilligan
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • David Gregory
  • Terry Gross
  • David Hallberg
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Dean Kamen
  • Toby Keith
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Nicholas Kristof
  • Paul Krugman
  • Alexi Lalas
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • David Leonhardt
  • George Lucas
  • Yo Yo Ma
  • Barry Manilow
  • Senator Claire McCaskill
  • Tim Meadows
  • Willie Nelson
  • Randy Newman
  • Grover Norquist
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Ric Ocasek
  • General Odierno
  • Keith Olbermann
  • Norm Ornstein
  • Joe Quesada
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Stone Phillips
  • Steve Pinker
  • Samantha Power
  • Pussy Riot
  • Charlie Rose
  • Dan Savage
  • Smaug
  • Shane Smith
  • Eliot Spitzer
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Jon Stewart
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Michael Stipe
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Matt Taibbi
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Sam Waterston
  • Elijah Wood

Correction: The original version of this post misidentified Barry Manilow as Rod Stewart. We deeply regret the error.

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