Stephen Colbert Shall Live Forever

Or, at least his character will. The Colbert Report ended last night in an episode with an absurd number of cameos from celebrities, media figures and politicians. Instead of killing off Stephen Colbert (with a silent t) as many expected, Colbert vanquished Death, attaining immortality in a scene that looked like an amalgam of the Seventh Seal, He-Man, and Highlander. Interestingly, the credits ran with Neutral Milk Hotel’s Holland, 1945 playing in the background instead of the usual music, a fact that many stories have discussed today. Colbert (now actually playing himself and not Stephen Colbert the character) will go on to take over the Late Show. We can only assume that he’ll do a much better job than Letterman.