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Watch Chris Elliott’s Hilarious and Touching Musical Tribute to David Letterman

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Chris Elliott made his final appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, but not because there’s anything physically wrong with him. As he put it bluntly, “I really doubt I’ll have anything to plug before you’re off the air.” So before the celebrated late-night show host departs his post, Elliott wanted to send him off with an epic bang.

“What can I give you in return?” As it turns out, that would be a crowd-pleasing rendition of “To Dave with Love,” a wonderfully appropriate variation on “To Sir with Love.” And he performed it alongside a slideshow of some throwback photos of his time with Dave. Though, we didn’t know Elliott and Letterman were close enough to do the Jewish chair dance together?

The comedian credits Letterman with breaking him into the business. Indeed, Elliott started out as a NBC page before working his way up to a regular writer and performer on Letterman’s NBC Late Night show. Remember “The Fugitive Guy”?

Elliott’s tribute to Dave is particularly touching, because pretty soon, a number of changes will come into effect to shake up the course of late-night television as we know it. While Letterman is retiring from The Late Show, effective this May, Stephen Colbert is coming in as a replacement. In addition, it was announced yesterday that Jon Stewart will be leaving The Daily Show at some unspecified future date, and Broadway funnyman James Corden is coming in to replace Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show. It’s a brave new late-night world out there, folks. So buckle your seatbelts.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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