Colbert Report Finale: Complete List Of Celebrities Who Came To Sing Goodbye

The Colbert Report signed off this week after ten seasons and nearly 1,500 episodes, and it seemed as if nearly every guest that has graced the Report stage returned to sing host Stephen Colbert into immortality.

Entertainment Weekly’s Hillary Busis compiled a complete list of every celebrity that appeared, be it on set or in video, to sing “We’ll Meet Again” with Colbert:

  • Daily Show host Jon Stewart
  • Musician Randy Newman
  • Country music legend Willie Nelson
  • Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston
  • Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • NIH director Francis Collins
  • News anchor Tom Brokaw
  • Actor Mandy Patinkin
  • Dancer Lil’ Buck
  • Musician Yo-Yo Ma
  • Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Law & Order star Sam Waterston
  • Actor Jeff Daniels
  • 80’s pop icon Cyndi Lauper
  • Sesame Street Muppet Big Bird
  • Lawyer Trevor Potter, who represented Colbert during his SuperPAC campaign
  • Sportscaster Keith Olbermann
  • British author Andrew Sullivan
  • Dancer David Hallberg
  • News anchor Katie Couric
  • Documentarian Ken Burns
  • Singer Ric Ocasek
  • Activist Gloria Steinem
  • Talk host Charlie Rose
  • S. Ambassador Samantha Power
  • E.M. frontman Michael Stipe
  • The Interview star James Franco
  • Sesame Street Muppet Cookie Monster
  • Country star Toby Keith
  • A. Laker Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Segway inventor Dean Kamen
  • New York City mayor Bill deBlasio
  • Crooner Barry Manilow
  • Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young
  • Raymond T. Odierno, who shaved Colbert bald during his Iraq remote
  • Acting legend Patrick Stewart
  • Talk host Andy Cohen
  • Musician Jeff Tweedy
  • Journalist Christiane Amanpour
  • Meet The Press host David Gregory
  • News correspondent and Colbert Report debut guest Stone Phillips
  • Activist Naquasia LeGran
  • Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington
  • Musician Peter Frampton
  • Soccer legend Alexi Lalas
  • Musician Joe Batiste
  • New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
  • M*A*S*H star Alan Alda
  • Star Wars creator George Lucas
  • Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein
  • Street artist Shepard Fairey
  • New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd
  • FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver
  • Executive producer Jonathan Alter
  • Marvel editor Joe Quesada
  • Author Steven Pinker
  • String theorist Brian Greene
  • Activist Paul Rieckhoff
  • Author Ed Viesturs
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
  • Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood
  • Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows
  • Sports anchor Bob Costas
  • CNN anchor Jake Tapper
  • 60 Minutesanchor Lesley Stahl
  • Astronaut Garrett Reisman
  • Sen. Clair McCaskill
  • Fresh Air host Terry Gross
  • CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin
  • Political scientist Norm Ornstein
  • Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer
  • New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon
  • New York Times columnist David Leonhardt
  • Former Rolling Stone Magazinecolumnist Matt Taibbi
  • The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • Model Paulina Porizkova
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Author Ann Patchett
  • Advice columnist Dan Savage
  • Former Asst. Scy. of Defense for International Security Affairs Bing West
  • New York Times columnist Paul Krugman
  • Advocate Grover Norquist
  • Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure Cliff Sloan
  • New Yorker editor David Remnick
  • Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban
  • New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman
  • Writer George Saunders
  • Former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke
  • Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales
  • Director J.J. Abrams
  • Breaking Bad producer Vince Gilligan
  • Punk protest band Pussy Riot
  • 22 troops stationed in Afghanistan
  • Colbert cartoon creation Tek Jansen
  • Colbert Spanish-language character Esteban Colberto
  • Astronaut Terry Virts, from space, aboard a treadmill named in Colbert’s honor
  • Smaug the Dragon
  • Former Pres. Bill Clinton
  • Father Jim Martin, The Colbert Report’s official chaplain
  • The Colbert Report director James “Jimmy” Hoskinson
  • The entire Colbert Report staff
  • Colbert’s older son, Peter Colbert
  • Colbert’s youngest son, John Colbert
  • Colbert’s daughter, Madeleine Colbert
  • Colbert’s wife, Evie Colbert

USA Today reporter Bill Keveney reports that The Colbert Report series finale set a series record with 2.5 million viewers.