What did Ellen do for a memorable farewell to David Letterman? She strips down to her birthday suit and shows offer her musical talent. And as an added bonus, Ellen DeGeneres offered to bare all again in the future for the outgoing Late Night host, according to ET Online.
By now, if you’re familiar with Ellen, it’s probably not all that surprising to realize this was one of her many on-air green screen mash-ups. And as usual, this one didn’t disappoint. When Ellen strips, Letterman aside, it sends the internet into warp drive.
Waitaminute…Ellen stripped for David Letterman??? http://t.co/WFSYnSrHbV
— 104.3 WBBQ (@WBBQaugusta) May 19, 2015
The daytime talk show host recalled appearing on Letterman’s show in the past to help him with his classic “Top 10 Things That Have Been on Ellen DeGeneres’ Mind Lately” list. She shared a clip from that moment — that actually never happened — after reminding guests that Tina Fey stripped off her dress and gave it to David as a token of her love.
Ellen appeared on a fake Letterman set, complete with the backdrop of the Big Apple. Next, she strips off her breakaway trousers that revealed her pink skivvies. Then, off came her matching bra that she tosses onto Letterman’s head. She then tossed her briefs onto Paul Shaffers noggin. But it doesn’t stop there.
“Now that everyone knows I can dance, I should show them how well I can play the harp.”
At the end of the clip, DeGeneres offers her parting words to the beloved comedian.
“I’m gonna miss you, Dave. You’re a brilliant man and you’ve been an inspiration to me. If you ever want me to strip for you again, just call me.”
After 33 years, Daddy Dave is signing off. He will air his final show on Wednesday, May 20 at the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Foo Fighters are on tap to be his final musical guests.
There’s been some speculation that Jay Leno will be in attendance. However, sources say his former rival declined an invitation. Reportedly, he wants Dave’s last night to be all about him; Leno doesn’t want to be a distraction, according to a live CNN report. It won’t be scripted. It’s not rehearsed; Letterman will simply sign off.
After Ellen strips for Letterman, how can anything possibly top that?
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