David Letterman bid farewell to "The Late Show" on Wednesday night and while most viewers were sad to see him go, others were grateful that the "long national nightmare" was indeed over.
Ahead of the final episode, during and after, #ThanksDave tributes poured in on social media with everyone from A-listers to fair weather fans paying homage to Letterman and his 33-year-long career. However, the Internet -- being that great big heap of negativity it can be -- brought out the haters, who weren't won over by a star-studded Top 10 list or heartfelt thank yous to his family and staff.
Here's a taste of that flavor, some of which the curmudgeonly host may have appreciated had he not been so emotional.
You think Letterman retired so that he wouldn't have to interview anyone about "Aloha?"— Tom Costello (@tcostello) May 21, 2015
I've never seen a single episode of Letterman in my entire life so I'm not going to pretend I have and watch his last show tonight.— Vin (@vinnie_vici) May 21, 2015
On an unrelated note, the last time Letterman was actually funny was also in the 80s.— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) May 21, 2015
Does Letterman run long because of all the great guests to come, or because CBS oversold the ads?— Michael Neibauer (@WBJNeibs) May 21, 2015
Considered watching Letterman, but realized it would be disingenuous. I'll leave that to the longtime fans— William West (@williambwest) May 21, 2015
Take nothing away from what he is & represents. But this is at least 12 years too late. If I'm the only one I'll see myself out. #letterman— Rick Stoner (@RickStoner) May 21, 2015
I WORSHIPPED Letterman. But when a nervous, out-of-his-element @ConanOBrien debuted in 1993? Allegiances almost immediately began to change.— Bill Schulz (@BillSchulz) May 21, 2015
I’m reading a lot of post about how great David Letterman is. Maybe I’ll start watching his show again.— Bob Smiley (@bobsmileycomic) May 21, 2015
#Letterman's kid got to take a friend with him to his dad's boring retirement dinner. :')— Amy Von Doom (@spooloflies) May 21, 2015
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