Watch Stephen Colbert Sell Michael Stipe

Tonight, The Colbert Report will air its final episode, ending a nine-year run that’s made comedy history. Over the years, the former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has been such a frequent guest that the show has made a running joke out of it. (Colbert, upset about R.E.M.’s 2011 breakup, put Stipe in his permanent collection, and he’d chime in for a song or a joke from time to time.) On his second-to-last episode last night, Colbert ran a sketch about holding a garage sale where he sold all the useless crap he’d accumulated on the show over the years. One such piece of useless crap was Michael Stipe, and Colbert tried selling him for 25 cents. Given that we never saw a Stipe sale go down, Colbert either sold Stipe or stuffed him into a garbage bag at the end of the day. Watch the video below.


(via Pitchfork)

Serious question: What’s going to happen to Americone Dream when The Colbert Report goes off the air?