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On His Final Show, Larry King Says Goodbye to ... Larry King (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 17th 2010 1:40AM
On His Final Show, Larry King Says Goodbye to ... Larry KingIt was like looking into a mirror -- a mirror of journalistic awesomeness. On the final episode of 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), Larry welcomed a parade of special guests, including former President Bill Clinton, Tony Bennett, Regis Philbin, and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- all of whom paid their respects to the host, as he ended his CNN talk show after 25 years on the air.

But perhaps the most "special" guest was ... Mr. Larry King himself (played by comedian Fred Armisen). Fake "Larry" interviewed real Larry, and asked the host some probing but severely odd questions, including, "Now, Larry, what's been my favorite interview?" and "What's the most interesting thing about me?"

Real Larry also complimented fake "Larry" on his outfit -- which, of course, included his trademark glasses and some brightly colored suspenders.

In addition, Mr. Armisen wanted to know what question Larry had asked more than any other, during his 50 years of broadcasting. King said the question he used most often in interviews was this: "Why?"

By way of clarifying, Mr. King then added, "The best question of all is 'why?' because it can't be answered in one word and it forces people to think." For 25 years and almost 50,000 interviews, the CNN host did just that on 'Larry King Live'; he made his guests think. Now that he's hanging up his suspenders, it's time for us to do some thinking, and reflect upon the excellence of his long career.

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