David Letterman is causing his fellow talk show hosts to break down often these days.
First, Jimmy Fallon fought off tears in bidding the comedian goodbye this week, quoting Letterman's courageous words after 9/11 and wishing him well in retirement.
But Jimmy Kimmel did Fallon one better on Tuesday night. Or at least one more emotional.
The host, who has never been shy about his idolization of Letterman, spent over six minutes paying tribute to Dave at the outset of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Nearly breaking down from the beginning, Kimmel recounted to viewers how he grew up the world’s biggest Letterman fan, even getting a vanity license plate on his first car that read "L8NITE."
In honor of Letterman's final show on May 20, Kimmel is airing a rerun of his own talk show.
But he still made a point to encourage viewers to tune into CBS instead of ABC.
"Tomorrow night is Letterman’s farewell show, and I would like it if you would make sure to watch that instead of our show,” he said.
“We will not have a show on tomorrow night, a rerun, but please do not watch it, especially if you’re a young person who doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. Dave is the best, and you should see him."
Pretty amazing, huh?
Check out the tribute above and then go watch Bill Murray jump out of a cake for his final Late Show appearance.