Here's every guest who showed up for Jon Stewart's final episode of 'The Daily Show'

Jon StewartBrad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy CentralJon Stewart hosts ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ #JonVoyage on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

After 16 years, we sadly had to say goodbye to Jon Stewart, who took his last exit from “The Daily Show” Thursday night.

But, Stewart had a lot of friends who wanted to say farewell.

From former correspondents to politicians to “The Boss,” here’s everyone who made an appearance on Stewart’s final night.

Things started with Stewart introducing his current correspondents as they were 'covering' the evening's first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 election.

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But then, 'Daily Show' correspondents from the past began to appear -- like Aasif Mandvi.

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Lewis Black and John Hodgman.

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Kristen Schaal and Al Madrigal.

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Then, Samantha Bee, Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Walls (also a former correspondent).

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Vance DeGeneres, Mo Rocca, and Dave Attell.

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Dan Bakkedahl and Matt Walsh, playing their 'Veep' alter egos.

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Larry Wilmore had to show up; his program, 'The Nightly Show,' got bumped because this episode of 'The Daily Show' ran long.

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Jason Jones gave a shout-out from the set of his new TBS show, 'The Detour.'

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Josh Gad (yep, he's a former correspondent too).

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Rob Corddry stopped by.

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So did his brother Nate -- though Rob acted like he didn't know him.

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Darth Vader wanted payback for all those Dick Cheney comparisons.

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The Egyptian version of Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef.

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Former correspondent and current 'Saturday Night Live' Weekend Update host, Michael Che.

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The next host of 'The Daily Show,' Trevor Noah, stopped by to take some measurements of the place.

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The host of 'The Daily Show' before Stewart, Craig Kilborn.

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Olivia Munn thought it was Stewart's 70th birthday.

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Rob Riggle showed up to protect Stewart from the upcoming video package of politicians, but first ...

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The CEO of Arby's, Paul Brown, had to say goodbye.

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Then, Chris Christie.

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Rep. Charles Rangel (D-New York).

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York).

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Hillary Clinton.

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Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

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Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel (D).

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Wolf Blitzer.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina).

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Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Bill O'Reilly.

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Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), with puppet.

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Then we saw more former correspondents, like Ed Helms.

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Even Wyatt Cenac showed up.

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Gito (who realises he's not leaving Guantanamo Bay).

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John Oliver.

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Then, a very special moment came when Stephen Colbert showed up.

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In a moment that Stewart didn't know was going to happen, Colbert stole the show -- thanking Stewart (who got visibly choked-up) for making the show what it is.

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Then, all the correspondents came out and did a group hug as the show went to commercial.

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During a 'Goodfells'-like single shot through the entire 'Daily Show' production, we found Martin Scorsese.

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Stewart being a New Jersey guy and all, the show ended with a few songs from 'The Boss' himself, Bruce Springsteen.

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