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A visual guide to everyone who showed up on the last 'Colbert Report' -- UPDATE

Update: Comedy Central has released a full list of Colbert finale guests; scroll to the bottom of this post to see who appeared in the background, or just for the blink of an eye.

There are star-studded finales… and then there’s the last episode of The Colbert Report, which united pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of (and plenty of people you haven’t) in a giant, giddy singalong. Want to see just who appeared to say goodbye to Colbert? Here’s a full list, complete with photos:

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'Conan' is selling Nick Offerman's giant wooden emojis

Remember when Nick Offerman went on Conan and joked about how everyone should start communicating using emojis, even when they’re having a face-to-face discussion? Well, he was only partly joking.

Conan has teamed up with Tilt.com to actually create facsimiles of Offerman’s giant emojis. So far, 100 prototypes have been made, with proceeds going to the Children’s Defense Fund. The bad news? The first batch already sold out at $100 an emoji. The good news? There’s another batch on the way. You can find them here, and then quit emoting all together.

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Aaron Paul channels Jesse Pinkman in profane new 'YB' iPhone app

Breaking Bad might have ended more than a year ago, but Jesse Pinkman lives on in a new iPhone application. And no, he’s not selling drugs. Instead, he’s offering what the app describes as “colorful greetings for you and your friends.”

Basically, Aaron Paul is finally ready to call the entire world “bitch.” In the new app, appropriately titled “YB,” Paul spices up your conversations with phrases ranging from the classic, “Yo, bitch,” to “I love you, bitch.” So really, it works for all occasions.

Billy Eichner performs an original song he wrote for Taylor Swift

Billy Eichner really loves Taylor Swift, mostly because her music gets to the heart of the critical issue of our time: What to do when a boy doesn’t text you back.

So to honor Swift, Eichner wrote her a song that he’d like her to record. But for now, we’ll have to settle for his rendition, which he performed last night on Conan. The song is called “Glitter and Ribs,” and contains lyrics about making out in bibs and well, this: “You’ll never know my heart like my heart knows my heart.”

Your move, Taylor.

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We'll always have Tatooine: On 'Star Wars,' grief, and family

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Once, when I was a little boy, I tried to explain Star Wars to my Grandma B.

This would have been post-Return of the Jedi, around 1983, when I was pushing 7 and she was about 62. Grandma was a sharp lady, but pop culture wasn’t part of her lexicon. She knew the litany of Roman Catholic saints the way I could rattle off background figures from “a galaxy far, far away.”

This memory came back to me on the day we buried Grandma, who died last week at the age of 93. The funeral was Friday, 10 a.m. on the East Coast, which was the exact same time Lucasfilm unveiled the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although that was far from my mind at the time.

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PopWatch Confessional: What makes you embrace your inner badass?

Let’s face it: If you spend your days voluntarily staring at a variety of glowing rectangles, chances are you’re probably not much of a daredevil. That said, the things you’re seeing and hearing via those rectangles might inspire you to wish you could change your ways—if only for a few minutes after the movie/show/song is over.

So in honor of Mockingjay — Part 1‘s rebelliously action-packed release this weekend, we’ve posed the following question to our staff this week: What’s the movie/TV show/song/book that makes you embrace your inner badass?

Ashley Fetters, EW.com news editor: I’ll never get over my first encounter with Lara Croft. I apologize in advance, purists: The iteration I loved was Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider, not the video-game character. But either way, I think it was the first time I’d ever seen strength and swagger look so damn cool on a woman. Today there are, like, 20 different badass movie women I routinely pretend to be when I’m at the gym (Run Lola Run‘s Lola when I’m on the treadmill, Demi Moore in G.I. Jane when I’m successfully executing 500 one-arm push-ups, etc.), but whenever I need to summon the guts to handle something that terrifies me, the question is still, WWLCD? READ FULL STORY

'Frozen' meets 'Breaking Bad' with 'Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?'

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Breaking Bad never really had a full theme song, and now we know why: It was simply waiting for Frozen to come along so that it could find and borrow the right melody. Thanks to the folks at Animeme, the perfect collaboration has finally materialized in the form of “Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?”

The Disney-esque mash-up serves as a quick recap of the series, from the RV days to Gus’ demise and every fly in between. Sure, there are minor details (and Nazis) missing, but can you really fault a video that works in Jane’s overdose?

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Jennifer Lawrence and Stephen Colbert plan to fight crime together

At this point, Jennifer Lawrence knows how to work a talk show. She sang Christmas carols with Letterman, for goodness’ sake. But her appearance on The Colbert Report was less about what she said (or sang) and more about just having some fun with Stephen Colbert.

During the interview, Lawrence and Colbert decide to become vigilantes; they plan out her future downward spiral, which won’t involve crystal meth because it’s bad for the skin; and they get to the origin of her “J-Law” nickname.

And she loves it.

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John Oliver appears as if from nowhere and hosts 'The Daily Show'

John Oliver has proven that he can host The Daily Show, but that doesn’t mean fans were expecting him to show up and take over last night’s show. And yet, when Jon Stewart decided he was a little uncomfortable hosting a show about his own film, Rosewater, he took out his Queen Elizabeth teapot, gave it a little rub, and out popped a British genie that looked a lot like John Oliver.

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Monty Python reunion: And now for something completely insulting

For this year’s annual reunions issue, Entertainment Weekly spoke with all five surviving members of Monty Python about their Eric Idle-directed shows last summer at London’s massive O2 arena, the legendary comedy team’s first live performances in more than three decades. In the hope of provoking some of the semi-friendly badinage for which they are famous, we also asked the quintet—Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones—which other Python member irritated them most in the course of rehearsing and performing Monty Python Live (mostly) One Down Five To Go. You can read the troupe’s answers below.

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