In less than one week, David Letterman will make his last appearance as the host of the Late Show.
It's hard to believe that he's been in the gig for 33 years—that's over 6,000 broadcasts and nearly 20,000 total guest appearances—and he's already picked who will join him onstage during the final few episodes.
The three-night sendoff will begin on May 18 with a visit from Hanks, marking his 60th appearance on the show, followed by the Pearl Jam frontman.
Murray, who was Letterman's first guest on Late Night's debut back on Feb. 1, 1981, will then stop by on May 19.
Letterman has been preparing himself for his last day on the job for a while now, and opened up to CNS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood's Jane Pauley about what he's got up his sleeve for that final night.
"I can't speak to specifics. I can tell you the kind of feelings and emotions, I hope will come of this. And I'm looking forward to. And I think that will be fairly easy to accomplish. Now getting back into television perhaps will not be as easy to accomplish," he explained.
"So when I'm down here during band numbers or during commercial breaks, I will go to various places and try to memorize what it looks like and how I feel, and look at the audience and get the scale of things because even though I've done it for so long, I don't ever want to be without a fairly accurate, fairly vivid impression of this experience."