Although it might seem like good form for someone who has just landed a sweet new gig to kowtow a smidgen to their predecessor, soon-to-be 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert doesn't need to force such emotions when it comes to current host David Letterman, because, man, does he really love the comedian and his show.

How much does he love Letterman and his CBS show?

So much that Colbert, who currently hosts on Comedy Central, accidentally interviewed for and then almost took an internship there as a plucky 20-something.