We’re a month and a half away from the finale of The Colbert Report and last night’s live election show was a stark reminder that the homestretch is well within view.

Stephen took a moment at the end of the show to reflect on his many years of election reporting and share what’s he’s learned over the last fourteen years for the benefit of future generations and the aliens of Zaphrax 5. So while we’ll likely all forget or never actually find out who won these elections or those that came before, we’ll never forget Stephen Colbert. Watch the clip below unless you totally trust the completeness of the summary we just gave and tune into to The Colbert Report tonight when Stephen will probably talk elections and Stephen Colbert with Senator Kristen Gillibrand.