At the end of Thursday's show, Stewart attempted to offer a heartfelt goodbye to his audience, but was interrupted by Oliver, who showed up behind the desk with a tape measure, barking orders into a cell phone.
"Oh wow, you're still here," Oliver quipped to Stewart. "Looks like we have us an awkward situation on our hands."
Later, as Stewart attempted to throw to a "Moment of Zen," viewers instead saw Oliver sitting in Stewart's chair and putting his pens down his pants.
"I thought you'd gone," Oliver sheepishly told Stewart.
Watch the video of Stewart's sign-off below:
Stewart returns to The Daily Show on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
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