When Jon Stewart took over The Daily Show from host Craig Kilborn in January 1999, few could have foreseen how long a run he would have in the host’s chair — or how influential the show would end up being under Stewart’s reign.
Now, 16 years later, Stewart is putting on his last show Thursday.
Here’s a quick look at a youthful Stewart’s first day on the job, interviewing Michael J. Fox before bits on Strom Thurmond and the NBA lock-out. (Yep, it was the ’90s.)
“Is this live by the way?” Fox asks at one point.
“It’s my first day, I don’t know,” Stewart responds. “It could be.”
See the full clip above.