By Dan Stewart
Updated: August 4, 2015 2:56 PM ET | Originally published: February 11, 2015

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.

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