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Gene Shalit bids adieu to the 'Today' show

By Melissa Bell
Gene Shalit
Gene Shalit, 84, left the "Today" show after 41 years. (Richard Drew/AP)

The mustache. The glasses. The hair. The puns. Gene Shalit has left the "Today" show building. After 41 years, the 85-year-old goes softly into that good night of retirement.

Here's a couple memorable Gene Shalit meta-moments:

And here's the show's tribute to him:

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 11:10 AM ET
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