No one can say CBS didn’t send The Big Bang Theory in style.

Besides the funny and heartfelt two-episode finale, which featured a Nobel Prize acceptance speech for the ages, and a half-hour retrospective hosted, charmingly, by costars Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, there was a shout-out to future friendships in the final moments of the Young Sheldon season-ender that managed not to rip a hole in the time-space continuum.

If you didn’t stay up to see the cast take a victory lap on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they certainly seemed like people who enjoy one another’s company (and revealed, among other things, which one of them, sometime during the show’s 12 seasons, had had sex in a dressing room), here’s what you missed: