Seth's remarks in the wake of the surprise results of the 2016 election. Despite being one of Trump's most consistent critics on late night television, Seth nevertheless respectfully congratulates him and his supporters for their victory, and that their fears and feelings that led them to elect Trump are no less valid than those of his critics. And while Hillary didn't break "the glass ceiling", Seth says that right now, someone's daughter will some day. He also makes a sincere plea that many Americans feel scared and forgotten in the wake of Trump's victory, and hopes that Trump's supporters do not end up feeling the same way.
Seth: In closing, Donald Trump made a lot of promises as to what he's going to do in the next few years. And now we get to see if he can, if he will fulfill them. I'd just like to make one promise to him: We here at Late Nightwill be watching.
This pops up practically every time Seth talks about his family.
Paired with "Funny", his utterly amazing story of his wife giving birth to their second child in the lobby of their apartment building.
Even with that story, as he pays tribute to his wife, and gets more and more emotional, he manages to make it funny.
Seth: That kid's gonna be fine forever, because of her. She's really amazing. [pauses to recover himself] I'm still getting choked up thinking about how brave I was.
One home-recorded segment features a cameo from his two sons. Not only is it a funny Brick Joke, Seth immediately starts Corpsing when they "escape" the room behind him. The next day's segment even starts with Seth mentioning that the comment section went Squee over them and assures that yes, the two are always that adorable.
Announcing the birth of his daughter during his 2021 Thanksgiving episode.
When their guest note Action Bronson ended up not being able to make it to the studio in time, Seth instead interviewed his long time co-worker Cue Card Wally. They reminisce about their years of working together at Saturday Night Live and why NBC shows use cue cards over teleprompters. A particularly sweet moment is when Seth talks about how when he hosted the Emmys, he used a teleprompter, but still brought Wally along and had him standing by in case anything went wrong. Wally then adds that he never returned the tuxedo he rented for the event.
October 11, 2021: For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began 19 months earlier, the show were able to tape with a live audience at the studio. The sounds of applause after the title sequence is moving.