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The evolution of Glenn Payette's St. John's sign-off

If you watch Here & Now on CBC TV, you are familiar with Glenn Payette and his long, drawn out broadcast sign-off.

The man, the myth, the meme

Court reporter Glenn Payette is known for his unique sign off. Here's a look back at the infamous sign off. 0:42

Where did it come from? How did it happen? And why?

If you watch Here & Now on CBC TV, you are familiar with Glenn Payette and his long, drawn out broadcast sign-off.

The veteran CBC reporter was memed this week, and it got the St.John's newsroom thinking about how it all started.

Glenn Payette was memed (finally) this week, in a post that has been shared over 300 times. (Clearance Callahan/Cape Shore Memes/Facebook)

"I don't know how it started or when it started," Payette said. 

Not much help.

So, CBC librarian Carolyn Atkinson dove into the archives to put together a montage charing the evolution of 'Glenn Payette, CBC News, St. Jooohnnnn's.'

Watch the video above.