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Just two weeks ago, I wrote about Dan Hellie leaving WRC for NFL Network, and the end came quick. Hellie turned in one final day at Redskins training camp, and now it’s off to a national platform.

It was a memorable final day, though. First Chick Hernandez blasted him in the face with a whipped cream pie as onlookers gawked and Dianna Russini massaged the whipped cream into Hellie’s scalp.

“Your last night here, I think there’s nothing better than…” Hernandez said, before delivering the sweet cream into Hellie’s punim.

“ORUGHGHOFFOFRGH,” Hellie replied. Watch the video here.

“Luckily Chick is a good guy; it’s not shaving cream, it is whipped cream,” Hellie then reported, licking his fingers. “And I noticed people kind of congregating around here with their iPhones, and I had no idea why. I thought it was just because of me, right? They wanted to see the clown show.”

That was during the WRC 6 p.m. broadcast. Five or so hours later, Hellie was back in D.C., so he could sign off from the anchor desk. The crew played a tribute video, with many Hellie Highlights. Watch it here.

“We’re gonna miss you, man,” John Thompson III said on the clip. “It’s been a great eight years, good luck at the NFL Network, don’t be a stranger.”

“He’s more than a pretty face,” Ian Desmond noted. “He’s a good guy, he’s always been good to me, and he was a good anchor.”

“You are more than a pretty face, Dan,” Doreen Gentzler said after it was over. “It has been a real joy working with you. You know your stuff, but you’re also a lot of fun, a great sense of humor, and we got you something that we knew that you could use, Hollywood Hellie. We know you’re particular about your hair, and there’s gonna be a lot of competition out there in L.A.”

“Nothing like four or five half-empty bottles of hairspray,” Hellie said.

So many of these things will never happen to me. Especially the hairspray.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.