It's funny and odd to reflect on a time when I gave a shit about late night programming.
I watched Letterman during the summer in the late 70s when I was in grade school and he had a short-lived daytime show. In high school, I would stay up to watch the monologue and opening skit of Late Night. If Seinfeld or Leno were the comedian guest, I'd hang on long enough to watch. If a hot chick actress were on, I'd hang in long enough to
beat off to herwatch that too.
I stuck with Letterman through the early days of Late Show. I had to be at my job early in the morning at that time in the early 90s. So I'd tape Letterman and watch it as I was getting ready for work. Sometime in the mid-90s I began to feel Dave was mailing it in, and I stopped watching in the morning and began listening to Howard.
The few times I've bothered to check out Letterman in the last several years, he comes across as a bitter, washed-up old bastard.
Leno, Letterman, Kimmel. Pretty much irrelevant to me now.