Entertainment David Letterman’s Top Ten On-Air Moments

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  1. SteveZoo

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    With less than two weeks to go until the final episode of “Late Show With David Letterman,” Steve O’Donnell, Letterman’s head writer from 1983 to 1992, shares his favorite moments from the host’s more than 6,000 hours of late-night programming.

    #10: Larry “Bud” Melman welcomes bus passengers to the Port Authority (1983)
    #9: Andy Kaufman fights on-air with Jerry Lawler (1982)
    #8: Chris Elliott as the Guy Under the Seats (1980s)
    #7: Johnny Carson’s final appearance (1994)
    #6: Harvey Pekar won’t shut up (1987)
    #5: Dave admits to affairs with staffers (2009)
    #4: Paul McCartney performs on the marquee (2009)
    #3: Dave devotes an entire show to Warren Zevon (2002)
    #2: The opening monologue for the first show after 9/11 (2001)
    #1: Hal Gurnee unbuttons his shirt to welcome spring (1980s)

    Article has video clips:
    http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/david-letterman-top-10-moments-steve-odonnell/
     
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    You mean the Top 10 after every groundbreaking Howard Stern appearance, right?
     
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    To me, this was amazing...and one of my favorite Letterman appearances of all time. Was Crispin Glover batshit crazy, or was he doing some kind of bizarre performance art thingy?
     
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    Oh cool, an examination of the days when David Letterman was funny.


    Thing is, it's tough trying to remember all the way back to the 80's.
     
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    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    I think Dave moving to 1130 and CBS hurt him creatively.

    Conan and Fallon were also better at 1230 IMHO
     
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    No Drew Barrymore in her prime flashing the goods?
     
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    Also morphing into Rachel Maddow in wrestling shoes and a double breasted suit somewhere around the turn of the century didn't do him any favors either.
     
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    Drew Barrymore was in her prime in 2001, asswipe. Get it right, or else.
     
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    Back up your statements with some proof or shut the fuck up and get the fuck out.
     
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    I think you need to calm down, shithead.
     
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    Waiting for your proof, jackass....
     
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    My favorite is when he invited in H. Clinton when she decided to run for the Senate, and Dave allowed her staff to warn the audience that if anyone boo's or makes any comment, the SS will escort them out so they can have a pleasant free political infomercial for her. :hippie:

    That was the moment Dave went from a cutting edge comic/host, to an ass licking hack.
     
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    I haven't seen any lists of great Letterman moments that included Howard. He wasn't on David Hinckley's list either and I doubt anyone but a known Stern ass-licker would include him. Wiggy is trying so hard to make Dave's swansong all about him. Just heard the replay of his conversation with Vinnie Favale and everything was ME ME ME.
     
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    hahahahaaa, I shiggy diggy!
     
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    No "Suit of Suet"?
     
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    #5: Dave admits to affairs with staffers (2009)

    what a weird choice o_O

    where's the Velcro suit
    where's the Sonny & Cher reunion
    where's Dave's first show after his heart bypass
     
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    His early 80s Mr. T interviews were always funny, particularly the one where Mr. T was contemplating going up in the stands and beating a guy's ass:

     
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    Cindy Lauper's first appearance was good, Toast on a Stick with LBM, Moon Unit and Frank Zappa interview, and Teri Garr interviews.
     
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    Johnny Carson > David Letterman
     
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    I just watched this last night. Rolling Stone did the top 10 most uncomfortable interviews and miraculously, this was not on the list.
     
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