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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott, Larry Bud Melman). Many famous guests and bands appeared on the show. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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In the search for laughs, Letterman often struck some viewers, and interview subjects, as mean spirited. Cher called him an asshole on the air. He sent Jane Seymore packing, in tears. He went into full interview meltdown with Shirley McLaine, who refused to do a preinterview, came spoiling for a fight and got one. She said Cher had been right; he said sayonara forever. See more »

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Himself - Host: [speaking via megaphone] I'm not wearing pants!
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Best talk show ever.
7 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is hands down the most cool, funny, entertaining talk show that has ever been on television!! Most TV shows only wish they were half this good. If the greedy execs at NBC ever decide to release these episodes, be sure and check it out! That's all that needs to be said really.


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