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Follows 

Tonight! (1953) (TV Series)
Tonight! America After Dark (1957) (TV Series)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957) (TV Series)
The Tonight Show (1962) (TV Series)
The David Letterman Show (1980) (TV Series)

Followed by 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (TV Series)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) (TV Series)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) (TV Series)
The Jay Leno Show (2009) (TV Series)
Conan (2010) (TV Series)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Spin-off 

Late Show with David Letterman (1993) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV Special)
Title referenced by Bob Hope
Murder, She Wrote: The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (1984) (TV Episode)
Grady tells Jessica that her editors booked her on Letterman.
Saturday Night Live: Mr. T and Hulk Hogan/The Commodores (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
TerrorVision (1986)
When Medusa is asked by Suzy if she'll allow guests on her show, she tells her to go talk to the 'Letterman people' as Medusa is strictly solo.
Saturday Night Live: Paul Shaffer/Bruce Hornsby & The Range (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the cold opening
Hunk (1987)
Bradley asks a character if Letterman writes his material
Slaughterhouse (1987)
one character wears a "Late Night..." t-shirt.
ALF: Night Train (1987) (TV Episode)
ALF: "I wonder what's on Letterman tonight. Probably Teri Garr."
Punky Brewster: Open Door, Broken Heart: Part 1 (1987) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Good Morning, Miss Bliss: Stevie (1989) (TV Episode)
It is one of the TV talk shows mentioned by Lisa that Stevie has recently appeared on.
ALF: Break Up to Make Up (1989) (TV Episode)
ALF tells Willie that he saw dancing poodles on the series.
ALF: It's My Party (1989) (TV Episode)
George refers to the series.
The Last of the Finest (1990)
"I just watched David Letterman"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I can't believe this guy made it on 'Letterman.'"
The Golden Girls: Zborn Again (1990) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1991) (Video Game)
The comic refers to his sidekick as his musical conductor, Paul.
Encino Man (1992)
talk about putting Link on the Stupid Pet Tricks segment from the show
Sister Act (1992)
Mentioned by Eddie (as The Letterman Show).
The Larry Sanders Show: Out of the Loop (1992) (TV Episode)
Sallys says her boyfriend works on the show.
Schmidteinander: Episode #3.5 (1992) (TV Episode)
Schmidt & Feuerstein mention it
Wilder Napalm (1993)
mentioned in film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: That's wild, Dave.
Totally Bill Hicks (1994) (Video)
The Critic: Lady Hawke (1995) (TV Episode)
Olivia lists Larry "Bud" Melman among her past lovers
Siskel & Ebert: Nine Months/The Indian in the Cupboard/Under Siege 2/Kids/Gross Fatigue (1995) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert suggests that David Letterman may have gotten his idea for "Stupid Pet Tricks" from Pete Smith.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Christine Baranski/The Cure (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Courtney Love Show
Private Parts (1997)
The Simpsons: Homer's Enemy (1997) (TV Episode)
The trick of using a fire extinguisher as propellant in an office chair is a joke used in this program.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: Larry "Bud" Melman in drag.
The Tao of Steve (2000)
Dex says he asks God if he saw the show.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001) (Video)
Referenced in the Courtney Love Show
Storytelling (2001)
Scooby mentions it.
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Movie)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) (Video)
"Living with a Hernia" includes a "Top Ten" list of hernias.
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV Movie)
Gumby on David Letterman sketch is featured
How It Began (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004) (Video)
30 Rock: Jack-Tor (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jack
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.68 (2008) (TV Episode)
Category for a $4,000 question is titled "Stupid Human Tricks"
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #17.27 (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions that his studio was previously used for Letterman's show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The White Stripes (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan thanks David Letterman for establishing the "Late Night" show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #17.91 (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien says he had big shoes to fill when he took over "Late Night"
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update when talking about David Letterman scandal
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
Bill's appearances and the show are featured and discussed
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.105 (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig Ferguson discusses the history of various significant late-night talk shows
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.35 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ken Jeong reminisces about seeing Jay on the show

Featured in 

The Last Polka (1985) (TV Movie)
a clip of the Schmenges on this show is shown
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
1983 clip shows Siskel and Ebert shooting free throws.
Totally Bill Hicks (1994) (Video)
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (1996) (TV Special)
footage from this show exists in this special
Private Parts (1997)
Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers (1998) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips of Siskel and Ebert appearances are shown.
Man on the Moon (1999)
Contains a meticulous re-creation of the former show.
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
The Talk Show Story (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Movie)
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
The Dream Studio (2004) (Video)
clip shown
Brows Held High: Trash Humpers (2011) (TV Episode)
From the episode where David interviews Harmony Korine
Brows Held High: What Is It? (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling Crispin Glover's appearance.
The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling Andy Kaufman apologizing for Heartbeeps
The Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
"Play me out, Paul!"
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling Chevy Chase's appearance shortly after Caddyshack II.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in David Letterman skit
The Joe Piscopo Special (1984) (TV Movie)
Late Night for Lovers (1989) (Video)
Sex parody of late night talk show.
The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) (TV Episode)
David Letterman reads a Top 10 list of reasons why Jay is lost in the desert
Animaniacs: Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner/No Time for Love/The Boo Network (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Boo Network" with "Late Night with David Featherman".
Late Night Sex with Jonathan Morgan (1998) (Video)
Porn version of late night TV talk show.
Late Night Sex with Jonathan Morgan Starring Johnni Black (1998) (Video)
Title and premise spoof late night TV series.
Late Night Sex with Jonathan Morgan Starring Anna Malle (1998) (Video)
Porn take-off on late night talk show.
Late Night Sex with Jonathan Morgan Starring Farrah (1998) (Video)
Porn talk show patterned after late night David Letterman show.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1999) (TV Special)
Wayne and Garth present their own Top Ten list.
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Movie)
Candy Girl (2003) (Video)
Porn spoof of title and premise of late night talk show.
Dog with a Blog: The Parrot Trap (2013) (TV Episode)
Stan imitates Letterman's "Top Ten List"

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