Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

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 Himself - Musical Director / ... (2,739 episodes, 1993-2015)
Alan Kalter ...
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David Letterman's comedic talk-show after moving to a new television network. He retains largely the same format as the previous 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Voted #7 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. See more »

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[David is working at McDonald's]
David Letterman: Yes. Welcome to Mc Donald's. What do you want?
Customer: Hello.
David Letterman: Yeah, what can I do for you?
Customer: Medium Sprite.
David Letterman: Yeah, what can I do for you?
Customer: Sprite.
David Letterman: Medium Sprite?
Customer: That's it.
David Letterman: That's all?
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WOW, The best talk-show EVER ~!
7 June 2001 | by (Dallas,TX) – See all my reviews

David Letterman is a smart and insanely funny man. He's brought us this amazing show that has about a thousand unforgettable moments and a mouth-full of witty remarks. The thing I love about his show the most is that it has such an unpredictable-feel to it, its much much better than Leno, and any other talk-show I've seen. Letterman is great at being a talk-show host, its like he was born to do it. I also love Paul Shaffer, he is an awesome music director and a lot funnier than any other music director i have ever seen! I hope this show keeps going forever!! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT ~!!


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