Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series 1993–2015) Poster


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Late Night with David Letterman (1982) (TV Series)

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The Larry Sanders Show: Artie's Gone (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steven Wright
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
"Hi Dave"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the late-night talk shows Tom says he would like to perform his stand-up act for
The Simpsons: The Last Temptation of Homer (1993) (TV Episode)
This episode's couch gag sees the Simpsons sitting down as guests on this chat show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw of Gor (1993) (TV Episode)
"Let's watch Letterman!"
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Jacob asks Max if he wants to watch "Leno or Letterman."
The Nanny: The Family Plumbing (1994) (TV Episode)
Tiffany says to Irving, "I want to make it home before Letterman".
Seinfeld: The Marine Biologist (1994) (TV Episode)
mentioned that Jerry was on this show
Beavis and Butt-Head: Late Night with Butt-head (1994) (TV Episode)
Beavis and Butt-head watch David Letterman's Top 10 List.
The Simpsons: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (1994) (TV Episode)
The opening couch gag sees The Simpsons sat on a couch being interviewed on this show.
The Critic: L.A. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno says his guests are the same people who were on Letterman the night before
The Larry Sanders Show: People's Choice (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Elvis Costello
Animaniacs: We're No Pigeons/Whistle Stop Mindy/Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date (1994) (TV Episode)
In his narration of the "We're No Pigeons" segment, Squit refers to "wise guys who've never even seen the light of day," and Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, and David Letterman are then seen walking down a street.
The Larry Sanders Show: Arthur's Crises (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Larry.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer announces himself like hes on the show.
The Simpsons: Homer Badman (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer watches David Letterman's Top Ten list.
Iron Man: The Wedding of Iron Man (1994) (TV Episode)
M.O.D.O.K. jokes about calling David Letterman for a guest spot.
Sex Trek IV: The Next Orgasm (1994) (Video)
Crewmembers reference Madonna making a fool of herself on the Letterman show
Get Smart: Shoot Up the Charts (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 66
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The Simpsons: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (1995) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons name two of the puppies "Dave" and "Paul" - a reference to David Letterman and Paul Schaefer of "The Late Show."
Weird Science: Grampira (1995) (TV Episode)
Gary tells Wyatt that he has made Letterman's Top 10 All Time Crappy Wishes.
Frasier: The Innkeepers (1995) (TV Episode)
Roz mentions her typical day is she being home right for Letterman
The Larry Sanders Show: The P.A. (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a character.
Hang Time: Full Court Press (1995) (TV Episode)
Julie refers to the series.
The Simpsons: Radioactive Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Homer flips past "The Late Show with David Letterman" while changing channels.
Copycat (1995)
"Wanna watch Letterman with me?"
Pinky and the Brain: TV or Not TV (1995) (TV Episode)
The Brain appears on the program.
The Nanny: Oy to the World (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran talks about getting a talking Chester on the show.
The Weinerville New Year's Special: Lost in the Big Apple (1996) (TV Movie)
Cocktail Frank mentions Paul Shaffer's involvement on this show.
Murder One: Chapter Eleven (1996) (TV Episode)
It's stated that Neil appeared on the show.
Caught (1996)
The Nanny: Val's Boyfriend (1996) (TV Episode)
Niles mentions watching a late night talk show with Letterman.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
A Weekend in the Country (1996) (TV Movie)
Picket Fences: To Forgive Is Divine (1996) (TV Episode)
Kenny tells Jimmy at the police station that Eugene said he was at home watching David Letterman.
Independence Day (1996)
When talking about snow boarding
The Nanny: The Taxman Cometh (1996) (TV Episode)
Gracie says that Niles taped David Letterman.
Seinfeld: The Abstinence (1996) (TV Episode)
David Letterman wears a "Late Show" jacket.
Selena (1997)
Mentioned by a publicist as a TV show Selena is being scheduled to appear on
The Nanny: No Muse Is Good Muse (1997) (TV Episode)
Jayne Meadows mentions that she just appeared on his show.
Pinky and the Brain: Hoop Schemes (1997) (TV Episode)
Brain calls Indiana the "home of TV's Letterman."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: I stayed up and watched Letterman last night.
Pinky and the Brain: But That's Not All, Folks! (1997) (TV Episode)
David Letterman talks about the product on his show.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Sandwich (1998) (TV Episode)
Jo Anne Worley tells Caroline that Letterman is interested in having them both on his show... if they wrestle.
Siskel & Ebert: Out of Sight/Smoke Signals/Doctor Dolittle/Picnic at Hanging Rock/Insomnia (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Doctor Dolittle" review.
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Servo: (about Drew Barrymore) ...and flashed her yummies to late night talk show hosts.
Little Voice (1998)
Boy Meets World: Cutting the Cord (1999) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to the series.
Lost & Found (1999)
NewsRadio: Retirement (1999) (TV Episode)
Jimmy's retirement party is done as the pre-show for the David Letterman show
Mary and Rhoda (2000) (TV Movie)
Explicit reference in dialogue
'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
The Zack Files: Quiet Please, I'm Reading Your Mind (2000) (TV Episode)
Dan refers to the series.
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend update
Grosse Pointe: The End of the Affair (2001) (TV Episode)
Quentin tells Rob that he saw Kristin on it when they are discussing her.
The Zack Files: This Is Your Conscience Calling (2001) (TV Episode)
Spence refers to the series.
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.1 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Kevin James.
America's Sweethearts (2001)
"You got upset when Letterman didn't air your show due to the Gulf War."
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Special)
The Zack Files: Searching for Zack Greenburg (2001) (TV Episode)
Cam refers to the series.
Scrubs: My Heavy Meddle (2002) (TV Episode)
Elliot invites J.D. to "throw stuff off the roof like Letterman used to do" with her.
Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Jon Stewart/India.Arie (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced in cold opening, the monologue and Newcaster party
Home Room (2002)
The character says it has to be Leno, not Letterman or newsline
Frasier: Moons Over Seattle (2002) (TV Episode)
Roz hears Letterman interviewing Sting on Martin's TV while she and Frasier are having sex.
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
Farscape: A Constellation of Doubt (2003) (TV Episode)
Bobby tells Dargo he thought Dargo "was great on Letterman".
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.6 (2003) (TV Episode)
Louis C.K. is attributed to working on this series.
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! (2003) (TV Movie)
the show is mentioned and stills are shown
The Woodsman (2004)
Sgt. Lucas mentions the Late Show with David Letterman in one of the stories he tells Walter.
High Chaparall: Lorenzo Lamas (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The West Wing: No Exit (2004) (TV Episode)
Donna mentions the show during a conversation with C.J.
Gilmore Girls: Raincoats and Recipes (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "We're talking Farrah on 'Letterman.'"
Entourage: Talk Show (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Wimbledon (2004)
Dialog when Ron Roth uses his mobile phone at the end of the movie
The Incredibles (2004)
Syndrome has a gap in his front teeth, like Letterman
Saturday Night Live: Luke Wilson/U2 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Trainwreck Awards
Het glazen huis: Beslissingen (2004) (TV Episode)
referenced by Nora
The Amazing Race: How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot? (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the contestants is wearing a shirt that has the name of the television show
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
the "David Letterman Show" is mentioned
The Amazing Race: I Don't Kiss, I Make Out! (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the contestants is wearing a shirt that has the name of the television show
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Mentioned in a line of dialogue.
World Domination: The 'Family Guy' Phenomenon (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
someone says the phrase "Stupid Pet Tricks" and Albert comments on how someone (Letterman) already uses that phrase
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 2 February 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
O'reilly's last Letterman apperance is referenced.
The Simpsons: Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (2006) (TV Episode)
What Homer wakes up to after falling asleep during CSI Miami
The West Wing: Welcome to Wherever You Are (2006) (TV Episode)
Donna mentions the show.
Howard Stern on Demand: Howard's Press Tour (2006) (TV Episode)
Howard appears on the show
Taint of Greatness: The Journey of Beavis and Butt-Head, Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Mike compares Letterman on this show to Beavis & Butthead.
Love Monkey: The One That Got Away (2006) (TV Episode)
Tom is obsessed with getting one of his acts on the show. He even meets up with Paul Shaffer and asks him for help.
Close to Home: David and Goliath (2006) (TV Episode)
When asked for his alibi, Kyle Cantrell says, that he watched part of the show, caught the top 10 list and went to sleep...
Howard Stern on Demand: Artie Gambles/Sandra Bernhard (2006) (TV Episode)
Sandra Bernhard says Letterman won't let her on the show
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.194 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Daves of Our Lives" category
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Wilson says Jordan's tenure at NBC included seeing "to it that Jay Leno spanked David Letterman on a regular basis".
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
newspaper article mentions an actress talking on Letterman
Dexter: Crocodile (2006) (TV Episode)
Dexter muses, "I can kill a man, dismember his body, and be home in time for Letterman, but knowing what to say when my girlfriend's feeling insecure, I'm totally lost."
Game K N B?: Episode dated 12 October 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the question.
Man of the Year (2006)
comment about Americans getting their news from Letterman and other comedians
How I Met Your Mother: World's Greatest Couple (2006) (TV Episode)
Lily mentions that she is going to watch the show.
Mosaic (2007) (Video)
"Later Show with Dixon Dean" sign looks like the "Late Show with David Letterman" sign
My Kid Could Paint That (2007)
Anthony Brunelli mentions that the show contacted him about this story.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Drew Barrymore
ER: Dying Is Easy... (2007) (TV Episode)
Simon says he wanted to go on SNL and Letterman.
The Office: Safety Training (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael
Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It (2007) (TV Special)
Mentions being banned from the show.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In "Bottom 10", Strong Bad's Bottom 10 list is presented in the same manner as David Letterman's Top Ten list
Psych: Bounty Hunters! (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "Now you've got a story if you ever go on 'Letterman.'"
'Til Death: The Tale of the Tape (2007) (TV Episode)
Steph says she wants to be done having sex before Letterman
30 Rock: Ludachristmas (2007) (TV Episode)
Jenna says 'people don't watch Letterman for Paul Shaffer'
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
talk about Buck appearing on this show
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Bill reads e-mails about if he should or shouldn't go back on this show.
Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover (2008) (TV Movie)
mentioned in dialogue
100 höjdare: Världens skönaste land - Del 7 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 23 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A global warming commercial is shown with Letterman and Billy Crystal, David is wearing a 'Late Show' jacket.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Sidney drives by the "Late Show with David Letterman" building
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.56 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $100,000 question; guest expert Will Shortz also recalls being a guest on the show
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions it in a news story.
Personal Effects (2009)
woman mentions watching 'The Late Show' after the 11:00 news
South Park: Fishsticks (2009) (TV Episode)
David Letterman tells the Fishsticks joke on his show
Evil Bong 2: King Bong (2009)
mentioned that the talking bong could go on "Letterman"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Dave was the victim of an extortion attempt
Red Hook (2009)
"Late Show with David Letterman" sign is seen
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions "Stupid Human Tricks" in a news story.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.19 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says that it's now sexual harassment to ask "Who's on Letterman tonight?"
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Vinny Vedecci while interviewing Drew Barrymore
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.27 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $5,000 question
Tosh.0: Crying Giants Fan (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay displays a horror movie called "The Extortionist" based on the extortion attempt against Dave
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.40 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.76 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "I'm Sorry Dave"
The 10th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Naomi Snieckus mentions the show.
This Ain't Dancing with the Stars XXX (2009) (Video)
"David Letterman" want's to give the top 10 reasons why he was thrown off the show
Tosh.0: David After Dentist (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Sigourney Weaver/The Ting Tings (2010) (TV Episode)
David Letterman appears on Larry King Live
Angels in New York: Episode #1.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ed Sullivan Theater seen in Broadway montage.
Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Pearl Jam (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Talk Show with Ravish" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.81 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says that David Letterman wasn't nominated for an Emmy either
30 Rock: The Fabian Strategy (2010) (TV Episode)
Kenneth prepares Dave's audience while they are waiting in line. There is also a placard for the Late Show behind him in the final scene.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #7.45 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ferguson interviews a new P.A. who previously worked on the Letterman show
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #7.81 (2011) (TV Episode)
Secretariat visits the set
Californication: Freeze-Frame (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: The Unitard Dilemma (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien (while interviewing Craig Ferguson) mentions this show
How I Met Your Mother: A Change of Heart (2011) (TV Episode)
Ted, Marshall and Lily talk about getting Scooby on the show to do stupid pet tricks.
South Park: Funnybot (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.176 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the theater where the show tapes was vandalized
Family Guy: Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Tosh.0: I Just Shot Myself (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.33 (2011) (TV Episode)
Altered commercial for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" shows Jay Leno firing a rocket into the Ed Sullivan Theater
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.35 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Herman Cain will be on the show next week
The Simpsons: The D'oh-cial Network (2012) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons sit on Letterman's couch in the opening
Tosh.0: How to Get European Men (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.116 (2012) (TV Episode)
Will Sasso describes a "MADtv" sketch in which "The Tonight Show" and "Late Show" are merged into a single show
How I Met Your Mother: Now We're Even (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Scandal: Enemy of the State (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Newsroom: News Night 2.0 (2012) (TV Episode)
Reese Lansing mentions Letterman's upcoming opening monologue.
Political Animals: Lost Boys (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.194 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jimmy Kimmel will move to a timeslot opposite himself and David Letterman
Louie: Late Show: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Louie is offered a job to replace Letterman
Louie: Late Show: Part 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.109 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Louie: Late Show: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Family Guy: Ratings Guy (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter watches this show
Bones: The But in the Joke (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Tom Green: Tom Green Live (2012)
Tom mentions appearing on the show.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.81 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that since you can look Prince Charles in the eye when you meet him, it's not like going on the Letterman show
Criminal Minds: All That Remains (2013) (TV Episode)
Chip Gordon mentions watching the show.
The Voice UK: Blind Auditions 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Danny O'Donoghue.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.84 (2013) (TV Episode)
Michael Douglas' appearance on the show is mentioned.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.178 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben Schwartz talks about working for the show
Ragnarok (2013)
Allan says their story is big enough for this show
The Family (2013)
Giovanni writes a chapter in his memoir of reasons why he's a good guy after "Letterman's Top 10" lists.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.217 (2013) (TV Episode)
a band member is depicted watching the show
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Ms. Jibsen mentions that T.S. may be interviewed on the show.
Tosh.0: Bad Impressions (2013) (TV Episode)
Letterman imitated
The Big Bang Theory: The Friendship Turbulence (2014) (TV Episode)
Penny mentions the show.
The Neighbors: Close Encounters of the Bird Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
Mary Lou infers that Jimmy Fallon's new job at the Tonight Show will hurt David Letterman's ratings.
The Cinema Snob: Ninja Champion (2014) (TV Episode)
"...or practicing for Letterman's stupid human tricks?"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Whoopi Goldberg/Judd Apatow/John Mulaney (2014) (TV Episode)
Seth Meyers comments on David Letterman's retirement announcement
The Cinema Snob: Black Love (2014) (TV Episode)
"I remember this Letterman sketch: how many dancers can you fit on the stage before someone throws them out?"
The Colbert Report: Sting (2014) (TV Episode)
Colbert mentions David's retirement in his monologue.
Tosh.0: Misses Every Layup (2014) (TV Episode)
Title seen
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.104 (2014) (TV Episode)
Susan Sarandon mentions appearing on the show.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Martin Lawrence/Jenny Slate/Aloe Blacc (2014) (TV Episode)
David Letterman and the Top Ten List are mentioned during Jimmy's opening monologue
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
"Doing 'Letterman'" mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Keith Richards/Debra Messing/The Replacements (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Britney Spears during the Pros & Cons segment
Stalker: Whatever Happened to Baby James? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Martin Short/Ruth Wilson/Walk the Moon (2015) (TV Episode)
Martin Short jokes that Jimmy is eliminating his competition by saying "Leno retires, Craig Ferguson has left, Letterman's retiring and Stewart's retiring. You take them out like Michael Corleone in The Godfather"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ben Stiller/Tim Gunn/Rixton (2015) (TV Episode)
During the Emotional Interview segment, Ben Stiller mentions several other late night hosts
Tosh.0: Fedora Hero Saves Eggs (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K./Rihanna (2015) (TV Episode)
Louis C.K. mentions Letterman's retiring from the Late Show during his goodnights
Tosh.0: How to Give a BJ (2015) (TV Episode)
Seen on projection screen
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Eric Stonestreet/Mike Epps/Nick Swardson/Elle King (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth talks about his appearances on the show as a guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ryan Seacrest/Vanessa Bayer/Chris Gethard/David Lovering (2015) (TV Episode)
Chris Gethard talks about salvaging some of Letterman's set from the garbage to use on his own show
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Patricia.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.50 (2015) (TV Episode)
a still from the show is shown in the "Letterman" category
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: George Clooney/Governor Jeb Bush/Mavis Staples & Friends (2015) (TV Episode)
Stephen talks about the influence of Letterman's predecessor series
Last Man Standing: The Road Less Driven (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joe and Kyle.
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Last Night on Charlie Rose (2015) (TV Episode)
Talk show referenced by Mike Tyson
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.40 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jesse.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.45 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jesse.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kiefer Sutherland/Carice van Houten (2016) (TV Episode)
Kiefer Sutherland mentions that The Lonely Island showed a clip of him interrupting one of their shoots on the show
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.97 (2016) (TV Episode)
Andras is asked a question about the former weatherman who became the host of the Late Show on CBS in the early 90's during his Cash Builder round.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Samuel L. Jackson/Cecily Strong/Spike Feresten/Danny Carey (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Spike Feresten
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.19 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "TV in the Year 2000" category
Fresh Off the Boat: Driving Miss Jenny (2017) (TV Episode)
Dave's mom likes to drink campari and fax David Letterman top ten lists.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: James Corden (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Corden.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.15 (2017) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Over the Top: Simon, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Episode)
Hadley says she almost got Simon a guest spot on Letterman

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Northern Exposure: Sons of the Tundra (1994) (TV Episode)
watched by Shelly
A Night to Die for (1995) (TV Short)
The Nanny: Pen Pals (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran pretends she's on his late night talk show.
Get Shorty (1995)
Hype! (1996)
Eddie (1996)
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (1996) (TV Special)
footage from this show exists in this special
One Fine Day (1996)
Mercury Rising (1998)
clip shown
Bulworth (1998)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
The Talk Show Story (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
Tuesday (2001) (Short)
The frogs are watching TV in an elderly woman's house
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Special)
Chris Whitley: Scrapyard (2001) (Video)
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"Late Show with David Letterman" is #7.
The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2002) (Video)
a clip of Letterman introducing The Cranberries is used to show them reaching success in America
The New Face of Late Night TV (2003) (TV Movie)
Kimmel goes on the show
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
clip shown
The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi (2007) (TV Episode)
seen on TV
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 2 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of the 4/1/2008 show with Sen. John McCain were featured in the 'Pinheads & Patriots' segment.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 3 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of the 1/22/2008 show are featured with guest John Edwards.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips from the 4/3/2008 show with Gail King were featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 25 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of an undated show with Bill O'Reilly were featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 6 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of an undated show are featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 21 August 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Features clips of an undated show.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 3 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Features clips from an undated show.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Features clips from an undated show.
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Brief clip of opening titles during Josh Groban's salute to TV theme songs.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.18 (2008) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted (2009) (Video)
Multiple clips are featured.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: Sexiest Movie Scenes (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips of Demi Moore from a 1996 episode shown in a segment on her stripping scene in Striptease.
Nostalgia Critic: Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Letterman's interviews with Joaquin Phoenix is featured, with a Ninja Turtle head supered over Phoenix's.
Nostalgia Critic: A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.83 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
20/20: Inside the Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose (2010) (TV Episode)
Top 10 list with a bachelor show
Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.130 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.35 (2010) (TV Episode)
a writer is seen watching Dave's monologue
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when a segment on nude calendars looks at the ladies of the Rylstone & District Womens' Institute.
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
clip shown: award nominee
You've Been Trumped (2011)
Shows clips from an episode of this Tonight Show television series featuring Donald Trump.
Nostalgia Critic: Revenge of the Commercials (2011) (TV Episode)
"Play me out, Paul!" and then Critic dances to the theme music
The Undefeated (2011)
David Letterman joking about Sarah Palin
Me at the Zoo (2012)
various clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Magoo (2012) (TV Episode)
Paul Schafer reacts to one of the Critic's bad Late Show type gags.
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Movie)
David Letterman is the #5 Best TV Host.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips of the show when discussing David Letterman who was voted #5 Best TV Host
We Cause Scenes (2013)
A clip is featured.
One Hit Wonderland: It's Raining Men (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
One Hit Wonderland: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.
Mo'adon Layla: Episode #5.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
A short clip with Bar Refaeli
David Letterman: A Life on Television (2015) (TV Movie)
Multiple highlights from show
Amy (2015)
Footage shown.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 19 May 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
short clip of episode dated 24 October 2006; Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic's first appearance on the show
Ferrell Takes the Field (2015) (TV Special)
Excerpts from appearance of Will Ferrell shown with him discussing the project.
O.J.: Made in America (2016)
clips used
Nostalgia Critic: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
Paul plays out the Critic
30 for 30: This Magic Moment (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured.
30 for 30: Doc & Darryl (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured.
The Wizard of Lies (2017) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown of famous comedies making fun of Bernie Madoff's biggest scheme.

Spoofed in 

Pinky and the Brain: It's Only a Paper World (1996) (TV Episode)
A spoof of this show is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Beck (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Late Show skit
The Simpsons: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious (1997) (TV Episode)
Krusty's "Dumb Pet Tricks" segment is a spoof of David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks."
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Tina Turner (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Late Night Skit
The Weird Al Show: Because I Said So (1997) (TV Episode)
Buford and the house band are a parody of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.
Saturday Night Live: Jon Lovitz/Jane's Addiction (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Late Show Skit
Student Bodies: Date-A-Rama (1998) (TV Episode)
In one of the cartoon sequences, the dinosaur presents a Top Ten list on a late night chat show.
Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) (TV Special)
Norm Macdonalds impression of Letterman is featured
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) (TV Special)
Nat X's Top Five list spoofs David Letterman's Top Ten list.
Futurama: War Is the H-Word (2000) (TV Episode)
The list of Bender's Top Ten favorite words is done in a style similar to a Late Show Top Ten list
Family Guy: The Thin White Line (2001) (TV Episode)
Peters as Letterman and Brian as Paul Shaffer.
Kim Possible: Dimension Twist (2005) (TV Episode)
Ron & Drakken somehow end up on a talk show as host and guest respectivley
Robot Chicken: Joint Point (2005) (TV Episode)
Letterman is attacked by Teddy Ruxpin on his show.
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
Stewie spoofs Drew Barrymore flashing David Letterman on the Late Show.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005) (TV Special)
Spoofed during imressions montage
How I Met Your Mother: Moving Day (2007) (TV Episode)
Barney does his own version of a Top 10 list, spoofing David Letterman.
Family Guy: Padre de Familia (2007) (TV Episode)
After a talk-show style monologue punchline from Stewie, they cut to Paul Shaffer acting as he would to a David Letterman monologue
Family Guy: Back to the Woods (2008) (TV Episode)
Peter (as James Woods) is guest on the show
Nostalgia Critic: North (2009) (TV Episode)
Top 10 List parodied
Letterman's Nailin' Palin (2009) (Video)
Spoofed with Randy Spears as David Letterman
Replaying: The Game (2009) (Video Game)
"Pervs: The Game" has David Letterman jumping off the platform with a giant "Top Ten Pervs" list behind him, spoofing his late-night talk show and his 2009 sex scandal; "(stupid heavy petting tricks)" and "(the laid ho with david letterman)"
South Park: Sexual Healing (2010) (TV Episode)
Letterman is seen at the sexual addiction class holding the note cards he uses in his show
The Cleveland Show: Your Show of Shows (2011) (TV Episode)
Lester's dress and animals parody "Jungle" Jack Hanna's appearances on this show
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (Video)
The David Endochrine Show is a spoof of Late Show with David Letterman.
The Starving Games (2013)
The Stanley Caesarman character is partly a send up of David Letteman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bill O'Reilly/Anthony Mackie/Sky Ferreira (2014) (TV Episode)
In tribute to David Letterman's retirement announcement, Jimmy presents the top ten reasons for his retirement, and then throws his pencil at the camera

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