Late Show with David Letterman: Season 16, Episode 89

Episode #16.89 (11 Feb. 2009)

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Infamous episode which caught attention because of guest Joaquin Phoenix's weird appearance, only answering questions very limitedly and chewing gum, which he eventually stuck onto David Letterman's desk, and Letterman's constant mocking of this behavior. Since many felt that Phoenix's recent announcement to quit acting and his wish to focus on music in the future was nothing but an Andy Kaufman-like performance art hoax, it was also assumed that Phoenix and Letterman staged their whole conversation. It was admitted in September 2010 that Phoenix's appearance was indeed part of his assuming a fake persona for his performance in I'm Still Here (2010). See more »


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Written by David Banner, Anthony Hamilton, Ramone Montgomery and Kelvin Wooten
Performed by Anthony Hamilton
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