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Late Show with David Letterman 

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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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Series cast summary:
David Letterman ...  Self - Host / ... 4,196 episodes, 1993-2015
Paul Shaffer ...  Self - Musical Director / ... 4,195 episodes, 1993-2015
Alan Kalter ...  Self - Announcer / ... 1,479 episodes, 1995-2015
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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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Many, including rival talk show host Jay Leno, whom NBC chose over David Letterman as Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show (1962) successor in a bitter competition between the two, saw Carson's Late Show with David Letterman (1993) cameo appearance as a signal that Carson preferred Letterman over Jay. See more »

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[David is working at McDonald's]
Customer: Can I have two Whoppers, please
David Letterman: We're all out of Whopples.
Customer: No. Whoppers, Whoppers.
David Letterman: We got no Whoppers. You kids quit screwin' around. We got no Whoppers here. Don't make me come out there.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) See more »

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Dave is turning back to the old Dave!
4 February 2005 | by SandraD82See all my reviews

I have been a big Letterman fan for years. I would tape shows when I was only 13, never missed a show. I agree that Letterman had his years where you could tell he felt like a failure and didn't put much into it. But I will add that he is much more real than Jay Leno. Jay Leno is your typical phony talk show host. You really saw how real Dave is if you saw his show on January 31, 2005 remembering Johnny Carson. I saw both his and Leno's shows on Johnny. Jay seemed much more scripted and fake. This was probably due to how the death of Johnny Carson hit the two, being that Dave was close with Johnny. (Johnny even wrote jokes in retirement and sent them to Dave to use). I have noticed lately that Dave's comedy is turning back around to the old Dave. Hopefully he realizes that he is appreciated and keeps up the turn around!


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

30 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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Late Show Backstage See more »

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Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Worldwide Pants See more »
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Dolby

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16:9 HD
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