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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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David Letterman
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Cast

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David Letterman ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,196 episodes, 1993-2015
Paul Shaffer ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 4,195 episodes, 1993-2015
Alan Kalter Alan Kalter ...  Himself - 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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"There is no off position on the genius switch." See more »


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Show Backstage See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Worldwide Pants See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

NBC claimed "intellectual property rights" on many of Letterman's famous running gags and characters from his original show. As a result, the character of "Larry Bud Melman" was retired (though the actor remained with the show and appeared under his real name), and such traditions as "Viewer Mail", "Stupid Pet Tricks", and the "Top 10 List" were simply renamed. This controversy was the subject of much ridicule during the 1993-94 TV season, mostly from Letterman himself. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Spun-off from Late Night with David Letterman (1982) 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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