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David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival (1985)



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Credited cast:
David Letterman ... Himself (segment "With My Own Eyes")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Drayton Charlie Drayton ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Christopher Guest ... Himself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
Clint Howard ... Himself (segment "But I'm Happy")
Ron Howard ... Himself (segment "But I'm Happy")
Neil Jason Neil Jason ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Steve Jordan ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Peter Jurasik ... Howie (segment, "But I'm Happy")
Michael Keaton ... Himself (segment "But I'm Happy")
Will Lee Will Lee ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Andrea Martin ... Herself (Segment "PMS")
Sid McGinnis Sid McGinnis ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Michael McKean ... Himself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
Bette Midler ... Herself (segment "Angst on a Shoestring")
Catherine O'Hara ... Herself (segment "PMS")


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Release Date:

30 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


"You Wouldn't Believe Our World" is included on the "Harry Shearer: Now You See It" DVD. See more »


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


Bosc, Bosc, Bosc
Written by Harry Shearer and Paul Shaffer
Performed by Michael McKean
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one of the joys of Letterman's career...
4 July 2006 | by glanter1See all my reviews

This special is one of my very favorite memories of David Letterman, and I've been a big fan for 23+ years now. This special really needs to see the light of day on DVD. It was a wonderful show...something really unusual and experimental, but executed so flawlessly that it seemed easy. Which, if you think about it, is really what David Letterman has always done best...make it look easy.

**minor spoiler** I am mentioning this because I doubt the show will ever see the light of day again. And if it does, this would hardly detract from the overall comedy.

Prior to 9/11, Letterman's show always began with two introductory jokes. First, "From New York..." and then something about the New York being a wretched hell-hole. Second, "And now, a man who..." or some other joke about Dave himself.

For this special, the jokes were:

"From New York, where it's never a good idea to buy loose Milk Duds..."


"And now, a man who found the ending to Rocky IV a *complete* surprise...David LETTERMAN!!!"

Priceless. This special is one of the true joys of Letterman's television career. I really hope I get to see it again someday.

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