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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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Series cast summary:
David Letterman ...  Self - Host / ... 4,192 episodes, 1993-2015
Paul Shaffer ...  Self - Musical Director / ... 4,190 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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On an early episode of the Late Show, this was 1993 and Dave had just made the jump from NBC, Dave invited Debra Winger on the show to promote her new movie "Wilder Napalm." Debra had a longstanding rivalry with former Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter. Carter eventually married businessman Robert Altman, who himself got caught up in BCCI banking scandal and had to appear in those hearings. On March 30, 1993 the BCCI trial opened in New York City, and Lynda attended the hearings every day, sitting behind Robert with his family to give him support. As this was happening, Lynda's former Wonder Woman co-star, Debra Winger, who played Lynda's sister Wonder Girl on that series in 1976-1977, appeared on CBS's "Late Show with Dave Letterman" to promote her 1993 romantic comedy "Wilder Napalm". On the David Letterman episode Debra reminisced about her Wonder Woman days and also teased co-star Lynda Carter and her husband about the BCCI scandal. At the end of the episode Debra disrobes from the formal dress she is wearing and runs out of the studio wearing her Wonder Girl costume, as Paul Schaffer and his band plays the Wonder Woman theme song, and the audience cheers. You can watch this episode and Debra's Wonder Girl antics on Youtube. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Picket Fences: To Forgive Is Divine (1996) See more »

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The Late Show is Better than ever!!!
12 September 1999 | by connerg-2See all my reviews

If you would have asked me three months ago if I thought that The Late Show with David Letterman was a good show, I would have told you to change the channel to one of the other Late Night shows. But now I have changed my tune, The Late Show with David Letterman is better than ever, and is easily funnier and more entertaining than his competition, and if you have been tuning in to watch the the other Late Night shows (Politically Incorrect - The Tonight Show), then i challenge you, to give Dave a chance and see how much better and funnier he is than those other guys.

Paul Shaffer is on the right key, and Mr. Letterman is definitely still and will always be "King of Late Night". And yes Paul and Dave are a couple of "them guys".


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

30 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Show Backstage See more »

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Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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