Late Night With David Letterman - Season 12

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Episode Guide

  • Show #1809
    Show #1809
    Episode 68
    6/25/93
    9.9
    Tom Hanks promotes Sleepless in Seattle; Bruce Springsteen and the WMDB perform "Glory Days"; the last song played is "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"; Dave thanks NBC for fifteen wonderful years, then shows footage of himself riding off into the sunset from the 8th Anniversary Special.
  • Show #1808
    Show #1808
    Episode 67
    6/24/93
    0.0

    The penultimate broadcast of Late Night: classic clips include the Kaufman-Lawler kerfuffle, "Forever Biff" cologne, and a Dave haircut montage; Dave tears off the clock attached to the studio monitor and give it to guest Garry Shandling; Michelle Shocked performed "Anchorage."

  • Show #1807
    Show #1807
    Episode 66
    6/23/93
    0.0

    Classic clips include the sheep herding demonstration from February 1990, Dave on a telenovela, and the Crispin Glover incident; one last appearance by Pea Boy; Tom Brokaw discusses his daughter's wedding; 10,000 Maniacs performed "Stockton Gala Days."

  • Show #1806
    Show #1806
    Episode 65
    6/22/93
    7.5
    A second week of memorable clips starts with a highlight from March 28, 1989: Pestering Joan Collins on the "Live At Five" set.
  • Show #1806
    Show #1806
    Episode 64
    6/18/93
    8.1
    Clip from December 10, 1987: Steve Martin's card trick. • "Best of Stupid Human Tricks," including Scott Vassil using his tongue to stop an operating electric fan (first performed on February 25, 1987). • Reprise of "The Strong Guy, The Fat Guy, The Genius."
  • Show #1805
    Show #1805
    Episode 63
    6/17/93
    9.3
    Before the broadcast, audience member Herbe Klumpe III, a resident of Late Night's Top Ten Home Office of Oneonta, NY, presents Dave with two blocks of smoked cheese. Dave dedicates the show to Klumpe, who is featured on camera 14 times and mentioned by Dave 34 times, and by guest Larry King once. Dave spends so much time obsessing over Mr. Klumpe that scheduled guest Cindy Crawford is bumped.moreless
  • Show #1804
    Show #1804
    Episode 62
    6/16/93
    0.0
    Tonight's classic clips include the botched "Monkey-Cam" experiment, a visit to an inventors' convention, and 1990 remote at Dave's dentist's office. Also, Dave meets elderly spelling champion Dorothy Hollingsworth.
  • Show #1803
    Show #1803
    Episode 61
    6/15/93
    9.9
    In the final countdown to "the move," Dave intersperses classic clips with the usual ongoings. Tonight: Larry Bud's intro from Show #1, phony footage from "Jurassic Park," and a clip montage of Dave cavorting with Elite models.
  • Show #1802
    Show #1802
    Episode 60
    5/28/93
    0.0
  • Show #1801
    Show #1801
    Episode 59
    5/27/93
    0.0
    Future CBS Orchestra guitarist Felicia Collins backs up guest Cyndi Lauper, who performs "Who Let in the Rain."
  • Show #1800
    Show #1800
    Episode 58
    5/26/93
    8.1
  • Show #1799
    Show #1799
    Episode 57
    5/25/93
    0.0
  • Show #1798
    Show #1798
    Episode 56
    5/21/93
    7.2
    Dave throws grapes to the audience, then opens a hatch by his desk and throws two down, caught several floors below by Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric on the "Today Show" set.
  • Show #1797
    Show #1797
    Episode 55
    5/20/93
    0.0
  • Show #1796
    Show #1796
    Episode 54
    5/19/93
    0.0
  • Show #1795
    Show #1795
    Episode 53
    5/18/93
    0.0
    A new segment makes its first and last installment: Dave calls La Cabana in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and asks the caller to play, "Do You Speak English?"
  • Show #1794
    Show #1794
    Episode 52
    5/14/93
    0.0
    In tonight's remote, "The Strong Guy, the Fat Guy, and the Genius" makes its broadcast debut.
  • Show #1793
    Show #1793
    Episode 51
    5/13/93
    10
    Sigourney Weaver promotes Dave; a promo is aired for Paul's paralogical TV special "The Alpha Conundrum."
  • Show #1792
    Show #1792
    Episode 50
    5/12/93
    10
  • Show #1791
    Show #1791
    Episode 49
    5/11/93
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer is Ed Burman, cow caller and submarine dive signal impressionist. Later, Dave chats with John Toriello, a ten-year-old Mets fan who injured himself while trying to catch a pop-up at Shea Stadium.
  • Show #1790
    Show #1790
    Episode 48
    5/7/93
    10
  • Show #1789
    Show #1789
    Episode 47
    5/6/93
    10
  • Show #1788
    Show #1788
    Episode 46
    5/5/93
    10
  • Show #1787
    Show #1787
    Episode 45
    5/4/93
    10
    Dave calls Meg Parsont across the street at Simon & Schuster and asks her to throw out of her window beach balls, which Biff attempts to catch below on the street with his beach ball container. Also, Dave meets his Late Night successor, veteran TV writer Conan O'Brien, for the first time.moreless
  • Show #1786
    Show #1786
    Episode 44
    4/30/93
    9.0

    On Viewer Mail, Dave hires a set of twin boys to play his nephew, but they keep botching a rehearsed punchline; a remote finds Dave in a public relations blitz, as he manages to get on the cover of five magazines: "Cats," "Dog World," "Heavy Duty Trucking," "Beverage World," and "Convenience World"; Tina Turner and the WMDB perform "I Don't Want to Fight."

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  • Show #1785
    Show #1785
    Episode 43
    4/29/93
    0.0
  • Show #1784
    Show #1784
    Episode 42
    4/28/93
    0.0
  • Show #1783
    Show #1783
    Episode 41
    4/27/93
    0.0
  • Show #1782
    Show #1782
    Episode 40
    4/16/93
    0.0
  • Show #1781
    Show #1781
    Episode 39
    4/15/93
    10
    "William, the Page With the Fake British Accent" makes his first appearance on Late Night; Dave helps Pete Fatovich find his missing pants.
  • Show #1780
    Show #1780
    Episode 38
    4/14/93
    10
    Black 47 (in their network TV debut) performed "Maria's Wedding."
  • Show #1779
    Show #1779
    Episode 37
    4/13/93
    0.0
    Dave celebrates his 46th birthday (a day late, not that it matters) by showing the audience his new driver's license.
  • Show #1778
    Show #1778
    Episode 36
    4/9/93
    10
    The Late Night Pea Boy needs theme music, so Dave invites him to Marvin Hamlisch's home. Hamlisch appears onstage to perform "The Pea Boy Theme." Meanwhile, "Peggy, the Foul-Mouthed Chambermaid" impersonates Andy Rooney.
  • Show #1777
    Show #1777
    Episode 35
    4/8/93
    10
    Paul becomes a dad as his wife Cathy gives birth to Victoria Lily Shaffer. After handing out cigars, Paul and the band commemorate the event by playing into the first commercial break The Kinks' "Victoria."
  • Show #1776
    Show #1776
    Episode 34
    4/7/93
    10
  • Show #1775
    Show #1775
    Episode 33
    4/6/93
    10
  • Show #1774
    Show #1774
    Episode 32
    4/2/93
    10
    Larry Bud stars in a tape for prospective employees.
  • Show #1773
    Show #1773
    Episode 31
    4/1/93
    10
  • Show #1772
    Show #1772
    Episode 30
    3/31/93
    9.5
    Biff grabs Al Roker from across the hallway to do an impromptu weather forecast; after Paul refuses to stop doing his Ed McMahon impression, Dave drags him to the NBC nurse.
  • Show #1771
    Show #1771
    Episode 29
    3/30/93
    10
    Across the street at Simon and Schuster, Biff commemorates Spring by dropping flower petals out of Meg Parsont's office window.
  • Show #1770
    Show #1770
    Episode 28
    3/26/93
    10
  • Show #1769
    Show #1769
    Episode 27
    3/25/93
    10
  • Show #1768
    Show #1768
    Episode 26
    3/24/93
    8.8

    A brief "Guide for Out-of-Towners"; an unshaven Dennis Miller discusses moving out west and a recent trip to Disney World; "first brother" Roger Clinton reveals that his Secret Service code name is "Headache," then sings "Jack Can I Ride?"

  • Show #1767
    Show #1767
    Episode 25
    3/23/93
    10
  • Show #1766
    Show #1766
    Episode 24
    3/19/93
    0.0
  • Show #1765
    Show #1765
    Episode 23
    3/18/93
    10
  • Show #1764
    Show #1764
    Episode 22
    3/17/93
    0.0
  • Show #1763
    Show #1763
    Episode 21
    3/16/93
    0.0
    Tonight on "Tell Us About Your Lunch": Dave calls Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello (whose brother-in-law is Father Guido Sarducci): "Salad, soup, yogurt, and a Diet Coke."
  • Show #1762
    Show #1762
    Episode 20
    3/5/93
    0.0
  • Show #1761
    Show #1761
    Episode 19
    3/4/93
    10
    Raquel Welch makes a return appearance on Late Night after a seven-year hiatus and manages to mispronounce "Buttafucco," which was bleeped by the censors.
  • Show #1760
    Show #1760
    Episode 18
    3/3/93
    0.0
  • Show #1759
    Show #1759
    Episode 17
    3/2/93
    0.0
    The fifth installment of "Tell Us About Your Lunch" reaches Vice President Al Gore: "Big Mac, french fries, and a Diet Coke." Also, Marisa Tomei discusses her surprise Oscar nomination for My Cousin Vinny.
  • Show #1758
    Show #1758
    Episode 16
    2/26/93
    0.0
    Dave goes door-to-door to ask about President Clinton's economic policy; Dave chats with Robert Rodriguez, the quirky director of a $7000 film called "El Mariachi."
  • Show #1757
    Show #1757
    Episode 15
    2/25/93
    10
  • Show #1756
    Show #1756
    Episode 14
    2/24/93
    0.0

    Two Dateline NBC employees are caught putting an incendiary device under Dave's car; Garry Marshall describes an altercation with Donald Duck; Pauly Shore promotes his upcoming TV special, "Pauly Does Dallas."

  • Show #1755
    Show #1755
    Episode 13
    2/23/93
    0.0
    Dave formally announces that the show is staying in NYC. Also, "Tell Us About Your Lunch" solicits a call to Lee Iacocca: "Scrambled eggs and bacon."
  • Show #1754
    Show #1754
    Episode 12
    2/19/93
    5.5

    "Celebrities Supposedly in the Audience Night" (see recap) doesn't go according to plan; Bill Murray plugs Groundhog Day; Dave feels logy, so he takes several staffers to a hypnotist.

  • Show #1753
    Show #1753
    Episode 11
    2/18/93
    0.0
    "Tell Us About Your Lunch," installment #3: Dave's Mom (flank steak). Also, Dave presents the Top Ten Things Dumb Guys Were Thinking During Clinton's Speech. #7: "I liked it better when Dana Carvey was president."
  • Show #1752
    Show #1752
    Episode 10
    2/17/93
    0.0
    John Turturro promotes his directorial debut, "Mac." Also, "Tell Us About Your Lunch" reaches Johnny Carson: pancakes and bacon.
  • Show #1751
    Show #1751
    Episode 9
    2/16/93
    0.0
    "Tell Us About Your Lunch" debuts. Dave calls new White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, who’s eating tuna fish sandwich on toasted whole wheat. Dee Dee asks Dave if he's moving his upcoming CBS show to Los Angeles. Dave says no and admonishes her to get her facts right. Says Dee Dee: "Oh, we don't worry about that too much around here."moreless
  • Show #1750
    Show #1750
    Episode 8
    2/12/93
    10
    Upon noticing a despondent audience member, Bill Murray brings in the Reverend Al Sharpton to help console her.
  • Show #1749
    Show #1749
    Episode 7
    2/11/93
    10
  • Show #1748
    Show #1748
    Episode 6
    2/10/93
    0.0
    Today on Paul's daytime talk show: Dave is confronted by Satan. Also, Leonard Cohen and the WMDB performs "Be For Real."
  • Show #1747
    Show #1747
    Episode 5
    2/9/93
    0.0
  • Show #1746
    Show #1746
    Episode 4
    2/5/93
    0.0
    Dave formally announces that he's not moving the show to LA; Damon Wayans explains why he's leaving "In Living Color."
  • Show #1745
    Show #1745
    Episode 3
    2/4/93
    7.5

    During "New GE Items," Dave takes home some vibrating deviled eggs; as Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sanbora sits in with the WMDB, his paramour Cher drops by to promote her hair care products; Jon Lovitz plugs Loaded Weapon 1 and discusses "don't ask don't tell"; Mick Jagger makes an appearance to comment on a new segment called "Biff Henderson's House of Rock and Rap."

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  • Show #1744
    Show #1744
    Episode 2
    2/3/93
    0.0
    Paul appears in a faux clip from the movie "Alive"; Dave meets Ken Norton Jr. of the Super Bowl XXVII champion Dallas Cowboys.
  • Show #1743
    Show #1743
    Episode 1
    2/2/93
    0.0