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Steve Martin displays his valuable antique Chinese ceramics on the show. Most are eventually destroyed by a wandering boom mike, camera, elbow, and tennis balls. However, a herd of goats and sheep walk through the exhibit and knock down nothing.
Dave pays tribute to the "sister show" in Italy with guest Maurizio Costanzo (host of The Maurizio Costanzo Show). The two shows exchange clips, and commemorative plates of the sister show accord are proudly displayed.
Chris Elliott debuts his "Comparison Test" during a Viewer Mail question. Tonight, he tries to determine which is lower in cholesterol, Peanut Oil or Corn Oil, by drinking a pint of each. "No difference, Dave." Later in the show, Paul sits in the hot seat to promote This is Spinal Tap.moreless
Dave and Paul dwell on a missing camera; Dave and US Open champ Chris Evert-Lloyd hit tennis balls from a cannon in the 6th floor hallway; Paula Poundstone makes her Late Night debut; 20-plus standby audience members are treated to a mini version of tonight's show.
In tonight's remote, Dave visits crew member Al Frisch at home, showing off his collection of over 25,000 postcards; in his latest comparison test, Chris Elliott eats raw coffee beans; another pep talk from Col. Gordon Cooper; Glenn Frey performed "The Heat Is On."
Tonight's episode of Chris Elliott's Guy Under the Seats: "The Cookout." Later, Dave interviews Marian Aslakson, a member of the first Girl Scout troop.