Late Night With David Letterman - Season 4

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Episode Guide

  • Show #0658
    Show #0658
    Episode 151
    1/30/86
    0.0
    Tonight on Viewer Mail: Dave tries to destroy his desk with a sledgehammer. The desk has been replaced with a cardboard replica, but nonetheless, what breaks is the sledgehammer. Also, a clip montage set to the tune of "Hungry" by Paul Revere & The Raiders acknowledges the end of the month-long "Soup of the Day" gag.moreless
  • Show #0657
    Show #0657
    Episode 150
    1/29/86
    7.0
    Dave wants to start a rumor that Dan Rather and Peter Jennings are getting married, so Paul helps him pick Arnie Barnes' number out of the Omaha, NE phone book to spread the heresy.
  • Show #0656
    Show #0656
    Episode 149
    1/28/86
    0.0
    Dave explains the awkwardness of doing a monologue the day after the Challenger explosion; "Brush with Stupidity" (see recap); Paul samples the Soup of the Day (cream of broccoli); John Cleese promotes "Clockwise"; Dave chats with Latisha Causey, the nine-year-old author of a new novel.
  • Show #0655
    Show #0655
    Episode 148
    1/27/86
    0.0
    Dave challenges John Fogerty to appear on the show; Tim Conway promotes "The Long Shot" and discusses his comedy partnership with Harvey Korman.
  • Show #0654
    Show #0654
    Episode 147
    1/16/86
    0.0
    Tonight on Viewer Mail: Dave promotes his "Cold Day in Hell" special, while Hal runs a bordello in the camera room; football great Art Donovan tells another one of his tall tales.
  • Show #0653
    Show #0653
    Episode 146
    1/15/86
    0.0
    The Soup of the Day is cauliflower; Steve Jordan walks off the set after Dave says, "How would like to stand on my lawn?" (he returns a minute later); "Grant Tinker" hypes the $64,000,000 RCA Satcom K-1 that was launched yesterday; Wilson Pickett performs "In The Midnight Hour."
  • Show #0652
    Show #0652
    Episode 145
    1/14/86
    0.0
    Biff presents the Late Night Soup of the Day (cheese again); Howard Vinitsky gives a tour of the sound effects room, then switches places with Dave; Dave bribes Chicago Bears quarterback Jim MacMahon to wear a Late Night headband during Super Bowl XX.
  • Show #0651
    Show #0651
    Episode 144
    1/13/86
    0.0
    Barry Sand unveils the Late Night Soup of the Day (cheese); The Ping-Pong Ball machine makes its first appearance on Late Night; Oprah Winfrey (in her first of two appearances on the show before her "feud" with Dave) promotes The Color Purple; rock 'n' roll accordionist Roberta Rubinson returns to perform her oft-requested medley "Smooth Operator/Love Boat/Like a Virgin/What's Love Got to Do with It?"moreless
  • Show #0650
    Show #0650
    Episode 143
    1/9/86
    0.0
    Nonogenerian songwriter Irving Caesar appears on the show again, his first since Late Night's first week on the air four years earlier. He mentions that the original lyrics to his "Tea for Two" were "Ike and Mike, they looked alike, they owned a bike...."
  • Show #0649
    Show #0649
    Episode 142
    1/8/86
    0.0
    The Peace Through Dramatization Players honors what would've been Elvis's 51st birthday with "Elvis: A Birthday Memory" (see recap); Carl Perkins sits in with the WMDB and later sings "Blue Suede Shoes."
  • Show #0648
    Show #0648
    Episode 141
    1/7/86
    0.0
    Marv Albert promotes his brother Al's chocolate hockey pucks; as the end of his segment, while going into a commercial break, Dave asks Marv under the audience applause, "Are these any good?" Marv: "No." Also, Brush With Greatness includes meeting Andy Williams in Leningrad during a filming of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous."moreless
  • Show #0647
    Show #0647
    Episode 140
    1/6/86
    0.0
    It's the first new show of the year, and no comedy piece for the first segment is ready, so Dave spends the time announcing the goofiest lyric of 1985 ("I had a dream, I had an awesome dream," from Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me"), complaining about his new haircut ("I look like a duck"), and forcing out his first guest, Don King. Also introduced is a month-long "Soup of the Day" feature. Tonight, stagehand Jimmy Fitzgerald pays tribute to Creme of Asparagus.moreless
  • Show #0646
    Show #0646
    Episode 139
    12/19/85
    0.0
    Dave shows everyone some "stardust" he received from Steve Jordan the previous night. Also, during Viewer Mail, Jimmy Fitzgerald presents another edition of "Technician's Corner."
  • Show #0645
    Show #0645
    Episode 138
    12/18/85
    0.0
    Paul wears the Guest-Cam throughout the show, which is rechristened the "Band-Cam"; he also shares a Holiday story called "The Littlest Gang Boss." Later, Dave meets Tess, the world's most obedient dog, and Dee Dee Anderson, her comely owner.
  • Show #0644
    Show #0644
    Episode 137
    12/17/85
    0.0
    The latest dig through Dave's Record Collection include "Marching With the Beatles," "How to Buy Meat," and "Lavendar Jane Loves Woman." Later, the show is interrupted by children making barking noises.
  • Show #0643
    Show #0643
    Episode 136
    12/16/85
    0.0
    General Electric has responded to the show's first batch of jokes. As such, Letterman has his own pushbutton and a brochure on pushbuttons, courtesy of G.E.'s General Purpose Control Department in Bloomington, Illinois. Before getting to the guests, Letterman shows off actual Christmas Gift Ideas. (see recap)
  • Show #0642
    Show #0642
    Episode 135
    12/12/85
    0.0
    Dave shoots suction darts at camera two; while plugging The Money Pit, Tom Hanks tries out the Late Night Guest-Cam perched on top of his head; "Grant Tinker" (Gerard) delivers a special message to General Electric, the new owners of NBC.
  • Show #0641
    Show #0641
    Episode 134
    12/11/85
    0.0
    It's the return of Chris Elliott's "The Guy Under the Seats." Tonight's feature is the "lost" episode #128, "Miracle Under the Seats," seen in black-and-white. Later, as Dave and champion egg peeler Barbara Avant compete peeling eggs, he asks, "At what point did you lose your mind?"
  • Show #0640
    Show #0640
    Episode 133
    12/10/85
    0.0
    Time for "Choosing Mr. Christmas," where the audience chooses which pedestrian seen walking on 6th Avenue will be this year's honoree. Chris Elliott's "Fugitive Guy" partner Chet Washington happens to be the third person selected, but Neil Trotta wins. Later, the legendary comedy team of Bob and Ray perform one of their classic skits.moreless
  • Show #0639
    Show #0639
    Episode 132
    12/9/85
    0.0
    The annual lighting of the "Rockefeller Christmas Tree" results in it catching fire, blowing up, and setting off a refinery inferno. Also, Bruce Willis promotes Moonlighting and Charlie Hill does stand-up.
  • Show #0638
    Show #0638
    Episode 131
    12/26/85
    0.0
    Dave shoots the Sky-Cam with darts; Tom Selleck presents a short film about himself that was cut from last month's holiday special.
  • Show #0637
    Show #0637
    Episode 130
    12/25/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Brush with Holiday Hell," audience members relate stories about presents ruined by a flood, exploding Christmas lights, and a burning home (all with writers' embellishments); the genius of Late Night SFX man Howard Vinitsky is rewarded with its very own Top Ten list; Michael Douglas promotes A Chorus Line; Dave meets George Cook, the composer of over 54,000 songs; comedian Larry Miller makes suggestions on how not to get into the Christmas spirit.moreless
  • Show #0636
    Show #0636
    Episode 129
    12/23/85
    0.0
    Dave's gives away a turkey via a giant raffle drum, and the participants are the show's guests for the night: Jack Hanna, Margaret Smith, and Harry Dean Stanton. Margaret wins the bird.
  • David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival
    11/30/85
    0.0
    For the 1st Annual Holiday Film Festival, Dave, Michael Keaton, Andrea Martin with Catherine O'Hara, Bette Midler, and Harry Shearer air films made especially for the special. Also, The World's Most Dangerous Band debut their first music video "Dress Cool."
  • Show #0634
    Show #0634
    Episode 127
    11/26/85
    7.0
    It's the Tokyo Special, with a full Japanese audience, a Japanese interpreter, the "Merv Griffin of Japan," a washed-up baseball player, and Kenny Rogers. (see recap for more details.)
  • Show #0633
    Show #0633
    Episode 126
    11/25/85
    0.0
    A Late Night panel convenes to debate whether Tony Randall is the third smartest man in the country.
  • Show #0632
    Show #0632
    Episode 125
    11/21/85
    0.0
    Dave wears the Suit of Chips and is hoisted “like a tea-bag” into one ton of onion dip. Later, Dave sprays staffers and audience members with dip. Also, Chris Elliott stars in the final episode of "The Fugitive Guy": "The Murder-Go-Round."
  • Show #0631
    Show #0631
    Episode 124
    11/20/85
    0.0
    It's the Too Tired to Do a Show broadcast, as Dave hosts Late Night upstairs in the staff offices. The writing staff takes turns reading the monologue jokes they wrote, while Dave gives the audience at home a tour of the offices. By the end, he persuades a very reluctant Teri Garr to take a shower in his office bathroom. The last words spoken before show fadeout are by Teri in the shower: "I hate you."moreless
  • Show #0630
    Show #0630
    Episode 123
    11/19/85
    0.0
    Tonight's visit to the NBC Bookmobile features books such as "Howard Cosell, You Insufferable Bastard," "New York Bell's Treasury of Lottery Numbers," and "Womans Be Thinking Too Much" by Ike Turner.
  • Show #0629
    Show #0629
    Episode 122
    11/18/85
    0.0
    Tonight's "Brush with Stupidity" features one audience member who left his car unlocked and everything inside stolen, a priest who forget his sermon, and a third audience member who used Nair on her eyebrows.
  • Show #0628
    Show #0628
    Episode 121
    11/14/85
    0.0
    Sam Kinison makes his network television debut on Late Night. Sam screams about African famines, "Live where the food is!" Dave screams back, "Shoot me!"
  • Show #0627
    Show #0627
    Episode 120
    11/13/85
    0.0
    Food sculptors appear on Late Night as Dave puts jello in his pants.
  • Show #0626
    Show #0626
    Episode 119
    11/12/85
    0.0
    A combined Stupid Pet and Human Trick: Mary Jane Sorgel balances her dog Muffy on her head as she twirls a baton.
  • Show #0625
    Show #0625
    Episode 118
    11/11/85
    0.0
    302-pound NFL rookie William "The Refridgerator" Perry promotes the Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" music video; Paul suggests consulting your local library to figure out what exactly Dave and Jerry Seinfeld were discussing in their interview.
  • Show #0624
    Show #0624
    Episode 117
    11/7/85
    0.0
    In tonight's episode of "The Fugitive Guy," Chris Elliott is "Roger Campbell as Pantomine Mummenschantz," discussing teenage obesity.
  • Show #0623
    Show #0623
    Episode 116
    11/6/85
    10
    Tonight’s edition of "New Gift Items" includes a Bumper Sticker Display Rack, "The A-Team" Stunt Alarm, and the Jigsaw Camera. Film Coordinator Rick Scheckman provides an amusing piece of LNDL history by demonstrating the Shower Copier in the nude, much to the surprise of Dave and everyone else. Later, Dave meets Buddy Biancalana of the World Champion Kansas City Royals (and Countdown Calendar fame).moreless
  • Show #0622
    Show #0622
    Episode 115
    11/5/85
    0.0
    Dave answers the NBC complaint line; Sting and Branford Marsalis perform "Roxanne" and talk about the upcoming documentary Bring On The Night.
  • Show #0621
    Show #0621
    Episode 114
    11/4/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Brush With Greatness": audience members describe their close encounters with Mickey Rooney, Linda Blair, and Dr. Joyce Brothers.
  • Show #0620 (90 Minute Special)
    10/26/85
    0.0
    It's the Tri-State-Area special, in which Dave pays tribute to the fine sights and sounds of the metropolitan area. Larry "Bud" presents a plaque to residents of Fort Lee, New Jersey, with Miss Petite Tri-State. Later, John Cougar Mellancamp (the only guest of the evening) performs "Small Town."
  • Show #0619
    Show #0619
    Episode 112
    10/24/85
    0.0
    Chris Elliott, star of The Fugitive Guy, announces his marriage to "Brandy" (Late Night staffer and real future wife Paula Niedert); comedian J.J. Wall makes his network television debut.
  • Show #0618
    Show #0618
    Episode 111
    10/23/85
    0.0
    This year's "New Halloween Costumes" portray Merlin Olsen, an Automatic Tarp Machine, Ginzu Knives, and a Tainted Shellfish.
  • Show #0617
    Show #0617
    Episode 110
    10/22/85
    0.0
    Film Coordinator Rick Scheckman is "Mr. X" of the show's Nielsen family, as he fills in Tuesday night's viewing via a spot on "Wheel of Fortune." Also, the band introduces bee expert Max Beck with Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't."
  • Show #0616
    Show #0616
    Episode 109
    11/27/85
    0.0
    Tonight's Supermarket Finds include magnetic hair jewelry, beef-iron and wine, and "Pure Redd Foxx Urine."
  • Show #0615 (851017)
    Show #0615 (851017)
    Episode 108
    10/17/85
    0.0
    Before the show, Dave rips Arnold Schwarzenegger's sport coat; during his interview, Dave coaxes Arnold into bringing out fiancee Maria Shriver from the green room; a confused Chris Elliott is under the seats for "The Fugitive Guy" (tonight's episode: "A Pinch of Salt, a Dash of Death"); Julia Child makes an omelet and steps on one of last night's cockroaches; George Burns makes a surprise walk-on, then gives Julia a cigar.moreless
  • Show #0614 (851016)
    Show #0614 (851016)
    Episode 107
    10/16/85
    0.0
    The Mobile Sky-Cam is examined by Japanese research experts; Penn & Teller release hundreds of cockroaches into the studio.
  • Show #0611 (851010)
    Show #0611 (851010)
    Episode 104
    10/10/85
    0.0
    Tonight on Viewer Mail: NBC Chairman "Grant Tinker" (Gerard) promotes his children's show, "Uncle Grant's Cartoon Cabin."
  • Show #0610
    Show #0610
    Episode 103
    10/9/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "The Museum of the Hard-to-Believe": The Royal Insect, The Dog That Likes His Walkman, and The Talking Muffin of London Town.
  • Show #0609
    Show #0609
    Episode 102
    10/8/85
    0.0
    Synopsis to be added later.
  • Show #0607
    Show #0607
    Episode 100
    10/3/85
    0.0
    Dave defends the Top Ten List during "Viewer Mail," and explains that it comes from the home office in Milwaukee, not him. This begins of one of the show's most beloved running gags.
  • Show #0606
    Show #0606
    Episode 99
    10/2/85
    0.0
    "King Shoe" is selected from the street. Also, The Fugitive Guy airs a new episode, "Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Dead," with Chris/Roger pretending to be an Olympic gymnast.
  • Show #0605
    Show #0605
    Episode 98
    10/1/85
    0.0
    Dave does his classic impressions of James Stewart and Dwight Gooden; for the first time, Gerard Mulligan shows off his newborn son "Kevin" (Chris Elliott).
  • Show #0604 (850930)
    Show #0604 (850930)
    Episode 97
    9/30/85
    0.0
    Mark Knopfler sits in with the band and performs "Walk of Life" with the WMDB; the Sky-Cam is introduced on the show.
  • Show #0603
    Show #0603
    Episode 96
    9/26/85
    0.0
    Flunky the Clown makes his second appearance on Viewer Mail: "The prostate's on the blink again."
  • Show #0602 (850925)
    Show #0602 (850925)
    Episode 95
    9/25/85
    0.0
    Synopsis to be added later.
  • Show #0601 (850924)
    Show #0601 (850924)
    Episode 94
    9/24/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Stupid Pet Tricks," one dog picks up three tennis balls at once, another chooses McDonald's over Burger King (his favorite), and a third balances himself on a fiber glass rod.
  • Show #0600
    Show #0600
    Episode 93
    9/19/85
    0.0
    Dave asks Cue-Card boy Kevin Kay to read a few monologue jokes. Kevin gets more laughs than Dave.
  • Show #0599
    Show #0599
    Episode 92
    9/18/85
    0.0
    The Top Ten List makes its auspicious debut with "Top Ten Words That Almost Rhyme with Peas." Meanwhile, Dave takes Miss America Susan Aiken outside to meet pedestrians on 6th Avenue.
  • Show #0598 (850917)
    Show #0598 (850917)
    Episode 91
    9/17/85
    0.0
    Tonight's episode of The Fugitive Guy: "Eenie Meenie Minie Murder." Meanwhile, Francesco Hernandez (of Jose Cuevro fame) whistles "New York, New York."
  • Show #0597
    Show #0597
    Episode 90
    9/16/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Brush with Stupidity," Danny Schiavo had a run-in with a biker, Matt Blimline built his own hang glider, and Barbara Stone had her luggage stolen by a bum. Tonight's guests are the legendary Sammy Davis, Jr. and "Fun with Sonics" with NYU professor of physics Dr. Richard Brandt. Miss Alabama, Angela Tower, is hanging out in the studio and helps Dave with "People Who Won't Be On The Show."moreless
  • Show #0592 (850829)
    Show #0592 (850829)
    Episode 89
    8/29/85
    9.0
    It's the Summer Replacement Special, a.k.a. "Dave Letterman's Summertime Sunshine Happy Hour," a tribute to bygone variety shows like the Smothers Brothers, Sonny & Cher, Carol Burnett, and the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
  • Show #0591 (850828)
    Show #0591 (850828)
    Episode 88
    8/28/85
    0.0
    Dave plugs 1-800-720-DAVE; Eddie Murphy promotes his new movie (see recap).
  • Show #0590 (850827)
    Show #0590 (850827)
    Episode 87
    8/27/85
    0.0
    The show's open is read by guest James Brown, who later performs "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Go Crazy/Sex Machine." Also, Dave points out that guitarist Sid McGinnis and writer Gerry Mulligan both become dads: Katherine Pearl McGinnis and Kevin Mulligan were born today.
  • Show #0589 (850826)
    Show #0589 (850826)
    Episode 86
    8/26/85
    0.0
    Dave calls W. Bruce Nelson regarding the purchase of lentils.
  • Show #0588 (850822)
    Show #0588 (850822)
    Episode 85
    8/22/85
    0.0
    Returning NBC affiliate WSAV in Savannah, Georgia, is brought up to date throughout the show with "Al Frisch's NBC Theatre;" "Viewer Mail;" Ohio State Fair blue ribbon prize winner Seth Miranda displays giant fruits and vegetables; Chris Elliott with a look at "The Fugitive Guy;" a tour of 46th Street; fashion designer Dianne Brill visits.moreless
  • Show #0587 (850821)
    Show #0587 (850821)
    Episode 84
    8/21/85
    0.0
    Bryant Gumbel is still steamed about Dave’s Today Show prank, so Dave plays more Today Show promos in an attempt to smooth things over. Also, in a Stupid Human Trick for the ages, P. Gary Egrie spins a tray while balancing three matchbooks on a box of cigarettes.
  • Show #0586 (850820)
    Show #0586 (850820)
    Episode 83
    8/20/85
    0.0
    In an attempt to reconcile with Bryant Gumbel, Dave plays on-air promos for "The Today Show" throughout the show; Tom Hanks plugs Volunteers; Chris Elliott is The Fugitive Guy in an episode titled "Hold Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"; baseball great Mickey Mantle visits.
  • Show #0585 (850819)
    Show #0585 (850819)
    Episode 82
    8/19/85
    9.8
    The "Brush with Greatness" segment now has writer's embellishments; Dave crashes a taping of the "Today" show (see recap); Toots Thielemans performs "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" on his harmonica.
  • Show #0596
    Show #0596
    Episode 81
    9/12/85
    0.0
    Tonight on Viewer Mail, a flashback is seen through the eyes of Paul, Dave, writer Fred Graver, and Segment Producer Robert Morton.
  • Show #0595
    Show #0595
    Episode 80
    9/11/85
    0.0
    NBC Bookmobile includes "Roy, the Elf with Bad Knees," "Unthreatening Armies of the World," and "I Am Not Eubanks."
  • Show #0594
    Show #0594
    Episode 79
    9/10/85
    0.0
    "New Fashion Trends" include Babushkas for Men, the Baitshop Look, Eyeglasses Explosion, and Vaseline and Lawn Trimmings.
  • Show #0593 (850909)
    Show #0593 (850909)
    Episode 78
    9/9/85
    0.0
    Tonight on New Dial-It-Services, Soviet Foreign Minister "Andre Gromyko" (Jeff Martin) does an impersonation of Connie Francis singing "Where the Boys Are."
  • Show #0584
    Show #0584
    Episode 77
    8/1/85
    0.0
    Tonight on Viewer Mail, Jud from New York asks if folks whose letters are read on the air are notified beforehand. Yes, Dave claims, as he plays a clip of a typical letter-writer's plane trip to New York: a day shopping, watching the show, and dancing, before being taken to a hospital and given a brain incision to eradicate all memory of the last 24 hours.moreless
  • Show #0583 (850731)
    Show #0583 (850731)
    Episode 76
    7/31/85
    7.0
    Dave chooses Ms. Humidity, 1985. Also, Chris Elliott appears again as Roger Campbell, The Fugitive Guy. Tonight's episode: "Lights, Camera, Murder."
  • Show #0582 (850730)
    Show #0582 (850730)
    Episode 75
    7/30/85
    0.0
    It's "The Great Stereo Giveaway": Dave tries to give away an RCA GKC 2050 stereo television console by phoning folks at random. There's no answer in Nevada, a Pennsylvania line is disconnected; after being hung up and cursed at by another call to Pennsylvania, Dave finally persuades a call to accept the prize.moreless
  • Show #0581
    Show #0581
    Episode 74
    7/29/85
    0.0
    Slightly overweight pitcher Terry Forster finally appears on Dave after a month-old feud. The man Dave called a "tub of goo" spends his second segment cooking beef and chicken tacos.
  • Show #0580
    Show #0580
    Episode 73
    7/25/85
    0.0
    In a truly Stupid Pet Trick, a dog imitates his owner sneezing.
  • Show #0587
    Show #0587
    Episode 72
    8/28/85
    0.0

    In her first appearance on the Late Show, Whitney Houston performed her hit "Saving All My Love For You."

  • Show #0579
    Show #0579
    Episode 72
    7/24/85
    0.0
    The show is short a guest, so Dave goes to the nearest window to search for one outside. Ceil and her boyfriend happily comply. Also, Connie Chung demonstrates her talent for crushing walnuts.
  • Show #0578
    Show #0578
    Episode 71
    7/23/85
    0.0
    Late Night goes Stereo! In a solemn ceremony where NBC President "Grant Tinker" advertises his General Electric stereo TV, a crew member flips a switch to enhance the show's audio quality, and the television picture suddenly turns to black and white.
  • Show #0577
    Show #0577
    Episode 70
    7/22/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Brush with Stupidity": One audience member accidently locked a guy in a trunk; another backed out of her garage with the garage door closed.
  • Show #0576
    Show #0576
    Episode 69
    6/27/85
    0.0
    Dave gives the audience an update on active/inactive showbiz feuds; Eddie Van Halen sits in with the WMDB and performs "Panama."
  • Show #0575
    Show #0575
    Episode 68
    6/26/85
    8.5
    NBC head "Grant Tinker" interviews employees in the NBC Commissary; Paul promotes two books on Dave, "Things Dave Said" and "More Dave."
  • Show #0574 (850625)
    Show #0574 (850625)
    Episode 67
    6/25/85
    0.0
    Chris Elliott makes his second appearance as Roger Campbell, The Fugitive Guy, in an episode titled "Cue for Murder."
  • Show #0573
    Show #0573
    Episode 66
    6/24/85
    6.5
    In a flashback to March 26th, 1985, Larry "Bud" accidently hits himself with a hammer, screams out "Sussudio," and gives Phil Collins an idea for a song title.
  • Show #0572
    Show #0572
    Episode 65
    6/20/85
    0.0
  • Show #0571
    Show #0571
    Episode 64
    6/19/85
    5.5
    Chris Elliott introduces himself as Roger Campbell, The Fugitive Guy. Today's premiere episode is titled "Music Soothes the Savage Killer."
  • Show #0570
    Show #0570
    Episode 63
    6/18/85
    0.0
    Dave walks to an NBC office window and with his bullhorn orders five hot dogs from a vendor on the street.
  • Show #0569
    Show #0569
    Episode 62
    6/17/85
    0.0
  • Show #0568
    Show #0568
    Episode 61
    6/13/85
    0.0
    "Dropping Stuff Off a Five-Story Tower" makes its Late Night premiere.
  • Show #0567
    Show #0567
    Episode 60
    6/12/85
    0.0
    "Grant Tinker" introduces the Late Night Anthem, "A Late Night World of Love," performed by the Late Night International Children's Choir, consisting of Dave, Paul, Al Frisch, Chris Elliott, Larry Bud, and four kids.
  • Show #0566
    Show #0566
    Episode 59
    6/11/85
    0.0
  • Show #0565
    Show #0565
    Episode 58
    6/10/85
    0.0
    Dave escorts guest Jerry Hall into the hall and introduces her to fellow guest Rich Hall, Graphics Coordinator Edd Hall and his wife Liza Hall, "Stupid Pet Tricks" Coordinator Susan Hall, and Jerry's sister Rosy Hall.
  • Show #0564
    Show #0564
    Episode 57
    7/11/85
    8.0
    First guest Grace Jones is late showing up, so Dave interviews Late Night intern Heloise Elwaz until Jones arrives.
  • Show #0563 (850710)
    Show #0563 (850710)
    Episode 56
    7/10/85
    0.0
    Dave warns his viewers to avoid watching the "CBS Late Movie" and, in a comment that seems ironic in retrospect, declares that he's "trying to take over CBS." Also, Dave pays tribute to departing staffer Elaine Siegal by giving her the best seat in the house, hoisted on a Jupiter's harness ten feet up in the air.moreless
  • Show #0562
    Show #0562
    Episode 55
    7/9/85
    0.0
    Dave, guest Lesley-Anne Down, and Al Frisch go to the 6th Floor elevators and give away gift items sent by fans.
  • Show #0561
    Show #0561
    Episode 54
    7/8/85
    0.0
    "Stupid Pet Tricks" includes a doberman that retrieves a rock from the bottom of a fish tank.
  • Show #0560
    Show #0560
    Episode 53
    5/30/85
    8.0
  • Show #0559
    Show #0559
    Episode 52
    5/29/85
    0.0
    Dave, in a Suit of Suet, steps into a cage of farm animals, which ignore him. Nevertheless, Al Frisch stands guard with a holstered gun, just in case the animals get too hungry.
  • Show #0558
    Show #0558
    Episode 51
    5/28/85
    0.0
  • Show #0557
    Show #0557
    Episode 50
    5/27/85
    0.0
    A "Celebrity Clothing" segment features window washer-cum-psychic Morris Fonte.
  • Show #0556
    Show #0556
    Episode 49
    5/23/85
    0.0
    Another Kenny the Gardener segment (with Larry "Bud" as Kenny) features his nephew "Tad" (Chris Elliott), who sings "Rikki Don't Love That Number," prompting Dave to leave the set.
  • Show #0555
    Show #0555
    Episode 48
    5/22/85
    0.0
    "Supermarket Finds" include a Square Egg Press, Hungarian Goulash Paste, and a Granny Fork.
  • Show #0554
    Show #0554
    Episode 47
    5/21/85
    0.0
  • Show #0553
    Show #0553
    Episode 46
    5/20/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Bad Phone Call": police officer Paul Pereira calls his chief and tells him he lost his new badge.
  • Show #0552
    Show #0552
    Episode 45
    5/16/85
    8.7
    Los Angeles, Day 4: the Hollywood sign behind Dave reads "El Monte"; also in the backdrop, Mayor Tom Bradley throws things behind Dave's desk, with the obligatory crashing noises; Johnny Carson drops by with a quick-to-assemble "Tonight Show" desk, then completes a joke he began on his own show an hour earlier.moreless
  • Show #0551
    Show #0551
    Episode 44
    5/15/85
    4.5
    Los Angeles, Day 3: in honor of Hugh Hefner's appearance, Paul is dressed in silk lounging pajamas.
  • Show #0550
    Show #0550
    Episode 43
    5/14/85
    0.0
    Los Angeles, Day 2: Stevie Wonder sings a medley of his hits from homebase, Dave gives a tour of the Burbank studios, and guest Andy Griffith.
  • Show #0549
    Show #0549
    Episode 42
    5/13/85
    0.0
    Late Night begins its first-ever week in Los Angeles. Dave drives into the the Burbank studio, Chris Elliott is beach-bum "Pierce, the Laid-Back Guy" (later renamed Skylark), "Stupid Pet Tricks" includes a horse that hulas, and Bo Derek can't remember her high school.
  • Show #0548
    Show #0548
    Episode 41
    5/9/85
    0.0
    British film critic Brandon Gray discusses the upcoming Summer blockbusters.
  • Show #0547
    Show #0547
    Episode 40
    5/8/85
    3.5
    Dave riffs on New Coke; Charles Grodin promotes Movers & Shakers.
  • Show #0546
    Show #0546
    Episode 39
    5/7/85
    0.0
    Eric Clapton sits in with the WMDB; Beverly D'Angelo promotes National Lampoon's European Vacation.
  • Show #0545
    Show #0545
    Episode 38
    5/6/85
    0.0
    "Brush With Stupidity" features Barbara Dale, who got her hair stuck in a typewriter, Tom Kaniewski, who accidently set off a fire extinguisher in his car, and Peter Vote, who struck a fuel line while burying a pet.
  • Show #0544
    Show #0544
    Episode 37
    4/25/85
    6.0
    Another remote with Mr. Curious; Dave meets "police poet" Mary Ann Thurber and famed boxing physician Ferdie Pacheco; Darlene Love performed "River Deep, Mountain High."
  • Show #0541 (850422)
    Show #0541 (850422)
    Episode 34
    4/22/85
    0.0
    The Peace Through Dramatization Players (Steve O'Donnell, Marie O'Donnell, Jeff Martin, and Chris Elliott) perform their latest saga, "A World Without Taxes."
  • Show #0539
    Show #0539
    Episode 32
    4/17/85
    0.0
    Dr. Richard Brandt presents another science demonstration, tonight called "Fun With Gravity."
  • Show #0536
    Show #0536
    Episode 29
    4/11/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Stupid Pet Tricks": a dog breakdances, a bird opens its cage, and a Chihuahua performs rug aquatics.
  • Show #0535 (850410)
    Show #0535 (850410)
    Episode 28
    4/10/85
    0.0
    Chris performs his last "Guy Under the Seats," titled "The Great White Whale," and Dave later offers Chris a video retrospective.
  • Show #0534
    Show #0534
    Episode 27
    4/9/85
    0.0
    For reasons not entirely explained, a statue of Perry Como is displayed in the backdrop.
  • Show #0533
    Show #0533
    Episode 26
    4/8/85
    0.0
    Actor Van Johnson makes a lasting impression to the show by cupping his ears during a commercial break so not to hear Paul and the band and generally makes it clear that he's too famous to appear on the show.
  • Show #0532
    Show #0532
    Episode 25
    4/4/85
    0.0
    Tonight on "Viewer Mail": Dave presents a videotape of guest Leon Spinks, whose voice is overdubbed with that of Maurice Chevalier.
  • Show #0531
    Show #0531
    Episode 24
    10/29/85
    0.0
    Synopsis to be added later.
  • Show #0530
    Show #0530
    Episode 23
    4/3/85
    0.0
    Wendy Moran returns to celebrate her first year anniversary at NBC. She's congratulated with video greetings from Bill Cosby, Connie Chung, Ed Marinaro, and NBC Nurse Dennise Robinson, while Paul sings a lovely tribute.
  • Show #0529 (850402)
    Show #0529 (850402)
    Episode 22
    4/2/85
    0.0
    Dave takes Al Frisch into the hallway to meet Former President Jimmy Carter, who's awaiting his appearance on Live-at-Five. Carter tells Dave, "Being President isn't much; being on David Letterman is a big deal."
  • Show #0527
    Show #0527
    Episode 20
    3/27/85
    0.0
    Chris Elliott's running character, The Guy Under the Seats, features "Chris and Pinky," with Chris as a ventriloquist and a Chris lookalike as his dummy. While descending back below, it's the dummy this time who threatens to make Dave's life a living hell.
  • Show #0526
    Show #0526
    Episode 19
    3/26/85
    9.1
    NBC Bookmobile titles include "How to Flatten Your Stomach, by the College of Cardinals," "Leo Buscaglia's Touch Me on the D Train," and "John Riggins' 500 Comebacks for Every Situation."
  • Show #0521
    Show #0521
    Episode 14
    2/27/85
    8.0
    Its the "Morning Show" special, as Dave and his co-host "Tawny Harper Reynolds" simulate a typically vapid network morning program. Larry Bud gives the traffic report, while Dr. Henry gives the weather. Also, while exercising on the floor, Carol Channing repeatedly exposes her underpants to the camera.
  • Show #0520
    Show #0520
    Episode 13
    2/26/85
    0.0
    After a paint-removing demonstration with Orange Magic inventor Rocky Dellutri, guest Bryant Gumbel spray-paints "6A" on Dave's desk; Dave retaliates by spray-painting socks on Bryant's bare ankles. Later, during a hand-puppet demonstration with a skylamp outside, Dave gives a giant hand-shadow finger on the Exxon building.
  • Show #0519
    Show #0519
    Episode 12
    2/25/85
    0.0
    George Wendt recalls missing his final exams as a student at the University of Notre Dame: "We had a party and then drove to Denver."
  • Show #0517
    Show #0517
    Episode 10
    2/20/85
    0.0
    Chris Elliott presents "Guy Under the Seats," episode 10: "The Dead Man's Ring." Also, Judge Reinhold discusses how he was cast in the music video for the Pat Benetar song "Shadows of the Night."
  • Show #0516
    Show #0516
    Episode 9
    2/19/85
    0.0
    Dave and later Teri Garr take questions from a Live Call-In.
  • Show #0515
    Show #0515
    Episode 8
    2/18/85
    0.0
    Audience participants' "Brush With Stupidity" include a woman who set her restaurant menu on fire, a man who crashed his car into a funeral procession, and a woman who trapped herself in a freezer.
  • Show #0514
    Show #0514
    Episode 7
    2/14/85
    0.0
    Dave wears the Suit of Sponges; after being dipped into 25 gallons of water, his weight increases from 190 to over 500 pounds.
  • Show #0513
    Show #0513
    Episode 6
    2/13/85
    0.0
    Larry "Bud" greets passengers departing from the Staten Island Ferry; in tonight's remote, several household items are crushed by a 80-ton hydrualic press.
  • Show #0512
    Show #0512
    Episode 5
    2/12/85
    0.0
    "New Gift Items" include the Liz Taylor's Ex-Husbands vs. Warren Beatty's Ex-Girlfriends Chess Set, the Harry Truman Incorrect Date Calendar, and the See & Say Farm Movie Wheel.
  • Show #0511
    Show #0511
    Episode 4
    2/11/85
    0.0
    Dave pays tribute to Biff Henderson's first 25 years at NBC by having an NBC "executive" sing "Ebony and Ivory."
  • Show #0510
    Show #0510
    Episode 3
    2/7/85
    0.0
    In their first appearances on Late Night, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings perform "Here Comes That Rainbow Again."
  • Show #0509
    Show #0509
    Episode 2
    2/6/85
    0.0
    Pee Wee Marquette (the onetime master of ceremonies at the Birdland jazz club) reminisces about various jazz greats.
  • Show #0508
    Show #0508
    Episode 1
    2/5/85
    0.0
    Audio technician Al Frisch invites a couple from the audience to join him on a "Millionaire Weekend" in Paris. Also, Chris Elliott presents Episode 9 of "The Guy Under the Seats": "Roosevelt, a One-Man Show."
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