Dave attempts to call someone in Leningrad with the assistance of NBC interpreter Ina Gorbatov. He fails to get through twice, so he offers the overseas operator a flight to NYC. Later in the show, Dave meets 5-year-old Rocco Morobito of "Junior Joy Ride" fame.
Tonight on Viewer Mail: "What are you leaving Paul and the band in your will?" Sid wants a microphone, Paul a painting, Anton cash and real estate, and Will a picture of Dave and former President Ford. Later, Dave learns how to drive a New Jersey bus, Buffalo Bob Smith shares a few stories about life during the heyday of "Howdy Doody,"and Joe Cocker performs his top 40 hit "Unchain My Heart."moreless
Sanborn sits in with the band again; Dave does his impression of Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson for the first time; "Marlon Brando" (Chris Elliott) performs his banana dance; another edition of "Rabbit and Conquistador."
Buckwheat Zydeco sits in with the WMDB (along with washboardist Wilbert Willis) and then later performed "Ma 'Tit Fille"; Molly Ringwald promotes The Pick-Up Artist and discusses tackling the works of Shakespeare; Dave meets Alvina Sellers, the "Iowa Hat Lady."
In his first new show since the start of the technicians' strike three weeks earlier, Dave acknowledges the clusters of dark and "errant cameras" filling the stage with "new friends." Later, Calvert/Larry Bud/Kenny the Gardener sings Roy Orbison's "Dream."