Late Night With David Letterman - Season 7

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Episode Guide

  • Show #1086
    Show #1086
    Episode 111
    1/20/89
    0.0
  • Show #1085
    Show #1085
    Episode 110
    1/19/89
    0.0
  • Show #1084
    Show #1084
    Episode 109
    1/18/89
    0.0
    Cigarette butts are the latest item to fall out of the Box O'Thrills; Dr. Ralph Campo explains the curriculum at the University of Psychic Science.
  • Show #1083
    Show #1083
    Episode 108
    1/17/89
    0.0
    Popcorn spills out of the Box O'Thrills; Dave goes at length comparing the Bush inauguration to Super Bowl XXIII.
  • Show #1082
    Show #1082
    Episode 107
    1/13/89
    0.0
    Dave and Paul discuss the disadvantages of hailing a cab to work; empty cereal boxes fall out of the Box O'Thrills; Dave's "Wife" is profiled.
  • Show #1081
    Show #1081
    Episode 106
    1/12/89
    0.0
    Dave crudely trims his tie with an old pair of scissors; tonight's entry in the Box O'Thrills is socks; Keenan Ivory Wayans performs stand-up and promotes "In Living Color."
  • Show #1080
    Show #1080
    Episode 105
    1/11/89
    0.0
    Russian translator Ina Gorbatov sits in with the WMDB; the second installment of "Al Maher's Box O' Thrills" consists of ping pong balls dropped from the ceiling; Chris Elliott offers a sumo wrestling outfit to Dave, who refuses to put it on, so Chris leaves the set and is heard singing "At Seventeen" backstage.moreless
  • Show #1079
    Show #1079
    Episode 104
    1/10/89
    0.0
    Before the show, Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to open a package of peanuts but can't, so Dave has to do it for him. Also, today debuts a new segment called "Al Maher's Box O' Thrills"; today, sponges fall from the ceiling on top of Dave.
  • Show #1078
    Show #1078
    Episode 103
    1/6/89
    0.0
    Tonight on Viewer Mail: WMDB guitarist Sid McGinnis is fired from the show, so he goes to the NBC Employment Office and gets work in the network's mailroom, quickly working himself up to CEO. The next Viewer Mail letter is interrupted with a "Please Stand By" card, as the show is suddenly replaced by "Soggy (Dave) the Dunk-Tank Clown," a Sid McGinnis Production.moreless
  • Show #1077
    Show #1077
    Episode 102
    1/5/89
    0.0
    Dave opens the show with good news: the Goodyear Blimp will in fact be available for the 7th Anniversary Special. Dave thanks Goodyear by having the blimp display on its message area "Firestone sucks."
  • Show #1076
    Show #1076
    Episode 101
    1/4/89
    0.0
    Dave is angry that the show won't be able to use the Goodyear Blimp for its upcoming 7th Anniversary Special, so he introduces the Late Night Tire Testing: Michelin vs. Goodyear. Of course, the Goodyear tire is quickly destroyed. A photo shows the blimp displaying on its message area the words "Bite me."moreless
  • Show #1075
    Show #1075
    Episode 100
    1/3/89
    0.0
    Dave announces the 1,075th consecutive sellout taping of Late Night, and Paul acknowledges the milestone with a brief speech. Later in the show, a refreshed, clean-shaven Calvert makes his first in-studio appearance since the failure of the Goodwill Tour.
  • Show #1074
    Show #1074
    Episode 99
    12/23/88
    0.0
    More Elf Drills are conducted on Elf Night #2; Andy Williams sings “It’s The Most Beautiful Time of the Year.”
  • Show #1073
    Show #1073
    Episode 98
    12/22/88
    0.0
    It's the first "Elf Night" on Late Night. (see recap)
  • Show #1072
    Show #1072
    Episode 97
    12/21/88
    10
    Paul does his annual Cher impression of "O Holy Night," tonight with mood lighting (a disco mirror ball). Meanwhile, Chris Elliott kicks off his own G.E. Rockefeller Center Goodwill Tour, with a picture-phone tracing his travels to the make-up room outside the studio, the "Bird Shop" downstairs, and finally at Hurley's, where he gets drunk. Speaking of which, Lauren Hutton brings a can of beer with her on the show.moreless
  • Show #1071
    Show #1071
    Episode 96
    12/20/88
    9.5
    Dave gives Paul and the band Rolex watches. Later, Paul does his annual Cher impression of "O Holy Night."
  • Show #1070
    Show #1070
    Episode 95
    12/16/88
    0.0
    Ex-Late Night intern Bridget Huckaby (nee Jackson) drops by to say hello to Dave; the Top Ten is read by candlelight; Joan Cusack promotes Working Girl.
  • Show #1069
    Show #1069
    Episode 94
    12/15/88
    0.0
  • Show #1068
    Show #1068
    Episode 93
    12/14/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Cold Open finds Dave "rapping" with the Peace Children, who turn out to be Soviet KGB midgets. The magazine "Auto Weekly" advertises a 1970 Cadillac once owned by Jane Pauley, so Dave calls the owner and pays $6,500 for it.
  • Show #1067
    Show #1067
    Episode 92
    12/13/88
    0.0
    The annual (bogus) lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza is held. In tonight's update on the Pan American Goodwill Tour, Calvert calls from Guatemala City, Mexico, his morale at a depressing low. He and Dave declare the ordeal over, and Calvert will finally return home. Later, Melissa Etheridge makes her network television debut, performing "Bring Me Some Water."moreless
  • Show #1066
    Show #1066
    Episode 91
    12/2/88
    0.0
    Chester Thompson, Armando Parasa, and Carlos Santana sit in with the WMDB; in honor of the first snowfall of the year, Dave proclaims the start of "frozen spit season"; Eric Ostendorff (with some assistance from Kevin Gray) demonstrates a few dangerous toys for the holiday season.
  • Show #1065
    Show #1065
    Episode 90
    12/1/88
    0.0
  • Show #1064
    Show #1064
    Episode 89
    11/30/88
    0.0
    Steve Martin butts in on the Top Ten (see recap), Chris Elliott interprets a commercial for Vanna White's made-for-TV movie The Goddess of Love; Tommy Lee Jones races his Jack Russell Terriers onstage.
  • Show #1063
    Show #1063
    Episode 88
    11/29/88
    0.0
    It's the second Jumpsuit Night, which includes two drill/inspections onstage; in another update of the Pan American Goodwill Tour, Calvert calls from Mexico City, 2,800 miles from NYC, and wants to go home; Kurt Russell promotes "Tequila Sunrise."
  • Show #1062
    Show #1062
    Episode 87
    11/25/88
    8.9
    Dave and his guest Hunter S. Thompson attempt to explain what the results of the Presidental election were 2 1/2 weeks earlier (see Notes). Also, Ivan Neville sits in with the WMDB and later sings "Not Just Another Girl."
  • Show #1061
    Show #1061
    Episode 86
    11/23/88
    7.5
    It's "Jumpsuit Night," as several staffers wear the one-piece outfits; Candice Bergen calls Dave a "poodle;" Calvert reports from Nuevo Larado, Mexico complaining of insurance problems and begging to come home; Jon Lovitz gets in a plug; Boz Skaggs performs "Right Out of My Head."
  • Show #1060
    Show #1060
    Episode 85
    11/22/88
    0.0
    Calvert is in Laredo, Texas, 100 yards from the Texas/Mexican border, to give an update to his Pan American Goodwill Tour. He looks tired and disheveled.
  • Show #1059
    Show #1059
    Episode 84
    11/18/88
    0.0
    The latest Pan American Goodwill Tour update finds Calvert/Larry Bud sporting a full beard in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Show #1058
    Show #1058
    Episode 83
    11/17/88
    0.0
  • Show #1057
    Show #1057
    Episode 82
    11/16/88
    0.0
    A Peace Through Dramatization Players theater piece goes awry: "Wool and Wombats, The Wonder Down Under" is interrupted as a "guest" hot dog (played by writer Matt Wickline) is chased by son Timmy's dog, Tuffy, into the elevator banks down the hall.
  • Show #1056
    Show #1056
    Episode 81
    11/15/88
    9.3
    The Pan American Goodwill Tour makes its first report from Lexington, KY, where where still images of an enthusiastic Calvert are transmitted to Dave's video-phone receiver. Also, the Coffee-Cam makes its debut, while autumn leaves and trash are thrown in the confetti cannons.
  • Show #1055
    Show #1055
    Episode 80
    11/11/88
    0.0
    The Pan American Goodwill Tour launches tonight, as Calvert DeForest steps into a trailer enroute for Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. He's given road maps, bags of sandwiches, Malaria medicine, cards, money, a gun, and a video-phone. Also, Jack Bruce of Cream sits in with the WMDB, while Howard Stern discusses censorship.moreless
  • Show #1054
    Show #1054
    Episode 79
    11/10/88
    9.3
    Dave presents the Simple and Direct Coffee Delivery System (coffee delivered via a tube from backstage to his desk) and invites a patron watching "Without a Clue" at a film theater outside to come up and enjoy a cup.
  • Show #1053
    Show #1053
    Episode 78
    11/9/88
    0.0
  • Show #1052
    Show #1052
    Episode 77
    11/4/88
    0.0
    Lenny Pickett of the SNL Band sits in on sax; Henry Mancini and his Orchestra debut the much-beloved "Viewer Mail Theme"; Dave chats with Stacy Allison, one of the first women to ever climb Mount Everest.
  • Show #1051
    Show #1051
    Episode 76
    11/3/88
    0.0
  • Show #1050
    Show #1050
    Episode 75
    11/2/88
    0.0
    Dave brags about wearing "grown-up" shoes for tonight's broadcast; the legendary Tony Bennett performs the legendary theme to "Supermarket Finds"; legendary newsman John Chancellor discusses the upcoming election.
  • Show #1049
    Show #1049
    Episode 74
    11/1/88
    0.0
  • Show #1048
    Show #1048
    Episode 73
    10/21/88
    0.0
    It's the legendary Airport Show, in which Dave broadcasts the show from JFK Airport's International Arrivals Building, explaining that everyone was packed for a flight out of town for the following week off, but bad weather has cancelled those flights; hence, everyone is there for no reason. "So let's put on a show," quoth Dave.moreless
  • Show #1047
    Show #1047
    Episode 72
    10/20/88
    0.0
    Tonight's "Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer": video footage of Dan Quayle eating lunch. Later, Paul and Dave do "Small Town News" from desks on the back of trucks on the highway to Pennsylvania.
  • Show #1046
    Show #1046
    Episode 71
    10/19/88
    0.0
    For no apparent reason, Phil Donahue is the show's cue-card holder; a segment on Dave's Indian Arrowheads is stopped as Dave steals the "T" from the Today Show set to pry off waffle batter off his desk; Mike Schmidt continues to spotlight tonight's guests.
  • Show #1045
    Show #1045
    Episode 70
    10/18/88
    6.5
    Throughout the show, "Mike Schmidt's Inside Pitch" finds the legendary Phillies third baseman profiling each of tonight's guests.
  • Show #1044
    Show #1044
    Episode 69
    10/14/88
    9.0
  • Show #1043
    Show #1043
    Episode 68
    10/13/88
    10
  • Show #1042
    Show #1042
    Episode 67
    10/12/88
    0.0
    Dave sets up a waffle maker behind his desk, then tosses his finished products at the audience.
  • Show #1041
    Show #1041
    Episode 66
    10/11/88
    0.0
  • Show #1040
    Show #1040
    Episode 65
    10/7/88
    0.0
    A comedy bit called "Dave's Carpet Samples" is interrupted as Dave spills coffee, then goes "upstairs" to the Today Show set and retrieves Willard Scott's hairpiece to clean up the mess.
  • Show #1039
    Show #1039
    Episode 64
    10/6/88
    0.0
    Before the show, Dave and Paul send up the Quayle-Bentsen debate; a crowd at Shea Stadium's parking lot watches the show on Diamond Vision; a Super Slo-Mo camera demonstration interrupts the Top Nine; Sid's birthday; Tom Hanks shows vacation photos; Mike Wallace visits; Eddie Money performs "Walk on Water."
  • Show #1038
    Show #1038
    Episode 63
    10/5/88
    0.0
  • Show #1037
    Show #1037
    Episode 62
    10/4/88
    0.0
    The Top Ten list is temporarily shortened to "Top 9" to help NBC save money because they only made a measly $80 million on covering the Summer Olympics; after giving a pint of blood on the air, Dave is in no mood to hear guest Shirley MacLaine tell him that Cher was right.moreless
  • Show #1036
    Show #1036
    Episode 61
    9/16/88
    0.0
    Synopsis to be added later.
  • Show #1035
    Show #1035
    Episode 60
    9/15/88
    0.0
    Tonight's "Small Town News" is interrupted when The Blob invades the control room; Dave asks a few censor-approved questions to Miss America 1989 Gretchen E. Carlson.
  • Show #1034
    Show #1034
    Episode 59
    9/14/88
    0.0
    Dave pleads for a visit to the show from the new Miss America at the beginning of the show; soon after, a representative from NBC's Legal Department presents acceptable and unacceptable questions for her. Dave tries them out with Miss America's fill-in, stage manager Biff Henderson.
  • Show #1033
    Show #1033
    Episode 58
    9/13/88
    0.0
  • Show #1032
    Show #1032
    Episode 57
    9/9/88
    7.5
    The Yankee Stadium Scoreboard serves as the source for tonight's "Top Ten Least Popular Yankee Stadium Concession Items"; celebrity Green Room Greeter Jerry Vale ("The Ambassador of Entertainment") discovers that the standing water in the green room sink is caused by a giant hair-ball; "Chris Elliott Jr." looks at '80s fashion, confuses Dave for Madonna, and awkwardly fields a viewer phone call.moreless
  • Show #1031
    Show #1031
    Episode 56
    9/8/88
    0.0
    A light show in the control room is tonight's Network Time Killer; DB Sweeney plugs Eight Men Out.
  • Show #1030
    Show #1030
    Episode 55
    9/7/88
    0.0
    \\"Connie Plescoe\\" (staff researcher Mary Connelly) is still pregnant after almost a year. Tonight she introduces Dave to her new baby niece.
  • Show #1029
    Show #1029
    Episode 54
    9/6/88
    0.0
    Jerry Vale begins a week greeting guests in the Green Room. Meanwhile, the audience is greeted with breakfast food, courtesy of the Late Night Toast Launcher.
  • Show #1028
    Show #1028
    Episode 53
    9/2/88
    0.0
    Five hundred marshmallows are toasted with blowtorches onto Dave's Suit of Marshmallows, not exactly resulting in the inferno all were hoping for.
  • Show #1027
    Show #1027
    Episode 52
    9/1/88
    0.0
    In a live remote, Dave interviews a German couple atop the World Trade Center; Marv Albert makes his record-breaking 40th appearance on Late Night.
  • Show #1026
    Show #1026
    Episode 51
    8/31/88
    0.0
    Dave apologizes to the city of Pittsburgh for comments made earlier that month; a "Dave's Record Collection" segment is interrupted by a discussion on what would happen to the show if Dave died; Dave tells the perpetually cranky Harvey Pekar that this will be his last appearance on the show.
  • Show #1025
    Show #1025
    Episode 50
    8/30/88
    9.2
    Larry "Bud" impersonates the Phantom of the Opera; Dave chats with Janie Moore, a 93-year-old dental assistant; Nanci Griffith performed "From a Distance."
  • Show #1024
    Show #1024
    Episode 49
    8/26/88
    0.0
  • Show #1023
    Show #1023
    Episode 48
    8/25/88
    0.0
    The 45,000 mile satellite hookup takes a live remote to the New Jersey Turnpike, as Dave bothers commuters trying to get home.
  • Show #1022
    Show #1022
    Episode 47
    8/24/88
    0.0
    Julie Larsen demonstrates the gyro machine; Bob Sarlette promotes his radio show and fields the usual questions regarding the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Show #1021
    Show #1021
    Episode 46
    8/23/88
    0.0
    Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer is Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute. Also, Bridget Jackson earns another $700 or so doing (or at least attempting) some stand-up comedy.
  • Show #1020
    Show #1020
    Episode 45
    8/12/88
    0.0
  • Show #1019
    Show #1019
    Episode 44
    8/11/88
    0.0
    To add to the Bridget Jackson TV Nest Egg, Bridget does a puppet show for $676.
  • Show #1018
    Show #1018
    Episode 43
    8/10/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer is Abe Vigoda, who is in the control room and apparently still alive (see recap).
  • Show #1017
    Show #1017
    Episode 42
    8/9/88
    9.0
    After 22 weeks, the writers strike is over. Their first contribution for the show is a Peace Through Dramatization Players piece titled "Hell Strike '88: The Reckoning." Also, The Bridget Jackson Nest-Egg begins tonight, as Dave makes sure the soon-to-be-leaving Late Night staffer milks as much out of NBC as she can by appearing on the show for the next two weeks. Tonight she reads the "Top Ten Things Iran and Iraq Have Agreed On."moreless
  • Show #1016
    Show #1016
    Episode 41
    8/5/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer is Mr. Lucky and His Performing Dogs. Quote Dave: "Welcome to Television 101."
  • Show #1015
    Show #1015
    Episode 40
    8/4/88
    0.0
    Tonight's show features live satellite coverage at Loew's Summit in midtown, as guest Don Rickles gets to insult hotel customers there from the comfort of his chair in Studio 6A.
  • Show #1014
    Show #1014
    Episode 39
    8/3/88
    0.0
    Tonight's "Hal Gurnee Time Killer" is the legendary Del Rubio Triplets. Meanwhile, Dave makes toast and flings it to the audience.
  • Show #1013
    Show #1013
    Episode 38
    8/2/88
    0.0
    Dave discusses his ride to the L.A. airport for his flight back to NYC, as he gets a ticket from a cop not taken with his sense of humor.
  • Show #0999
    Show #0999
    Episode 37
    8/1/88
    0.0
    Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer is Menu Helper; Dave does the weather, via the WNBC Channel 4 weather map.
  • Show #1012
    Show #1012
    Episode 36
    7/22/88
    0.0
    In the final day of "Dave Gets a New Suit," tailor Joseph Ritorna offers his finished suit for $1,200; Chris Elliott fills up a writer-less segment by balancing his checkbook.
  • Show #1011
    Show #1011
    Episode 35
    7/21/88
    6.0
    A visit to a NYC laundromat via satellite (see recap); Jackie Mason plugs Caddyshack II; Dave's suit fitting continues; Iggy Pop performs "Cold Metal."
  • Show #1010
    Show #1010
    Episode 34
    7/20/88
    0.0
    For his latest Network Time Killer, Hal wishes a Happy Birthday to ladies who are 100 and 105 today. Also, on Day Two of "Dave gets a new suit," Joseph Ritorna fits Dave with basic cloth.
  • Show #1009
    Show #1009
    Episode 33
    7/19/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer is Al Hirt, who plays his trumpet in the control room. Also, another week of writers-less shows has Dave invite Tailor Joseph Ritorna to design for him a new suit. Tonight, Ritorna takes Dave's measurements.
  • Show #1008
    Show #1008
    Episode 32
    7/15/88
    0.0
    Due to the writer's strike, there's no Viewer Mail. So Dave calls Johnny Carson and receives permission to play Stump the Band. Also, tonight's Network Time Killer is a video clip of Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis mowing his lawn.
  • Show #1007
    Show #1007
    Episode 31
    7/14/88
    4.0
    The writers' strike continues to make Dave reach for compelling material, so after complaining the last few days about finding carpet worms in his home, he invites Pest Control Consultant Jim Herman to examine samples.
  • Show #1006
    Show #1006
    Episode 30
    7/13/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer: a plethora of melons. Also, Charles Grodin promotes "Midnight Run."
  • Show #1005
    Show #1005
    Episode 29
    7/12/88
    0.0
    Anton Fig shows off the Fig-Cam, while Graphics Coordinator Edd Hall is awarded his Mason Shoe Company dealership and sells Dave a pair of shoes.
  • Show #1004
    Show #1004
    Episode 28
    7/8/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer: Fourteen mimes. Also, in tonight's remote, Dave visits a boxing gym.
  • Show #1003
    Show #1003
    Episode 27
    7/7/88
    0.0
    In his seventh show with no writers, Dave takes a camera live to Hurley's Restaurant below, to watch how NBC executives get their creative ideas.
  • Show #1002
    Show #1002
    Episode 26
    7/6/88
    0.0
    Paul congratulates Dave in the wake of Late Night's 1,000th broadcast. As a present, NBC head (and G.E. crony) Robert C. Wright gave the show a four-slice toaster. Thus Dave breaks out a whole loaf of bread and makes toast for everybody who attends this strike-breaking show. Hal Gurnee calls on two acrobats for a Network Time-Killer.moreless
  • Show #1001
    Show #1001
    Episode 25
    7/5/88
    0.0
    With the writers' strike still raging, Dave invites barber Jerry Wujick on the show to shave his face. He nicks Dave below the ear.
  • Show #1000
    Show #1000
    Episode 24
    7/1/88
    0.0
    Tonight's Network Time Killer is "Secrets of the Late Night Lockers" with Al Maher, to be flashed when the show gets boring. During the Sandra Bernhard/surprise walk-on Madonna guest appearance, Al is shown. This was also Show #1,000, highlighted by 3-year-old skateboarder Danny Kramer, who keeps falling during his demonstration. Quote Dave: "Well, that was our 1,000th show, and I think we're going to go back and have meetings."moreless
  • Show #0998
    Show #0998
    Episode 23
    6/29/88
    0.0
    Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killers debuts. Tonight's Time Killers: "This Day in History," a videotape on menu helpers, Hal's new shirt, and Pete Fatovich again performs "Lady of Spain" on his accordion. Also, Paul utters a quote for the ages: "TV evangelists do more than lay people."
  • Show #0997
    Show #0997
    Episode 22
    6/28/88
    0.0
    Pete Fatovich celebrates the end of Late Night's abrupt 3 1/2 month shutdown by performing "Lady of Spain" on his accordion.
  • Show #0996
    Show #0996
    Episode 21
    3/4/88
    0.0
    Dave thanks NBC News for no longer allowing real NBC newsman to interrupt his show with fake NBC bulletins; Zaniz (Donald Trump's favorite interior decorator) remodels Dave's office and falls victim to his wily charm.
  • Show #0995
    Show #0995
    Episode 20
    3/3/88
    0.0
  • Show #0994
    Show #0994
    Episode 19
    3/2/88
    6.0
    Live, via satellite, viewers watch the luggage carousel at St. Louis Airport. Dave claims that the satellite is a one-of-a-kind GE K2 hoving over Ecaudor, and that this pointless time-filler is costing NBC twenty thousand dollars. Also, "Kid Inventors" makes its first (and only) appearance on Late Night.
  • Show #0993
    Show #0993
    Episode 18
    3/1/88
    0.0

    It's "Camera Night" as 13 cameras are crowded into Studio 6A, rather than the usual four. Paul is unsure which one camera is "his," and one black and white cam is fixated on Anton. Also, Larry "Bud" pops in as Larry the Gardener, dressed as Roy Orbison.

  • Show #0992
    Show #0992
    Episode 17
    2/26/88
    0.0
    "Batman" (Gerard Mulligan) drops by for a visit; Kathleen Turner plugs "Switching Channels."
  • Show #0991
    Show #0991
    Episode 16
    2/25/88
    0.0
  • Show #0990
    Show #0990
    Episode 15
    2/24/88
    0.0
    The first scheduled guest, John Waters, is still being interviewed across the hall at Live-at-Five, so Dave stalls by chasing Barbara Gaines around the set; the chronically pregnant Connie Plesko drops by dressed as an Olympic skiier; Dave premieres the Late Night Cosby Show spinoff "A Really Different World," starring a young Victoria Rowell.moreless
  • Show #0989
    Show #0989
    Episode 14
    2/23/88
    0.0
    Time for a live remote at the NBC Commissary, with nutritionist Nema Frye. Dave chooses patron Arthur Weider (30 Rock's elevator operator for 38 years) as King Kalorie. Arthur is given gifts and a trophy and is honored with a song by Paul.
  • Show #0988
    Show #0988
    Episode 13
    2/19/88
    0.0
    Dave wanders over to the "Live at Five" set to make amends with co-host Ben Hoffman; Fred Willard promotes "Portait of a White Marriage."
  • Show #0987
    Show #0987
    Episode 12
    2/18/88
    0.0
    Dave stops by "Live at Five" across the hall to do the weather, and later flirts with up-and-coming supermodel Elle MacPherson.
  • Show #0986
    Show #0986
    Episode 11
    2/17/88
    0.0
    The Drifters appear on the show to perform the "Supermarket Finds" theme; NASCAR great Richard Petty describes his close call at the Daytona 500 earlier that week.
  • Show #0985
    Show #0985
    Episode 10
    2/16/88
    0.0
  • Show #0984
    Show #0984
    Episode 9
    2/12/88
    0.0
    Carolyn Jabs shares a few more recycling tips with Dave.
  • Show #0983
    Show #0983
    Episode 8
    2/11/88
    0.0
    Dave goes off on his first rant against commercial aviation; Dave randomly receives another Humanitas award; the giant pencil launcher in aimed towards the audience.
  • Show #0982
    Show #0982
    Episode 7
    2/10/88
    0.0
    Late Night features a live remote from the Food Emporium Supermarket on 66th and Broadway in Manhattan-- just 16 blocks away from Studio 6A, but 45,000 miles via satellite. Also, Dave celebrates his 1000th Late Night, even though an anonymous staffer tells him that he's off by eighteen shows.
  • Show #0981
    Show #0981
    Episode 6
    2/9/88
    0.0
    Before the show, Dave searches and finds his keys in the hair of "Priscilla Presley" (Bridget Jackson). Also, Dave introduces a new segment called "Dave's Spool Collection," but Paul has no theme for it, so he plays the "Shows on Other Channels" theme, and Dave decides to do "Shows on Other Channels" instead.moreless
  • Show #0980
    Show #0980
    Episode 5
    2/5/88
    0.0
    The Uptown Horns sit in with the WMDB; Flunky, the Viewer Mail Clown once again fails to delight the audience; tonight's remote finds Dave mingling with local fortune tellers; Dave chats with Timmy Smith of the Washington Redskins, who earlier that week became the only running back in history to gain over 200 yards in a Super Bowl.moreless
  • Show #0979
    Show #0979
    Episode 4
    2/4/88
    0.0
    Dave fumes about not being able to plug the anniversary special on Live at Five; Chuck Norris plugs Delta Force; Dave meets four-year-old Tina Brotius, the winner of nearly four hundred beauty contests.
  • Show #0977
    Show #0977
    Episode 3
    2/3/88
    0.0
    Don Pardo sits in with Bill; a Benetton Store is opened next to Paul's organ; "Connie Plescoe" comes onstage, still nine months pregnant after four months; some kid rushes towards Paul and steals a sweater.
  • Show #0976
    Show #0976
    Episode 2
    2/2/88
    0.0
    Before the show, Dave and a workman check out Dave's refurnished office. Suddenly, Biff wakes Dave up; the office hasn't even been touched. Anton Fig and set designer Kathleen Ankers describe how Anton bit the head off a fake bird (see Show #967). Larry Bud appears in an informercial for the self-help book "Dare to be Rich."moreless
  • 6th Anniversary Special
    2/4/88
    8.9
    Late Night’s 6th Anniversary Special is broadcast from Radio City Music Hall, featuring the leggy and talented Radio City Rockettes. In this big 90-minute prime-time telecast, Dave introduces audience member Dr. David H. Higely, a Pulitzer Prize winner in Medicine. Also, the WMDB and an army of all-star musical guests (including Ashford & Simpson, Joe Walsh, Billy Joel, and Warren Zevon) perform "Sweet Soul Music."moreless
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