To see a clip of Dave and Ted Nugent singing "The Christmas Song" click here.
Sid McGinnis makes perhaps his only mistake in his 31-year run as Late Show/Late Night guitarist, starting "I'm No Angel" a full step higher but correcting himself as soon as the rest of the band comes in.
The show included a joke specifically for people who recorded the show on a VCR and watched it later. At one point in the monologue, Letterman said to the cue card person --I believe the woman who preceded Tony Mendez-- something like, "Let's skip that one." The shot then turned to a view of the cue card person, allowing a quick glance by anyone who had recorded the show and hit pause at the joke being discarded. The card read:
INCIDENT OCCURRED DURING
LAST NITES [sic] SHOW. AT ONE
POINT WE HIT A LULL, AND
A WOMAN JUMPED UP OFF OF
HER SEAT AND SCREAMED
OH MY GOD I CAN'T FAST FORWARD