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Ed Sullivan's ghost introduces juggler Andy Head; Paul & the CBSO play Jerry Lewis out with the coda from Count Basie's "April In Paris" (a Lewis signature tune); Dave gives Jerry his take on "Beavis and Butt-head," then Jerry runs around the set and gooses a cameraman; preteen sports reporter Sparky Mortimer makes his first appearance; Rod Stewart performs a cover of Tom Waits "Tom Traubert's Blues."moreless
Dave flashes back to his favorite holiday memory, with him and two lovely ladies putting up the Christmas tree. Paul brings him down to earth, and we flash back to Dave at home drinking a tub of eggnog by himself. Also, Dave invites three staffers onstage "Late Show Staff Vacations" (see recap).moreless
After Dave sings a horrible rendition of "Oklahoma," Paul demands to hear a better version. Soon after, John and Bonnie Raitt come on stage to show Dave how it's done. Later in the show, Beastie Boys performed "Sabotage."
Dave meets child ventriloquist (and future "America's Got Talent" contestant) Spencer Horsman; Peter Gabriel performed "Red Rain."