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    • Show #2308
      Show #2308
      Season 12 - Episode 89
      1/31/05
      10
      Dave's first new show following the death of Johnny Carson is an hour-long tribute, featuring clips of Johnny's appearances on both "Late Show" and "Late Night," and the "Tonight Show" clip of Johnny stealing Dave's pickup truck; longtime "Tonight" producer Peter Lassally; former "Tonight" bandleader Doc Severinsen and former NBC Orchestra members Tommy Newsom and Ed Shaughnessy perform one of Johnny's favorite songs, "Here's That Rainy Day."moreless
    • Show #2302
      Show #2302
      Season 12 - Episode 82
      1/13/05
      10
      Marg Helgenberger, Ryan Seacrest and My Chemical Romance are tonight's guests.
    • Show #1696
      Show #1696
      Season 9 - Episode 41
      10/29/01
      10
      Dave acknowledges the passing of set designer Kathleen Ankers; David Hyde Pierce shares an antedote about Uta Hagen; in their first Late Show appearance as a musical guest, U2 performed "New York" and "Stuck In A Moment That You Can't Get Out Of."
    • Show #2261
      Show #2261
      Season 12 - Episode 41
      11/1/04
      10
      Dave plugs his and Paul's (bogus) "Decision 2004 Election Showdown Countdown Vote 2004 Democracy Corner" for tomorrow night's election coverage; Rupert reports from St. Louis and Game 4 of the World Series; Johnny Damon recalls Boston's come-from-behind triumph; Anne Heche talks about parenthood and Birth; The Donnas perform "Fall Behind Me."moreless
    • Show #2203
      Show #2203
      Season 11 - Episode 172
      7/14/04
      10
      Dave compares President Bush to Porky Pig; during Mailbag, a young, fairweather Letterman fan is thrown out of the theater; Hilary Duff promotes A Cinderella Story.
    • Show #2221
      Show #2221
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      8/23/04
      10
      Dave points out that CBS is airing stock footage of a guy wresting an ostrich to compete with NBC's Olympics coverage; director Chris Kentis promotes the thriller Open Water; "Still Standing" star Renee Olstead performs a scorching rendition of "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby."
    • Show #2030
      Show #2030
      Season 10 - Episode 185
      8/27/03
      10
      Venus and Serena Williams present a special Top Ten list. Later, David Spade promotes "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star."
    • Show #0814
      Show #0814
      Season 4 - Episode 165
      6/10/97
      10
      Dave shows an altered clip of President Clinton admitting his dislike for cloning, and later Dave is once again visited by "the lovely Is-a-bella Ros-sell-ini."
    • Show #2279
      Show #2279
      Season 12 - Episode 59
      11/26/04
      10
      During Mailbag, CBS suit Vinnie Favale announces a stricter policy on vulgarity on the network that may work to Dave's disadvantage; Senator-elect Barack Obama radiates charm and confidence while discussing politics; Dave and Jessica Biel swap stories about their dogs.
    • Show #2205
      Show #2205
      Season 11 - Episode 174
      7/16/04
      10
      Audience Show & Tell: Dave chats with a meteorologist from Connecticut who was once mentioned on "Know Your Current Events." Also, Dorothy celebrates her 83rd birthday with a Dave stand-in and a refrigerator full of Red Bull and vodka.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 01/31/2012
      Late Show With David Letterman 01/31/2012
      Season 19 - Episode 01.31.12
      1/31/12
      10
      Actor Stephen Merchant; Girls' Generation performs.
    • Show #3064
      Show #3064
      Season 16 - Episode 89
      2/11/09
      10
      Joaquin Phoenix (sporting a full beard and Ray-Bans) drops by to promote Two Lovers, but his disheveled appearance and hazy demeanor makes you wonder if he's really here. Quote Dave: "We owe an apology to Farrah Fawcett."
    • Show #1877
      Show #1877
      Season 10 - Episode 14
      9/27/02
      10
      Dave announces that he has "nitrogen narcosis." Later, during CBS Mailbag, Harold Larkin recalls his harrowing experience of being stuck in an elevator for three hours... with Regis!
    • Late Show With David Letterman 07/21/2010
      7/21/10
      10
      Actor Bill Murray; Alejandro Escovedo performs.
    • Show #0482
      Show #0482
      Season 3 - Episode 43
      11/8/95
      10
      Los Angeles, Day 3: Alka Seltzer® is inserted into the backdrop pool; a scantily-clad Demi Moore presents "The Top Ten Least Popular Stripper Names;" Green Day performs "86."
    • Show #0815
      Show #0815
      Season 4 - Episode 166
      6/11/97
      10
      Dave turns the hose on pedestrians outside the theater; Jaleel "Urkel" White helps "Les Moonves" promote CBS' fall lineup; Seven Mary Three performs "Lucky."
    • Late Show With David Letterman 06/20/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 06/20/2011
      Season 18 - Episode 20110620
      6/20/11
      10
      Actress Cameron Diaz; horse trainer Buck Brannaman; Eddie Vedder performs.
    • Show #0824
      Show #0824
      Season 4 - Episode 175
      6/24/97
      10
      The outside cam heads to Joe G's looking for a guy to write a theme song for, where they stumble across Brian and his girlfriend. Also, Dave takes the audience outside to watch Motley Crue perform on the sidewalk.
    • Show #0382
      Show #0382
      Season 2 - Episode 163
      5/17/95
      10
      London, Day 3: "London Souvenirs" include a Prince Charles Ketchup Dispenser, a Bobby Helmet Bra, and a Tea Cannon, brought out by fake London guards. Also, Peter O'Toole enters riding a camel, and Van Morrison barely remembers the words to his own song "Have I Told You Lately" in a performance with Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftains. (correct synopsis)moreless
    • Show #1922
      Show #1922
      Season 10 - Episode 59
      12/16/02
      10
      Dave repeatedly shows a "60 Minutes" clip showcasing Lesley Stahl's unique facial movements; as they do every year, Rupert, Joe G, Mujibur, and Sirajul decorate the Late Show Christmas Tree; Coldplay performs "In My Place"; the giant meatball on the tree falls apart.
    • Show #0317
      Show #0317
      Season 2 - Episode 98
      2/2/95
      10
    • Late Show With David Letterman 01/04/2012
      Late Show With David Letterman 01/04/2012
      Season 19 - Episode 01.04.12
      1/4/12
      10
      News anchor Brian Williams; WU LYF performs.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 09/20/2010
      Late Show With David Letterman 09/20/2010
      Season 18 - Episode 20100920
      9/20/10
      10
      Former President Bill Clinton; Chromeo performs.
    • 2014/09/09
      2014/09/09
      Season 22 - Episode 09.09.14
      9/9/14
      10
      Michael Strahan; Richard Branson. Also: Interpol perform. The Top 10 list is presented by U.S Open men's champion Marin Cilic.
    • Show #3450
      Show #3450
      Season 18 - Episode 20110818
      2/18/11
      10

      David Spade, Andy Kindler, and Lukas Nelson are the scheduled guests.

    • Show #1503
      Show #1503
      Season 8 - Episode 45
      11/3/00
      10
      Madonna makes her first guest appearance in over six years, during which she apologizes to Dave and performs "Don't Tell Me."
    • Show #1527
      Show #1527
      Season 8 - Episode 69
      12/19/00
      10
      It's "Bosnia Night" on the Late Show: Dave wears night-vision goggles during the monologue; the audience consists entirely of members of the Armed Forces; the Hi-Ho girls deliver t-shirts to the troops; Tom Hanks arrives via parachute; Darlene Love performs "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)."
    • Late Show With David Letterman 05/02/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 05/02/2011
      Season 18 - Episode 20110502
      5/2/11
      10
      NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams; professional football coach Rex Ryan.
    • Show #1323
      Show #1323
      Season 7 - Episode 45
      11/15/99
      10
      Dave shows a clip that shows that even though he's only been on the network for two weeks, but there's already trouble on Bryant Gumbel's Early Show. Midway through an interview, a guy accidentally has his arm cut off. Later, Dave and Claudia Schiffer blow up chestnuts in a microwave oven.moreless
    • Show #1324
      Show #1324
      Season 7 - Episode 46
      11/16/99
      10
      Dave looks over the 2000 Places Rated Almanac, and then calls Donald Green, the mayor of Kankakee, Illinois, the city which rated lowest. As a condolence, Dave presents the mayor with a gazebo, courtesy of "Gazebo Weekly."
    • Show #0804
      Show #0804
      Season 4 - Episode 155
      5/20/97
      10
      After showing past clips of disastrous attempts at stuffing guys in rabbit outfits inside various locales, Dave announces that it's time to play "How Many Sailors Can Get into a New York City Chicken Restaurant?" With the nearby Ranch 1 offering their services, a whopping 68 sailors walk in without a problem. Also, Dave chats with Ida Doggett, 1997 world bed-making champion.moreless
    • Late Show With David Letterman 11/04/2010
      Late Show With David Letterman 11/04/2010
      Season 18 - Episode 20101104
      11/4/10
      10
      Rescued Chilean miner Edison Peña; actor Tracy Morgan.
    • Show #0166
      Show #0166
      Season 1 - Episode 166
      5/23/94
      10
      Dave makes another bad phone call for an audience member; Rick Moranis promotes The Flintstones, and his interview is interrupted by co-star John Goodman; Tony cleans Dave's desk.
    • Show #0835
      Show #0835
      Season 4 - Episode 186
      7/16/97
      10
      Dave interviews NYC taxi driver Querbe Tirmizi, who returned $30,000 he found in his cab.
    • Show #0523
      Show #0523
      Season 3 - Episode 84
      1/22/96
      10
    • Late Show With David Letterman 12/07/2010
      Late Show With David Letterman 12/07/2010
      Season 18 - Episode 20101207
      12/7/10
      10
      Actor Johnny Depp; Ra Ra Riot performs.
    • Show #2514
      Show #2514
      Season 13 - Episode 101
      2/20/06
      10
      Biff judges a "Sidewalk Olympics"; Steph/Monty makes her first report from Torino, during which she comments on her plane ride and the locals; Andy Dick apologizes for his behavior from his last appearance on the show.
    • Show #2319
      Show #2319
      Season 12 - Episode 100
      2/15/05
      10
      Keanu Reeves and Michael Buble are tonight's guests.
    • Show #3193
      Show #3193
      Season 17 - Episode 21
      10/6/09
      10
      CBS Orchestra bandleader Paul Shaffer, Eliza Dushku and KISS are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #1219
      Show #1219
      Season 6 - Episode 154
      5/17/99
      10
      The secret word is "molar," while Dave measures Julia Roberts' waist.
    • Show #3218
      Show #3218
      Season 17 - Episode 46
      11/17/09
      10
      Penelope Cruz, poker champ Joe Cada, and The Script are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2468
      Show #2468
      Season 13 - Episode 55
      11/25/05
      10
      Johnny Dark tries to sell Dave a 18-pound lobster; John Malkovich shares an amusing antedote about his mother; race-car driver Tony Stewart plays "Joe Gibbs or Monkey?"
    • 2/8/2013
      2/8/2013
      Season 20 - Episode 02.08.13
      2/8/13
      10
      Dave welcomes actress Pauley Perrette from the CBS drama series "NCIS," comedian Jake Johannsen and Elvis tribute artist Ben Portsmouth. (TV-PG)
    • Show #2792
      Show #2792
      Season 14 - Episode 184
      7/27/07
      10
      Dave continues to ramble about the Bear Grylls controversy; Anne Hathaway plugs Becoming Jane; Jim Gaffigan riffs on Waffle House and promotes "My Boys"; Buffalo Tom performed "September Shift."
    • Show #2802
      Show #2802
      Season 14 - Episode 194
      8/24/07
      10
      While commenting on the Mattel recall controversey, Dave shows off a "Dora the Lead Paint Inspector" Doll; Sue Hum forces an audience member out of his seat; a seemingly inebriated Tom Arnold tells another rambling story; Kristin Gore (Al's daughter) plugs her new novel.
    • Show #2424
      Show #2424
      Season 13 - Episode 11
      9/12/05
      10
      In honor of his recent Emmy win, technical director Timothy Kennedy is invited to put away the Late Show Bear; Dr. Phil gives Dave parenting tips; pro tennis player Roger Federer discusses winning the 2005 U.S. Open.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 07/21/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 07/21/2011
      Season 18 - Episode 20110721
      7/21/11
      10
      Actor Harrison Ford; Porcelain Black performs.
    • 2014/07/30
      2014/07/30
      Season 21 - Episode 07.30.14
      7/30/14
      10

      Dave's pool boy interrupts the monologue; insight on the Dollar Tree buyout of Family Dollar; Zoe Saldana plugs Guardians of the Galaxy; former White House press secretary Jay Carney promotes his memoir and shares some insight into his old job; Crash performed "Motion Animal."

    • Show #1281
      Show #1281
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      9/9/99
      10
      Craig Kilborn promotes some talk show that comes on after Dave's.
    • 2015/03/25
      2015/03/25
      Season 22 - Episode 03.25.15
      3/25/15
      10
    • Show #0041
      Show #0041
      Season 1 - Episode 41
      10/25/93
      10
      Sean Connery arrives to his interview via jetpack; Fran Drescher promotes The Nanny.
    • Show #1300
      Show #1300
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      10/6/99
      10
      Tonight's edition of "True Stories of the Late Show Stagehands" finds Pat and Kenny in a plane crash over the Andes, where they're reduced to cannibalism.
    • 2014/10/08
      2014/10/08
      Season 22 - Episode 10.08.14
      10/8/14
      10
      Whoopi Goldberg; actress Gina Rodriguez. Also: Hatsune Miku performs.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 07/25/2012
      Late Show With David Letterman 07/25/2012
      Season 19 - Episode 07.25.12
      7/25/12
      10
      Actor Jonah Hill; Dr. Leonard Girardi; Milo Greene performs.
    • Show #0931
      Show #0931
      Season 5 - Episode 69
      12/26/97
      10
      During Mailbag, "The Biff Henderson Celebrity Telephone Interview" interrogates a man claiming to be Dick Clark. Later in the show, during Dave's interview with Anne Heche, Ellen Degeneres walks onstage with "their" baby (actually Michelle O'Callaghan's).
    • Show #3012
      Show #3012
      Season 16 - Episode 37
      11/6/08
      10
      Ben Stiller and Q-Tip the scheduled guests. Plus, the Kid Scientists of Naperville, IL!
    • Show #1651
      Show #1651
      Season 8 - Episode 193
      7/30/01
      9.9
      Some guy dressed up as "Lance Armstrong" comes onstage on a bicycle and beats up Alan, then runs over to Hello Deli to pummel Rupert. Later, Dave shows photos of him stuffing Steph/Monty's face into a birthday cake, while filmmakers Mark Borchardt and Mike Shank go to Comic-Con.
    • Show #2666
      Show #2666
      Season 14 - Episode 57
      11/29/06
      9.8
      A giant goat knocks over the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree; Andy Kindler visits the US Marshals Training Academy in Georgia; in his first Late Show appearance in six years, Richard Simmons introduces a food steamer he invented (which blows up in his face); Ciara performs "Promise."
    • Show #0160
      Show #0160
      Season 1 - Episode 160
      5/13/94
      9.7
      A very special guest presents the Top Ten (see recap); Bette Midler performs "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
    • Show #3737
      Show #3737
      Season 20 - Episode 10.04.12
      10/4/12
      9.7

      Several debate jokes; with Mitt Romney still refusing to appear, Dave simulates a sit-down with the candidate with Matthew Broderick; "Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson discusses Radio City Music Hall; actress Anna Kendrick plugs Pitch Perfect and performs "Cups"; The Raveonettes performed "She Owns The Streets."

    • Show #2780
      Show #2780
      Season 14 - Episode 172
      7/11/07
      9.7
      Sean "Diddy" Combs, Emma Watson and Spoon are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2789
      Show #2789
      Season 14 - Episode 181
      7/24/07
      9.7
      Paul Rudd, Tony Dungy, and The National are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2518
      Show #2518
      Season 13 - Episode 105
      2/24/06
      9.7
      Tonights guests include Hugh Laurie and Ne-Yo.
    • Show #2528
      Show #2528
      Season 13 - Episode 115
      3/21/06
      9.7
      A news clip proves that President Bush is unable to count to 3; the shattered window incident at Hello Deli is recreated; Pat Farmer presents "Bird Flu and You"; Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins perform "Run Devil Run" and "The Big Guns."
    • Show #2844
      Show #2844
      Season 15 - Episode 37
      1/4/08
      9.7
      Dave admits that he's getting tired of the beard, then confesses to feeling sick over his new "feud" with Rosie O'Donnell; Dave and Donald Trump talk football; talent coordinator Sarah Billington appears on "Know Your Staff"; Shooter Jennings performs "This Ol' Wheel."
    • Show #2987
      Show #2987
      Season 16 - Episode 12
      9/24/08
      9.6
      Keith Olbermann and Delta Goodrem are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2226
      Show #2226
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      8/30/04
      9.6
      Osama bin Laden announces that he wants to replace Craig Kilborn as host of the Late Late Show; Dave celebrates 11 years at CBS with a timeline; Biff reports from the Republican National Convention, with a goal to hug as many "Republican Babes" as possible.
    • Show #2493
      Show #2493
      Season 13 - Episode 80
      1/13/06
      9.6
      During "Audience Show & Tell," Dave meets a woman who was gored by the bulls of Pamplona; Dave reads "Will It Float" fan mail; Tom Cavanaugh promotes "Love Monkey"; comedian Jake Johannsen discusses acid reflux.
    • Show #1090
      Show #1090
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      10/2/98
      9.6
      During CBS Mailbag, Alan promotes "Alan Kalter's Music To Make Love By," which includes two TV theme songs and a doorbell. Later, Steve Martin's lengthy absence from appearing on the show is explained in a little film called "Dave and Steve's Gay Vacation."
    • Show #2150
      Show #2150
      Season 11 - Episode 119
      4/7/04
      9.6
      Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway and Usher are tonight's guests.
    • Show #2610
      Show #2610
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      8/28/06
      9.6
      Larry David presents an Emmy-themed Top Ten; during a Motocross demo, Travis Pastrana performs a trick known as "The Kiss of Death"; Andy Kindler recaps the previous night's Emmy Awards; Baby Gramps performed "Unbreakable."
    • Show #2437
      Show #2437
      Season 13 - Episode 24
      10/6/05
      9.6
      Jon Stewart and singer David Gray are tonights guests.
    • Show #0319
      Show #0319
      Season 2 - Episode 100
      2/6/95
      9.5
      Rosanne Cash performs "I Count the Tears."
    • Show #0357
      Show #0357
      Season 2 - Episode 138
      4/12/95
      9.5
      Mayor Guiliani and Dave agree to disagree on the new slogan for the New York Tourism Board; Drew Barrymore gives Dave a birthday surprise.
    • Show #2650
      Show #2650
      Season 14 - Episode 41
      11/6/06
      9.5
      Britney Spears drops by looking for Will Ferrell; at the end of his interview, Will ad-libs through a selection from "Phantom of the Opera"; Jack Hanna introduces Dave to Fluffy the python, the largest-known snake in captivity.
    • Show #2498
      Show #2498
      Season 13 - Episode 85
      1/20/06
      9.5
      A cop from New Jersey pleads the fifth on "Know Your Current Events"; Johnny Dark comments on Dave's heart; Charles Grodin defends his performance in the 1976 remake of King Kong.
    • Show #2611
      Show #2611
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      8/29/06
      9.5
      Dave toys around with the new product from Apple Computers, the "I-Stinguisher"; a man in pajamas and a bathrobe asks Dave where he would find some coffee; writer Jeff Bredenberg promotes his book "Five Little Fixes"; The Roots perform "Here I Come."
    • Show #2591
      Show #2591
      Season 13 - Episode 178
      7/18/06
      9.5
      A man on the street showers himself under the Late Show Shower-Cam; in honor of her 85th birthday, Dorothy presents the Top Ten; Bryce Dallas Howard promotes "Lady in the Water."
    • 2015/05/20
      2015/05/20
      Season 22 - Episode 05.20.15
      5/20/15
      9.5

      THE LAST SHOW: a preview of what the May 21st monologue would have looked like; an all-celebrity Top Ten; an encore of the Taco Bell remote from 1996; a short documentary about a typical day behind the scenes at the Late Show; Dave thanks the staff, his family, and the audience; Foo Fighters play "Everlong" to a montage of 33 years of indelible images.

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    • Show #2509
      Show #2509
      Season 13 - Episode 96
      2/13/06
      9.5
      Dave makes several jokes throughout the show at the expense of Dick Cheney's recent trigger-happiness; Dave throws snowballs at Alan, and later Regis joins in on the fun; the reunited INXS performs "Afterglow."
    • Show #2432
      Show #2432
      Season 13 - Episode 19
      9/22/05
      9.5
      Tonights guests include Teri Hatcher, Australian rules footballer Brett Backwell and Sheryl Crow.
    • Show #2372
      Show #2372
      Season 12 - Episode 153
      5/24/05
      9.5
      Adam Sandler, Reggie Miller and The Wallflowers are tonight's guests.
    • Show #0193
      Show #0193
      Season 1 - Episode 193
      7/7/94
      9.5
      The Runaway Camera is roaming the streets of New York City, getting squeegied, hit by a bike, down a manhole, running into Rupert Jee, and going into "Cats" and "Flashdancers." Later, in dueling clips, Dave shows embarrassing clips of Tom Hanks from "The Love Boat," "Taxi," and "Happy Days." Tom retaliates with an embarrassing clip of Dave from "Mork and Mindy."moreless
    • Show #2479
      Show #2479
      Season 13 - Episode 66
      12/19/05
      9.5
      Dr. Richard Hotchkiss helps remove stitches off Dave's hand; Jim Carrey switches shirts with an audience member, then gets arrested; We Are Scientists performs "Nobody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt."
    • Show #2148
      Show #2148
      Season 11 - Episode 117
      4/2/04
      9.5
      Audience Show & Tell: a husband and wife tandem demonstrates a neat trick involving a yo-yo and a shiny quarter. Also, Dave chats with Tyler Crotty, the tired pre-teen who has been at the center of a minor controversy on the Late Show for the last week. For appearing on the show, Dave gives Tyler several cans of Red Bull. Also, a very tall man (Paul Olkowski) gives Dave a one arm hug before he shows a "glory day" highlight from 12 years ago when he sank a full-court shot on ESPN.moreless
    • Show #1257
      Show #1257
      Season 6 - Episode 192
      7/22/99
      9.5
      The Hillary Clinton/Larry King Secret Word is "meehnkee"; Dave "performs" at Woodstock '99, then declares that Limp Bizkit kicks ass; Buzz Aldrin drops by to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the moon landing.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 04/24/2012
      Late Show With David Letterman 04/24/2012
      Season 19 - Episode 04.24.12
      4/24/12
      9.5
      Actress Amy Poehler; talk show host Wendy Williams; Trampled by Turtles perform.
    • Show #2706
      Show #2706
      Season 14 - Episode 97
      2/15/07
      9.5
      It's day four of "Ventriloquist Week II" with Jim Barber and his friend Seville. Tonights guests also include Sienna Miller and Nas.
    • Show #0375
      Show #0375
      Season 2 - Episode 156
      5/8/95
      9.5
      Dave sends audience members Nico and Ingrid Van Eenennaan to London (to promote the show's visit next week) with a camcorder, root beer, and the Giant Flying Rat. Neither are seen or heard from again.
    • Show #2868
      Show #2868
      Season 15 - Episode 61
      2/7/08
      9.5
      Lt. Len Easton interrupts "Know Your Current Events"; Kate Hudson plugs Fool's Gold and talks football; Jack Hanna introduces Dave to an African Warthog (which Dave likes) and a cobra (which freaks him out).
    • Late Show With David Letterman 10/30/2012
      Late Show With David Letterman 10/30/2012
      Season 20 - Episode 10.30.12
      10/30/12
      9.5
      Actress Kate Hudson; filmmaker Ken Burns; St. Vincent and David Byrne perform.
    • 5/2/2013
      5/2/2013
      Season 20 - Episode 05.02.13
      5/2/13
      9.5
      Dave welcomes reality television star Paris Hilton, Miriam Tucker, a women who swallowed and recovered a diamond, and musical guests Atlas Genius. (TV-PG)
    • Late Show With David Letterman 08/03/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 08/03/2011
      Season 18 - Episode 20110803
      8/3/11
      9.5
      Actress Emma Stone; Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 10/29/2012
      Late Show With David Letterman 10/29/2012
      Season 20 - Episode 10.29.12
      10/29/12
      9.5
      Actor Denzel Washington; actress Pauley Perrette; Paul Banks performs.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 08/23/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 08/23/2011
      Season 18 - Episode 20110823
      8/23/11
      9.5
      TV host Rachel Maddow; actress Rose Byrne; Gavin Harrison performs.
    • Show #3128
      Show #3128
      Season 16 - Episode 153
      6/8/09
      9.5
      Howard Stern and Mos Def are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2484
      Show #2484
      Season 13 - Episode 71
      1/2/06
      9.5
      Dave explains how he ordered Sue Hum to make a cupcake costume just for heck of it; Biff reads a movie review from the newspaper; Heather Graham promotes her new sitcom; Fall Out Boy performs "Dance, Dance."
    • Show #1895
      Show #1895
      Season 10 - Episode 32
      10/30/02
      9.4
      It's a somber and bittersweet night as Dave brings out longtime friend Warren Zevon as his only guest. Zevon was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, and during a brief interview he reminds Dave to "enjoy every sandwich." During the second half of the show, Zevon performs "Mutineer," "Desperados Under the Eaves," and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner."moreless
    • Show #2485
      Show #2485
      Season 13 - Episode 72
      1/3/06
      9.4
      Tonights guests include Bill O'Reilly and Eric Bana.
    • Show #2612
      Show #2612
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      8/30/06
      9.4
      In honor of the show's 13th anniversary, an intern accidentally walks onstage to ask Dave to sign his own greeting card; live from Tracy, California, Ron Patrick drives around in a silver 2000 Volkwagen Bug with a 1,450-horsepower jet engine; Dave tries to interpret Snoop Dogg's "dizzle"-speak; OK Go performed "Here It Goes Again."moreless
    • Show #2508
      Show #2508
      Season 13 - Episode 95
      2/10/06
      9.4
      Johnny Dark dukes it out with a burst appendix; "Will It Float" is performed live from St. Augustine, Florida; Dave interrogates Martha Stewart about her love life; Michael Buble performs "How Sweet It Is."
    • Show #1399
      Show #1399
      Season 7 - Episode 137
      5/8/00
      9.4
      Apparently, Michelle O'Calaghan had another baby over the weekend; Dave says he's been called to jury duty, prompting a brief state of panic; during another "What's New" segment, Pat and Kenny attempt to recite Shakespeare; a morbidly obese man is introduced as the winning jockey of last weekend's Kentucky Derby.
    • Show #2785
      Show #2785
      Season 14 - Episode 177
      7/18/07
      9.4
      John Travolta, Paula Abdul, and Teddy Thompson are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #1954
      Show #1954
      Season 10 - Episode 91
      2/17/03
      9.4
      Throughout the night, Steph/Monty measures the accumulated snowfall on the roof of the theater; Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip presents the Top Ten; Dr. Phil makes his first-ever appearance on the Late Show, and it appears that he can take a joke; Beck performs "Lost Cause."
    • Show #2384
      Show #2384
      Season 12 - Episode 165
      6/20/05
      9.4
      Tonight's guests include Christopher Walken, U.S. Open golf champion Michael Campbell and musical guest Billy Corgan.
    • Show #2722
      Show #2722
      Season 14 - Episode 114
      3/21/07
      9.4
      Tonight's "Great Moments in Presidental Speeches" clip is doctored to include Sue Hum using a lint brush on JFK's right arm; Duke University post-grad John Cornwell demonstrates his new invention, the beer-launching refrigerator; Jack Black shares an antedote about meeting Jack Nicholson; CBS chief foriegn correspondent Lara Logan discusses reporting from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.moreless
    • Show #2472
      Show #2472
      Season 13 - Episode 59
      12/1/05
      9.4
      Dave announces that in the event he cannot fulfill his duties as host tonight, Tony Danza stands waiting in the wings; Oprah and Dave chat for nearly a half-hour, and later in the show Dave escorts her to the premiere of her musical The Color Purple; Bonnie Raitt performed "I Will Not Be Broken."moreless
    • Show #2519
      Show #2519
      Season 13 - Episode 106
      2/27/06
      9.4
      Tonights guests include Bruce Willis and The Strokes.
    • Show #2847
      Show #2847
      Season 15 - Episode 40
      1/9/08
      9.4
      Morgan Freeman, Tom Brokaw, and Chuck Prophet are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special Top Ten from Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage!
    • Show #2515
      Show #2515
      Season 13 - Episode 102
      2/21/06
      9.4
      Dave discusses a new brand of condoms; live from Torino, Steph/Monty shows off her rolling backpack; in an "exclusive" clip from Lost, Matthew Fox is chased around at gunpoint by Dick Cheney; the cast of the musical "Jersey Boys" perform a medley of Frankie Valli songs.
    • Show #2490
      Show #2490
      Season 13 - Episode 77
      1/10/06
      9.4
      Dave demands that the O'Jays perform "Love Train" on the show; Alan criticizes "Dancing with the Stars," then starts prancing around in a gold shirt; Scarlett Johansson (in her first appearance on the show in eight years) promotes Match Point.
    • Show #0654
      Show #0654
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      9/6/96
      9.3
      For the unofficial Three-Year Anniversary, Dave shows some of his favorite clips, then goes door-to-door in New Jersey with Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert and Richard Simmons. Also, a surprised Dave tells Brian Williams that he's "too funny to be in news," and No Doubt performed "Spiderwebs."
    • Show #2956
      Show #2956
      Season 15 - Episode 149
      7/21/08
      9.3
      Will Ferrell, Adam Savage, and Jamie Hyneman are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2265
      Show #2265
      Season 12 - Episode 45
      11/8/04
      9.3
      The annual run-through by NYC Marathon winners; Ball State University sophomore Ryan Carney adds to his Late Show tattoo collection; Tom Hanks on Scottish Mexican food, vomiting and The Polar Express; Nelly.
    • Show #2358
      Show #2358
      Season 12 - Episode 139
      5/4/05
      9.3
      Orlando Bloom and Jack Hanna are tonight's guests.
    • Show #1853
      Show #1853
      Season 9 - Episode 198
      8/1/02
      9.3
      Mike Myers promotes "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs "The Rising."
    • Show #2317
      Show #2317
      Season 12 - Episode 98
      2/11/05
      9.3
      During "Week in Review," Alan previews the Grammys by singing Tone Luc's "Wild Thing;" ten divorce attorneys present the Top Ten; Dave eats a sample of Paris Hilton's new lipstick.
    • Show #0220
      Show #0220
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      8/29/94
      9.3
      To celebrate the first anniversary of the Late Show, Marvin Hamlisch and the CBS Orchestra perform a composition called "Dave's Neighborhood."
    • Show #2545
      Show #2545
      Season 13 - Episode 132
      5/1/06
      9.3
      Gerardo Velez sits in on the congas; Dave wiretaps Tom Hanks' phone; Andy Kindler visits the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama; Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco perform "Touch the Sky."
    • Show #2438
      Show #2438
      Season 13 - Episode 25
      10/7/05
      9.3
      Jack Hanna and comedian Nick Griffin are tonights guests.
    • Show #2915
      Show #2915
      Season 15 - Episode 108
      5/2/08
      9.3
      Dave makes his annual phone call to horse racing announcer Dave Johnson; Patrick Dempsey describes being thrown off a horse; Isabella Rossellini promotes "Green Porno"; Nick Lowe performed "Long Limbed Girl."
    • Show #2685
      Show #2685
      Season 14 - Episode 76
      1/10/07
      9.3
      Tonight's guests are Peter O'Toole and Marc Maron, plus a Top Ten from baseball legends Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn!
    • 2015/05/19
      2015/05/19
      Season 22 - Episode 05.19.15
      5/19/15
      9.3

      Footage (real) of an Alabama televangelist mentioning Dave and the Top Ten List in mid-sermon; one last "CBS Affiliate Roundup" finds local news anchors confusing the name of Dave's show; Regis interrupts the monologue to bid farewell to a bemused Dave; a montage of Rupert hidden-camera remotes from the '90s; Bill Murray jumps out of a cake, smears Dave's suit with frosting, goads Dave into drinking Slovenian vodka, and starts a chant on 53rd Street; Bob Dylan performs the old Frank Sinatra song "The Night We Called It a Day."

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    • Show #2513
      Show #2513
      Season 13 - Episode 100
      2/17/06
      9.2
      A former Olympic luger pops up on "Audience Show & Tell", while comedian Bill Burr (in his Late Show debut) riffs on obese children and people that don't read the newspaper.
    • Show #2551
      Show #2551
      Season 13 - Episode 138
      5/9/06
      9.2
      Britney Spears presents the Top Ten and announces that she's with child; Kurt Russell discusses hunting with his father and nearly drowning on the set of his latest movie "Poseidon"; The Little Willies (featuring Norah Jones) perform "It's Not You, It's Me."
    • Show #2526
      Show #2526
      Season 13 - Episode 113
      3/15/06
      9.2
      Dave recites the lyrics to "Kung Fu Fighting"; decorated NYC Detective Ronald Krieger discusses CSI-type procedures with a fascinated Dave; Alan drunkenly pledges his allegiance to Hamas; Trey Parker and Matt Stone respond to their fallout with "South Park" co-star Isaac Hayes.
    • Show #2686
      Show #2686
      Season 14 - Episode 77
      1/11/07
      9.2
      Videotape operator Tom Catusi apologizes for making a cheap shot at Mark McGwire; Madonna discusses her controversial adoption of a Malawian baby; Dave puts on a raincoat and promotes Gordon's Fish Sticks; The Hold Steady performs "Stuck Between Ready."
    • Show #1929
      Show #1929
      Season 10 - Episode 66
      1/6/03
      9.2
      Dave shows a copy of George Foreman's new book, followed by a "Michael Caine Grill"; Stephanie dances like her unnamed ex-boyfriend to the band playing Rod Stewart's "Do You Think I'm Sexy?"; Michael Caine promotes The Quiet American.
    • Show #1493
      Show #1493
      Season 8 - Episode 35
      10/13/00
      9.2
      During tonight's "Alan Kalter's Campaign Round-Up," the announcer sings an impromptu rendition of "Who Let the Dogs Out"; George Clarke attempts to lose weight by fasting through the rest of the show, only to end up treating himself to a hoagie after the first interview; Dave bullies Warren and Anton into writing and performing an original composition on the spot.moreless
    • Show #2783
      Show #2783
      Season 14 - Episode 175
      7/16/07
      9.2
      Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonah Hill, and Michele "Master of the Unusual" Lauziere are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #0008
      Show #0008
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      9/8/93
      9.2
      Vice President Al Gore breaks ashtrays with Dave and presents the Top Ten.
    • Show #0457
      Show #0457
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      9/27/95
      9.2
      13 NYC cab drivers are invited to serve on a mock jury to determine the fate of OJ Simpson. Instead, they're serenaded by Mel Torme.
    • Show #0180
      Show #0180
      Season 1 - Episode 180
      6/23/94
      9.2
      Stone Temple Pilots – "Vasoline"
    • Show #2303
      Show #2303
      Season 12 - Episode 83
      1/14/05
      9.2
      Dave and Paul play a brand new game, "Antique or Junk?", which is supposed to replace the Friday night staple, "Will It Float?". Later in the show, Dave and Paul play "Will It Float?" with the antique lamp that was used in "Antique or Junk?". Also, Amy Sedaris laments the death of her imaginary boyfriend.moreless
    • Show #3182
      Show #3182
      Season 17 - Episode 10
      9/21/09
      9.1
      Barack Obama becomes the first president to appear on the Late Show while in office. During his 30+ minute sitdown with Dave, President Obama discusses the economy, foriegn policy, and health care reform. Quote Dave: "Your job is more difficult than my job."
    • Show #2718
      Show #2718
      Season 14 - Episode 109
      3/12/07
      9.1
      Dave admits that he's never participated nor believes in Daylight Savings Time; Chris Rock promotes "I Think I Love My Wife"; Amy Winehouse performed "You Know I'm No Good."
    • Show #2581
      Show #2581
      Season 13 - Episode 168
      6/27/06
      9.1
      Tonights guests include Anne Hathaway, Jim Gaffigan and Dashboard Confessional.
    • Show #2089
      Show #2089
      Season 11 - Episode 58
      12/10/03
      9.1
      During Mailbag, the voices in Alan's head result in the horrific demise of his precious ceramic figure collection. Also, upon reading an article in Time about Oprah's refusal to have Dave on her show, he suggests a "Super Bowl of Love" with Dr. Phil reconciling the talk show hosts.
    • Show #2402
      Show #2402
      Season 12 - Episode 183
      7/28/05
      9.1
      Tonights guests unclude Bill Murray and Bettye LaVette.
    • Show #1804
      Show #1804
      Season 9 - Episode 149
      5/10/02
      9.1
      With Biff on vacation, Steph/Monty handles the pushpins live via telephone; during Mailbag, Paul demonstrates a hidden talent for cartwheels, and then mysteriously disappears; a Mother's Day tradition is started when the moms of ten celebrities present the Top Ten list; Dave and Gillian Anderson make out.
    • Show #2049
      Show #2049
      Season 11 - Episode 17
      9/30/03
      9.1
      It's time for "How Many Guys in Gorilla Suits Can Fit Into a Eyeglass Store?" Quote Dave: "I was going to buy a pair of eyeglasses, but the optical store was full of gorillas."
    • Show #2071
      Show #2071
      Season 11 - Episode 40
      11/7/03
      9.1
      An elf named Perry helps out during "Know Your Current Events"; Bert and Ernie (of "Sesame Street" fame) diss Dave; Lauren Graham talks about a recent parking ticket.
    • Show #2112
      Show #2112
      Season 11 - Episode 81
      1/22/04
      9.1
      Dave shows several photos that answer the question "What's the Deal with Donald Trump's Hair?;" Howard Dean presents the Top Ten live via satellite from New Hampshire.
    • Show #2068
      Show #2068
      Season 11 - Episode 37
      11/4/03
      9.1
      Dave gives a recap of the events leading up to -- and including -- the birth yesterday of son Harry Joseph Letterman; "Indian Larry" performs motorcycle stunts on 53rd Street; Regis continues his string of appearances tied to memorable occasions; Amy Brennaman chats about the 100th episode of "Judging Amy."
    • Show #2501
      Show #2501
      Season 13 - Episode 88
      1/25/06
      9.1
      Esteban sits in with the band; Jeff Altman shares an amusing story about Johnny Carson; Wicked Wisdom (a band with Jada Pinkett-Smith on lead vocals) performs "Something Inside of Me."
    • Show #2543
      Show #2543
      Season 13 - Episode 130
      4/27/06
      9.1
      Golfer David Ogron tries to set the world record for most golf balls shot in 30 minutes (and succeeds); during "Who Asked For It?", a faux audience member unwittingly reveals George Clarke's lust for Dave; the top three finishers in the Piedmont Bird-Calling Competition demonstrate their abilities; Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler perform "This Is Us."moreless
    • Show #2691
      Show #2691
      Season 14 - Episode 82
      1/18/07
      9.1
      Dave promotes the new, improved Late Show web site; "El Nino" (Gerard) drops by to take a bow; Vera Farmiga promotes "Breaking and Entering"; Mat Kearney performs "Nothing Left to Lose."
    • Show #2224
      Show #2224
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      8/26/04
      9.0
      Natalie Coughlin, Carla Gugino and Gavin DeGraw are tonight's guests.
    • Show #0787
      Show #0787
      Season 4 - Episode 138
      4/25/97
      9.0
      On a special Indianapolis-themed night on the Late Show, Dorothy interrupts a comedy bit to give Dave a hug, while Reggie Miller presents the Top Ten.
    • Show #1307
      Show #1307
      Season 7 - Episode 29
      10/15/99
      9.0
      During CBS Mailbag, Alan Kalter promotes his Millenium Party, which looks like a disaster in the making. Later, Dave presents "Top Ten Things That Sound Creepy When Said by John Malkovich."
    • Show #0190
      Show #0190
      Season 1 - Episode 190
      7/4/94
      9.0
      Dave takes a cue card from Tony Mendez, re-reads a joke and then has the cue card passed around the audience; Calvert dresses up as Barbra Streisand and sings "The Way We Were"; guest Richard Simmons sings a patriotic medley; Neil Diamond performed "America."
    • Show #1997
      Show #1997
      Season 10 - Episode 149
      6/10/03
      9.0
      Dave and Paul play "Millionaire or Kenny?" Later, Barbara Gaines (making a rare on-camera appearance) receives a surprise birthday cake; Bruce Willis shows off his new hairdo.
    • Show #2032
      Show #2032
      Season 10 - Episode 187
      8/29/03
      9.0
      Bonnie Hunt and comedian Don Gavin are tonight's guests.
    • Show #0140
      Show #0140
      Season 1 - Episode 140
      4/8/94
      9.0
      Tonight marks the first Late Show appearance (and second overall) of "The Strong Guy, the Fat Guy, the Genius," which pits three men of said traits against each other in various undertakings. Also, Blind Melon performs "Paper Scratcher."
    • Show #2284
      Show #2284
      Season 12 - Episode 64
      12/3/04
      9.0
      During "CBS Mailbag," Alan makes an attempt to travel back in time and ends up being vaporized. Later in the show, interim announcer Mike McIntee launches the "I Want to Be the New Late Show Announcer" sweepstakes.
    • Show #2011
      Show #2011
      Season 10 - Episode 166
      7/17/03
      9.0
      Steph/Monty dresses up as a cowgirl for CBS Mailbag; Ari Fleishcher talks about his 2 1/2 years as Dubya's press secretary; Beyonce sings her smash hit "Crazy In Love."
    • Show #2151
      Show #2151
      Season 11 - Episode 120
      4/12/04
      9.0
      Alan brings a video of celebrity well-wishers for Dave's 57th birthday (just a tape of a fleeing Regis); it's "More With Les," as Dave phones up CBS-TV head honcho Les Moonves; Billy Crystal plugs his new children's book; "A-Rod" chats, then jacks a few balls with Dave on 53rd Street.
    • Show #2321
      Show #2321
      Season 12 - Episode 102
      2/17/05
      9.0
      Charlie Sheen; and Tori Amos are tonight's guests.
    • Show #0335
      Show #0335
      Season 2 - Episode 116
      2/28/95
      9.0
    • Show #0995
      Show #0995
      Season 5 - Episode 133
      4/24/98
      9.0
      Amongst the festivities of "Chicago Night": Jerry Springer's bouncers stand on opposite sides of the stage; The Man Not on Fire appears in an ad for Gold Coast Drugs; the Top Ten home office is temporarily moved to nearby Schaumberg, Illinois; local blues singer (and frequent guest) Taj Mahal presents the Top Ten; Bob Borden goes on a frantic pursuit through the Windy City attempting to get an interview with Oprah.moreless
    • Show #1915
      Show #1915
      Season 10 - Episode 52
      11/28/02
      9.0
      For Thanksgiving, Marv Albert sits at Dorothy's kitchen table, eagerly anticipating one of her world-famous pies. Also, The Strokes perform "Someday."
    • Show #1837
      Show #1837
      Season 9 - Episode 182
      7/10/02
      9.0
      Dave talks about a snake in his house; Alan Kalter seduces a CPR dummy during a segment called "What's New for Summer;" Pat and Kenny read a transcript of Oprah's interview with Jennifer Lopez; Robin Williams promotes a movie and a broadway show.
    • Show #0499
      Show #0499
      Season 3 - Episode 60
      12/1/95
      9.0
      After showing a clip from his new movie Father of the Bride, Part 2 on a 16mm film projector, Steve Martin and Dave appear in "The Making of Steve Martin's Appearance Documentary."
    • Show #0023
      Show #0023
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      9/29/93
      9.0

      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."

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    • Show #1893
      Show #1893
      Season 10 - Episode 30
      10/28/02
      9.0
      Steph/Monty asks "Survivor 5" loser Robb Zbacnik two very interrogating questions: 1. "How did you find the weather in Thailand?" 2. "Did you see or touch any monkeys?" Also, Anaheim Angels pitcher Scott Spiezio presents the Top Ten via satellite, Bonnie Hunt surprises Dave by wearing glasses during her interview; Christina Aguilera sings "Beautiful."moreless
    • Show #2127
      Show #2127
      Season 11 - Episode 96
      2/20/04
      9.0
      During "Audience Show & Tell," Dave meets a former White House intern; George Clarke fills in for Kiva "Grinder Girl" Kahl during "Will It Float?"; comedian Brian Regan comments on psychics.
    • Show #1654
      Show #1654
      Season 8 - Episode 196
      8/2/01
      9.0
    • Show #2833
      Show #2833
      Season 15 - Episode 26
      10/16/07
      9.0
      Richard Simmons and Casey Affleck are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #0005
      Show #0005
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      9/3/93
      9.0
      Dave has fun with a car phone, calling in bogus traffic reports to 1010 WINS radio; Casey Kasem presents "Top Ten Favorite Numbers Between 1 and 10;" after showing a clip from an old "Wonder Woman" episode, Debra Winger strips to her old Wonder Girl outfit.
    • Show #2491
      Show #2491
      Season 13 - Episode 78
      1/11/06
      9.0
      Tonights guests include Queen Latifah, Bob Sarlette and Imogen Heap.
    • Show #3220
      Show #3220
      Season 17 - Episode 48
      11/19/09
      9.0
      Stephen Colbert, Emily Blunt, and John Mayer are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2713
      Show #2713
      Season 14 - Episode 104
      2/26/07
      9.0
      Dave discusses high school metal shop; "Stupid Human Tricks" include a guy who stops a ceiling fan with his tongue; Jake Gyllenhaal promotes Zodiac; the Late Show Prize Wheel won't stop spinning; Brand New performs "Jesus."
    • Show #2589
      Show #2589
      Season 13 - Episode 176
      7/14/06
      9.0
      Anderson Cooper tells an amusing antedote about appearing on "Truth or Consequences"; John Witherspoon promotes "Little Man" and discusses a recent trip to Montana he took with Dave; Alan is caught reading "Dianetics."
    • Show #2842
      Show #2842
      Season 15 - Episode 35
      1/2/08
      9.0
      Dave returns from an eight-week hiatus with a full beard and his writing staff intact; an audience Q&A bit is interrupted by Bill Scheft; ten striking writers present the Top Ten; Robin Williams discusses his recent USO trip to Iraq; after a 16-year layover, "Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer" returns to the Late Show; associate producer Nancy Agostini appears on "Know Your Staff"; Lupe Fiasco performs "Superstar."moreless
    • Show #2985
      Show #2985
      Season 16 - Episode 10
      9/22/08
      9.0
      Former President William Jefferson Clinton and Chris Rock are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2647
      Show #2647
      Season 14 - Episode 38
      11/1/06
      9.0
      Dave plugs the upcoming Ball State-Michigan football game and promises to give a nickel to everyone that attends the game; Dave reads a letter from a fan pertaining to staff hostility; Joanna Carson (Johnny's second wife) discusses her collection of Truman Capote memorabilia.
    • Show #2772
      Show #2772
      Season 14 - Episode 164
      6/15/07
      9.0
      While goofing around at the desk, Dave somehow bounces his pencil into his coffee mug and receives an standing ovation for doing so. Later in the show, an unknown gentleman (staffer Michael McIntee) gives Dave an award for his "achievement."
    • Show #2065
      Show #2065
      Season 11 - Episode 33
      10/29/03
      9.0
      Steph/Monty dresses up as an elf on a rare Wednesday CBS Mailbag; during Mailbag, Rupert takes part in his yearly tradition of watching the coleslaw change colors; Dave is so fascinated by Canadian "sexpert" Sue Johanson that he interviews her twice.
    • Show #3085
      Show #3085
      Season 16 - Episode 110
      3/23/09
      9.0
      After discussing Bruce Willis' wedding at length, Dave mentions that he married his longtime girlfriend in a private ceremony this past weekend, than explains all the obstacles he faced on the way to the courthouse; an update on George Clarke and the Late Show Weight Loss Challenge; Hugh Laurie plugs Monsters vs. Aliens; Sarah Paulson does impressions; Bloc Party performed "One Month Off."moreless
    • Show #3084
      Show #3084
      Season 16 - Episode 109
      3/18/09
      9.0
      Another episode of "At Home With The Madoffs"; "Small Town News" includes an offer for vasectomies with free pizza; Craig Ferguson promotes his upcoming comedy special; Modest Mouse performed "Satellite Skin."
    • Show #2815
      Show #2815
      Season 15 - Episode 8
      9/13/07
      9.0
      Martha Stewart and Fred Willard are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special Top Ten from Billy Bob Thornton!
    • Show #3153
      Show #3153
      Season 16 - Episode 178
      7/20/09
      9.0
      Katherine Heigl, Jeff Altman, and Spinnerette are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #3089
      Show #3089
      Season 16 - Episode 114
      3/31/09
      9.0
      A promo for the Republican Party; Dave accuses Bill O'Reilly (and other right-leaning radio personalities) of being too blustery; Marianne Faithful performs a cover of The Decemberists' "The Crane Wife Three."
    • Show #2481
      Show #2481
      Season 13 - Episode 68
      12/21/05
      9.0
      Dave buys a package of Fisher Price Bag O' Choking Hazards; a video yule log is set up in front of Dave's desk; Alan's report on the transit strike goes awry; Nathan Lane stars in "Brokeback: The Musical."
    • Show #2961
      Show #2961
      Season 15 - Episode 154
      7/28/08
      9.0
      Dave describes an incident during the monologue where Inky's cue-cards went AWOL; Dave and Paul acknowledge the passing of ex-WMDB guitarist Hiram Bullock; Gillian Anderson discusses living abroad and her "make-out session" with Dave six years ago; We Are Scientists performed "After Hours."
    • Show #2597
      Show #2597
      Season 13 - Episode 184
      7/26/06
      9.0
      A short comedy bit involving Dave, Sue Hum, and a bowl of gazpacho is botched; Dave examines Scarlett Johansson's teeth; the Teutel Boys from "American Chopper" show off their newest souped-up cycle, the OCC Splitback.
    • Show #1810
      Show #1810
      Season 9 - Episode 155
      5/20/02
      9.0
      Steph/Monty is mentioned in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly; Dave calls New York Highway Superintendent Drew Outhouse to resolve an awkward social situation; The Kalter Twins perform "I've Got You Babe"; The Firecrackers, a synchronized jump rope team, demonstrate their wares on-stage.
    • Show #2615
      Show #2615
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      9/11/06
      9.0
      Tonights guests include Maria Sharapova, Martha Stewart and Justin Timberlake.
    • Show #2618
      Show #2618
      Season 14 - Episode 9
      9/14/06
      9.0
      A truck stop waitress walks onstage to ask Dave for his order; a new actor is brought in to play Bob Zick for a comedy segment called "Late Show Viewer Poll"; Anne Heche dodges Dave's questions about her bisexuality; The Who perform "Man in a Purple Dress."
    • 4/29/2013
      4/29/2013
      Season 20 - Episode 04.29.13
      4/29/13
      9.0
      Dave welcomes actress Mindy Kaliling, CIA analyst Nada Bakos, and musical guest Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. (TV-PG)
    • Show #2826
      Show #2826
      Season 15 - Episode 19
      10/5/07
      9.0
      Several audience members voluntarily present the Top Ten; Bob Newhart shares an amusing story about Frank Sinatra; Angela Kinsey talks about life in Texas; Iron & Wine performed "The Devil Never Sleeps."
    • Show #2671
      Show #2671
      Season 14 - Episode 62
      12/13/06
      9.0
      Tonights guests include Regis Philbin and Robert Randolph, plus Lee Marek's Kid Scientists!
    • Show #2698
      Show #2698
      Season 14 - Episode 89
      2/5/07
      9.0
      "Peyton Manning" (Gerard) is the latest celebrity to field questions from the audience; Dr. Phil looks back on his days as a middle linebacker at the University of Tulsa; Fall Out Boy performs "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race!"
    • Show #1347
      Show #1347
      Season 7 - Episode 69
      12/27/99
      9.0
      Feeling a little warm, Dave takes off his coat and does most of the show in just his shirt and tie; in "Who Asked For It?" Patrick Stewart and the Taco Bell chihuahua star in "A Christmas Carol;" Biff performs a holiday-themed duet with a cardboard cutout of Celine Dion.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 05/18/2010
      5/18/10
      9.0
      Jonah Hill; Janelle Monáe; John Carney; Miss USA Rima Fakih presents the Top Ten list.
    • Show #3019
      Show #3019
      Season 16 - Episode 44
      11/17/08
      9.0
      Emma Thompson and fox attack survivor Michelle Felicetta are the scheduled guests. Plus, Day 1 of "Tribute Band Week" with Purple Reign!
    • Late Show With David Letterman 11/14/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 11/14/2011
      Season 19 - Episode 11.14.11
      11/14/11
      9.0
      Actor Jason Segel; chef Jamie Oliver; The Kooks perform.
    • Show #3017
      Show #3017
      Season 16 - Episode 42
      11/13/08
      9.0
      Bruce Willis and Sia are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #3258
      Show #3258
      Season 17 - Episode 86
      2/8/10
      9.0

      Drew Brees, Sandra Bullock, and Josh Turner are the scheduled guests. Plus, the cover of the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is unveiled!

    • Show #2761
      Show #2761
      Season 14 - Episode 153
      5/24/07
      9.0
      Former Vice President Al Gore and comedian Jim Short are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #1966
      Show #1966
      Season 10 - Episode 117
      4/8/03
      9.0
      Dave shows a clip of Les Moonves on last night's episode of The Practice; Dave warns Steph/Monty to not ask the monkey question, but she does anyway; The Folksmen (stars of the film "A Mighty Wind") perform "Old Joe's Place."
    • Show #2830
      Show #2830
      Season 15 - Episode 23
      10/11/07
      9.0
      Anne Heche, Sue Johanson, and Mariza are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2532
      Show #2532
      Season 13 - Episode 119
      3/29/06
      9.0
      Donald Trump's newborn son fields questions from the audience; Pat Farmer makes music with a socket wrench, then gets tasered; Chris Elliott gives Dave an early birthday gift; the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform "Gold Lion."
    • Late Show With David Letterman 05/03/2010
      5/3/10
      9.0
      Actor Mickey Rourke; actor Jim Parsons; eliminated ``American Idol'' contestant Siobhan Magnus.
    • Show #1835
      Show #1835
      Season 9 - Episode 180
      7/8/02
      9.0
      Biff goes out in van, annoying people with a bullhorn. Later, Steph/Monty asks "Road to Perdition" star Tom Hanks, "During the filming, did the crew see or touch any monkeys?"
    • Show #2377
      Show #2377
      Season 12 - Episode 158
      6/9/05
      9.0
      Tonight's guests include Katie Holmes and musical group Shout Out Louds.
    • Show #2260
      Show #2260
      Season 12 - Episode 40
      10/22/04
      9.0
      Dave's annual (and quite early) look at "Halloween Costumes;" George Clarke with a premature reminder about the end of Daylight Savings Time (Dave makes him down chocolate syrup); Amy Sedaris discusses her bunny and imaginary husband "Ricky;" Tommy Lee talks about his book, Tommy Land.
    • Show #2413
      Show #2413
      Season 12 - Episode 194
      8/12/05
      9.0
      Andrea and Rutè (aka the Hi-Ho Girls) put away the "rabid, hyperphagic and omnivorous" Late Show Bear; Dave reads a Martha Stewart-themed Top Ten under protest; Ricky Gervais promotes the British kids' flick "Valiant."
    • Show #2410
      Show #2410
      Season 12 - Episode 191
      8/9/05
      9.0
      Dave points out that a person that was on the show last week incorrectly guessed his own state capital, then starts quizzing people; Harold Larkin puts away the Late Show Bear; a Kindergarten teacher from Colorado plays "Guess What Melted" with Rupert; Bill Maher comes up with "new rules" for American society while promoting his new book.moreless
    • Show #2338
      Show #2338
      Season 12 - Episode 119
      3/23/05
      9.0
      "On Sale Now" (a variation on "New Products") includes room-temperature sushi and flammable curtains; Pat and Kenny read a transcript of an interview between Oprah and Kirstie Alley; Dave closes the show by promoting Japanese gum.
    • Show #2557
      Show #2557
      Season 13 - Episode 144
      5/17/06
      9.0
      Dave previews some of the new TV shows premiring in the fall; Bruce Willis tries to hold his breath underwater for nine minutes; Goldfrapp performed "Lost Cause."
    • Show #2517
      Show #2517
      Season 13 - Episode 104
      2/23/06
      9.0
      Amanda Peet and Jack Hanna are featured guests plus Peter Griffin of Family Guy presents the Top Ten!
    • Show #2553
      Show #2553
      Season 13 - Episode 140
      5/11/06
      9.0
      Tonights guests include Teri Hatcher, Tom Dreesen and rollerblader Michel Lauziere.
    • Show #2546
      Show #2546
      Season 13 - Episode 133
      5/2/06
      9.0
      Tom Cruise and Dave discuss the joys of fatherhood then cook up a Thai Laksa with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver (between swigs of cooking oil!).
    • Show #2516
      Show #2516
      Season 13 - Episode 103
      2/22/06
      9.0
      Tonights guests include Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul and Paulie Teutul.
    • Show #2500
      Show #2500
      Season 13 - Episode 87
      1/24/06
      8.9
      Dave celebrates 2,500 shows at CBS with "Staffer Memories"; a recent graduate from Penn State is invited to ride a taxi pantsless; Dave and Emma Thompson instigate a pie fight.
    • Show #2659
      Show #2659
      Season 14 - Episode 50
      11/20/06
      8.9
      Tonights guests include Jerry Seinfeld and Dan Patrick. Plus, a public apology from Jerry's former co-star Michael Richards.
    • Show #2849
      Show #2849
      Season 15 - Episode 42
      1/11/08
      8.9
      Bill Scheft interrupts a bad joke about "Cheer-Obama" cereal to make another pitch for WGA support; Tracy Morgan plugs First Sunday; Dave reads the lyrics to "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells; Kat Von D shows off her Dave tattoo; Dropkick Murphys perform "The State of Massachusetts."
    • Show #2110
      Show #2110
      Season 11 - Episode 79
      1/20/04
      8.9
      Singer-songwriter John Mayer sits in; Dave shows footage of Howard Dean's head exploding; in the latest edition of "Pat Farmer's Gaffe Alert," our favorite film-loving stagehand points out that the entire cast of Casablanca is now dead.
    • Show #1444
      Show #1444
      Season 7 - Episode 182
      7/24/00
      8.9
      Pat and Kenny play Frisbee on the roof; the latest roll call introduces us to such people behind-the-scenes as Tony Mendez's puppet-master, Dave's fiancé and Paul's girlfriend (the same woman), and a staffer who's still living in his Y2K bunker; Dave suggests that a proposed Bush-Gore debate on the show will utilize Jai Alai scoring.moreless
    • Show #2861
      Show #2861
      Season 15 - Episode 54
      1/29/08
      8.9
      Lt. Len Easton calls up C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"; Bill Cosby shares an antedote about his recently deceased mother; teen jazz prodigy Matt Savage and his trio perform "El Fuego."
    • Show #2345
      Show #2345
      Season 12 - Episode 126
      4/6/05
      8.9
      Dave explains how he cut his finger with a cheese grater, then confesses to having a great admiration for lesbians; in her first appearance on the show in 19 years, Jane Fonda discusses her marriage to Ted Turner and her infamous visit to Vietnam; Bloc Party performs "Banquet."
    • Show #1421
      Show #1421
      Season 7 - Episode 159
      6/14/00
      8.9
      Dave announces the birth of Kathy Mavrikakis' daughter; George Clarke is now trapped in the boiler room with two prostitutes, and then declares himself a "Volcano God"; Isaac Hayes conducts an orchestra performing the theme from Shaft.
    • Show #2379
      Show #2379
      Season 12 - Episode 160
      6/13/05
      8.9
      Tonight's guests include Nicole Kidman and the Foo Fighters.
    • Show #2629
      Show #2629
      Season 14 - Episode 20
      9/29/06
      8.9
      Dave Dorsett interrupts the show to make a football wager; Nathan Lane talks about his new dog and plugs his new (fake) talk show, "Lane, Lane, Lane, & Lane"; comic Jeff Caldwell riffs on civil engineering and anti-bacterial soap.
    • Show #2654
      Show #2654
      Season 14 - Episode 45
      11/13/06
      8.9
      Day 1 of Impressionist Week with Rich Little! Also, Robin Williams and George Jones!
    • Show #2541
      Show #2541
      Season 13 - Episode 128
      4/18/06
      8.9
      Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top sits in with the band; Dave, Tony, Rupert, and Alan have fun with sirens; Jane Fonda discusses her marriage to Ted Turner; Shooter Jennings performs "Gone to Carolina."
    • Show #2537
      Show #2537
      Season 13 - Episode 124
      4/12/06
      8.9
      Dave celebrates his 59th birthday by going over another personal checklist; ten staffers present a birthday-themed Top Ten; Jason Randal does more card tricks for Dave; Ben Harper performed “Better Way.”
    • Show #2444
      Show #2444
      Season 13 - Episode 31
      10/17/05
      8.9
      Donald Trump and Anderson Cooper appear on tonights show.
    • Show #1408
      Show #1408
      Season 7 - Episode 146
      5/19/00
      8.9
      Dave announces that this is the season finale; Dave and Maria bid farewell to Rob Burnett, who will now be busy at work with Ed; Tonya Smith drops a bowling ball on the head of Ken Richmond from 12 feet above the stage; Ringo Starr and the All-Starr Band sing "With a Little Help from My Friends."moreless
    • Show #2445
      Show #2445
      Season 13 - Episode 32
      10/18/05
      8.9
      Dave repeatedly shows a clip of Les Moonves from a 1976 guest appearance on "Cannon"; Catherine Zeta-Jones hits a few golf balls; Antony and the Johnsons perform "You Are My Sister."
    • Show #2696
      Show #2696
      Season 14 - Episode 87
      2/1/07
      8.9
      Dave celebrates 25 years in late night with Bill Murray, who arrives in a tuxedo and begs Dave and Les Moonves (via telephone) for Super Bowl tickets.
    • Show #2393
      Show #2393
      Season 12 - Episode 174
      7/1/05
      8.9
      Tonight's guests include Michael Chiklis, Shannon Eis and Gary Mule Deer.
    • Show #2848
      Show #2848
      Season 15 - Episode 41
      1/10/08
      8.9
      Howard Stern and Ayo are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2512
      Show #2512
      Season 13 - Episode 99
      2/16/06
      8.9
      A hostage situation is resolved near Paul's keyboard; Hannah Teter gloats over her gold medal in snowboarding; Jimmy Fallon sings a song about President's Day; She Wants Revenge performs "Tear You Apart."
    • Show #2262
      Show #2262
      Season 12 - Episode 42
      11/3/04
      8.9
      Dave, Alan, Paul and George Clarke all comment on Bush's reelection; Tom Brokaw wishes Harry a happy first birthday; Dave flirts with Mischa Barton of "The O.C." to hide the fact that he's never seen the show.
    • Show #2492
      Show #2492
      Season 13 - Episode 79
      1/12/06
      8.9
      Tonights guests include Kiefer Sutherland, Andy Samberg and Alicia Keys.
    • Show #2958
      Show #2958
      Season 15 - Episode 151
      7/23/08
      8.9
      John C. Reilly, Jane Mayer, and Grizzly Bear are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #3190
      Show #3190
      Season 17 - Episode 18
      10/1/09
      8.8
      Following the monologue, Dave comes clean about a botched blackmail attempt and reveals that he has had sexual relations with several female staff members; Woody Harrelson plugs Zombieland and discusses a recent near-death experience; Kim Kardashian describes a recent trip to Botswana.
    • Show #0001
      Show #0001
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      8/30/93
      8.8
      Tom Brokaw shows up to take back some NBC "intellectual property;" Dave shows off the renovated Ed Sullivan Theater; Bill Murray spray-paints Dave's name onto the front of his desk; Billy Joel performs "No Man's Land."
    • Show #0565
      Show #0565
      Season 3 - Episode 126
      4/1/96
      8.8
      Dave tricks teenage Oscar® winner Anna Paquin into getting in a magician's box, claiming he was going to show her a trick. Once he had her locked in, he takes off her shoes and tickles her feet. Also, Dave challenges Millionaire Basketball Winner Tom Gates: if he makes his shot onstage, Dave will give him $10,000; if he doesn't, he has to host the show. He misses. So does a decidedly un-athletic Mary Tyler Moore. But Paquin hits, and Dave gives her the ten grand.moreless
    • Show #2486
      Show #2486
      Season 13 - Episode 73
      1/4/06
      8.8
      The Guy on Fire is extinguished; stagehand Gene Szymanski mocks Pat Farmer's wife; Marv Albert shows his favorite bloopers from 2005; Alan and Dwight the Troubled Teen discuss New Year's resolutions.
    • Show #2474
      Show #2474
      Season 13 - Episode 61
      12/12/05
      8.8
      As they do every year, Rupert, Mujibur, Sirajul, and Joe G. decorate the Late Show Christmas Tree; Reggie Bush presents the Top Ten; Jack Black promotes the recent remake of King Kong.
    • Show #2752
      Show #2752
      Season 14 - Episode 144
      5/11/07
      8.8
      Dorothy Letterman presents the Top Ten; Dave and Charles Grodin argue over the merits of Chuck's new film The Ex; comedian Jake Johannsen riffs on aging.
    • Show #2814
      Show #2814
      Season 15 - Episode 7
      9/12/07
      8.8
      Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, and Daughtry are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special NASCAR Top Ten!
    • Show #1406
      Show #1406
      Season 7 - Episode 144
      5/17/00
      8.8
      Campaign 2000: Dave mentions the final episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, which proceeds into another one of Alan's crying jags.
    • Show #2081
      Show #2081
      Season 11 - Episode 50
      11/21/03
      8.8
      Dave and Paul play "Potatoes or Gavin MacLeod?"; Dave openly wishes that Paris Hilton had not cancelled her appearance on the show next week; Robert Downey Jr. makes his first appearance on the show since early 1996; 16-year-old singer-songwriter Joss Stone performs.
    • Show #1513
      Show #1513
      Season 8 - Episode 55
      11/20/00
      8.8
      After having one flag put on the set last night, Dave now has two flags behind his desk so he can "look more presidential." Later, Dave gives Susan Sarandon a silver gravy serving bowl.
    • Show #2818
      Show #2818
      Season 15 - Episode 11
      9/25/07
      8.8
      Kate Walsh, Kevin Smith, and Rascal Flatts are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2593
      Show #2593
      Season 13 - Episode 180
      7/20/06
      8.8
      Tonights guests include Martin Short and Pink.
    • Show #1824
      Show #1824
      Season 9 - Episode 169
      6/14/02
      8.8
      Biff does his pushpin schtick live from the Grand Canyon, and Dave persuades him to yell "Hey, Mommy!" just to see if there's an echo. Also, Paul does a somewhat convincing James Brown impression, suffers a nervous breakdown onstage, and Dave comes by to bring him his cape.
    • Show #2091
      Show #2091
      Season 11 - Episode 60
      12/12/03
      8.8
      Dave announces that he's been invited to appear on Oprah (at long, long last), while Julia Roberts interrogates Dave for his inability to marry the mother of his child.
    • Show #2375
      Show #2375
      Season 12 - Episode 156
      6/7/05
      8.8
      Tonighs guests include Kristin Davis, Robert Klein and musician Ben Lee.
    • Show #2627
      Show #2627
      Season 14 - Episode 18
      9/27/06
      8.8
      Tonights guests include Amanda Peet, Nigella Lawson and Bob Seger.
    • Show #2765
      Show #2765
      Season 14 - Episode 157
      6/6/07
      8.8
      Dave shows kids' drawings of him, courtesy of a third-grade class in Michigan; Dave offers advice to the imprisoned Paris Hilton ("You do the time, don’t let the time do you"), then shares an awkward moment with her best friend Nicole Richie; Chrisette Michele performed "Best of Me."
    • Show #2047
      Show #2047
      Season 11 - Episode 15
      9/26/03
      8.8
      Stephanie is Peter Pan for "CBS Mailbag;" "Joey Pants" promotes "The Handler;" Kevin Nealon; Outkast sings "Hey Ya."
    • Show #1490
      Show #1490
      Season 8 - Episode 32
      10/10/00
      8.8
      Barry White impersonates Paul via telephone yet again; after the latest edition of "Pat and Kenny Read Oprah Transcripts," Alan plugs "PK: The Pat and Kenny Magazine"; Jim Gaffigan promotes "Welcome to New York."
    • Show #2781
      Show #2781
      Season 14 - Episode 173
      7/12/07
      8.8
      Chalk artist Michael Kirby is the latest artisan to draw an ususual portrait of Biff; “The Late Show Summer Fun Trivia Challenge” is marred by too many rules; the Teutel boys from "American Chopper" discuss a recent trip to Australia; comedian Joe Matarese makes his first appearance on the Late Show.moreless
    • Show #2558
      Show #2558
      Season 13 - Episode 145
      5/18/06
      8.8
      Tonights guests include Rebecca Romijn from "X-Men 3: The Last Stand" and The Eagles of Death Metal.
    • Show #2521
      Show #2521
      Season 13 - Episode 108
      3/1/06
      8.8
      Declaring that there are "more monkeys than ever," Dave meets the 2006 monkey-calling champions; Chef Giada De Laurentiis makes veal scallops for Dave and Sarah Jessica Parker (but not Paul).
    • Show #2523
      Show #2523
      Season 13 - Episode 110
      3/3/06
      8.8
      Johnny Dark gives a tour of the theater; "Will It Float?" travels to Trump Tower; Ricky Gervais promotes his new children's book; The Subways perform "Rock and Roll Queen."
    • Show #3268
      Show #3268
      Season 17 - Episode 96
      3/1/10
      8.8

      Actor Bill Murray; Ludacris performs.

    • Show #2980
      Show #2980
      Season 16 - Episode 5
      9/8/08
      8.8
      Keira Knightley and Thomas L. Friedman are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2821
      Show #2821
      Season 15 - Episode 14
      9/28/07
      8.8
      Henry Rife leaps over six taxicabs on an ATV; Paris Hilton dodges a string of questions regarding her stint in prison; Emile Hirsch plugs Into The Wild.
    • Show #2738
      Show #2738
      Season 14 - Episode 130
      4/23/07
      8.8
      Dave goes on another rant about decaffinated coffee; "American Idol" castoff Sanjaya Malakar presents the Top Ten and hits a high note for Paul; NBC newsman Brian Williams comments on the Virginia Tech tragedy; Steven Wright does stand-up and promotes his new concert DVD.
    • Show #2831
      Show #2831
      Season 15 - Episode 24
      10/12/07
      8.8
      A pregnant Halle Berry plugs Things We Lost In The Fire and shows a 3-D ultrasound image that resembles Dave. Also, Eric Buss and his "Spring Snake Symphony" (375 snakes-in-a-can) perform Strauss' "The Blue Danube."
    • Show #2382
      Show #2382
      Season 12 - Episode 163
      6/16/05
      8.8
      Tonight's guests include BIll Clinton and Ringo Starr.
    • Show #2731
      Show #2731
      Season 14 - Episode 123
      4/12/07
      8.7
      Dave acknowledges his 60th birthday with an awkwardly phrased index card and a special Top Ten; Bruce Willis introduces a clip montage of all the wigs he's worn on the Late Show; Jason Randal (Dave's new favorite magician) turns a one-dollar bill into a hundred.
    • Show #2487
      Show #2487
      Season 13 - Episode 74
      1/5/06
      8.7
      Tonights guests include Felicity Huffman and 'Common' perform "Testify."
    • Show #2851
      Show #2851
      Season 15 - Episode 44
      1/15/08
      8.7
      An audience member claims to know Dave's ex-wife, who apparently now lives in Florida; the show is again interrupted by radio transmissions from Lt. Len Easton of the California Highway Patrol; Mike McIntee and Harold Larkin play "Can Two Guys and Their Dead Friend In An Office Chair Hail a Cab?"; Don Rickles plugs his DVD Mr. Warmth and throws a few zingers at Dave and fellow guest Denzel Washington.moreless
    • Show #2371
      Show #2371
      Season 12 - Episode 152
      5/23/05
      8.7
      Paul Newman, Danica Patrick and Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are tonight's guests.
    • Show #2968
      Show #2968
      Season 15 - Episode 161
      8/6/08
      8.7
      Penelope Cruz and Randy Newman are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #0435
      Show #0435
      Season 2 - Episode 216
      8/14/95
      8.7
      All night long, Rupert touches meat and is joined later by Kelsey Grammer, his then-fiancee, and a priest from the audience.
    • Show #2529
      Show #2529
      Season 13 - Episode 116
      3/22/06
      8.7
      Tonights guests include David Spade and Teddy Geiger.
    • Show #2475
      Show #2475
      Season 13 - Episode 62
      12/13/05
      8.7
      Sarah Jessica Parker and John Witherspoon are tonights guests.
    • Show #2431
      Show #2431
      Season 13 - Episode 18
      9/21/05
      8.7
      George Clooney ("Good Night and Good Luck"); music from Men With Banjos (Who Know How To Use Them), featuring Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs.
    • Show #2665
      Show #2665
      Season 14 - Episode 56
      11/28/06
      8.7
      Tonights guests include George Clooney and The Decemberists.
    • Show #2094
      Show #2094
      Season 11 - Episode 63
      12/17/03
      8.7
      During Mailbag, Dave tries to make sense out of "Saddam Hussein" (Gerard), while a reindeer takes a dump onstage. Also, Neve Campbell promotes the upcoming Robert Altman film "The Company," while Wellwater Conspiracy performs "Wimple Witch."
    • Show #2934
      Show #2934
      Season 15 - Episode 127
      6/5/08
      8.7
      Julia Roberts and Al Green are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2390
      Show #2390
      Season 12 - Episode 171
      6/28/05
      8.7
      Tonight's guests include the Piedmont Bird Callers, Julian McMahon and Raul Midon.
    • Show #2494
      Show #2494
      Season 13 - Episode 81
      1/16/06
      8.7
      Dave laments the Colts' playoff loss and teases with retirement again; Alan's alter ego "Fat Momma Kalter" storms out of the theater; Matisyahu performs "King Without a Crown."
    • Show #2751
      Show #2751
      Season 14 - Episode 143
      5/10/07
      8.7
      Dr. Phil McGraw and Jack Hanna are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #1550
      Show #1550
      Season 8 - Episode 92
      2/5/01
      8.7
      Dave's desk has been repainted a gaudy light blue; Dave rants about last Saturday's debut of the XFL, demanding that the players huck folding chairs at each other; "non-surviving Survivor" Kel Gleason denies that he brought a secret food stash to the Australian Outback.
    • Show #2430
      Show #2430
      Season 13 - Episode 17
      9/20/05
      8.7
      Local day trader Tim Janus participates in the "Late Show Grilled Cheese Challenge"; the Late Show Bear has a thorn in his paw; Jennifer Love Hewitt promotes her new show "The Ghost Whisperer."
    • Show #2613
      Show #2613
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      8/31/06
      8.7
      Tony visits The Hamptons, where he complains about traffic; recently embarassed CNN anchor Kyra Phillips presents the Top Ten; 5,000 tennis balls are dropped onstage; Opie & Anthony promote their radio show.
    • Show #2489
      Show #2489
      Season 13 - Episode 76
      1/9/06
      8.7
      The apparent theme of the night is "Love Train"; Albert Brooks sings "Thanks to the Memories" believing that Dave is retiring; "Laguna Beach" star Kristen Cavallari promotes her new reality show.
    • Show #2483
      Show #2483
      Season 13 - Episode 70
      12/23/05
      8.7
      It's "Tradition Night" on the Late Show: another Paul Shaffer impression of Cher's "O Holy Night"; Jay Thomas has his Christmas QB Challenge and tells the Lone Ranger story yet again; Rosie Perez discusses Christmas in Puerto Rico; Darlene Love performs "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "Silent Night."
    • Show #2946
      Show #2946
      Season 15 - Episode 139
      6/23/08
      8.7
      Dave discusses watching his son play T-ball; Dave embarasses George Clarke by addressing him as Thomas Beatie (that pregnant transgendered guy); Will Smith plugs Hancock and appears on "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck comments on steroid and Viagra use in baseball.
    • Show #3150
      Show #3150
      Season 16 - Episode 175
      7/15/09
      8.7
      After (allegedly) turning down requests to appear on the show for more than 25 years, Paul McCartney finally makes his first appearance on Letterman. During a lengthy chat with Dave, Paul looks back at his first time at the Ed Sullivan Theater 45 years earlier and shares a story about onetime collaborator Michael Jackson. At the end of the show, Macca performs "Sing the Changes" and "Get Back" outside on the theater marquee.moreless
    • Show #2383
      Show #2383
      Season 12 - Episode 164
      6/17/05
      8.7
      Tonights guests include Mark Wahlberg and racing car driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
    • Show #2499
      Show #2499
      Season 13 - Episode 86
      1/23/06
      8.7
      Dr. Lou Arrone addresses the growing epidemic of acid reflux; Bob Borden does pilates; "Leyan Lo" fails to solve the Rubik's Cube again; Dave shows clips of things that were cut from the show, including a bottomless Alan serenading the audience.
    • Show #2391
      Show #2391
      Season 12 - Episode 172
      6/29/05
      8.7
      Tonight's guests include Tom Brokaw and Dakota Fanning.
    • Show #2728
      Show #2728
      Season 14 - Episode 120
      4/9/07
      8.7
      A new segment called "True Tales of New York Accountants" debuts. Tonight, David Gronsbell chuckles as he fills out the wrong document. Also, 2007 Masters champ Zach Johnson presents the Top Ten.
    • Show #2263
      Show #2263
      Season 12 - Episode 43
      11/4/04
      8.7
      "Know Your Current Events;" an 882 pound pumpkin is exploded on 53rd St.; Rosie Perez is tricked (once) by Dave into mentioning her Isuzu Trooper; Steven Wright.
    • Show #1676
      Show #1676
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      9/24/01
      8.6
      Dave welcomes national hero Rudy Guiliani to the show for the first time since the WTC disaster.
    • Show #2635
      Show #2635
      Season 14 - Episode 26
      10/9/06
      8.6
      Hartford-based meterologist Scot Haney interrupts Dave with a teaser for his five-day forecast; Tony crudely illustrates how North Korea's recent nuclear test will affect the US; Robin Williams discusses rehab and promotes "Man of the Year"; Sam Moore and Wynonna Judd perform "I Can't Stand the Rain."
    • Show #2522
      Show #2522
      Season 13 - Episode 109
      3/2/06
      8.6
      Dave acknowledges the three-year anniversary of the passing of George Miller with a funny story; Biff has a friendly conversation via telephone with George Clooney; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah perform "Is It Love?"
    • Show #2715
      Show #2715
      Season 14 - Episode 106
      2/28/07
      8.6
      Tonights guests include Senator John McCain and Robin Thicke. Plus, a special report from Andy Kindler!
    • Show #2506
      Show #2506
      Season 13 - Episode 93
      2/8/06
      8.6
      Biff pretends to report from the Grammys; "Stupid Human Tricks" includes a woman who whistles the theme from The Andy Griffith Show with her toes; The Beastie Boys perform "So What'cha Want" with several audience members holding handheld camcorders.
    • Show #2617
      Show #2617
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      9/13/06
      8.6
      The Rock and Norm Macdonald, plus a NASCAR-themed Top Ten!
    • Show #2642
      Show #2642
      Season 14 - Episode 33
      10/25/06
      8.6
      Tonights guests include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jay Thomas and John Legend.
    • Show #2237
      Show #2237
      Season 12 - Episode 17
      9/21/04
      8.6
      Stand-ins for Dave and Dr. Phil stand in the gallows; in honor of a recent stunt on Oprah, everyone in the audience gets an automobile air freshener; Alan unintentionally admits that he's sexual dysfunctional.
    • Show #2180
      Show #2180
      Season 11 - Episode 149
      5/28/04
      8.6
      A 1 1/2 pound Porterhouse steak is subjected to "Will It Float?" and despite Dave's scientific argument that a dead animal would more than likely float in water, the meat sinks. Also, Bob Woodward discusses his new book and recent interview with George Bush.
    • Show #2397
      Show #2397
      Season 12 - Episode 178
      7/21/05
      8.6
      Tonight's guests include Brian Williams, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris.
    • Show #2587
      Show #2587
      Season 13 - Episode 174
      7/12/06
      8.6
      Tonights guests include Denis Leary, David Wright and The Wreckers.
    • Show #2387
      Show #2387
      Season 12 - Episode 168
      6/23/05
      8.6
      Tonight's guests include Tom Cruise and musician Ben Folds.
    • Show #2734
      Show #2734
      Season 14 - Episode 126
      4/17/07
      8.6
      Craig Ferguson, Dave Della Terza, and Avril Lavigne are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2682
      Show #2682
      Season 14 - Episode 73
      1/5/07
      8.6
      Donald Trump addresses the duel controversies involving him, Rosie O'Donnell, and the Miss USA pageant; Mary Lynn Rajskub discusses skiing and promotes "24."
    • Show #2058
      Show #2058
      Season 11 - Episode 26
      10/13/03
      8.6
      Pat Farmer and an army of stagehands throws a special form of confetti off the roof of the theater; Steph/Monty tells "Survivor 7" loser Burton Roberts an alleged story about a woodpecker nipping her in the butt last weekend; Halle Berry brags that Robert Downey Jr. once broke her arm.
    • Show #1679
      Show #1679
      Season 9 - Episode 24
      9/27/01
      8.6
    • Show #2446
      Show #2446
      Season 13 - Episode 33
      10/19/05
      8.6
      The Rock and 13-year-old piano prodigy Kit Armstrong appear on tonights show.
    • Show #2051
      Show #2051
      Season 11 - Episode 19
      10/2/03
      8.6
      Steph/Monty dresses as a letter carrier for "Know Your Current Events;" R.E.M. performs "Bad Day."
    • Show #2231
      Show #2231
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      9/6/04
      8.6
      Dave brags about working on Labor Day; like it does every year, a runaway taxi ruins the staff Labor Day barbecue (and runs over Alan); three National Hollerin' Champions do their thing; Neve Campbell; Keane performs "Somewhere Only We Know."
    • Show #1425
      Show #1425
      Season 7 - Episode 163
      6/20/00
      8.6
      Paul Rodgers of Bad Company sits in on vocals; after Dave worries about possible civil disobedience in downtown LA after the Lakers' NBA Championship, Harold Larkin opens the door to reveal rioting outside the theater; Mark Wahlberg promotes The Perfect Storm.
    • Show #2469
      Show #2469
      Season 13 - Episode 56
      11/28/05
      8.6
      Dave orders some decaf coffee from Starbucks; Dave reveals the giant Oprah photo in the backdrop again, then puts a much smaller photo of Regis right next to it; Amanda Peet promotes Syriana; The Darkness perform "Is It Just Me?"
    • Show #2542
      Show #2542
      Season 13 - Episode 129
      4/19/06
      8.6
      Dave reads letters from prison inmates; Alan flips out when a syringe is thrown at him from the audience; Craig Ferguson plugs his new book; Tom Russell performs "Stealing Electricity."
    • Show #2962
      Show #2962
      Season 15 - Episode 155
      7/29/08
      8.6
      Kevin Costner, Bob Sarlatte and Low vs. Diamond are the scheduled guests. Also, "Top Ten Signs Barack Obama is Overconfident."
    • Show #2497
      Show #2497
      Season 13 - Episode 84
      1/19/06
      8.6
      Osama comes out of hiding to make his "Pigskin Pick" of the week; Alan and Brian (the guy who keeps beating him up) have a parting of ways; Mike Vanderjagt kicks a 46-yard field goal out on 53rd Street; Anna Nalick performed "In The Rough."
    • Show #2264
      Show #2264
      Season 12 - Episode 44
      11/5/04
      8.6
      "CBS Mailbag;" Al Franken explains the Electoral College to Dave; Kristen Bell visits; Project Bandaloop's performance is postponed because of heavy rain in Manhattan.
    • Show #2488
      Show #2488
      Season 13 - Episode 75
      1/6/06
      8.6
      Johnny Dark "celebrates" 39 years as a CBS page; Alan makes predictions for 2006; The Temptations perform "My Girl."
    • Show #2746
      Show #2746
      Season 14 - Episode 138
      5/3/07
      8.6
      Dave looks into the future to dine with two "Know Your Current Events" participants at Delvecchio's; on Day 4 of "Impressionist Week 2," ex-SNLer Joe Piscopo mimics Dave and Frank Sinatra; Tony gives away the ending to "Spider-Man 3" en espanol; Tori Amos performs "Big Wheel."
    • Show #2547
      Show #2547
      Season 13 - Episode 134
      5/3/06
      8.5
      Tonight on "New for Spring": Dave gets a flirty new secretary, a wall of flowers obstructs Alan's view of the stage, and the recorded voice of Tom Hanks makes "voosh" sounds. Later in the show, Rosie Perez discusses a documentary she made about Puerto Rico.
    • Show #2042
      Show #2042
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      9/12/03
      8.5
      Dave has a major announcement to make; Cuba Gooding, Jr. promotes The Fighting Temptations; Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel sing "America" and "The Boxer."
    • Show #2019
      Show #2019
      Season 10 - Episode 174
      7/29/03
      8.5
      Pete Fatovich serenades Dave on the accordion; Rupert goes water skiing; Eugene Levy and Paul look back on their long friendship.
    • Show #1787
      Show #1787
      Season 9 - Episode 132
      4/10/02
      8.5
      After his reluctance to sing on last night's show, Dave is appalled to find US Attorney General John Ashcroft crooning "When The Eagles Soars" on TRL; Alan impersonates Fred MacMurray again; Sheryl Crow sings "Soak Up The Sun."
    • Show #2010
      Show #2010
      Season 10 - Episode 165
      7/16/03
      8.5
      Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Barry Zito stands on the roof of the Broadway Theater, throwing baseballs at the Ed Sullivan Theater windows. Later, Grandaddy performs "Now It's On."
    • Show #1372
      Show #1372
      Season 7 - Episode 110
      3/21/00
      8.5
      Biff devours the first robin of spring; the disgusting Turkish guy disappears; Pat and Kenny toss Matthew Broderick's birthday cake off the roof.
    • Show #0906
      Show #0906
      Season 5 - Episode 44
      11/12/97
      8.5
      The greatest six minutes in Late Show history: When the Top Ten card is missing, Dave runs out of the theater, is hit by a cab, runs into Al Roker, and goes into Flashdancers and takes the card off one of the strippers. Shortly afterwards, Paul, missing his sheet music for the Top Ten, runs out of the theater, is hit by a tour bus, runs into Regis Philbin, and goes into the NY Stock Exchange, where he finds his sheet music on the floor. Just as Dave begins the Top Ten, Biff is missing his headset, so he runs out of the theater, is hit by a police horse, runs into Gavin MacLeod, and goes into a Burger King to grab a headset off a sales clerk. When he finally returns, there is no time left for the Top Ten.moreless
    • Show #0522
      Show #0522
      Season 3 - Episode 83
      1/12/96
      8.5

      Bass great Francisco Centeno makes his only appearance on the CBS show; Dave and Tim Robbins sing The Stylistics' "You Are Everything."

    • Show #2552
      Show #2552
      Season 13 - Episode 139
      5/10/06
      8.5
      Paul performs an outlandish theme song for a comedy segment called "Dave's Hat Collection," which Dave aborts. Jason Lee discusses his new show and former skateboarding career. Later, Dave and Jungle Jack Hanna joke about Roy Horn and the white tiger incident from three years ago.
    • Show #1784
      Show #1784
      Season 9 - Episode 129
      4/5/02
      8.5
      Will Lee stands in for Biff on pin duty, and for his troubles he receives the tradition gift of Samsonite® luggage; during Mailbag, two "girl scouts" (Harold Larkin and Mike McIntee) destroy Paul's office for being behind on his cookie payments; ten members of the Coast Guard present the Top Ten.moreless
    • Show #1990
      Show #1990
      Season 10 - Episode 141
      5/22/03
      8.5
      Dave announces that the unwieldy-huge Late Show mug that debuted last night is available for parties, and Dave attempts to sip some coffee out of it; Liam Lynch performs his novelty hit "United States of Whatever."
    • Show #0472
      Show #0472
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      10/25/95
      8.5
      Throughout this year's World Series, kid reporter Sparky Mortimer has been making reports from the stadiums in Cleveland and Atlanta. Tonight, he lands a quick interview with Braves owner Ted Turner.
    • Show #0250
      Show #0250
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      10/10/94
      8.5
      Former Late Night writer Merrill Markoe appears on the Late Show six years after the last time she ever spoke to Dave.
    • Show #1812
      Show #1812
      Season 9 - Episode 157
      5/22/02
      8.5
      Trumpter Terence Blanchard sits in; in honor of David Blaine's recent stunt in which he stands on a eighty-foot platform for several days, George Clarke attempts to stand on a folding chair for the duration of the show; Dave chats with April Kleinschmidt, the sole graduate of the Class of 2002 at Harrold High School in South Dakota.moreless
    • Show #1426
      Show #1426
      Season 7 - Episode 164
      6/21/00
      8.5
      Dave shows a (phony) tape of Tiger Woods disintegrating opponents' balls with his laser eyes; during Campaign 2000, "Rita Buttgas" (Jude Brennan) returns to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her $100 victory on "Alan's Secret Word" and discusses the hardships she's had since her fleeting fame fizzled; Dana Carvey and Dave share stories about their heart problems.moreless
    • Show #2550
      Show #2550
      Season 13 - Episode 137
      5/8/06
      8.5
      Barnum & Bailey Circus ringmaster Jennifer Fuentes flirts with Paul, then introduces a motorcycle stunt known as "The Globe of Death"; Pat Farmer gets sucked into a television set; Michelle Monaghan shares a near-death experience with Dave.
    • Show #2549
      Show #2549
      Season 13 - Episode 136
      5/5/06
      8.5
      In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Dave whacks at the "Pinata of Mystery" (aka the "Pinata of Death"); as he does every year around this time, Dave Johnson announces "...and down the stretch they come!" live via telephone; Dave grills Vince Vaughn about his personal life; KT Tunstall performed "Suddenly I See."moreless
    • Show #2598
      Show #2598
      Season 13 - Episode 185
      7/27/06
      8.5
      During "Stump the Band," an audience member completely forgets the title of his disputed tune; controversial cyclist "Floyd Landis" is beaten up by the NYPD; The Spinners perform "I'll Be Around" and "Mighty Love."
    • Show #2639
      Show #2639
      Season 14 - Episode 30
      10/13/06
      8.5
      Paul and Neil Patrick Harris relate upon their recent appearances on "Celebrity Jeopardy"; Sean "Diddy" Combs discusses his new cologne and performs a medley of "Come To Me," "I Am," and "Africa."
    • Show #3306
      Show #3306
      Season 17 - Episode 134
      5/10/10
      8.5
      Dave announces that he's switched from a PC to a Mac; Harold Larkin demonstrates BP's latest attempt at stopping the oil spill by using a garden hose and a Dixie cup; "American Idol" fifth-place finisher Aaron Kelly sits in with the band; a man dressed as Iron Man presents the Top Ten; Evangeline Lilly fails to open up about the series finale of "Lost"; Sam Rockwell plugs Iron Man 2; the cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" performed a melody of their greatest hits.moreless
    • Show #2376
      Show #2376
      Season 12 - Episode 157
      6/8/05
      8.5
      Tonights guests include Russell Crowe and Paul Anka.
    • Show #2768
      Show #2768
      Season 14 - Episode 160
      6/11/07
      8.5
      Dave shows off his bandaged finger (the result of yet another cutting incident), then explains how he forgot the code that turns off his smoke alarm; on 53rd Street, daredevil Neil Seaver leaps over a 1993 Honda Civic; the New Zealand-based folk duo Flight of the Conchords perform "Beautiful Girl."
    • Show #2960
      Show #2960
      Season 15 - Episode 153
      7/25/08
      8.5
      Randy Bachman sits in with the band; a college student drops a 55-gallon water balloon off the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater building; Dave compares Nathan Lane to Russian weightlifter Vasili Alexyev; Nathan shares an antedote about Brad Pitt and plugs Swing Vote; Larry "Bubbles" Brown performed stand-up.
    • Show #2703
      Show #2703
      Season 14 - Episode 94
      2/12/07
      8.5
      In commemoration of "Ventriloquist Week II," Dave shows a photo of the Statue of Liberty with a little green dummy; Kevin Johnson and his friends Clyde and Matilda perform; Drew Barrymore discusses her new film "Music and Lyrics"; Rickie Lee Jones performs "Falling Up."
    • Show #2924
      Show #2924
      Season 15 - Episode 117
      5/15/08
      8.5
      Professional skateboarder Ryan Simonetti almost leaps over a moving U-Haul; following the Top Ten, Lyle the Intern butts in to hook Dave up with his Aunt Fran; after being bumped two weeks beforehand due to passport issues, British comedian/actor Russell Brand makes his first appearance on the Late Show.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 12/06/2010
      Late Show With David Letterman 12/06/2010
      Season 18 - Episode 20101206
      12/6/10
      8.5
      Actor Ray Romano; John Mellencamp performs.
    • Show #2652
      Show #2652
      Season 14 - Episode 43
      11/9/06
      8.5
      Live via satellite, Biff walks through a six-acre corn maze in Livermore, California. By the end of the show, Dave asks him if he's scared, prompting Biff to snap back, "It takes a lot more than this to scare me, man."
    • Show #3383
      Show #3383
      Season 18 - Episode 20101014
      10/14/10
      8.5

      More thoughts on the Chilean rescue operation; a random phone call from a guy on his roof; live via satellite, Phillies star Ryan Howard presents the Top Ten; Sean "Diddy" Combs declares that he'll be the first black man to own an NFL team, than comments on the Favre sexting scandal; Alan runs afoul of Mr. T; Emma Stone plugs Easy A and talks tattoos.

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    • Late Show With David Letterman 12/09/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 12/09/2011
      Season 19 - Episode 12.09.11
      12/9/11
      8.5
      Actor David Duchovny; comic Hugh Fink; Young Jeezy performs.
    • Show #2750
      Show #2750
      Season 14 - Episode 142
      5/9/07
      8.5
      Lindsay Lohan, Tom Dreesen, and The Kooks are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2683
      Show #2683
      Season 14 - Episode 74
      1/8/07
      8.5
      Tonights guest include David Arquette, Jennifer Hudson and Survivor castaway Roy Bertram.
    • Show #2608
      Show #2608
      Season 13 - Episode 195
      8/24/06
      8.5
      Bob Zick drops by again to forcibly laugh at Dave's jokes; dog wigmaker Ruth Regina demonstrates her abilities; during a film-review segment, Alan's "snake" disgusts a young woman on a plane; M. Ward performs "Chinese Translation."
    • Show #2113
      Show #2113
      Season 11 - Episode 82
      1/23/04
      8.5
      Al Franken comments on his trip to Iraq; Phantom Planet performs "Big Brat."
    • Show #2599
      Show #2599
      Season 13 - Episode 186
      7/28/06
      8.5
      Dave reads out loud the lost letters of Albert Einstein; "Biff Henderson's 'Where Are They Now?'" looks at the late Buddy Ebsen; Tom Dreesen promotes his new one-man show and takes a few lighthearted jabs at his first wife.
    • Show #3289
      Show #3289
      Season 17 - Episode 117
      4/6/10
      8.5
      A message from the RNC regarding campaign money spent on strip clubs; "American Idol" also-ran Didi Benami sits in with the band; Dave begs Butler University hoops coach Brad Stevens to take over the Ball State program; Steve Carell plugsDate Night and explains why he bought an old-timey general store; the Broadway cast of "The Addams Family" perform.moreless
    • Show #1811
      Show #1811
      Season 9 - Episode 156
      5/21/02
      8.5
      Dave shows real footage of a woman being questioned on the news wearing a Late Show t-shirt; Diane Sawyer brags about her recent weight loss; Dave chats with Australian teen Jesse Martin, the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo.
    • Show #3144
      Show #3144
      Season 16 - Episode 169
      7/7/09
      8.5
      Several cautiously-worded jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation; after the monologue, Biff asks Dave if tonight's show is a repeat; Sacha Baron Cohen plugs Brüno and explains how he inadvertantly nabbed a terrorist; "The Soup" host Joel McHale describes his eccentric family.
    • Show #2670
      Show #2670
      Season 14 - Episode 61
      12/12/06
      8.5
      Tonight at Hello Deli, Dave and Rupert dare a (alleged) SUNY student from Queens to eat a Taco Bell chalupa; Howard Stern walks onstage in a Father Christmas outfit, giving out free Sirius radios to the audience; Gwen Stefani performs "Wind It Up."
    • Show #2678
      Show #2678
      Season 14 - Episode 69
      12/22/06
      8.5
      Cate Blanchett and Darlene Love are tonight's guests. Plus, Jay Thomas and the 9th Annual Christmas Tree Football Toss!
    • Show #2653
      Show #2653
      Season 14 - Episode 44
      11/10/06
      8.5
      Johnny Dark interrupts "Late Show Fun Facts" to ask stupid questions about the segment; Jorge "Hurley" Garcia presents the Top Ten; retired truck driver Teri Horton discusses stumbling upon a painting by Jackson Pollack; Elvis Costello and Rosanne Cash perform "The Butcher's Boy."
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      4/20/10
      8.5
      Actress Demi Moore; chef David Chang; Justin Nozuka performs.
    • Show #3272
      Show #3272
      Season 17 - Episode 100
      3/5/10
      8.5

      Actor Matt Damon; comic Danny Bhoy; Corinne Bailey Rae performs.

    • Show #2675
      Show #2675
      Season 14 - Episode 66
      12/19/06
      8.5
      Tonights guests include Beyonce Knowles, Marv Albert and The Dears.
    • Show #2621
      Show #2621
      Season 14 - Episode 12
      9/19/06
      8.5
      Ventriloquist Week, Day 2: Jay Johnson jokes about evolution while his primate friend Darwin sings "Send in the Clowns" in his "native" tongue; a safe is thrown out an 8th floor window onto a 1996 Buick LeSabre; Kasabian performed "Empire."
    • Show #2741
      Show #2741
      Season 14 - Episode 133
      4/26/07
      8.5
      Steve Martin dominates the show, as he interrupts Dave twice, gets a lapdance from a male stripper, plugs his new book, and performs "The Crow" with banjoists Tony Trischka and Bela Fleck. Also, David Cota and his parakeet AJ perform a few tricks for Dave.
    • Show #2404
      Show #2404
      Season 12 - Episode 185
      8/1/05
      8.5
      Tonight's guests include Lance Armstrong and Michael Ian Black.
    • Show #2496
      Show #2496
      Season 13 - Episode 83
      1/18/06
      8.5
      Tonights guests include Kate Beckinsale and Bob Saget.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 03/22/2010
      3/22/10
      8.5

      Greg Kinnear; Lacey Brown; Michael Buble; Harry Smith

    • Show #2251
      Show #2251
      Season 12 - Episode 31
      10/11/04
      8.5
      Melina Kanakaredes, Paul and Paul Jr. Teutul, Ben Harper and the Blind Boys are tonight's guests.
    • 4/24/2013
      4/24/2013
      Season 20 - Episode 04.24.13
      4/24/13
      8.5
      Dave welcomes actress Kate Hudson, former North Dakota news anchor A.J. Clemente, and musical guest Selena Gomez. (TV-PG)
    • Show #2048
      Show #2048
      Season 11 - Episode 16
      9/29/03
      8.5
      Paul asks "Survivor 7" castaway Ryan "Skinny" Shoulders (who is wearing a Rage Against The Machine t-shirt) if he digs Audioslave; Denzel Washington promotes Out of Time; The New York Philharmonic performs "The Marriage of Figaro" atop the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre building.
    • Show #3080
      Show #3080
      Season 16 - Episode 105
      3/12/09
      8.5
      Paul Teutul and the cast of "West Side Story" are the scheduled guests.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 07/20/2010
      7/20/10
      8.5
      Actor Steve Carell; actress Selena Gomez; Sheryl Crow performs.
    • Show #2817
      Show #2817
      Season 15 - Episode 10
      9/24/07
      8.5
      Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Smits, and Will.I.Am are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #2043
      Show #2043
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      9/22/03
      8.5
      Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap presents the Top Ten List; Dave tells the story of his weekend encounter with a bear at his house in Montana; Dr. Phil gives Dave some parenting tips.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 10/07/2010
      Late Show With David Letterman 10/07/2010
      Season 18 - Episode 20101007
      10/7/10
      8.5
      TV host Stephen Colbert; actor Johnny Knoxville; Gorillaz perform.
    • Show #3211
      Show #3211
      Season 17 - Episode 39
      11/6/09
      8.5
      Ricky Gervais, Brian Regan, and Ralph Stanley are the scheduled guests.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 10/28/2010
      Late Show With David Letterman 10/28/2010
      Season 18 - Episode 20101028
      10/28/10
      8.5
      Actor Will Ferrell; musician Slash; Kid Cudi performs.
    • Show #2453
      Show #2453
      Season 13 - Episode 40
      11/4/05
      8.5
      During the Week in Review, "Harriet Miers" (Gerard) storms onstage and threatens C-SPAN; Billy Crystal promotes the book version of 700 Sundays; Ryan Adams and the Cardinals perform "Come Pick Me Up."
    • Show #2454
      Show #2454
      Season 13 - Episode 41
      11/7/05
      8.5
      After a long hiatus, the Guy on Fire makes a triumphant comeback to the Late Show; "Biff Henderson's America" visits Eagles' Nest, New Mexico; 50 Cent plugs his new movie and performs "Window Shopper."
    • Show #2480
      Show #2480
      Season 13 - Episode 67
      12/20/05
      8.5
      Tonights guests include Bonnie Hunt and Stephen A. Smith.
    • Show #3028
      Show #3028
      Season 16 - Episode 53
      11/28/08
      8.5
      Bruce Willis promotes the Fun Facts book, declaring the tome "Yippee-ki-larious, mother****er!"; Tom Arnold laments the failure of his third marriage and plugs Gardens of the Night; Dave chats with a grouchy CBS Store employee (Johnny Dark); Faith Hill and the Morgan State University Choir performed "Little Drummer Boy."
    • Show #1430
      Show #1430
      Season 7 - Episode 168
      6/27/00
      8.5
      Dave confesses that he has a slight crush on British news anchor Daljit Dhaliwal. Later, Alan interrupts Dave to congratulate the genetics scientists for cracking the genetic code, then offers "specimens" for the lady researchers.
    • Show #2914
      Show #2914
      Season 15 - Episode 107
      5/1/08
      8.5
      John Goodman, Bear Grylls, and Robyn are the scheduled guests.
    • Show #3255
      Show #3255
      Season 17 - Episode 83
      2/3/10
      8.5

      Comic Sarah Silverman; actor Jeremy Renner; Paris Hilton presents the Top Ten list; Nneka performs.

    • Show #2055
      Show #2055
      Season 11 - Episode 23
      10/8/03
      8.5
      Dave calls ousted California governor Gray Davis "a wanker;" Gary Coleman presents the Top Ten via satellite, then falls asleep; Tom Dressen talks baseball.
    • Show #2063
      Show #2063
      Season 11 - Episode 31
      10/27/03
      8.5
      Paul sneezes during the monologue; the band area is remodeled; Biff makes his annual report from the World Series; a 1,030-pound pumpkin explodes (via SFX) outside.
    • Show #3039
      Show #3039
      Season 16 - Episode 64
      12/22/08
      8.5
      Dave points out that Paul's red jacket is very similar to the one worn by Captain Kangaroo; footage from the Al Qaeda Christmas Party, complete with the old clip of Dave in the pilgrim suit; Dustin Hoffman plugs Last Chance Harvey and shares an antedote about Jose Ferrer; Todd Rundgren performed "Strike."moreless
    • Show #3083
      Show #3083
      Season 16 - Episode 108
      3/17/09
      8.5
      Dave shows "footage" from The Obituary Channel; in honor of St. Patrick's Day, a group of stagehands interpret "Riverdance" while Dave misplaces his green suspenders; Julia Roberts plugs Duplicity and refuses to name a difficult actor that she once worked with; Bell X1 performed "The Great Defector."
    • Show #2760
      Show #2760
      Season 14 - Episode 152
      5/23/07
      8.5
      Rosie Perez and Dr. Dog are the scheduled guests. Also, Stupid Pet Tricks!
    • Show #3252
      Show #3252
      Season 17 - Episode 80
      1/22/10
      8.5
      Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeff Stilson, and Charlotte Gainsbourg are the scheduled guests.
    • Late Show With David Letterman 01/06/2011
      Late Show With David Letterman 01/06/2011
      Season 18 - Episode 20110106
      1/6/11
      8.5
      Actor Seth Rogen; actress Beau Garrett; the Walkmen perform.
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      Season 16 - Episode 100
      3/5/09
      8.5
      Jon Stewart is scheduled to appear. Plus, Day 4 of U2 Week!
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      Show #2241
      Season 12 - Episode 21
      9/27/04
      8.5
      As it does every season, Alan's hair changes colors; Dave comments on Conan O'Brien's promotion to hosting The Tonight Show in 2009, then openly asks if he can go back to NBC to host Late Night; a Kodomo Dragon (courtesy of Jack Hanna) startles Dave.
    • Show #1681
      Show #1681
      Season 9 - Episode 26
      10/1/01
      8.5
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      Show #2057
      Season 11 - Episode 25
      10/10/03
      8.5
      During CBS Mailbag, Alan has an awkward reunion with the first girl that ever kissed him, and "Ah-nuld" (Gerard) has an enlightened conversation with Dave. Later, Charlie Sheen promotes "Two and a Half Men."
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      Show #2249
      Season 12 - Episode 29
      10/7/04
      8.5
      "Know Your Current Events;" Donald Trump plays (and wins) "Trump Or Monkey;" SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie; Minnie Driver sings "Everything I've Got In My Pocket."
    • Show #2459
      Show #2459
      Season 13 - Episode 46
      11/14/05
      8.5
      Dave suggests that the president should invent permenent lightbulbs; Pat Farmer drops 5,000 superballs off the roof of the theater; the Kid Scientists do some more cool demonstrations for Dave, Brad Paisley performed "I’ll Take You Back."
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      Season 18 - Episode 20110406
      4/6/11
      8.5
      Comic Don Rickles; actress Eva Longoria.
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