Late Show with David Letterman - Season 1

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  • Show #0219
    Show #0219
    Episode 219
    8/19/94
    0.0
  • Show #0218
    Show #0218
    Episode 218
    8/18/94
    0.0
    Zsa Zsa repeatedly asks Dave to kiss her ass, and is later found outside the theater with Tony Randall covered in mud; baseball star Frank Thomas hits and swings at fresh fruit on 53rd Street; CSN performs "Teach Your Children."
  • Show #0217
    Show #0217
    Episode 217
    8/17/94
    0.0
  • Show #0216
    Show #0216
    Episode 216
    8/16/94
    0.0
    Rupert brings soup to tonight's guests; Dave reflects on the Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley wedding.
  • Show #0215
    Show #0215
    Episode 215
    8/15/94
    0.0
    Tony Randall walks into the theater drenched in mud, claiming to have come back from Woodstock '94; tonight on the roofcam, two actors from the musical "Cats" (Gerard and Scheky) are seen sunbathing on top of a parking garage; Alex Trebek discusses 10 years of hosting "Jeopardy!"
  • Show #0214
    Show #0214
    Episode 214
    8/12/94
    0.0
  • Show #0213
    Show #0213
    Episode 213
    8/11/94
    8.0
  • Show #0212
    Show #0212
    Episode 212
    8/10/94
    6.0
    Dave looks at "What's On Other Channels"; Mykelti Williamson promotes Forrest Gump; Harland Williams smothers peanut butter on his shoes.
  • Show #0211
    Show #0211
    Episode 211
    8/9/94
    0.0
  • Show #0210
    Show #0210
    Episode 210
    8/8/94
    0.0
    Dave and model Inna Mirovich toss back some vodka. Later, Howard Stern admits that he had to drop out of the New York governor's race because he refused to reveal his yearly income.
  • Show #0209
    Show #0209
    Episode 209
    8/5/94
    0.0
  • Show #0208
    Show #0208
    Episode 208
    8/4/94
    0.0

    After Dave sings a horrible rendition of "Oklahoma," Paul demands to hear a better version. Soon after, John and Bonnie Raitt come on stage to show Dave how it's done. Later in the show, Beastie Boys performed "Sabotage."

  • Show #0207
    Show #0207
    Episode 207
    8/3/94
    1.0
    The show is interrupted all night long by (bogus) CBS News special reports by anchor Alan Richardson, who sings, is beaten up by a bus driver, pitches Mountain Dew and swears about the prime lending rate.
  • Show #0206
    Show #0206
    Episode 206
    8/2/94
    0.0
    Dave attends the Whitewater Hearings; up-and-coming starlet Cameron Diaz promotes "The Mask"; Dave finally chats with Stevie Nicks (whose manager Dave criticized several years before).
  • Show #0205
    Show #0205
    Episode 205
    8/1/94
    0.0
  • Show #0204
    Show #0204
    Episode 204
    7/29/94
    0.0
    Conan O'Brien, the man that succeeded Dave as the host of NBC's "Late Night," makes his first appearance on the Late Show. During their chat, Dave accidentally reads off a cue card meant for Conan: "Say something funny."
  • Show #0203
    Show #0203
    Episode 203
    7/28/94
    0.0
    Dave comments on Tony's cue card work, then makes a bad phone call for an audience member with mother issues.
  • Show #0202
    Show #0202
    Episode 202
    7/27/94
    0.0
    A severed head perks out of the pothole; a doctor stands in the backdrop in case Dave suddenly becomes sick during the show; Sirajul asks a group of fishermen in South Dakota what they think of hometown boy Tom Brokaw.
  • Show #0201
    Show #0201
    Episode 201
    7/26/94
    0.0
    The pothole Dave filled up with blue joke cards the previous night is sealed by none other then Mayor Guiliani; the pothole is danced upon by several fabulous babes performing Rockette-style kicks; Gin Blossoms and Kiss perform "Christine Sixteen."
  • Show #0200
    Show #0200
    Episode 200
    7/25/94
    0.0
    Dave fills up a pothole outside the studio with joke cards; Jim Carrey's limo is towed away.
  • Show #0199
    Show #0199
    Episode 199
    7/22/94
    7.0
  • Show #0198
    Show #0198
    Episode 198
    7/21/94
    0.0
    Cold opening: Kenny Rogers tells Dave when to hold ‘um and when to fold ‘um. Dave also stops the show midway through to just kick back in his chair and relax, then reflect on the show thus far.
  • Show #0197
    Show #0197
    Episode 197
    7/20/94
    0.0
    "Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Say Hello on a N. Y. C. Pay Phone?" The answer? Mais oui! Also, one of the all-time great Stupid Pet Tricks makes a triumphant return when Kevin Dechico and his dog "Air Buddy" shoot hoops onstage.
  • Show #0196
    Show #0196
    Episode 196
    7/19/94
    0.0
    Ricki Lake promotes her supporting role in the upcoming Cabin Boy; Gary Sinise plugs Forrest Gump.
  • Show #0195
    Show #0195
    Episode 195
    7/18/94
    0.0
    Dave returns to outside the Today Show set and displays his sign: "Happy 100th Birthday, Willard"; in honor of the 25th anniversary of the moon landing, we see Dave accomplishing the same feat; Midnight Oil performs "Sometimes."
  • Show #0194
    Show #0194
    Episode 194
    7/8/94
    8.0
  • Show #0193
    Show #0193
    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 #0192
    Show #0192
    Episode 192
    7/6/94
    0.0
    Dave leaves the show after the monologue and heads upstairs to read Wresting Magazine with his face in a mud mask, and Paul retrieves him. Later, famed soccer commentator Andres Cantor repeats his most famous line to Dave: "ggoooooooooaaaaaaallllll!"
  • Show #0191
    Show #0191
    Episode 191
    7/5/94
    0.0
  • Show #0190
    Show #0190
    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 #0189
    Show #0189
    Episode 189
    7/1/94
    7.0
  • Show #0188
    Show #0188
    Episode 188
    6/30/94
    8.0
    In a spoof of Home Shopping Network, Dave sells "Dave and Paul Collection Plates," giving out the phone number of head writer Rob Burnett. Also, Dave invites Megan and Tim, a couple from Kansas City, in from the storm, gives them towels to dry off, and offers them seats by the spiral stairway, where they stay throughout the show.moreless
  • Show #0187
    Show #0187
    Episode 187
    6/29/94
    0.0
    "Coast to Coast with Mujibur and Sirajul" -- tonight, they're fly-fishing in Madison Valley, Montana, with their teaching guide, Craig.
  • Show #0186
    Show #0186
    Episode 186
    6/28/94
    0.0
    Barbra Streisand walks on the set and gives Dave two tickets to her show at Radio City Music Hall. Dave gives them away to a woman in the audience.
  • Show #0185
    Show #0185
    Episode 185
    6/27/94
    0.0
    On their latest stop, Mujibur and Sirajul get serenaded by Tom Jones in Las Vegas. Wondering who's been operating K&L Rock America while they've been gone, Dave finds Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert running the shop in their place.
  • Show #0184
    Show #0184
    Episode 184
    6/24/94
    0.0
    John Mellencamp – "Wild Night"
  • Show #0183
    Show #0183
    Episode 183
    6/22/94
    0.0
    After a technical error prevents it from being performed the previous night, Dave presents the rest of the "NBA Finals Quiz." Now feeling a little queasy due to all the stress of the past two nights, Dave points out that he has a body double that will stand in for him when the time comes for him to get medical attention. Also, Dan Rather sings "Wreck of the Old 97."moreless
  • Show #0182
    Show #0182
    Episode 182
    6/21/94
    0.0
  • Show #0181
    Show #0181
    Episode 181
    6/20/94
    6.0
    Tonight on "Coast to Coast," Mujibur and Sirajul say the word "very" multiple times in Houston, where they are introduced by Rockets announcer Matt Thomas; two-year-old Daniel Haber identifies car models; Dave's fat son wishes a "Happy Father's Day" to him; Dave breaks his desk microphone and pretends it's a razor.moreless
  • Show #0180
    Show #0180
    Episode 180
    6/23/94
    9.2
    Stone Temple Pilots – "Vasoline"
  • Show #0179
    Show #0179
    Episode 179
    6/16/94
    0.0
    Jon Lovitz laments the demise of "The Critic;" Sandra Bullock promotes Speed.
  • Show #0178
    Show #0178
    Episode 178
    6/15/94
    0.0
    Three members of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers drop by, and later they let Morty take a picture of the Cup.
  • Show #0177
    Show #0177
    Episode 177
    6/14/94
    0.0
    Dave selects two audience members to receive tickets to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Marv Albert hands out the tickets and shows a hockey blooper.
  • Show #0176
    Show #0176
    Episode 176
    6/13/94
    0.0
    On their first leg of the Coast-to-Coast Tour, Mujibur and Sirajul report from Niagra Falls, saluting the US flag. Paul says the idea "looked great on paper." Also, Dave chats with Hakeem Olajuwon of the NBA Champion Houston Rockets.
  • Show #0175
    Show #0175
    Episode 175
    6/10/94
    0.0
    Mujibur and Sirajul begin their Coast-to-Coast Tour, leaving NYC on a private jet; Keanu Reeves promotes Speed; Dave interviews David Brenner about his new radio show, and oddly enough, Dave will be David's first guest on his radio show premiere the next day.
  • Show #0174
    Show #0174
    Episode 174
    6/9/94
    7.0
    All night long, tonight's guests get graphics, special NBA-style introductions with lazers, lights and fog (see recap).
  • Show #0173
    Show #0173
    Episode 173
    6/8/94
    0.0
    Dave's coffee is cold, so he goes out and warms it himself with a taxi battery; George Miller comments on today's solar eclipse; Dave picks a dead fly off his sport coat.
  • Show #0172
    Show #0172
    Episode 172
    6/7/94
    0.0
    Dave hands out "Warning Label" props to the audience; another "CBS Special Report" finds Alan Richardson reporting on his socks.
  • Show #0171
    Show #0171
    Episode 171
    6/6/94
    0.0
    Dave escorts the Stand-by Audience (all 40 of 'em) to a restaurant a few blocks away from the Ed Sullivan Theater. He later invites sailors in the audience to visit FlashDancers across the street.
  • Show #0170
    Show #0170
    Episode 170
    5/27/94
    0.0
    Dave helps Nancy Agostini find an apartment in the city; The Pretenders perform "Night in My Veins."
  • Show #0169
    Show #0169
    Episode 169
    5/26/94
    0.0
    Planes take off from JFK throughout the show; Bronson Pinchot sings "There's No Business Like Show Business" while impersonating Carl Sagan; Rosie O'Donnell promotes The Flintstones.
  • Show #0168
    Show #0168
    Episode 168
    5/25/94
    0.0
    Dave finds a sports reporter from Indianapolis outside and invites him in; Dave launches "Top Ten Plus," the quicker and more efficient Top Ten list; after Dave mocks a magazine with the headline "Sweat with Fabio," the male model drops a sandbag on the desk, and Dave throws him out of the theater.moreless
  • Show #0167
    Show #0167
    Episode 167
    5/24/94
    0.0
    Dave is missing his opening "billboard" card with tonight's guests listed on them, so he leaves the theater, goes to the NBC Nightly News studio and gets it from a confused Tom Brokaw.
  • Show #0166
    Show #0166
    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 #0165
    Show #0165
    Episode 165
    5/20/94
    0.0
    Dave freshens up by walking outside the theater, towards a hot dog vendor, and washing his face in the dirty hot dog water. Also, Creepy Dave drops by annoy Dave again: "What's up?"
  • Show #0164
    Show #0164
    Episode 164
    5/19/94
    5.0
    Dave quizzes the audience on last week's trip to LA.
  • Show #0163
    Show #0163
    Episode 163
    5/18/94
    0.0
    It's time for more celebrities in the audience, including Michael J. Fox, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Shaffer, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Bill Cobsy. Also, Carol Burnett promotes her made-for-TV movie Seasons of the Heart.
  • Show #0162
    Show #0162
    Episode 162
    5/17/94
    0.0
    Dave finally has his photos from LA developed, and an audience guys helps him display the photos on the Times Square Jumbotron. Later in the show, all of tonight's guests (Slash, James Carville, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth) also have their photos taken for the Jumbotron.
  • Show #0161
    Show #0161
    Episode 161
    5/16/94
    7.3
    Travis Tritt performs "Foolish Pride," while Harvey Pekar actually censors himself, much to Dave's chagrin.
  • Show #0160
    Show #0160
    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 #0159
    Show #0159
    Episode 159
    5/12/94
    0.0
    L.A., Day 4: It's time for "Los Angeles Souvenirs," including a Fabio Lawn Gnome, Record Industry Weasel Magazine, and a Honk-If-You've-Slept-with-Madonna bumper sticker. "Madonna" (Calvert) walks by to tell Dave he's/she's offended, and slaps him.
  • Show #0158
    Show #0158
    Episode 158
    5/11/94
    0.0
    LA, Day 3: Dave ends the show early, and then flies back to New York. Paul finds him working the cashier at K&L Rock America, so they bring Mujibur and Sirajul to CBS Television City. Also, Richard Simmons sabotages the Top Ten list because he thinks it's insulting.
  • Show #0157
    Show #0157
    Episode 157
    5/10/94
    0.0
    L.A., Day 2: Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is seen gulping down Slim-Fast; Dodgers pitchers Orel Hershiser, Roger McDowell, Tom Candiotti and Jim Gott hurl fastballs toward the camera.
  • Show #0156
    Show #0156
    Episode 156
    5/9/94
    0.0
    Dave takes his show to LA for the first time since 1985. Dave throws a pencil into a wading pool that's behind his desk, and a dog retrieves it. Dave then gets into the pool to give the pencil to the dog. Later, another pencil is retrieved from the pool by Billy Crystal; "Mayor Richard Riordan" (Calvert) presents the Top Ten; Ray Charles performs "What'd I Say?"moreless
  • Show #0155
    Show #0155
    Episode 155
    5/6/94
    0.0
    Dave discusses politics with a bunch of cabbies; Chris Farley demonstrates his physically demanding comedy routine; Sharon Stone waltzes with one of the cabbies.
  • Show #0154
    Show #0154
    Episode 154
    5/5/94
    0.0
    Dave brings out 70 cases of Gatorade that were received after the stunt in Show #149. Later, he goes up to his office to watch the CBS Evening News.
  • Show #0153
    Show #0153
    Episode 153
    5/4/94
    0.0
    Throughout the night, we have an assortment of "Happy Endings," providing a satisfying coda to unusual situations. Also, Dave shows a sample of the new "Caning Strength Bufferin."
  • Show #0152
    Show #0152
    Episode 152
    5/3/94
    0.0
    Dave gets a parking ticket; Robin Williams promotes "Comic Relief VI."
  • Show #0151
    Show #0151
    Episode 151
    5/2/94
    0.0
    The outside cam heads to Times Square, during which Dave invites passerby Amy Butler in to co-host. Later in the show, Dave and Amy reflect on the wonderful weather (he's really just flirting with her).
  • Show #0150
    Show #0150
    Episode 150
    4/29/94
    0.0
    Dave harasses hotel doormen, and later he chats with NFL draft pick Dan Wilkenson.
  • Show #0149
    Show #0149
    Episode 149
    4/28/94
    0.0
    Dave tries to wake up and gets soaked with Gatorade; Tony Randall and Mandy Patinkin do an off-the-cuff performance of "Over the Rainbow"; Dave chats with seven-year-old hole expert Daniel Lowe.
  • Show #0148
    Show #0148
    Episode 148
    4/27/94
    0.0
    Donny Osmond and Calvert star in the Late Show's version of the Menendez Brothers' life story.
  • Show #0147
    Show #0147
    Episode 147
    4/26/94
    0.0
    Dave finds a stray blue card on his desk and returns it to Regis and Kathie Lee. Also, Gin Blossoms perform "Hey Jealousy."
  • Show #0146
    Show #0146
    Episode 146
    4/25/94
    0.0
    After Dave finds an empty seat in the third row, he gets on the outside PA system to find someone to fill it. Laura Vonstein answers the call and later tastes salmon cooked by chef Pierre Franey.
  • Show #0145
    Show #0145
    Episode 145
    4/22/94
    0.0
    Future Dave lead-in Tom Snyder promotes his new (and ultimately doomed) Larry King-style cable talk show.
  • Show #0144
    Show #0144
    Episode 144
    4/21/94
    0.0
    Dave names Jimmy Johnson as the new head coach of the show; Ellen DeGeneres promotes "These Friends of Mine."
  • Show #0143
    Show #0143
    Episode 143
    4/20/94
    0.0
    On CBS Mailbag, Dave discusses a certain much-publicized divorce with "Roseanne Arnold" (Gerard), than hangs out at Abe Vigoda's house. Later, Dave attempts to speak German with Boston Marathon winner Uta Pippig.
  • Show #0142
    Show #0142
    Episode 142
    4/19/94
    0.0
    "Rejected FDA Items" include Medicated Pringles, Tic-Tacs with Real Ticks and Tacks, Deodorant with Raisins, Milk with Adjustable Dates, and Madonna Soap; Lyle Lovett and Al Green perform "Funny How Time Slips Away."
  • Show #0141
    Show #0141
    Episode 141
    4/18/94
    0.0
    Mujibur and Sirajul make a visit to Mickey the barber, and they promptly receive free haircuts. Soon afterwards, Don Rickles goes in for a trim. Also, Liz Phair (in her first appearance on the show) performs "Never Said."
  • Show #0140
    Show #0140
    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 #0139
    Show #0139
    Episode 139
    4/7/94
    0.0
    Shortly after a baseball-themed quiz, Dave goes on a brief rant about how overpaid the players are. Also, Calvin Trillin plugs his new book Deadline Poet.
  • Show #0138
    Show #0138
    Episode 138
    4/6/94
    0.0
    Paul Newman jumps out of the audience, claiming to take a powder when he learns that Madonna won't be on. Instead, he walks across Broadway to see Cats.
  • Show #0137
    Show #0137
    Episode 137
    4/5/94
    6.0
    Tonight on "Bad Phone Call," an audience member forces his brother to cough up more rent money. Also, Dave and an uncharacteristically loose Ted Koppel rollerblade down 53rd Street.
  • Show #0136
    Show #0136
    Episode 136
    4/4/94
    0.0
    Dave can't seem to remove his shoe, and with no shoehorn available, he runs outside and asks a cab driver to run over his foot.
  • Show #0135
    Show #0135
    Episode 135
    4/1/94
    0.0
    A day after Madonna arouses/grosses out the American viewing public by, among other things, offering Dave her underwear, Charles Grodin comes on the show tonight to offer his. Later, musical guest Elvis Costello and the Attractions perform "13 Steps Lead Down," and the nerd-rocker gives Dave his sock.
  • Show #0134
    Show #0134
    Episode 134
    3/31/94
    8.4
    Dave watches a live feed of himself watching the show at home while he's taping the show in the theater. Shots include toasting waffles, crying to Kenny Rogers music, milking a goat, and bothering Dan Rather. Also, Madonna drops by to plug her new album, spews profanities with aplomb, then refuses to leave.moreless
  • Show #0133
    Show #0133
    Episode 133
    3/30/94
    0.0
    "Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Get into the Hard Rock Cafe?" Apparently, he can do it with ease, but "Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Get into the Russian Tea Room?" Without hesitation, our hero gets a table for one.
  • Show #0132
    Show #0132
    Episode 132
    3/29/94
    0.0
    New Books (formerly known as the NBC Bookmobile) include "What Squirrels Tell Me" by Dan Rather; "Tattoos I Got in Prison" by Leona Helmsley; and "I'm Hungry" by Rush Limbaugh. Also, Dave brags about the birth of his nephew, while Buck Henry promotes his new book.
  • Show #0131
    Show #0131
    Episode 131
    3/28/94
    0.0
    New York native Gurnek Basanti drives his cab into the theater; in tonight's remote, Dave devours an entire stick of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter; Dave gives Gurnek a window wash and a new air freshener; Tori Amos performed "Cornflake Girl."
  • Show #0130
    Show #0130
    Episode 130
    3/23/94
    0.0
    "New Pharmaceuticals" include "Hot 'n' Spicy Tylenol," "L'eggs Metal Pipe Resistant Pantyhose," and "Nipsey's Own Anti-Bacterial Ointment." Regis interrupts the segment to tell Dave he's not even trying anymore. Also, during her annual Oscars special, Barbara Walters makes Dave cry.
  • Show #0129
    Show #0129
    Episode 129
    3/22/94
    0.0
    Ten cabbies present the Top Ten; Diane Sawyer sneaks in footage of Dave from his weatherman days; Chris Elliott shows a clip from his new movie "Poolside Ecstasy."
  • Show #0128
    Show #0128
    Episode 128
    3/21/94
    0.0
    Dave shows an anonymous gift (Jonathan Estrada, maybe?) of a block of cheese shaped like Oklahoma. Also, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow performs "Leaving Las Vegas."
  • Show #0127
    Show #0127
    Episode 127
    3/16/94
    0.0
    Dave hears a car alarm go off during the first act, so he and Rupert Jee pour a vat of soup on the noisy automobile.
  • Show #0126
    Show #0126
    Episode 126
    3/15/94
    0.0
    Jay Thomas apologizes to Dave for their food fight from four months earlier. Also, throughout the show fitness guru du jour Susan Powter is seen exercising on a treadmill backstage. By the end of the show, she screams, "Stop the Insanity!"
  • Show #0125
    Show #0125
    Episode 125
    3/14/94
    0.0
    Via the Late Show Roof-Cam, Dave spots the bouncer at FlashDancers and arranges a manicure for him from the Insoo Salon, and later one for comedian Alan King. Also, Aretha Franklin performs "Think" and promotes her new hits compilation.
  • Show #0124
    Show #0124
    Episode 124
    3/4/94
    8.0
    Dave takes two sailors into FlashDancers, where they're later shown passed out; Mujibur and Sirajul buy suits at Barney's and Brioni; Sir Anthony Hopkins first does his impression of Hannibal Lecter, then his impression of Jackie Gleason doing an impression of Hannibal Lecter.
  • Show #0123
    Show #0123
    Episode 123
    3/3/94
    0.0
    In a recurring segment throughout the show called "Dave Saves Lives," Calvert gets struck by a wrecking ball. Also, several Late Show staffers walk through the backdrop to annoy Dave.
  • Show #0122
    Show #0122
    Episode 122
    3/2/94
    7.0
    Joe Perry sits in with the CBS Orchestra; Tony Bennett and the "Late Show Backup Singers" croon the Top Ten; Dave fails to convince his mother to leave Lillehammer; Bonnie Raitt, Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, and Ben E. King perform "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
  • Show #0121
    Show #0121
    Episode 121
    3/1/94
    0.0
    Sheepherding returns to the show as sheep are shuffled offstage, out the theater door, and into a taxicab. Also, Dave meets Olympic gold medal speed-skater Dan Jansen, then pauses to reflect on the Lillehammer Olympiad.
  • Show #0120
    Show #0120
    Episode 120
    2/28/94
    0.0
    CBS Special Report anchor Alan Richardson complains that Cheetos make him feel bad; Sting performs "Fields of Gold."
  • Show #0119
    Show #0119
    Episode 119
    2/25/94
    0.0
    Dorothy recaps her two weeks in Lillehammer; Michael J. Fox promotes Greedy.
  • Show #0118
    Show #0118
    Episode 118
    2/24/94
    0.0
    Bowling champ Dick Weber performs outside on 53rd Street. Targets include a TV monitor, a fishbowl filled with gumballs, fluorescent lightbulbs, a pyramid of flaming drinks, wind chimes, and an aquarium full of cottage cheese. Also, Dorothy interrupts Tonya Harding during her practice session, and later interviews Nancy Kerrigan.
  • Show #0117
    Show #0117
    Episode 117
    2/23/94
    0.0
    Two guys pretending to be Dave and Paul ice skate; Laurence Fishburne promotes Searching for Bobby Fischer.
  • Show #0116
    Show #0116
    Episode 116
    2/22/94
    0.0
    With the show ahead of schedule, Dave finds things to do to waste three minutes. Also, illusionist Ricky Jay has Dorothy pick a card via satelitte from Lillehammer, Norway.
  • Show #0115
    Show #0115
    Episode 115
    2/21/94
    5.5
    Dave proposes marriage on behalf of an audience member; UB40 performs "Higher Ground"; the newly engaged couple take a bow at the end of the show.
  • Show #0114
    Show #0114
    Episode 114
    2/18/94
    0.0
    David Sanborn sits in with the band; Dave surveys residents of Scotch Plains, NJ about the Olympics; Bebe Neuwirth promotes "Damn Yankees" and her anticipated guest appearance on "Frasier."
  • Show #0113
    Show #0113
    Episode 113
    2/17/94
    0.0
    Dorothy interviews Tommy Moe; Phil Hartman promotes Greedy.
  • Show #0112
    Show #0112
    Episode 112
    2/16/94
    0.0
    Throughout the night, champion canines from the Westminster Dog Show walk across the stage; Dorothy does a little shopping in Lillehammer.
  • Show #0111
    Show #0111
    Episode 111
    2/15/94
    6.0
    "Olympic Souvenirs" include Tonya Harding Nesting Dolls, a Pipe-to-Knee Nutcracker, and a Figure Skater Drill Bit; as usual, Richard Simmons goes to great lengths to annoy Dave; James performs "Laid."
  • Show #0110
    Show #0110
    Episode 110
    2/14/94
    7.0
    Dave's mom interviews Hillary Clinton in Lillehammer, Norway, asking her to fix any future speeding tickets Dave might get in Connecticut; Fabio presents the Top Ten; Dave gives Charles Grodin a broadcasting award, which prompts audience member Regis Philbin to sulk and storm out of the theater.
  • Show #0109
    Show #0109
    Episode 109
    2/11/94
    0.0
    Dave spends quite a bit of the evening throwing snowballs at Paul and the camera. Also, Late Show staffers Christine Schomer, Jeff Stilson, Kathy Michalcik (nee Mavrakakis), Laurie Diamond and Tony Mendez share their "Staff Nightmares" over dinner at at a Japanese restaurant.
  • Show #0108
    Show #0108
    Episode 108
    2/10/94
    5.5
    Throughout the show, Bruno Kirby plays a cop "on the edge!" Later, Siskel and Ebert play along with the bit.
  • Show #0107
    Show #0107
    Episode 107
    2/9/94
    0.0
    It's the 30th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan stage, so Dave introduces their return; to the shrieks of the crowd, Calvert comes out and sings "All My Loving." Also, live via satellite, Dave annoys his Lillehammer-bound mother.
  • Show #0106
    Show #0106
    Episode 106
    2/8/94
    0.0
    Alec Baldwin joins audience members Leslie and Trisha as they ride a snowmobile on a nearby parking garage roof. After toppling the vehicle into the foot-deep snow (and nearly injuring Trisha), Dave unleashes his familiar chime "Oh no, we're going to get sued!"
  • Show #0105
    Show #0105
    Episode 105
    2/7/94
    0.0
    To assist in tonight's Top Ten List, "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Paula Zahn and Harry Smith play their cello and tuba, respectively, after each entry. Also, Natalie Merchant performs "Everyday is Like Sunday."
  • Show #0104
    Show #0104
    Episode 104
    2/4/94
    0.0
    Peter Frampton sits in; Dave discusses Clinton's health care plan with a group of cab drivers; seven-year-old sheep handler Amanda Archiletta does an on-stage demonstration.
  • Show #0103
    Show #0103
    Episode 103
    2/3/94
    0.0
    The Radio City Hall Rockettes high-kick a pizza delivery from Da Valentino's to Dave's desk to the tune of "New York, New York." Also, Sarah Jessica Parker hits a few golf balls onstage.
  • Show #0102
    Show #0102
    Episode 102
    2/2/94
    0.0
    Dave comments on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Norway; staff members Debbie Drimmer, Rick Scheckman and John Beckerman tell all about their vacations last week.
  • Show #0101
    Show #0101
    Episode 101
    2/1/94
    0.0
    Newsman Alan Richardson interrupts the show again, looking for a guy named Ed; after interviewing Julie Kavner (the voice of Marge Simpson), Dave does an impression of Beavis and Butthead.
  • Show #0100
    Show #0100
    Episode 100
    1/31/94
    8.3
    A Late Show milestone is celebrated (see recap); Dave shows off a photo he took of a rainbow in the Virgin Islands, then asks local copy shop owner Fern Chapnick to make duplicates for everyone in the audience; Concrete Blonde performs "Mexican Moon."
  • Show #0099
    Show #0099
    Episode 99
    1/21/94
    0.0
    Throughout the show Dave introduces celebrities sitting in the audience, including Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, George Foreman, Sally Field, and himself. Also, in tonight's remote, Dave helps staffer Nancy Agostini look for a new roommate.
  • Show #0098
    Show #0098
    Episode 98
    1/20/94
    0.0
    Dave hears a car alarm outside, so he leaves the theater and shoots it; Demi Moore's unborn baby speaks to Dave from inside the womb; Mandy Patinkin drops by again to sing "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
  • Show #0097
    Show #0097
    Episode 97
    1/19/94
    0.0
    Dave gets dragged by a cab; the cast of "Cats" runs into the Ed Sullivan Theater to take a bow.
  • Show #0096
    Show #0096
    Episode 96
    1/18/94
    0.0
    Dave places a call for a woman in the audience to tell her grandmother she's on the Late Show; Regis Philbin comes out of nowhere to kiss the woman.
  • Show #0095
    Show #0095
    Episode 95
    1/17/94
    0.0
    "Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Hail a Cab?" "Faster than you can say 'Turban Cowboy,'" Dave quips. Later, the guy in the Bear Suit and the Cab Driver take a bow. Also, in a rare serious moment, Dave expresses his condolences to the victims and survivors of the Los Angeles earthquake.moreless
  • Show #0094
    Show #0094
    Episode 94
    1/14/94
    0.0
    While former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen sits in with the CBS Orchestra, former Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon is on the telephone, offering his patented laugh. Also, Dave and Paul play Tic-Tac-Toe with New York City cabs.
  • Show #0093
    Show #0093
    Episode 93
    1/13/94
    0.0
    George Carlin promotes his new sitcom; the new CBS watermark on the bottom of the screen runs amok; Calvert drops by as "The Guy Who Thinks Dave's Name is Randy."
  • Show #0092
    Show #0092
    Episode 92
    1/12/94
    6.5
    The show is interrupted by NYC-TV newsman Alan Richardson, who only wants to complain about someone cutting him off in traffic. Also, The Indigo Girls perform "I Don't Want To Talk About It."
  • Show #0091
    Show #0091
    Episode 91
    1/11/94
    0.0
    The ghost of Ed Sullivan introduces trampoline star Tom Boleen; Troy Aikman throws footballs into cabs on Broadway, and later, from a trampoline.
  • Show #0090
    Show #0090
    Episode 90
    1/10/94
    0.0
    Morty runs over to an electronics store to buy a camcorder, Dave's chat with Mayor Giuliani is interrupted by his son "Andrew" (Gerard); Faith Hill performs "Just About Now."
  • Show #0089
    Show #0089
    Episode 89
    1/7/94
    0.0
    One week earlier Marvin Hamlisch was in Las Vegas with Barbra Streisand (so claims Dave); tonight, he's onstage at the Ed Sullivan Theater with Peaboy. Also, Dave leaves the theater to buy a TV Guide to find out who are tonight's guests.
  • Show #0088
    Show #0088
    Episode 88
    1/6/94
    0.0
    Chris Elliott performs the title song from "Cabaret," and legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman follows with a rendition of "Danse Espagnole." After Perlman's performance, Dave admits that he wants to go backstage and slap Chris.
  • Show #0087
    Show #0087
    Episode 87
    1/5/94
    7.0
    "Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Walk Into a Strip Club? Quote Dave: "Hey, this is New York- who can't walk into a strip club?" Also, Andrew Giuliani (the new mayor's son) annoys Dave from inside the backdrop, while Lou Reed performs "Sweet Jane."
  • Show #0086
    Show #0086
    Episode 86
    1/4/94
    0.0
    Dave starts an audience sing-along of "Give Peace a Chance"; "Rejected Commercial Characters" include Rex the Decomposing Dinosaur, Artie the Clogged Artery, and Maurice, the Pillsbury Doughboy's French Boyfriend; 4 Non Blondes perform "Spaceman."
  • Show #0085
    Show #0085
    Episode 85
    1/3/94
    0.0
    "Late Show '94" is launched but doesn't go anywhere; Dave attempts to sing a few selections from "Oklahoma!"
  • Show #0084
    Show #0084
    Episode 84
    12/31/93
    0.0
    Dave pretends the show is aired live for New Year's Eve as Roseanne and Tom Arnold make one of their last appearances as a happy couple.
  • Show #0083
    Show #0083
    Episode 83
    12/30/93
    0.0
    Tony Randall convinces Dave to trade in his pistol for a teddy bear, in ordiance with the "Toys for Guns" initative; Cracker performed "Low"; during a cooking demonstration with Wolfgang Puck, Dave, Paul and Julia Roberts toss around a few eggs before spraying each other with champange.
  • Show #0082
    Show #0082
    Episode 82
    12/29/93
    0.0
    Tonight on CBS Mailbag: Asked if he's demanding "protection money" from his neighbors, Dave drops by the Hello Deli and orders the soup of the day, "Dave Chowder." Later, strongman Dennis "Mighty Mite" Rogers lifts weights.
  • Show #0081
    Show #0081
    Episode 81
    12/28/93
    0.0
    After the NBC "intellectual property" issue is finally resolved, Dave presents the "Lawsuit of the Night"; writer Spike Feresten takes a bow after he finds a clip of Jason Priestley dozing off at a Lakers game; Terry Bradshaw slaps Dave, but later they make up and toss around a football.
  • Show #0080
    Show #0080
    Episode 80
    12/27/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night, Calvert stands across the street from the theater, reading the temperature off the electric sign on the bank. Also, during yet another round of "Phone Tag," Dave gives a passerby from outside a set of CBS earmuffs.
  • Show #0079
    Show #0079
    Episode 79
    12/23/93
    0.0
    A mounted cop rides his horse onstage; a clip from a previous show points out that Dave said "psyched" 14 times in one interview, which earns him a cash prize of $70; Andy Williams sings “It’s The Most Beautiful Time of the Year.”
  • Show #0078
    Show #0078
    Episode 78
    12/22/93
    0.0
    Zsa Zsa Gabor defines various phobias ("Mysophobia... is the fear of dirt"), then chases Dave across the stage with a broom.
  • Show #0077
    Show #0077
    Episode 77
    12/21/93
    0.0
    The cast of "Miss Saigon" take a bow on the fire escape of the Ed Sullivan Theater; Will Smith promotes Six Degrees of Seperation; 1993 NFL MVP Emmitt Smith is shown how to operate one of the onstage cameras.
  • Show #0076
    Show #0076
    Episode 76
    12/20/93
    0.0
    Clint Black sits in with the CBS Orchestra; Mujibur & Sirajul are brought in to attach the star to the very first Late Show Christmas Tree; after being lit up, the lights in the tree spell out "You suck, Letterman"; Dave gives Clint Black's harmonica to a female admirer in the audience.moreless
  • Show #0075
    Show #0075
    Episode 75
    12/17/93
    0.0
    Dave visits some handwriting analysts; Rush Limbaugh promotes his new book.
  • Show #0074
    Show #0074
    Episode 74
    12/16/93
    0.0
    Dave flashes back to his favorite holiday memory, with him and two lovely ladies putting up the Christmas tree. Paul brings him down to earth, and we flash back to Dave at home drinking a tub of eggnog by himself. Also, Dave takes three staffers to Patsy's for a remote called "Late Show Staff Vacations" (see recap).moreless
  • Show #0073
    Show #0073
    Episode 73
    12/15/93
    0.0
    After Luciano Pavarotti sings a selection from "La Boheme," Dave shows that now-legendary clip of himself (circa 1978) playing "Camptown Races" on the fiddle.
  • Show #0072
    Show #0072
    Episode 72
    12/14/93
    0.0
    A man-on-the-street segment reveals that the general public can't tell the difference between Dave and Buddy Ebsen; after being "bumped" from last night's show, Mickey Ballantine finally shaves Dave's beard off; a partially reunited The Band performs "Atlantic City."
  • Show #0071
    Show #0071
    Episode 71
    12/13/93
    0.0
    Dave returns from a weeklong break unshaved and looking somewhat rugged, but he promises his have his patchy beard shaved. He calls up Mickey Ballantine (the barber at the Wellington Hotel in Manhattan) for a house call, but he doesn't show up until the very end of the show.
  • Show #0070
    Show #0070
    Episode 70
    12/3/93
    0.0
    Tonight's remote: "Gym Teacher Stories" finds Dave, intern Allison Slater, and writers Spike Feresten and Steve O'Donnell sharing antedotes about high school gym class at Patsy's Italian Restaurant in Manhattan. In Spike's flashback, he's belittled by a coach who looks a lot like Regis Philbin. Later, Bryan Adams performs "Run To You."moreless
  • Show #0069
    Show #0069
    Episode 69
    12/2/93
    0.0
    Dave buys Paul a fake Rolex off the street; Chris Elliott is on hand for the world premiere of his surrealist art film "The Traveling Poet."
  • Show #0068
    Show #0068
    Episode 68
    12/1/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night, the show is interrupted by "shocking" plot twists, including "Mrs. Doubtfire" (Calvert) revealing himself as a man. Also, a lunar eclipse is simulated with a blue card held against Camera #2.
  • Show #0067
    Show #0067
    Episode 67
    11/30/93
    0.0
    Mandy Patinkin drops by (along with Tony Randall), and asks for rehearsal time. Before Dave gets a chance to say no, Mandy and the CBS Orchestra perform a fully-arranged "Rockabye Your Baby."
  • Show #0066
    Show #0066
    Episode 66
    11/29/93
    0.0
    In "Bad Phone Call," Dave calls the father of Michelle Polikas to tell him she's living with Bob Howard. Also, Dave takes two lollipops away from Angel the camera man, and he gives them to Bob and Michelle.
  • Show #0065
    Show #0065
    Episode 65
    11/26/93
    8.0
    In a classic Late Show moment, tonight's remote finds Dave harassing customers in the drive-thru of a New Jersey McDonald's.
  • Show #0064
    Show #0064
    Episode 64
    11/25/93
    7.0
    Throughout the night, Calvert reports from the parade, even though it ended ten hours beforehand. Also, in a new Late Show tradition, Dave guesses what pies his mother made this Thanksgiving; one of them turns out to be a orange pumpkin pie with whipped cream and hickory nuts, which Dave later assumes was store-bought.moreless
  • Show #0063
    Show #0063
    Episode 63
    11/24/93
    7.5
    Dave glosses over a pamphlet for NAFTA; Bryant Gumbel makes his favorite Thanksgiving dessert, Louisiana bread pudding; comedian/SNL writer Dave Attell makes his network television debut.
  • Show #0062
    Show #0062
    Episode 62
    11/23/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night (live via satellite), legendary baseball manager Tommy Lasorda swims laps in a California swimming pool.
  • Show #0061
    Show #0061
    Episode 61
    11/22/93
    0.0
    "Meet the Neighbors," conclusion: The outside cam goes to K & L's Rock America to see Mujibur Rahman and Sirajul Islam, and Dave has them round up Bart Dadon, Fern Chapnick, Rupert Jee, Alexandra Mitsakis and Charlie Levy from the nearby stores and businesses for a group photo.
  • Show #0060
    Show #0060
    Episode 60
    11/19/93
    0.0
    Dave ends the show early, and after a detour at FlashDancers, Paul finds him applying makeup for a performance of "Cats." Also, Meat Loaf performs "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back."
  • Show #0059
    Show #0059
    Episode 59
    11/18/93
    0.0
    Rupert makes a hoagie for Dave; the legendary Bob Dylan performed "Forever Young."
  • Show #0058
    Show #0058
    Episode 58
    11/17/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night, bowling legend Dick Weber struts his stuff on 53rd Street, and Dave is so impressed that he kisses his forehead; tonight's "Stupid Human Tricks" includes a guy that balances a canoe on his chin; George Thorogood & The Destroyers perform "Get a Haircut."
  • Show #0057
    Show #0057
    Episode 57
    11/16/93
    0.0
    Dave shows the sweatshirt that the Connecticut State Police gave him; throughout the night, famed boxing announcer Michael Buffer introduces each of tonight's guests and also reads the Top Ten; after showing a clip of himself hitting his head and bleeding on the show several weeks ago, Dave finally gets his the stitches taken out of his head.moreless
  • Show #0056
    Show #0056
    Episode 56
    11/15/93
    0.0
    In tonight's Phone Challenge, a female passerby is invited into the theater to watch the show from the catwalk. Later in the show, she brings in a few galpals to watch with her.
  • Show #0055
    Show #0055
    Episode 55
    11/12/93
    0.0
    A man parachutes into the theater; Dian Parkinson attempts to give away Carol Kane; Dave chats with 1993 NL MVP Barry Bonds and points out his (alleged) trainer in the audience.
  • Show #0054
    Show #0054
    Episode 54
    11/11/93
    0.0
    Dave calls up Johnny Carson to ask for permission to play the old Tonight Show segment "Stump The Band"; Pete Townshend performs "Don't Try To Make It Real."
  • Show #0053
    Show #0053
    Episode 53
    11/10/93
    0.0
    Mary Tyler Moore treats Late Show viewers to a video clip of Dave from her 1978 variety show, "Mary," in which she smashes a grapefruit in Dave's face. Also, Dave, Biff, Gaines, Anton and Laurie Diamond get their teeth cleaned.
  • Show #0052
    Show #0052
    Episode 52
    11/9/93
    0.0
    The Late Show Prize Wonderland begins a 4-day tour on stage, as "Price Is Right's Dian Parkinson displays a recliner and videophone.
  • Show #0051
    Show #0051
    Episode 51
    11/8/93
    0.0
    In commemoration of fifty broadcasts of the Late Show, Dave and an audience woman walk over to K&L Rock America to buy souvenirs.
  • Show #0050
    Show #0050
    Episode 50
    11/5/93
    0.0
    Dave reads his secret diary in front of Congress a la Bob Packwood; author Calvin Trillin discusses his old friend Denny Hansen (the inspiration for his book Remembering Denny).
  • Show #0049
    Show #0049
    Episode 49
    11/4/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night, Dave goofs around with the survey board from "Family Feud"; Rupert Jee brings over some coffee; Natalie Merchant performs a cover of Patti Smith's "Because the Night."
  • Show #0048
    Show #0048
    Episode 48
    11/3/93
    0.0
    Beginning with this episode, Paul plays music as Dave walks to his desk rather than simply say "hello"; throughout the night, families are reunited onstage, including Tony Randall and his "twin brother" Calvert; Jimmy Cliff performs the reggae standard "I Can See Clearly Now."
  • Show #0047
    Show #0047
    Episode 47
    11/2/93
    0.0
    Dave explains voting booth instructions; Paul Simon (featuring The Mighty Clouds of Joy) performs "Gone At Last."
  • Show #0046
    Show #0046
    Episode 46
    11/1/93
    0.0
    Dave leaves the studio to hail a cab, and throughout the night, people ride around the block in said taxi. Later, during a cooking segment with Martha Stewart, Jay Thomas throws food at Dave's face.
  • Show #0045
    Show #0045
    Episode 45
    10/29/93
    0.0
    Dave and Paul temporarily depart the show to go golfing upstate.
  • Show #0044
    Show #0044
    Episode 44
    10/28/93
    0.0
    Dave, Paul, and Anton star in the new sitcom "Jimmy Cubed." Also, INXS and Ray Charles perform "Please (You Got That)."
  • Show #0043
    Show #0043
    Episode 43
    10/27/93
    0.0
    A female audience member plays "Regis Roulette"; Marv Albert brags about being able to sneeze on cue, but doesn't deliver; Chris Elliott stars in "Housewives! The Making of the Cast Album."
  • Show #0042
    Show #0042
    Episode 42
    10/26/93
    0.0
    Cast members from "Cats" are frisked by the NYPD; Dave walks around the theater with a microphone to let the audience ask Phil Donahue some questions; World Series MVP Paul Molitor butts in on Dave's chat with Lenny Dykstra.
  • Show #0041
    Show #0041
    Episode 41
    10/25/93
    10
    Sean Connery arrives to his interview via jetpack; Fran Drescher promotes The Nanny.
  • Show #0040
    Show #0040
    Episode 40
    10/22/93
    0.0
    David Sanborn sits in for the first time with the CBS Orchestra; Kent Graham and Bart Oates of the New York Giants teach Martin Mull how to kick a field goal; 1993 NYC chef of the year Jean-Louis Palladin makes large clam bisque, which Dave passes onto the audience.
  • Show #0039
    Show #0039
    Episode 39
    10/21/93
    0.0
    Dave shows a tape of CBS' World Series announcers poking fun at him; Gavin MacLeod interrupts the Top Ten; Guru (featuring N'Deh Davenport) performed "When You're Near."
  • Show #0038
    Show #0038
    Episode 38
    10/20/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night, the fire alarm keeps going off in the theater; Dan Rather asks Dave for his opinion on Hillary Clinton.
  • Show #0037
    Show #0037
    Episode 37
    10/19/93
    0.0
    Paul visits the CBS nurse, claiming he's fatigued from watching too much baseball. Later, Dave reads his Summer predictions from before he switched networks.
  • Show #0036
    Show #0036
    Episode 36
    10/18/93
    0.0
    Tonight on "Let's Meet The Neighbors": Dave buy bagels for the balcony from Alexandra Mitsakis; they later throw bagels to the balcony.
  • Show #0035
    Show #0035
    Episode 35
    10/15/93
    0.0
    Dave and Dan Rather swap ties; live on 53rd Street, human cannonball Jon Weiss is shot into the air; during his interview, Tom Arnold asks Dave to make friendly with his wife Roseanne, resulting in the sitcom star to suddenly appear onstage and ask Dave to interview her.
  • Show #0034
    Show #0034
    Episode 34
    10/14/93
    0.0
    Dave shows (faux) footage of Madonna bicycling naked in Central Park; Dave stops the show to pause and reflect; Gloria Estefan performs "¡Sí Señor!"
  • Show #0033
    Show #0033
    Episode 33
    10/13/93
    0.0
    Live via telephone, James Earl Jones lists various types of baseball injuries; Mark Hamill is seen outside the theater attempting to parallel-park; Dave chats with Jeff Colton, BBC's "Brain of Britain."
  • Show #0032
    Show #0032
    Episode 32
    10/12/93
    0.0
    Tonight on "Stupid Pet Tricks," a dog goes down a slide with a live monkey on its back.
  • Show #0031
    Show #0031
    Episode 31
    10/11/93
    0.0
    Dave orders a pizza for FlashDancers; Kathie Lee Gifford sings a Christmas song.
  • Show #0030
    Show #0030
    Episode 30
    10/8/93
    0.0
    "Celebrities in the Audience" makes its first appearance on the new show, as guests from previous shows are introduced in the crowd -- Glenn Close, Sylvester Stallone, Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Carter, Siskel & Ebert and Bob Borden.
  • Show #0029
    Show #0029
    Episode 29
    10/7/93
    6.0
    Dave fixes his desk by placing a soft pretzel under a gimpy leg; Don Rickles promotes his new sitcom.
  • Show #0028
    Show #0028
    Episode 28
    10/6/93
    0.0
    During a segment previewing the new books for fall, Dave contends with an acerbic old woman who looks a lot like the NBC Bookmobile lady; Andy Dick returns as "Donnie... the CBS Page Who Likes to Suck Up"; John Mendoza performs standup and plugs his new sitcom.
  • Show #0027
    Show #0027
    Episode 27
    10/5/93
    0.0
    Dave calls a CBS operator to ask about Andy Rooney's favorite foods; Johnny Cash sings "Don't Take Your Guns to Town."
  • Show #0026
    Show #0026
    Episode 26
    10/4/93
    7.6
    Dave's high-rise buddy Meg Parsont (at a different building) makes her first and only appearance on CBS -- giving a description of her boyfriend Tony to a police sketch artist.
  • Show #0025
    Show #0025
    Episode 25
    10/1/93
    0.0
    Dave and Paul hang out in the park; Graham Parker performed "Lunatic Fringe."
  • Show #0024
    Show #0024
    Episode 24
    9/30/93
    0.0
    Dave repeats a clip of Jerry Lewis' spazzing out on the previous night's show; "Top Ten Signs You Have No Friends"; SNL star Adam Sandler performs "My Little Chicken."
  • Show #0023
    Show #0023
    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."moreless
  • Show #0022
    Show #0022
    Episode 22
    9/28/93
    0.0
    Eight years after he tells Dave, "Being President isn't much; being on David Letterman is a big deal," Jimmy Carter finally appears as a guest on the show; Brett Butler does stand-up; Dave and Daniel Boulud make a chicken entree.
  • Show #0021
    Show #0021
    Episode 21
    9/27/93
    0.0
    Dave stands in line for tickets to "Miss Saigon"; jockey Julie Krone discusses her recently broken leg; Neil Diamond performs the Righteous Brothers classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling."
  • Show #0020
    Show #0020
    Episode 20
    9/24/93
    0.0
    During "Mailbag," Dave wanders onto the set of the CBS Evening News; Glenn Close sits on the lap of an audience member; James Taylor performed "Sweet Baby James."
  • Show #0019
    Show #0019
    Episode 19
    9/23/93
    0.0
    Don Knotts pops up in the audience during the Top Ten; a scene from the soap opera "As The World Turns" is inexplicably performed onstage.
  • Show #0018
    Show #0018
    Episode 18
    9/22/93
    0.0
    Dave helps put the tarp on the field at Yankee Stadium; Calvert and Tony Randall are caught walking into FlashDancers.
  • Show #0017
    Show #0017
    Episode 17
    9/21/93
    0.0
    David Sanborn sits in with the band; Dave does part of the show from his "house" in Connecticut, during which he argues with his roommate.
  • Show #0016
    Show #0016
    Episode 16
    9/20/93
    0.0
    Tonight on "Let's Meet The Neighbors": copy-shop manager Fern Chapnick photocopies her face, while mild-mannered deli owner Rupert Jee comes on stage for a standing ovation. Also, Sarah Jessica Parker sings "Tomorrow" and later photocopies her face as well.
  • Show #0015
    Show #0015
    Episode 15
    9/17/93
    0.0
    A group of Bill Clinton lookalikes walk into an Indian restaurant two blocks from the theater; Stone Temple Pilots performed "Vasoline."
  • Show #0014
    Show #0014
    Episode 14
    9/16/93
    0.0
    During CBS Mailbag, a GE executive lauches a rocket at Dave; Dave meets "Ben, the guy who really likes milk," who turns out to be an alienating weirdo; former Scandal lead singer Patty Smyth performed "No Mistakes."
  • Show #0013
    Show #0013
    Episode 13
    9/15/93
    0.0
    Jerry Garcia and David Grisman sits in with the band; Dave makes several jokes at the expense of Yassir Arafat; the roof-cam catches Regis cheating on his wife.
  • Show #0012
    Show #0012
    Episode 12
    9/14/93
    0.0
    The Mars Observer crashes into the studio; Mike Ditka promotes "NFL on NBC;" John Hiatt performs "Perfectly Good Guitar."
  • Show #0011
    Show #0011
    Episode 11
    9/13/93
    0.0
    John Popper of Blues Traveler sits in with the band; Dave meets several of his neighbors, including Joe G and Mujibur and Sirajul; Steven Wright does stand-up.
  • Show #0010
    Show #0010
    Episode 10
    9/10/93
    0.0
    David Sanborn sits in with the band; Siskel & Ebert do an impression of Beavis & Butthead; Bob Denver interrupts the Top Ten; Robert Plant performs "Great Spirit."
  • Show #0009
    Show #0009
    Episode 9
    9/9/93
    0.0
    Dave takes a cab to help out at Yankee Stadium and later makes fun of Tony Randall; Lenny Kravitz performs "Are You Gonna Go My Way."
  • Show #0008
    Show #0008
    Episode 8
    9/8/93
    9.2
    Vice President Al Gore breaks ashtrays with Dave and presents the Top Ten.
  • Show #0007
    Show #0007
    Episode 7
    9/7/93
    0.0
    Throughout the night, various members of the New York Giants kick field goals on 53rd Street; Michael J. Fox introduces Dave to his friend, pro bowler Johnny Petraglia.
  • Show #0006
    Show #0006
    Episode 6
    9/6/93
    0.0
    Dave continues pestering locals with the new hands-free car phone: WINS radio, a car wash, Dial-a-Mattress and Jackson Hole Restaurant, where he orders pancakes. Also, child baseball prodigy (and future big leaguer) Sean Burroughs discusses his performance in the 1993 Little League World Series.
  • Show #0005
    Show #0005
    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 #0004
    Show #0004
    Episode 4
    9/2/93
    7.5
    The ghost of Ed Sullivan (who haunts Dave throughout the first week) introduces a plate spinner; Andy Dick makes his first appearance as "Donnie, the CBS Page Who Likes To Suck Up."
  • Show #0003
    Show #0003
    Episode 3
    9/1/93
    4.0
    A very pregnant Demi Moore is given the honor of throwing the first pencil through the backdrop windows of the Late Show. Also, Bev Tanner bakes a housewarming cake for Dave.
  • Show #0002
    Show #0002
    Episode 2
    8/31/93
    6.8
    Dave's worst moment on last night's debut: his fake tooth fell out (the video is repeated several times in slow motion); a four-year-old geography expert and cheese lover named Jon Estrada names states on a U.S. map.
  • Show #0001
    Show #0001
    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."
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