Late Show with David Letterman - Season 12

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Episode Guide

  • Show #2413
    Show #2413
    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 #2412
    Show #2412
    Episode 193
    8/11/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Rosie Perez and Dave Mirra.
  • Show #2411
    Show #2411
    Episode 192
    8/10/05
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Johnny Knoxville and Drew Rosenhaus.
  • Show #2410
    Show #2410
    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 #2409
    Show #2409
    Episode 190
    8/8/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Kate Hudson and Michelle Wie.
  • Show #2408
    Show #2408
    Episode 189
    8/5/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Jason Bateman, Hugh Fink and Son Volt.
  • Show #2407
    Show #2407
    Episode 188
    8/4/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Vince Vaughn and Jessica Simpson.
  • Show #2406
    Show #2406
    Episode 187
    8/3/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Marcia Cross, Jeff MacGregor and Lucinda Williams.
  • Show #2405
    Show #2405
    Episode 186
    8/2/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Seann William Scott and Anthony Bourdain.
  • Show #2404
    Show #2404
    Episode 185
    8/1/05
    8.5
    Tonight's guests include Lance Armstrong and Michael Ian Black.
  • Show #2403
    Show #2403
    Episode 184
    7/29/05
    8.2
    Tonight's guests unclude Sean Hayes and Bonnie McFarlane.
  • Show #2402
    Show #2402
    Episode 183
    7/28/05
    9.1
    Tonights guests unclude Bill Murray and Bettye LaVette.
  • Show #2401
    Show #2401
    Episode 182
    7/27/05
    8.0
    Tonight's guests include Kelly Preston, Jeff Altman and Aimee Mann.
  • Show #2400
    Show #2400
    Episode 181
    7/26/05
    8.1
    As he does nearly every summer, Biff attempts to fry an egg on the sidewalk; Alan has trouble with the Late Show bear; Dave shows some questionably legit footage of Lance Armstrong's 7th Tour de France victory; Pauly Shore plugs his new reality show.
  • Show #2399
    Show #2399
    Episode 180
    7/25/05
    8.3
    A fat guy pretending to be Lance Armstrong rides around the stage on a bike; John Cusack discusses meterology; The All-American Rejects perform "Dirty Little Secret.”
  • Show #2398
    Show #2398
    Episode 179
    7/22/05
    8.2
    Tonight's guests include Tom Arnold and Jessica Biel.
  • Show #2397
    Show #2397
    Episode 178
    7/21/05
    8.6
    Tonight's guests include Brian Williams, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris.
  • Show #2396
    Show #2396
    Episode 177
    7/20/05
    8.3
    Tonight's guests include Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jimmie Walker and Lyle Lovett.
  • Show #2395
    Show #2395
    Episode 176
    7/19/05
    7.7
    Tonight's guests include Greg Kinnear and Julie Chen.
  • Show #2394
    Show #2394
    Episode 175
    7/18/05
    7.8
    Tonight's guests include Billy Bob Thornton and Jermaine Dupri.
  • Show #2393
    Show #2393
    Episode 174
    7/1/05
    8.9
    Tonight's guests include Michael Chiklis, Shannon Eis and Gary Mule Deer.
  • Show #2392
    Show #2392
    Episode 173
    6/30/05
    7.9
    Tony gives away the ending of "War of the Worlds" in Spanish; Jennifer Connelly discusses a recent trip to Paris; The Eels performed "Trouble With Dreams."
  • Show #2391
    Show #2391
    Episode 172
    6/29/05
    8.7
    Tonight's guests include Tom Brokaw and Dakota Fanning.
  • Show #2390
    Show #2390
    Episode 171
    6/28/05
    8.7
    Tonight's guests include the Piedmont Bird Callers, Julian McMahon and Raul Midon.
  • Show #2389
    Show #2389
    Episode 170
    6/27/05
    8.4
    Tonights guests include Jeff Goldblum and musical guests Sleater-Kinney.
  • Show #2388
    Show #2388
    Episode 169
    6/24/05
    0.0
    Tim Robbins promotes "War of the Worlds;" the Purina Junior Agility Dog Challgenge is briefly subjected to controversy; comedian Nick Griffin does stand-up.
  • Show #2387
    Show #2387
    Episode 168
    6/23/05
    8.6
    Tonight's guests include Tom Cruise and musician Ben Folds.
  • Show #2386
    Show #2386
    Episode 167
    6/22/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Michael Keaton and author David Sedaris.
  • Show #2385
    Show #2385
    Episode 166
    6/21/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Lindsay Lohan and sports commentator Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.
  • Show #2384
    Show #2384
    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 #2383
    Show #2383
    Episode 164
    6/17/05
    8.7
    Tonights guests include Mark Wahlberg and racing car driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
  • Show #2382
    Show #2382
    Episode 163
    6/16/05
    8.8
    Tonight's guests include BIll Clinton and Ringo Starr.
  • Show #2381
    Show #2381
    Episode 162
    6/15/05
    7.8
    Tonight's guests include Denis Leary and Alanis Morissette.
  • Show #2380
    Show #2380
    Episode 161
    6/14/05
    8.1
    Tonight's guests include Dan Aykroyd, Bill Scheft and musician Mike Doughty.
  • Show #2379
    Show #2379
    Episode 160
    6/13/05
    8.9
    Tonight's guests include Nicole Kidman and the Foo Fighters.
  • Show #2378
    Show #2378
    Episode 159
    6/10/05
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Al Franken and Ellen Pompeo.
  • Show #2377
    Show #2377
    Episode 158
    6/9/05
    9.0
    Tonight's guests include Katie Holmes and musical group Shout Out Louds.
  • Show #2376
    Show #2376
    Episode 157
    6/8/05
    8.5
    Tonights guests include Russell Crowe and Paul Anka.
  • Show #2375
    Show #2375
    Episode 156
    6/7/05
    8.8
    Tonighs guests include Kristin Davis, Robert Klein and musician Ben Lee.
  • Show #2374
    Show #2374
    Episode 155
    6/6/05
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Cedric The Entertainer, Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and musical guests The Black Eyed Peas.
  • Show #2373
    Show #2373
    Episode 154
    5/25/05
    0.0
    Kelly Ripa, Alexis Bledel, and Ryan Adams & The Cardinals are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2372
    Show #2372
    Episode 153
    5/24/05
    9.5
    Adam Sandler, Reggie Miller and The Wallflowers are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2371
    Show #2371
    Episode 152
    5/23/05
    8.7
    Paul Newman, Danica Patrick and Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2370
    Show #2370
    Episode 151
    5/20/05
    0.0
    David Arquette and Chef Gordon Ramsay are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2369
    Show #2369
    Episode 150
    5/19/05
    0.0
    Ellen DeGeneres and Hot Hot Heat are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2368
    Show #2368
    Episode 149
    5/18/05
    0.0
    Chris Rock and Nicollette Sheridan are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2367
    Show #2367
    Episode 148
    5/17/05
    0.0
    Ben Stiller and Shelly Fairchild stop by. Also, Top Ten with Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.
  • Show #2366
    Show #2366
    Episode 147
    5/16/05
    0.0
    Ray Romano and the Dave Matthews Band are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2365
    Show #2365
    Episode 146
    5/13/05
    0.0
    Samuel L. Jackson and Sting are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2364
    Show #2364
    Episode 145
    5/12/05
    0.0
    Billy Crystal and Garbage are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2363
    Show #2363
    Episode 144
    5/11/05
    7.7
    Priscilla Presley and Quentin Tarantino are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2362
    Show #2362
    Episode 143
    5/10/05
    0.0
    Helen Hunt and Tom Dreesen are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2361
    Show #2361
    Episode 142
    5/9/05
    0.0
    Will Ferrell and Robert Plant are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2360
    Show #2360
    Episode 141
    5/6/05
    0.0
    Like he does every Kentucky Derby weekend, Dave calls up Dave Johnson to hear him say "...and down the stretch they come!"; Christina Applegate promotes the musical "Sweet Charity" and discusses a recent injury onstage; Brian Regan performs a stand-up routine about cholesterol and heartburn.
  • Show #2359
    Show #2359
    Episode 140
    5/5/05
    8.4
    Live via satellite, Dorothy Letterman performs the Top Ten; in honor of Cinco De Mayo, a city bus crashes into a giant pinata; Kasabian performs "Club Foot."
  • Show #2358
    Show #2358
    Episode 139
    5/4/05
    9.3
    Orlando Bloom and Jack Hanna are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2357
    Show #2357
    Episode 138
    5/3/05
    0.0
    Jennifer Lopez and Snoop Dogg are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2356
    Show #2356
    Episode 137
    5/2/05
    0.0
    Throughout the night, wax figures of celebrities that refuse to appear on the show are rolled onstage. One stagehand accidentally cops a feel on the Oprah statue, while Regis storms onstage to complain about his wax likeness.
  • Show #2355
    Show #2355
    Episode 136
    4/29/05
    0.0
    Cold opening: Dave runs into a nude (yet blurred) Teri Hatcher who's locked out of her dressing room; "Late Show Week In Review" with Vinnie Favale as Elvis, a SWAT team kitty and Alan with a bevy of hookers; "Will It Float?" (a bag of fertilizer...no); Teri talks about swimming with a whale; Harry Hill performs standup.moreless
  • Show #2354
    Show #2354
    Episode 135
    4/28/05
    8.4
    Paris Hilton and Jo Frost are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2353
    Show #2353
    Episode 134
    4/27/05
    0.0
    Amy Sedaris, Daniel Tammet and LCD Soundsystem are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2352
    Show #2352
    Episode 133
    4/26/05
    0.0
    Tonight's clip from the NBC serial "Passions" features a monkey comforting a middle-aged woman; Dave meets the employees of Angelo's Pizza; Spamalot star Hank Azaria admits to Dave that he's a lousy dancer; author Jeff MacGregor discusses his year-long observational tour of the NASCAR circuit, and his subsequent book, Sunday Money.moreless
  • Show #2351
    Show #2351
    Episode 132
    4/25/05
    0.0
    Farrah Fawcett and Martin Freeman are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2350
    Show #2350
    Episode 131
    4/15/05
    7.0
    A lucky motorist wins $100 worth of free gasoline, which is spent up in less than five seconds; Alan has another hissy fit, this time in a Michael Jackson costume; singer-actress Kristen Chenoweth discusses painkillers.
  • Show #2349
    Show #2349
    Episode 130
    4/14/05
    0.0
    Anthony Lapaglia, Ana Gasteyer and Mariah Carey are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2348
    Show #2348
    Episode 129
    4/13/05
    0.0
    One day after his 58th birthday, waffles are hucked at the audience. Quote Dave: "Why do I need joke writers when I have waffles?" Also, the Late Show recreates testimony from the Michael Jackson trial in which the "King of Pop" (Gerard) makes an ass of himself; the new Miss USA Chelsea Cooley delivers the Top Ten; David Duchovny promotes House Of D.; Ray Lamontagne performs.moreless
  • Show #2347
    Show #2347
    Episode 128
    4/12/05
    0.0
    Mickey Rourke and Jason Randal are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2346
    Show #2346
    Episode 127
    4/11/05
    7.7
    Dave and Paul are quizzed about tax exemptions; a bearded Robin Williams discusses everything from Dave's jury duty to welding; Martha Wainwright (sister of Rufus) performs "When The Day Is Short."
  • Show #2345
    Show #2345
    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 #2344
    Show #2344
    Episode 125
    4/5/05
    0.0
    Drew Barrymore and Charles Barkley are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2343
    Show #2343
    Episode 124
    4/1/05
    0.0
    Roof problems at the theater results in rainwater onstage; Dave worries over Dengue fever; "Will It Float?" hits a snag when a bucket of gumdrops topples over; matchmaking cabbie Ahmed Ibrahim brags about his abilities as an interceder.
  • Show #2342
    Show #2342
    Episode 123
    3/31/05
    0.0
    An audience member walks on her hands, wrap her legs around Dave, and pulls herself up; Dave shows a clip from the NBC soap "Passions"; Denzel Washington discusses sailing and drinking large amounts of water.
  • Show #2341
    Show #2341
    Episode 122
    3/30/05
    0.0
    Penelope Cruz, Sarah Vowell and Kaiser Chiefs are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2340
    Show #2340
    Episode 121
    3/29/05
    0.0
    Brittany Murphy, Bob Sarlatte and The John Butler Trio are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2339
    Show #2339
    Episode 120
    3/28/05
    0.0
    Queen Latifah and Seth MacFarlane are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2338
    Show #2338
    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 #2337
    Show #2337
    Episode 118
    3/22/05
    0.0
    Jessica Alba plugs Sin City and performs a lasso demonstration with Dave; staffer Susan Hum is reluctant to explain string theory; Queens of the Stone Age perform "Little Sister."
  • Show #2336
    Show #2336
    Episode 117
    3/21/05
    7.0
    Dave thanks the FBI and the Montana police for their efforts following a botched kidnapping involving his son last week; Pat Farmer celebrates "March Madness" by trying to duplicate his 90 foot drop shot into a goal on 53rd Street; Sandra Bullock doesn't talk about boyfriend Jesse James, but does plug Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous; "Alan Kalter's Are You ****ing Kidding Me?" takes a look at the Robert Blake verdict; Gwen Stefani discusses high school and performs "Hollaback Girl" with a drumline and sits down for a chat.moreless
  • Show #2335
    Show #2335
    Episode 116
    3/16/05
    6.9
    Dave is able to work the phrase "needlessly circuitous" into the interview with Amanda Peet, plus he admires her profile; Alan gives suggestive advice to Condoleezza Rice; Susan Hum refuses to give her picks for the Final Four tournament; marathon man Dean Karnazes discusses the joy of running.
  • Show #2334
    Show #2334
    Episode 115
    3/15/05
    0.0
    Jimmy Fallon, Emily VanCamp and The Four Tops are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2333
    Show #2333
    Episode 114
    3/14/05
    0.0
    Ashton Kutcher and Al Green are tonights guests.
  • Show #2332
    Show #2332
    Episode 113
    3/4/05
    0.0
    Outgoing CBS anchorman Dan Rather looks back at his fifty years in broadcasting and the scandal that prematurely ended his career.
  • Show #2331
    Show #2331
    Episode 112
    3/3/05
    0.0
    Dan Rather; and Poppy Montgomery are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2330
    Show #2330
    Episode 111
    3/2/05
    0.0
    2004 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Rice with "Top Ten Reasons I Love Racing;" Vin Diesel talks about his dog, and his new film The Pacifier; Amos Lee sings.
  • Show #2329
    Show #2329
    Episode 110
    3/1/05
    0.0
    "Would You Like To Take A Ride On A Dog Sled?" on 53rd Street; Kirstie Alley wants to become promiscuous and discusses her new show "Fat Actress"; Alan has a stern word for Christo's wife Jeanne Claude; Kathleen Edwards performs.
  • Show #2328
    Show #2328
    Episode 109
    2/28/05
    0.0
    Snowmobiling great Jay Quinlan performs stunts on 53rd Street; actor-cum-wrester Dwayne "The Rock" Johnston promotes Be Cool; Solomon Burke blows the roof off The Ed with a pair of songs.
  • Show #2327
    Show #2327
    Episode 108
    2/25/05
    0.0
    "Late Show Week in Review": Dubya (mis)pronounces "nuclear" five different ways, while a Flashdancers employee dances around one of Christo's Gates. Also, Lego expert Nathan Sawaya creates a brick portrait of Biff.
  • Show #2326
    Show #2326
    Episode 107
    2/24/05
    0.0
    John Travolta, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2325
    Show #2325
    Episode 106
    2/23/05
    0.0
    Giant rats attack Christo's Gates; Dave comes up with a number of synonyms for inhaling marijuana; Alan editorializes on President Bush, only to float toward promoting a bootleg sex tape he made in 1989.
  • Show #2324
    Show #2324
    Episode 105
    2/22/05
    0.0
    Dave demands to be grilled on the annual Barbara Walters Oscar special, but only if he does the interview with Oprah by his side; "Harold Larkin's Sidewalk Idol" searches for the next great singing talent; Kings of Leon perform "The Bucket."
  • Show #2323
    Show #2323
    Episode 104
    2/21/05
    0.0
    Competitive eater "Crazy Legs" Conti attempts to break the world's oyster-eating record in the lobby of The Ed; "Stupid Pet Tricks" features three dogs (none too crazy about the oysters); Bonnie Hunt remembers Johnny Carson (and tries an oyster).
  • Show #2322
    Show #2322
    Episode 103
    2/18/05
    0.0
    During "LS Week in Review," Alan makes a disturbing statement in Korean; Roseanne Barr performs stand-up on the show for the first time since 1986.
  • Show #2321
    Show #2321
    Episode 102
    2/17/05
    9.0
    Charlie Sheen; and Tori Amos are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2320
    Show #2320
    Episode 101
    2/16/05
    0.0
    Kelly Ripa and Taye Diggs are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2319
    Show #2319
    Episode 100
    2/15/05
    10
    Keanu Reeves and Michael Buble are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2318
    Show #2318
    Episode 99
    2/14/05
    0.0
    Dr. Phil and Unwritten Law are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2317
    Show #2317
    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 #2316
    Show #2316
    Episode 97
    2/10/05
    0.0
    Billy Crystal and Patrick Lawler are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2315
    Show #2315
    Episode 96
    2/9/05
    0.0
    David Hyde Pierce and Howie Day are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2314
    Show #2314
    Episode 95
    2/8/05
    0.0
    Dave shows "actual" footage of the Hubble Telescope; Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai promotes Bride and Prejudice; 3 Doors Down performs "Let Me Go."
  • Show #2313
    Show #2313
    Episode 94
    2/7/05
    0.0
    Will Smith and Tom Brady are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2312
    Show #2312
    Episode 93
    2/4/05
    0.0
    Al Franken, Matthew Fox and Nanci Griffith are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2311
    Show #2311
    Episode 92
    2/3/05
    0.0
    Elton John and Eva Mendes are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2310
    Show #2310
    Episode 91
    2/2/05
    0.0
    Patricia Heaton and John Witherspoon are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2309
    Show #2309
    Episode 90
    2/1/05
    0.0
    Debra Messing and Peyton Manning are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2308
    Show #2308
    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 #2307
    Show #2307
    Episode 88
    1/21/05
    0.0
    "Late Show Week in Review": On a special episode of the controversial Fox show "Who's Your Daddy?" the contestant's biological father pummels an amorous Alan; Dave discusses the art of comedy with legendary funnyman Jerry Lewis.
  • Show #2306
    Show #2306
    Episode 87
    1/20/05
    0.0
    "Stump The Band;" Dave shows off his "baby Borg" trophy; Robert Downey, Jr. instructs Dave on the finer points of bil jee and performs a song from his new CD; Nicole Richie plugs "The Simple Life: Interns."
  • Show #GH26
    Show #GH26
    Episode 86
    1/19/05
    5.0
    Harvey Fierstein, Regina King and Steven Van Zandt are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2305
    Show #2305
    Episode 85
    1/18/05
    0.0
    Ice Cube, Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo and Interpol are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2304
    Show #2304
    Episode 84
    1/17/05
    7.0
    Dave calls up Patriots fan -- and "D Fence" guy -- Gary Wren, who drops an "F bomb;" Rupert learns karate at Tiger Schulmann's; the always on edge Jack Hanna with animals; Alan admits to being jealous of Jack Hanna, then has another hissy fit (and drops an "F bomb"); Teri Polo on her experiences making Meet The Fockers.moreless
  • Show #2303
    Show #2303
    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 #2302
    Show #2302
    Episode 82
    1/13/05
    10
    Marg Helgenberger, Ryan Seacrest and My Chemical Romance are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2301
    Show #2301
    Episode 81
    1/12/05
    0.0
    Rudy Giuliani talks baseball; 11-year-old percussion prodigy Daniel Banks hits the skins; Dave's stand-in finally gets his moment in the spotlight.
  • Show #2300
    Show #2300
    Episode 80
    1/11/05
    0.0
    Randy Johnson, Aisha Tyler and Razorlight are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2299
    Show #2299
    Episode 79
    1/10/05
    0.0

    Samuel L. Jackson promotes Coach Carter; SNL star Amy Poehler shares a funny vacation story; in his last Late Show appearance, B.B. King performed "Why I Sing the Blues."

  • Show #2298
    Show #2298
    Episode 78
    1/7/05
    0.0
    A shocking message from Dubya; Dave contines his use of all the following: carbs, steroids and the word "snarky;" "Celebrity Resolutions" goes straight into the dumper; Alan's new show, "Desperate House Gal;" Kevin Bacon; Caroline Rhea; Wilco performs "Late Greats."
  • Show #2297
    Show #2297
    Episode 77
    1/6/05
    0.0
    Michael Keaton and Jamie Lynn Spears are tonights guests.
  • Show #2296
    Show #2296
    Episode 76
    1/5/05
    0.0
    Kiefer Sutherland, Marv Albert and The Black Keys are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2295
    Show #2295
    Episode 75
    1/4/05
    0.0
    Ethan Hawke, Maria Menounos and Alicia Keys are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2294
    Show #2294
    Episode 74
    1/3/05
    0.0
    Dave wishes everyone a happy new year, then accentuates his goals for 2005 (he plans to use the word "snarky" more often); "Biff Henderson: Pollster" roams the streets once more; Hilary Swank plugs Million Dollar Baby; Andy Dick talks about his crabs; Green Day performs "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
  • Show #2293
    Show #2293
    Episode 73
    12/23/04
    0.0
    Regis Philbin, Jay Thomas and Darlene Love are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2292
    Show #2292
    Episode 72
    12/22/04
    7.7
    Dave's monologue is interrupted by a surprise appearance from Billy Crystal (promoting the one-man Broadway show "700 Sundays"); Dave introduces "The Nog-Cam;" 10 carolers present the Top Ten; Broadway star Kristen Johnston opens up to Dave about her recent mugging; Tom Dreesen tells another story about opening for Frank Sinatra.
  • Show #2291
    Show #2291
    Episode 71
    12/21/04
    0.0
    Dennis Quaid, Rusty Wallace and The Calling are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2290
    Show #2290
    Episode 70
    12/20/04
    0.0
    Bill Murray and Kaki King are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2289
    Show #2289
    Episode 69
    12/17/04
    0.0
    Jeff Goldblum and Terrell Owens are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2288
    Show #2288
    Episode 68
    12/16/04
    0.0
    "America's Next Top Model" winner Eva presents the Top Ten; Kate Beckinsale pushes The Aviator; Ciara performs with Missy Elliott.
  • Show #2287
    Show #2287
    Episode 67
    12/15/04
    0.0
    Adam Sandler promotes Spanglish and performs his rendition of Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London;" Shannon Eis with a look at new toys for the holidays.
  • Show #2286
    Show #2286
    Episode 66
    12/14/04
    6.4
    Cate Blanchett plugs The Avaitor; Craig Ferguson appears on Dave for the first time since being chosen as the new host of The Late Late Show; the reunited Pixies perform "Monkey Gone To Heaven."
  • Show #2285
    Show #2285
    Episode 65
    12/13/04
    0.0
    As they do every year, Rupert, Joe G, Mujibur, and Sirajul place their edible "angel" on top of the Late Show Christmas tree; Jim Carrey discusses ab-crunches; Alan flips out while singing "The Little Drummer Boy"; Ashanti performs "Only U."
  • Show #2284
    Show #2284
    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 #2283
    Show #2283
    Episode 63
    12/2/04
    0.0
    "Stump the Band" continues to mystify Paul and company; Dave chats with Sharon Reed, the Ohio-based TV reporter who stripped naked for a Spencer Tunick project; Lyle Lovett performs "In My Own Mind."
  • Show #2282
    Show #2282
    Episode 62
    12/1/04
    0.0
    Stupid Human Tricks, Noah Wyle and Sum 41 are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2281
    Show #2281
    Episode 61
    11/30/04
    0.0
    Alec Baldwin and Ken Jennings are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2280
    Show #2280
    Episode 60
    11/29/04
    0.0
    Tonight's "Spanish Soap Opera Highlight of the Night" seems to include a round of "Got Your Nose," while Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel does a demonstration out on 53rd Street.
  • Show #2279
    Show #2279
    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 #2278
    Show #2278
    Episode 58
    11/25/04
    0.0
    Via satellite from Indianapolis, Marv Albert and Dave's mom converse for the annual pie contest; Natalie Portman talks about an earlier Thanksgiving day LS appearance and plugs Closer; John Mayer performs "Daughters."
  • Show #2277
    Show #2277
    Episode 57
    11/24/04
    0.0
    In honor of Thanksgiving, Dave detonates a cannon filled with stuffing; Whoopi Goldberg promotes her one-woman Broadway show; Marilyn Manson performs the Depeche Mode classic "Personal Jesus."
  • Show #2276
    Show #2276
    Episode 56
    11/23/04
    0.0
    A telenovela catfight turns into a Pistons-Pacers basketball game; Rupert and a woman from Alabama drop fake turkeys off the top of the theater; Pittsburgh Steelers wonderkind Ben Roethlisberger participates in the latest Late Show QB Challenge.
  • Show #2275
    Show #2275
    Episode 55
    11/22/04
    0.0
    Colin Farrell and The Walkmen are tonights guests.
  • Show #2274
    Show #2274
    Episode 54
    11/19/04
    0.0
    Tom Brady and Damien Fahey are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2273
    Show #2273
    Episode 53
    11/18/04
    0.0
    Dave shows a faux ad for a 1,420-calorie cheeseburger at Hardee's ("Warning: Do Not Eat"); Howard Stern likens himself to Oprah; Alanis Morissette performs "Knees of My Bees."
  • Show #2272
    Show #2272
    Episode 52
    11/17/04
    0.0
    Renee Zellweger and Dr. Chris Raxworthy are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2271
    Show #2271
    Episode 51
    11/16/04
    0.0
    Dave experiments with new camera angles by sitting on the edge of his desk; live in the green room, we meet a man who has collected pennies for over thirty years and amassed a fortune of roughly $28; Dave and Nicholas Cage talk about motorcycles.
  • Show #2270
    Show #2270
    Episode 50
    11/15/04
    0.0
    Jerry Seinfeld and Jamie Oliver are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2269
    Show #2269
    Episode 49
    11/12/04
    8.4
    During Mailbag, Rupert admits to learning how flirt with women from Bill O'Reilly; Canadian-born TV actress Evangeline Lilly hugs Paul; after a one-week holdover, Project Bandaloop finally trapezes around the building.
  • Show #2268
    Show #2268
    Episode 48
    11/11/04
    0.0
    Matthew Broderick, Rosario Dawson and Los Lonely Boys are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2267
    Show #2267
    Episode 47
    11/10/04
    0.0
    Pierce Brosnan, Nigella Lawson and Renee Fleming are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2266
    Show #2266
    Episode 46
    11/9/04
    0.0
    Salma Hayek, Sebastien Bourdais and Jimmy Eat World are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2265
    Show #2265
    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 #2264
    Show #2264
    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 #2263
    Show #2263
    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 #2262
    Show #2262
    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 #2261
    Show #2261
    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 #2260
    Show #2260
    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 #2259
    Show #2259
    Episode 39
    10/21/04
    0.0
    "Stump The Band;" live via satellite, Martha Stewart gets caught in yet another catfight; Curt Schilling presents the Top Ten; Dustin Hoffman makes spit bubbles; Joss Stone performs.
  • Show #2258
    Show #2258
    Episode 38
    10/20/04
    0.0
    Sarah Michelle Gellar plugs The Grudge; 2004 Indy Racing League Champion Tony Kanaan visits; Sparta performs.
  • Show #2257
    Show #2257
    Episode 37
    10/19/04
    7.3
    Jude Law and Ricky Gervais are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2256
    Show #2256
    Episode 36
    10/18/04
    0.0
    President Jimmy Carter, Brandi Chastain and John Mellencamp are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2255
    Show #2255
    Episode 35
    10/15/04
    0.0
    During "CBS Mailbag," CBS holds auditions for Dave's replacement, George Clarke learns how to play drums and Gerard Mulligan makes a triumphant comeback as President Bush. Also, Julia Roberts' niece Emma proves to be as enigmatic an interviewee as her aunt and Brian Regan does standup.
  • Show #2254
    Show #2254
    Episode 34
    10/14/04
    0.0
    Billy Crystal and Ralph Nader are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2253
    Show #2253
    Episode 33
    10/13/04
    0.0
    Dave has a new favorite phrase ("We must protect this house!") while J.Lo promotes the remake of the Japanese romantic comedy Shall We Dance?
  • Show #2252
    Show #2252
    Episode 32
    10/12/04
    0.0
    Live via satellite, Martha Stewart gets caught in a prison catfight; an NYU student plays "Guess the Bulge" at Hello Deli; Jordan Zevon (son of Warren) and The Wallflowers perform "Lawyers, Guns, and Money."
  • Show #2251
    Show #2251
    Episode 31
    10/11/04
    8.5
    Melina Kanakaredes, Paul and Paul Jr. Teutul, Ben Harper and the Blind Boys are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2250
    Show #2250
    Episode 30
    10/8/04
    0.0
    During "CBS Mailbag," Dave promotes the new Late Show newsletter, which includes an Alan Kalter centerfold; Brooke Shields visits; director-raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld returns to tell more amusing stories, and show samples of his martini art.
  • Show #2249
    Show #2249
    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 #2248
    Show #2248
    Episode 28
    10/6/04
    0.0
    Dave acknowledges the passing of Rodney Dangerfield, then reads off a few of his best-known one-liners; "Found" magazine creator Davy Rothbart promotes his new book; The Killers perform their smash hit "Somebody Told Me."
  • Show #2247
    Show #2247
    Episode 27
    10/5/04
    0.0
    Annette Benning; Bill O'Reilly ("The O'Reilly Factor").
  • Show #2246
    Show #2246
    Episode 26
    10/4/04
    8.4
    Dave has another rant about Jay Leno's five-year notice to NBC; an autumn in New York quiz; a still graphic acknowledges the passing of staffer Dorothy Chambers; Howard Dean shills for John Kerry; George Clarke's "It's A Fact;" Franz Ferdinand performs "Take Me Out."
  • Show #2245
    Show #2245
    Episode 25
    10/1/04
    0.0
    CBS Mailbag: Dave shows an ad for Martha Stewart's farewell show, then has a heart-to-heart with "Pete Rose" (Gerard); magician Jason Randal dazzles Dave with some card tricks.
  • Show #2244
    Show #2244
    Episode 24
    9/30/04
    0.0
    John Travolta, Tim Frisby and Pearl Jam are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2243
    Show #2243
    Episode 23
    9/29/04
    0.0
    Live via satellite, Rupert plays bingo; Dave shows a photo of Harry shaking hands with one of the Stangel brothers; Tony ruins the ending of another movie En Espanol, then goes off on one of his trademark rants.
  • Show #2242
    Show #2242
    Episode 22
    9/28/04
    0.0
    Dave mentions Paul's line of handbags again, while John Goodman promotes "Father of the Pride" and "Center of the Universe."
  • Show #2241
    Show #2241
    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 #2240
    Show #2240
    Episode 20
    9/24/04
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Julianne Moore and Tom Dreesen.
  • Show #2239
    Show #2239
    Episode 19
    9/23/04
    0.0
    Rob Lowe and Mos Def are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2238
    Show #2238
    Episode 18
    9/22/04
    0.0
    Nobel prize winner Professor Robert A. Mundell reads aloud from Paris Hilton's book; Kelly Ripa; poker champion Annie Duke; Elvis Costello & the Imposters perform.
  • Show #2237
    Show #2237
    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 #2236
    Show #2236
    Episode 16
    9/20/04
    0.0
    Dave comments on the CBS News scandal; John Kerry performs the Top Ten and gets grilled by Dave; Green Day performs "American Idiot."
  • Show #2235
    Show #2235
    Episode 15
    9/10/04
    0.0
    Dave and Drew Barrymore discuss their long-dormant drinking problems; amputee Aron Ralston returns to the show to promote his new book.
  • Show #2234
    Show #2234
    Episode 14
    9/9/04
    7.8
    Biff spends the day at New York-Presbyterian Hospital with Dr. Lou Aronne; an educational segment with Alan and an animated rodent goes awry; Ray Romano discusses the final season of "Everybody Loves Raymond;" Avril Lavigne performs "My Happy Ending."
  • Show #2233
    Show #2233
    Episode 13
    9/8/04
    8.0
    "CBS Mailbag" introduces Rupert's new "girlfriend," answers the question, "Does Dave ever sing?" and features Alan's message to Hillary Clinton; Martin Short; "Late Show Back to School Tips;" Alan Jackson sings.
  • Show #2232
    Show #2232
    Episode 12
    9/7/04
    0.0
    At Hello Deli: Rupert selects a contestant to play the "Late Show Heart Bypass Scramble;" Regis promotes his new standards CD; Alan recaps his summer, with the usual results; Hoobastank performs "Same Direction."
  • Show #2231
    Show #2231
    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 #2230
    Show #2230
    Episode 10
    9/3/04
    0.0
    Jane Pauley promotes her new book, talk show, and bipolar disorder.
  • Show #2229
    Show #2229
    Episode 9
    9/2/04
    0.0
    Tim Russert and Snow Patrol are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2228
    Show #2228
    Episode 8
    9/1/04
    0.0
    Senator John McCain and Tom Russell are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2227
    Show #2227
    Episode 7
    8/31/04
    7.2
    Farrah Fawcett and The Clarks are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2226
    Show #2226
    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 #2225
    Show #2225
    Episode 5
    8/27/04
    0.0
    A man from Pennsylvania turns himself into a human jack o'lantern on "Audience Show & Tell;" ten U.S. Olympians present the Top Ten; political writer Maureen Dowd makes several alarming comments on the presidential election.
  • Show #2224
    Show #2224
    Episode 4
    8/26/04
    9.0
    Natalie Coughlin, Carla Gugino and Gavin DeGraw are tonight's guests.
  • Show #2223
    Show #2223
    Episode 3
    8/25/04
    0.0
    "CBS Mailbag" features Dave getting friendly with U.S. Olympic volleyball stars Kerri Walsh & Misty May (bogus), Alan Kalter's "You're Busted" at Ranch 1, and New Jersey going "Gay Crazy." Also, gold medalist Paul Hamm discusses the Athens Olympiad.
  • Show #2222
    Show #2222
    Episode 2
    8/24/04
    0.0
    Dave has difficulty explaining to Paul what exactly animal photographer Sam Easterson does; Dave shows another out-of-focus clip from the Olympics; Denis Leary promotes the FX drama Rescue Me.
  • Show #2221
    Show #2221
    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."
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