Late Show with David Letterman - Season 15

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Episode Guide

  • Show #2975
    Show #2975
    Episode 168
    8/29/08
    7.0
    Water-balloon fiend Paul Thoresen drops a 55-gallon bomb on a convertable with three "tourists" (mannequins); the Democratic National Convention is over but Biff's still there; Amy Sedaris obsesses over Dave's shoe tassels; Kim Kardashian describes nearly losing her big toe and plugs Disaster Movie; Brian Regan does stand-up and promotes his upcoming TV special.moreless
  • Show #2974
    Show #2974
    Episode 167
    8/28/08
    7.5
    Brad Garrett, Blake Lively, and Randy Houser are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2973
    Show #2973
    Episode 166
    8/27/08
    0.0
    Olympic Gold Medalists Kerri Walsh & Misty May-Treanor, Neil Patrick Harris and Nas are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2972
    Show #2972
    Episode 165
    8/26/08
    0.0
    Tonight on "Get to Know Delaware," a fun fact about neighboring Pennsylvania; Dave's "son" throws a beer bottle at a green room TV; live from Denver, Biff fails to interview DNC Chairman Howard Dean; Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay tosses a discus and a javelin at a taxi cab; Little Anthony and the Imperials perform "Hurts So Bad."moreless
  • Show #2971
    Show #2971
    Episode 164
    8/25/08
    6.5
    Dave drools over a photo of the Chinese Women's Olympic Beach Volleyball team; in honor of Vice Presidential hopeful Joe Biden, a segment called "Get To Know Delaware" debuts; Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson talks gymnastics; Tracy Morgan plugs "Scare Tactics"; Solange Knowles performed "Sand Castle Disco."
  • Show #2970
    Show #2970
    Episode 163
    8/8/08
    0.0
    Donald Trump discusses real estate in Abu Dhabi; "WIll It Float?" is played on the roof; Dwayne Kennedy riffs on the possibility of a black president.
  • Show #2969
    Show #2969
    Episode 162
    8/7/08
    0.0
    Dave makes up a story about being attacked by cardinals as a child in Indiana; "Green Living with Chris & Gerry" turns into one of Chris Elliott's famous taste comparision tests; Kiefer Sutherland plugs Mirrors and discusses his 48-day stint in prison; Rumor Willis describes being part of Hollywood's most famous blended family; Phil Vassar performs "I Would."moreless
  • Show #2968
    Show #2968
    Episode 161
    8/6/08
    8.7
    Penelope Cruz and Randy Newman are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2967
    Show #2967
    Episode 160
    8/5/08
    0.0
    Kelly Ripa, Steve Coogan, and Spiritualized are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2966
    Show #2966
    Episode 159
    8/4/08
    6.5
    Throughout the night, the Purina Diving Dogs perform on 53rd Street; Seth Rogen promotes Pineapple Express and leaps into the dog pool; Shell Oil "CEO Jim Keyes" launches another outrageous promotion; in their first network television appearance, Fleet Foxes performed "Blue Ridge Mountains."
  • Show #2965
    Show #2965
    Episode 158
    8/1/08
    0.0
    Paul Thoresen appears again to drop a 55-gallon water balloon on a '94 Chevy LeBaron convertible; Dave and Richard Simmons have another animated interview, in which the fitness guru stands and sings on the guest chair; Richard also appears on another tension-filled edition of "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; in her first Late Show appearance in 13 1/2 years, Mary-Louise Parker plugs "Weeds" while Dave compliments her backside.moreless
  • Show #2964
    Show #2964
    Episode 157
    7/31/08
    0.0
    Luke Wilson and Michael Lauziere are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2963
    Show #2963
    Episode 156
    7/30/08
    7.0
    Dave expresses his annoyance with the word "veepstakes"; Biff wanders onstage in a Santa suit, but Dave kiboshes his "Christmas in July" gimmick; in his first Late Show appearance, James Franco plugs Pineapple Express; Atmosphere performed "You."
  • Show #2962
    Show #2962
    Episode 155
    7/29/08
    8.6
    Kevin Costner, Bob Sarlatte and Low vs. Diamond are the scheduled guests. Also, "Top Ten Signs Barack Obama is Overconfident."
  • Show #2961
    Show #2961
    Episode 154
    7/28/08
    9.0
    Dave describes an incident during the monologue where Inky's cue-cards went AWOL; Dave and Paul acknowledge the passing of ex-WMDB guitarist Hiram Bullock; Gillian Anderson discusses living abroad and her "make-out session" with Dave six years ago; We Are Scientists performed "After Hours."
  • Show #2960
    Show #2960
    Episode 153
    7/25/08
    8.5
    Randy Bachman sits in with the band; a college student drops a 55-gallon water balloon off the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater building; Dave compares Nathan Lane to Russian weightlifter Vasili Alexyev; Nathan shares an antedote about Brad Pitt and plugs Swing Vote; Larry "Bubbles" Brown performed stand-up.
  • Show #2959
    Show #2959
    Episode 152
    7/24/08
    0.0
    Featuring David Duchovny (The X-Files: I Want To Believe) and Black Kids (Partie Traumatic).
  • Show #2958
    Show #2958
    Episode 151
    7/23/08
    8.9
    John C. Reilly, Jane Mayer, and Grizzly Bear are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2957
    Show #2957
    Episode 150
    7/22/08
    0.0
    Dave welcomes back Bill Scheft, who was sidelined with hip surgery; Small Town News is interrupted by a guy in a Batman mask; Amanda Peet plugs the "X-Files" sequel; "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm discusses summer trips to Florida; Augustana performed "I Still Ain't Over You."
  • Show #2956
    Show #2956
    Episode 149
    7/21/08
    9.3
    Will Ferrell, Adam Savage, and Jamie Hyneman are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2955
    Show #2955
    Episode 148
    7/18/08
    0.0
    Rosie Perez and David Sedaris are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2954
    Show #2954
    Episode 147
    7/17/08
    0.0
    Following "Top Ten Signs It's Time To Wash Your Monkey," Lyle the Intern unsuccessfully tries to persuade Dave into opening a Pizza Hut franchise. Also, John Mellencamp performed "Troubled Land" and reminisces about living in Indiana with Dave.
  • Show #2953
    Show #2953
    Episode 146
    7/16/08
    0.0
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Young, and The Hold Steady are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2952
    Show #2952
    Episode 145
    7/15/08
    0.0
    Meryl Streep, Aaron Eckhart, and Randy Travis are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2951
    Show #2951
    Episode 144
    7/14/08
    0.0
    The show is interrupted by a poorly coordinated CBS Special Report; Dave has a lengthy discussion on horseflies; Pierce Brosnan plugs Mamma Mia!; MLB commissioner Bud Selig spins his way around questions regarding steroids in baseball; Jason Mraz performed "I'm Yours."
  • Show #2950
    Show #2950
    Episode 143
    6/27/08
    3.5
    Dave gives an audience woman a bottle of water; Morgan Freeman plugs Wanted and discusses getting his pilot license; "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco describes how she nearly missed her flight to NYC; Wild Sweet Orange performed "Ten Dead Dogs."
  • Show #2949
    Show #2949
    Episode 142
    6/26/08
    6.5
    To further impress Dave, Marc Odgers leaps over ten interns and slam dunks a basketball at the same time; Lyle the Intern plugs his blog, which casts Dave in a negative light; Mary-Kate Olsen brags about making out with Sir Ben Kingsley; tape editor Tom Catusi sends a copy of tonight's show to the Museum of Television and Radio; Gavin DeGraw performed "In Love With A Girl."moreless
  • Show #2948
    Show #2948
    Episode 141
    6/25/08
    0.0
    Dave discreetly discusses the new Batman movie; Abigail Breslin plugs Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie and makes an unwitting double entendre; director-raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld tells a few more odd stories; Tift Merritt performed "Morning Is My Destination."
  • Show #2947
    Show #2947
    Episode 140
    6/24/08
    0.0
    After a gag about "Martian Ice" bombs, Dave gives the red-colored ice to an audience member; over at Hello Deli, Deborah Lynn plays "Psychic Gasoline" (and losses yet again); Charlize Theron discusses camping and plugs Hancock; Richard Belzer eulogizes comedy legend George Carlin, who passed away two days earlier; Motley Crue performed "Saints of Los Angeles."moreless
  • Show #2946
    Show #2946
    Episode 139
    6/23/08
    8.7
    Dave discusses watching his son play T-ball; Dave embarasses George Clarke by addressing him as Thomas Beatie (that pregnant transgendered guy); Will Smith plugs Hancock and appears on "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck comments on steroid and Viagra use in baseball.
  • Show #2945
    Show #2945
    Episode 138
    6/20/08
    0.0
    Dave comments on President Bush's renewed search for Osama bin Laden; due to inclement weather during the live show, we see rehearsal footage of Marc Odgers leaping over a record ten interns; Denis Leary discusses eggs; The Baseball Project (a sports-themed supergroup featuring Steve Wynn and Peter Buck) performed "Past Time."moreless
  • Show #2944
    Show #2944
    Episode 137
    6/19/08
    0.0
    Jason Bateman, Teri Garr, and Keyshia Cole are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2943
    Show #2943
    Episode 136
    6/18/08
    6.5
    Dave quizzes local teenager "Joe Grossman" about his inability to get accepted into college; Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen drop by less than 24 hours after leading the Boston Celtics to an NBA championship; Martha Wainwright performed "You Cheated Me."
  • Show #2942
    Show #2942
    Episode 135
    6/17/08
    0.0
    Dave attempts to channel the spirit of President Harry Truman, but ends up getting his voice mail; with Rupert's assistance, a tourist from British Columbia takes a vacation photo with Dave; Steve Carell plugs Get Smart; Dr. John and The Lower 911 performed "Time for a Change."
  • Show #2941
    Show #2941
    Episode 134
    6/16/08
    0.0
    Mike Myers, BMX star Kevin Robinson, and Adele are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2940
    Show #2940
    Episode 133
    6/13/08
    6.0
    A woman on the street dares Dave to shoot the Hose-Cam at her; Spencer Pratt (of "The Hills" fame) brags about being paid $100,000 per personal appearance; Marc Odgers leaps over an unprecedented eight interns.
  • Show #2939
    Show #2939
    Episode 132
    6/12/08
    0.0
    Ben Kingsley and Emmylou Harris are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2938
    Show #2938
    Episode 131
    6/11/08
    0.0
    A space alien leaves a tainted tomato on Dave's desk; Regis and "Rosanna Perkins" (Jude Brennan) play Million Dollar Password with Dave; one week after getting stuck at the airport, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan appears on the show to plug his memoirs; Jakob Dylan performed "Something Good This Way Comes."moreless
  • Show #2937
    Show #2937
    Episode 130
    6/10/08
    6.5
    Mark Wahlberg, UFO expert Jeff Peckman, and Alanis Morissette are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2936
    Show #2936
    Episode 129
    6/9/08
    0.0
    Mark Odgers returns to the Late Show to attempt leaping over seven interns; a certain distraught audience member reacts poorly to Senator Clinton dropping out of the presidential race, than gets caught on the Late Show Hose-Cam; Elettra Wiedemann (Ingrid Bergmann's granddaughter) shills for Lancome cosmetics; Gnarls Barkley performed "Going On."moreless
  • Show #2935
    Show #2935
    Episode 128
    6/6/08
    8.4
    Jenna Fischer describes tourist attractions in her native Missouri; a container of wallpaper paste is thrown in the "Will It Float" tank (it sinks); Jim Nantz plugs his new book; Gavin Rossdale performed "Front Line."
  • Show #2934
    Show #2934
    Episode 127
    6/5/08
    8.7
    Julia Roberts and Al Green are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2933
    Show #2933
    Episode 126
    6/4/08
    6.8
    A montage of old clips are accompanied for no apparent reason by the "Indiana Jones" theme; due to inclement weather in Washington, Dave ponders whether or not former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan will make it to the show (he doesn't); in her network television debut, bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding performed "Precious."moreless
  • Show #2932
    Show #2932
    Episode 125
    6/3/08
    8.4
    Julianne Moore, Morgan Spurlock, and the cast of Broadway's "South Pacific" are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2931
    Show #2931
    Episode 124
    6/2/08
    8.2
    Dave and Paul debate over the winning word in the National Spelling Bee; Adam Sandler plugs Don't Mess with the Zohan and discusses child-rearing; Dave meets 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon; Donna Summer performed "Stomp Your Feet."
  • Show #2930
    Show #2930
    Episode 123
    5/23/08
    5.5
    Liv Tyler plugs The Strangers and shows off her screaming chops; sex therapist Sue Johanson stumps for legalized prostitution; Tommy Johnagin does stand-up.
  • Show #2929
    Show #2929
    Episode 122
    5/22/08
    0.0
    Sarah Jessica Parker and The Republic Tigers are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2928
    Show #2928
    Episode 121
    5/21/08
    0.0
    Before Biff introduces a remote with the Orange County Chopper guys, he apologizes to Dave for running into him; Kristin Davis plugs the Sex & The City movie; new ExxonMobil CEO Jim Keyes announces a shocking promotion; Jimmy Buffett promotes his new book Swine Not? and performs "Volcano."
  • Show #2927
    Show #2927
    Episode 120
    5/20/08
    0.0
    British scientist "Dr. Jeffrey Criswell" shows off his creation Todd, who is half-man and half-kitten (i.e. a normal-looking man that meows); Harrison Ford plugs the new Indiana Jones movie and discusses flying; Leona Lewis performed "Bleeding Love."
  • Show #2926
    Show #2926
    Episode 119
    5/19/08
    7.7
    Kevin Spacey, Senator Jim Webb, and Sara Bareilles are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2925
    Show #2925
    Episode 118
    5/16/08
    0.0
    An audience member hangs from the balcony; Teri Hatcher mentions going to the racetrack for Mother's Day; author/environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses alternative energy and the need for a true free market.
  • Show #2924
    Show #2924
    Episode 117
    5/15/08
    8.5
    Professional skateboarder Ryan Simonetti almost leaps over a moving U-Haul; following the Top Ten, Lyle the Intern butts in to hook Dave up with his Aunt Fran; after being bumped two weeks beforehand due to passport issues, British comedian/actor Russell Brand makes his first appearance on the Late Show.
  • Show #2923
    Show #2923
    Episode 116
    5/14/08
    7.5
    Jack Hanna and Kid Rock are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2922
    Show #2922
    Episode 115
    5/13/08
    7.0
    Dave comments on Sue Simmons' profane outburst on live TV; Regis shows a clip of Dave on "Password" circa 1979; Laura Dern plugs Recount; Death Cab for Cutie performed "I Will Possess Your Heart."
  • Show #2921
    Show #2921
    Episode 114
    5/12/08
    0.0
    Shia Labeouf and N.E.R.D. are the scheduled guests. Plus, Stupid Pet Tricks!
  • Show #2920
    Show #2920
    Episode 113
    5/9/08
    6.5
    Dave needles Barbara Walters about her rendezvous with US Senator Ed Brooke; on the final day of Magician Week, Penn & Teller perform a trick with Paul's glasses; Cobie Smulders plugs "How I Met Your Mother."
  • Show #2919
    Show #2919
    Episode 112
    5/8/08
    6.0
    In his latest attempt at magic, Dave shuffles a deck of cards; live via satellite from Indianapolis, Dorothy presents a Mother's Day-themed Top Ten; Paris Hilton plugs her latest reality show and discusses playing hockey in high school; on Day 4 of Magician Week, Steve Wyrick escapes "The Blades of Death"; Panic at the Disco performed "Nine in the Afternoon."moreless
  • Show #2918
    Show #2918
    Episode 111
    5/7/08
    0.0
    Dave shares an antedote about an exploding canned ham; for his latest remote, Andy Kindler gets a tattoo; on Day 3 of Magician Week, "XTreme" illusionist Dirk Arthur makes a Bengal tiger disappear, then reappear.
  • Show #2917
    Show #2917
    Episode 110
    5/6/08
    0.0
    To commemorate Magician Week, Dave makes a magic wand sparkle; a brief profile of Guam; Ashton Kutcher plugs What Happens in Vegas; "Johnny Twain" shares more of his classic wit, then sings "Hooked on a Feeling"; magician-comedian Mac King turns a Fig Newton into a goldfish; Steve Winwood performed "Dirty City."moreless
  • Show #2916
    Show #2916
    Episode 109
    5/5/08
    0.0
    Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Eat World are the scheduled guests. Plus, Day 1 of Magician Week with Lance Burton!
  • Show #2915
    Show #2915
    Episode 108
    5/2/08
    9.3
    Dave makes his annual phone call to horse racing announcer Dave Johnson; Patrick Dempsey describes being thrown off a horse; Isabella Rossellini promotes "Green Porno"; Nick Lowe performed "Long Limbed Girl."
  • Show #2914
    Show #2914
    Episode 107
    5/1/08
    8.5
    John Goodman, Bear Grylls, and Robyn are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2913
    Show #2913
    Episode 106
    4/30/08
    7.0
    Lyle the Intern introduces Dave to his "posse"; Matthew Broderick plugs Then She Found Me and meets ping-pong legend Marty Reisman; while reality show star Heidi Montag chats with Dave, her boyfriend Spencer hangs out with Lyle and company; Josh Groban performed "Weeping."
  • Show #2912
    Show #2912
    Episode 105
    4/29/08
    0.0
    Dave experiments with a shoe attached to a fire extinguisher, an allusion to the upcoming "Iron Man" movie; after a staffer dressed as Iron Man successfully hails a taxi, an overweight gentleman dressed as Spider-Man follows suit; Robert Downey Jr. comments on his action figure from said movie; Alicia Keys performed "Teenage Love Affair."moreless
  • Show #2911
    Show #2911
    Episode 104
    4/28/08
    4.0
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Lewis, and The Roots (featuring Chrisette Michele) are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2910
    Show #2910
    Episode 103
    4/25/08
    0.0
    A professional balloon artist is the latest person to make a caricature of Biff; tonight on "John Adams," the second president and his wife bicker; Dave sends an audience member out for Jamba Juice; The Black Crowes performed "Wounded Bird."
  • Show #2909
    Show #2909
    Episode 102
    4/24/08
    0.0
    Dave recalls being stuck in an elevator, with time-lapse footage of his ordeal; Tina Fey plugs Baby Mama; Brett Favre makes it clear that he has no intention of returning to the NFL; Estelle performed "American Boy."
  • Show #2908
    Show #2908
    Episode 101
    4/23/08
    8.0
    Danica Patrick, Russell Brand, and Tokyo Police Club are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2907
    Show #2907
    Episode 100
    4/22/08
    5.2
    Helen Hunt, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Kathleen Edwards are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2906
    Show #2906
    Episode 99
    4/21/08
    0.0
    Dave discusses Harry's T-ball debut; the backdrop scalper tries to sell Papel Mass tickets a week late; Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan spend a day at New York Rangers' practice; Billy Crystal riffs on turning 60 and playing one game for the Yankees; Dave and Billy play tennis on 53rd Street with Maria Sharapova.moreless
  • Show #2905
    Show #2905
    Episode 98
    4/18/08
    8.0
    To commemorate Pope Benedict XVI's visit to New York, Dave shows off a grilled cheese sandwich that resembles Dr. Phil; Amy Poehler plugs Baby Mama; Jason Segel discusses being Jewish in a Catholic grade school; Jordon Zevon performed "The Joke's On Me."
  • Show #2904
    Show #2904
    Episode 97
    4/17/08
    0.0
    Kelly Ripa, Dr. John P. Holdren, and The Black Keys are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2903
    Show #2903
    Episode 96
    4/16/08
    6.5
    Dave comments on CBS' swift cancellation of "Secret Talents of the Stars"; Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan star in another clip from "John Adams"; Uma Thurman discusses jury duty; Gary Mintz fixes a camera commando-style; Gossip performed "Standing in the Way of Control."
  • Show #2902
    Show #2902
    Episode 95
    4/15/08
    6.0
    After Kelsey Grammer shares a disgusting antedote about his pet, Dave theorizes that every great story ends with "...and then the dog ate it." His hypothesis is confirmed when "Heroes" star Kristen Bell shares a dog story of her own.
  • Show #2901
    Show #2901
    Episode 94
    4/14/08
    0.0
    Al Pacino, David Wright, and Trevor Immelman are the scheduled guests. Plus, Dave celebrates his 61st birthday!
  • Show #2900
    Show #2900
    Episode 93
    4/4/08
    5.0
    Dave answers an apartment intercom onstage; Ellen Pompeo discusses selling "special slushees" as a teenager in Boston; Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige performed "Can't Stop The Hustle."
  • Show #2899
    Show #2899
    Episode 92
    4/3/08
    0.0
    Renee Zellweger, Gayle King, and Paddy Casey are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2898
    Show #2898
    Episode 91
    4/2/08
    0.0
    A phony Secret Service agent (Johnny Dark) frisks Dave; George Clooney plugs Leatherheads and discusses a recent incident in his neighborhood; "Alan Kalter's Where Are They Now?" spotlights George; Norah Jones performs "The Story."
  • Show #2897
    Show #2897
    Episode 90
    4/1/08
    0.0
    Senator John McCain interrupts Dave's monologue to share a few of his own "He looks like a guy..." jokes; "Small Town News" includes a report on a giant pickle blocking traffic; during his interview, McCain discusses Iraq and the economy; Cat Power performs "Metal Heart."
  • Show #2896
    Show #2896
    Episode 89
    3/31/08
    0.0
    Dave glosses over a poster of Derek Jeter; for the 11th consecutive year, Biff Henderson visits Yankees Spring Training in Florida; Dame Helen Mirren discusses her memoirs; Jose Canseco promotes his controversial new book.
  • Show #2895
    Show #2895
    Episode 88
    3/26/08
    6.5
    "Late Show Fun Facts" is interrupted by a plug for Rochester Big & Tall; Brian Williams handicaps the presidential election and discusses appearing on SNL several months ago; Judy Greer plugs her new sitcom; Langhorne Slim performed "Restless."
  • Show #2894
    Show #2894
    Episode 87
    3/25/08
    0.0
    Kate Bosworth, John Witherspoon, and The Raveonettes are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2893
    Show #2893
    Episode 86
    3/24/08
    6.8
    An audience woman shares her own tick bite experience with Dave; Alan narrates a history of the Ed Sullivan Theater, then cuts himself off to use the washroom; Demi Moore discusses leach therapy and plugs Flawless; Counting Crows perform "You Can't Count On Me."
  • Show #2892
    Show #2892
    Episode 85
    3/19/08
    0.0
    Cameraman Dave Dorsett is caught drinking on the job; the cast of "Battlestar Galactica" reads the Top Ten; Dave and Brooke Shields discuss foot surgery; Alan recalls an unpleasant Final Four memory; SNL's Seth Meyers explains why he doesn't have a valid driver's license; The Gutter Twins perform "Idle Hands."
  • Show #2891
    Show #2891
    Episode 84
    3/18/08
    0.0
    Dave gives an update on his tick infection; a man from Texas plays "What's In The Soup?" at Hello Deli; Al Franken (D-MN) stumps for his US Senator campaign; Lauren Conrad explains to Dave what a "frenemy" is; The Cribs perform "I'm A Realist."
  • Show #2890
    Show #2890
    Episode 83
    3/17/08
    0.0
    Rainn Wilson, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, and Bell X1 are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2889
    Show #2889
    Episode 82
    3/14/08
    0.0
    Jaime Pressly plugs Horton Hears a Who and her new book; to compete with Oprah's new store in Chicago, Dave airs a promo for "The Dave Store"; comedian Brian Regan riffs on illiteracy.
  • Show #2888
    Show #2888
    Episode 81
    3/13/08
    0.0
    Dave tears up a new five-dollar bill and ketchup spills out; the 2008 Wild Turkey Bourbon Grand National Gobbling champs strut their stuff; "Johnny Twain" drops by to tell Jeff Foxworthy-style "redneck" jokes; Graham Colton performed "Best Days."
  • Show #2887
    Show #2887
    Episode 80
    3/12/08
    0.0
    Charlize Theron, Lewis Black, and British Sea Power are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2886
    Show #2886
    Episode 79
    3/11/08
    6.0
    Dave comments on the Gov. Eliot Spitzer scandal; the backdrop scalper (Mike McIntee) tries to sell Dave some Snoop Dogg tickets, even though he's on the show; Martha Stewart describes how to make a "white wine Spitzer"; Snoop Dogg plugs his youth football league and performs "Sensual Seduction."
  • Show #2885
    Show #2885
    Episode 78
    3/10/08
    0.0
    Jim Carrey and Paula Abdul are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2884
    Show #2884
    Episode 77
    2/29/08
    6.0
    Woody Harrelson discusses "tea-bagging" while kite surfing and plugs Semi-Pro; a cat scratching post is the latest object on "Will It Float?"; British comedian Tommy Tiernan riffs on child-rearing.
  • Show #2883
    Show #2883
    Episode 76
    2/28/08
    0.0
    Amy Adams, Jamie Oliver, and Liam Finn are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2882
    Show #2882
    Episode 75
    2/27/08
    8.3
    "AMPTP President Nick Counter" and "Writers Guild Executive Director David Young" call a truce... and make out; in tonight's remote, Andy Kindler visits a toy convention; the latest Kid Scientist experiments from Naperville, IL include gravity-defying water and a crudely-built hovercraft; Kenna (featuring N.E.R.D.) performed "Say Goodbye to Love."
  • Show #2881
    Show #2881
    Episode 74
    2/26/08
    0.0
    Courteney Cox, Thomas Friedman, Chingy, and Ludacris are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2880
    Show #2880
    Episode 73
    2/25/08
    0.0
    Live via satellite, Osama bin Laden accepts an Academy Award; Will Ferrell plugs Semi-Pro and pays homage to "The Sound of Music"; Michael McDonald performed "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher."
  • Show #2879
    Show #2879
    Episode 72
    2/22/08
    0.0
    Lt. Len Easton resurfaces; "Harry Letterman" is spotted having a smoke backstage, and later flirts with Paul's teenage daughter; Diddy promotes the upcoming made-for-TV production of A Raisin in the Sun; Al Lubel does stand-up.
  • Show #2878
    Show #2878
    Episode 71
    2/21/08
    0.0
    Steve Martin is the scheduled guest. Plus, a hand shadow demonstration by Raymond Crowe!
  • Show #2877
    Show #2877
    Episode 70
    2/20/08
    0.0
    Paul stars in a spoof of VH1's hit reality show "Rock of Love"; Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse read the Top Ten; grocery-bagging champ Erika Jensen takes Dave to school; Foo Fighters perform "The Pretender."
  • Show #2876
    Show #2876
    Episode 69
    2/19/08
    6.0
    Bill Scheft apologizes for a bad Dick Cheney joke, citing tainted roast beef; after Dave mentions the resignation of Fidel Castro, a certain angry audience member pummels four CBS Pages; Dave meets "Millionaire Matchmaker" Todd Pendleton, who turns out to be a phony; Ray Davies performed "In a Moment."
  • Show #2875
    Show #2875
    Episode 68
    2/18/08
    4.0
    Dennis Quaid and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2874
    Show #2874
    Episode 67
    2/15/08
    4.6
    Charles Barkley talks hoops and dodges questions about running for governor of Alabama; a CBS executive stops the show to grill Dave; comedian Bill Burr riffs on the elderly.
  • Show #2873
    Show #2873
    Episode 66
    2/14/08
    5.1
    Regis Philbin and Joseph Arthur are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2872
    Show #2872
    Episode 65
    2/13/08
    0.0
    Dave obsesses over his orange tie; live via satellite, a man with a black eye won't talk to Dave; Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan drop by to plug their (fake) new show, "American Conquistadors"; Martin Short takes a jab at the paparazzi and sings a parody of "Maybe This Time"; Oscar nominee Amy Ryan plugs Gone Baby Gone.moreless
  • Show #2871
    Show #2871
    Episode 64
    2/12/08
    0.0
    Evangeline Lilly and Brad Paisley are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2870
    Show #2870
    Episode 63
    2/11/08
    0.0
    While fielding a question about Oprah tickets, Dave accidentally breaks one of his pencils in half; a certain panicky audience member is confronted by Dr. Phil in the theater hallway; Kate Walsh shows off her new puppy; Jason Sudeikis discusses his famous uncle; OK Go (featuring Bonerama) performed "A Million Ways."moreless
  • Show #2869
    Show #2869
    Episode 62
    2/8/08
    6.0
    "Late Show Fun Facts" is interrupted by a ticket scalper (Mike McIntee); Colin Farrell plugs In Bruges and gives Dave a fedora; Lenny Kravitz performed "Bring It On."
  • Show #2868
    Show #2868
    Episode 61
    2/7/08
    9.5
    Lt. Len Easton interrupts "Know Your Current Events"; Kate Hudson plugs Fool's Gold and talks football; Jack Hanna introduces Dave to an African Warthog (which Dave likes) and a cobra (which freaks him out).
  • Show #2867
    Show #2867
    Episode 60
    2/6/08
    0.0
    Eli Manning and A Fine Frenzy are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2866
    Show #2866
    Episode 59
    2/5/08
    7.0
    Dave discovers that Lt. Len Easton has been harassing other talk show hosts, than shares another cute antedote about Harry; Matthew McConaughey plugs Fool's Gold; in his first Late Show appearance, "Lyle the Intern" tries to take Dave out for a night of clubbing and boozing; Gary Mule Deer explains how he once cured Steve Martin of writers' block; Sheryl Crow performed a cover of Jackson Browne's "Doctor My Eyes."moreless
  • Show #2865
    Show #2865
    Episode 58
    2/4/08
    6.0
    Dave discusses at length the New York Giants' upset Super Bowl victory; Senator Hillary Clinton jokes that her choice of running mate has come down to Dave or Regis; Sheryl Crow performed "Love is Free."
  • Show #2864
    Show #2864
    Episode 57
    2/1/08
    0.0
    Paris Hilton, Artie Lange, and Vampire Weekend are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2863
    Show #2863
    Episode 56
    1/31/08
    0.0
    Eva Longoria and Colbie Caillat are the scheduled guests. Plus, Stupid Human Tricks!
  • Show #2862
    Show #2862
    Episode 55
    1/30/08
    7.6
    An audience member gives Dave a gold hat, which Paul wears; Lt. Len Easton pops up on "Sex Talk with Sue Johanson"; a clothing-optional airline is the subject of several gags, including the Top Ten; two more audience members react poorly to the latest election news; Dr. Phil discusses viral encephalitis and his botched "chat" with Britney Spears; Gary Allan performs "Watching Airplanes."moreless
  • Show #2861
    Show #2861
    Episode 54
    1/29/08
    8.9
    Lt. Len Easton calls up C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"; Bill Cosby shares an antedote about his recently deceased mother; teen jazz prodigy Matt Savage and his trio perform "El Fuego."
  • Show #2860
    Show #2860
    Episode 53
    1/28/08
    0.0
    Jessica Alba, Julie Chen, and The Whigs are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2859
    Show #2859
    Episode 52
    1/25/08
    0.0
    Nathan Lane and Jake Johannsen are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2858
    Show #2858
    Episode 51
    1/24/08
    0.0
    Lt. Len Easton is caught annoying Dave and interrupting "Larry King Live"; Dave is repeatedly distracted by a photo of Mitt Romney; Andy Kindler visits a life coach; Sen. Barack Obama presents the Top Ten (via satellite); Dave gives an audience member a pizza; Super Furry Animals performed "Neo-Consumerism."
  • Show #2857
    Show #2857
    Episode 50
    1/23/08
    7.0
    Charles Grodin, Lawrence Tynes, and The Redwalls are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2856
    Show #2856
    Episode 49
    1/22/08
    0.0
    Senator John Edwards, Diablo Cody, and Josh Ritter are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2855
    Show #2855
    Episode 48
    1/21/08
    0.0
    The Bruce Willis Secret Word of the Night is "Muffin"; during an audience Q&A segment, one man flips out over Chris Dodd's decision to drop out of the presidential race; Sarah Michelle Gellar shows photos from a recent vacation; Dan Patrick plugs his new column in Sports Illustrated; Ringo Starr (featuring Dave Stewart) performs "Liverpool 8."moreless
  • Show #2854
    Show #2854
    Episode 47
    1/18/08
    0.0
    Dave begs Gaines to stop feeding in phone calls from the California Highway Patrol, which interrupts the show three times. Also, in her first Letterman appearance in two decades, Diane Keaton kisses Dave and admits to being astounded by her costars in the movie Mad Money.
  • Show #2853
    Show #2853
    Episode 46
    1/17/08
    0.0
    Sylvester Stallone, the Teutul Family, and The Mars Volta are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2852
    Show #2852
    Episode 45
    1/16/08
    6.5
    Throughout the night, Tony and Dave play the Spanish-language version of "Wheel of Fortune"; Michael Douglas talks skiing and plugs King of California; an old AC/DC song is butchered on "Gary-oke with Gary Mintz"; Wyclef Jean performed "Sweetest Girl."
  • Show #2851
    Show #2851
    Episode 44
    1/15/08
    8.7
    An audience member claims to know Dave's ex-wife, who apparently now lives in Florida; the show is again interrupted by radio transmissions from Lt. Len Easton of the California Highway Patrol; Mike McIntee and Harold Larkin play "Can Two Guys and Their Dead Friend In An Office Chair Hail a Cab?"; Don Rickles plugs his DVD Mr. Warmth and throws a few zingers at Dave and fellow guest Denzel Washington.moreless
  • Show #2850
    Show #2850
    Episode 43
    1/14/08
    8.2
    Katie Holmes, Frank Caliendo, and Maroon 5 are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2849
    Show #2849
    Episode 42
    1/11/08
    8.9
    Bill Scheft interrupts a bad joke about "Cheer-Obama" cereal to make another pitch for WGA support; Tracy Morgan plugs First Sunday; Dave reads the lyrics to "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells; Kat Von D shows off her Dave tattoo; Dropkick Murphys perform "The State of Massachusetts."
  • Show #2848
    Show #2848
    Episode 41
    1/10/08
    8.9
    Howard Stern and Ayo are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2847
    Show #2847
    Episode 40
    1/9/08
    9.4
    Morgan Freeman, Tom Brokaw, and Chuck Prophet are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special Top Ten from Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage!
  • Show #2846
    Show #2846
    Episode 39
    1/8/08
    7.4
    Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers sits in with the band; the "f*** you" guy has some choice words on the WGA interim agreement; Dave plays “How Many Striking Writers Can We Get Into A Jamba Juice?” (the answer is 23); outlaw racer Alex Roy plugs his autobiography; MGMT performed “Time To Pretend.”moreless
  • Show #2845
    Show #2845
    Episode 38
    1/7/08
    8.0
    Dave gets his beard shaved off onstage; Tom Hanks plugs Charlie Wilson's War; presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee makes one last stump before the Iowa caucus.
  • Show #2844
    Show #2844
    Episode 37
    1/4/08
    9.7
    Dave admits that he's getting tired of the beard, then confesses to feeling sick over his new "feud" with Rosie O'Donnell; Dave and Donald Trump talk football; talent coordinator Sarah Billington appears on "Know Your Staff"; Shooter Jennings performs "This Ol' Wheel."
  • Show #2843
    Show #2843
    Episode 36
    1/3/08
    4.0
    Dave's beard gets a key to the city, courtesy of Mayor Bloomberg; a wayward WGA picketer wanders around in the backdrop; Hal Gurnee's latest Network Time Killer is a "balloon drummer"; Ellen Page plugs Juno; Roger Bart, Sutton Foster, and Chris Fitzgerald perform a song from the musical "Young Frankenstein."
  • Show #2842
    Show #2842
    Episode 35
    1/2/08
    9.0
    Dave returns from an eight-week hiatus with a full beard and his writing staff intact; an audience Q&A bit is interrupted by Bill Scheft; ten striking writers present the Top Ten; Robin Williams discusses his recent USO trip to Iraq; after a 16-year layover, "Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer" returns to the Late Show; associate producer Nancy Agostini appears on "Know Your Staff"; Lupe Fiasco performs "Superstar."moreless
  • Show #2841
    Show #2841
    Episode 34
    11/2/07
    8.3
    Etch-a-sketch artist George Vlosich becomes the latest person to do a portrait of Biff Henderson; Bill Murray discusses his ongoing legal troubles in Sweden and plays On-Star operator on Dave's desk phone; comeback kid Jay-Z performs "Roc Boys."
  • Show #2840
    Show #2840
    Episode 33
    11/1/07
    7.4
    With a writers' strike now looking very likely, "Mrs. Letterman" (Jude Brennan) nags Dave into doing some housework; Stupid Pet Tricks include a pit bull terrier that plays the drums and a cockatoo that likes the Backstreet Boys; Bill Scheft interrupts "Alan Kalter's Foreign Affairs Minute" to remind the audience that the WGA needs the public's support; Ryan Adams & The Cardinals performed "Everybody Knows."moreless
  • Show #2839
    Show #2839
    Episode 32
    10/31/07
    7.0
    The 26th annual "New Halloween Costumes" segment includes a Hillary Clinton pantsuit, an overstuffed glove compartment, and Spongebob's less-than-beloved cousin "BrillopadTed SquarePants". Also, in the event of a strike, Dave reads off two weeks' worth of potential punchlines, while Penn & Teller turn quarters in a waterbowl into goldfish.
  • Show #2838
    Show #2838
    Episode 31
    10/30/07
    0.0
    An excerpt is revealed from President Gerald Ford's posthumous memoirs; Alan Kalter hosts "This Is Your Lunch," looking back at Dave's last meal (lasagna); guitarist Slash plugs his autobiography; in her network TV debut, Nicole Atkins performed "The Way It Is."
  • Show #2837
    Show #2837
    Episode 30
    10/29/07
    8.3
    Two marathon runners interrupt the monologue (one week early, it shall be noted); to honor the possible WGA strike, Bill Scheft chooses not to reveal the punchline to a Dick Cheney joke; Jerry Seinfeld plugs Bee Movie and gets caught in the crosshairs on "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; Joe Torre dodges questions about his next managerial gig.moreless
  • Show #2836
    Show #2836
    Episode 29
    10/19/07
    6.0
    Mac n' cheese is the latest food item that Sue Hum offers Dave (and promptly rejects); the lovely Amanda Peet plugs Martian Child, but a clip of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians airs instead; Patrick Warburton discusses living in Oregon; comedian Jeff Caldwell riffs on HMOs and birth control.
  • Show #2835
    Show #2835
    Episode 28
    10/18/07
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Steve Carell, Chris Russo and Band of Horses perform “Is There A Ghost.”
  • Show #2834
    Show #2834
    Episode 27
    10/17/07
    0.0
    Dave (amongst others) discusses a fire in the theater basement that occured earlier that day; staff writer Bill Scheft comments on the possible writers' strike; Jimmie "JJ" Walker explains the differences between the BET and TV Land Awards; LeAnn Rimes performed "Nothin' Better To Do."
  • Show #2833
    Show #2833
    Episode 26
    10/16/07
    9.0
    Richard Simmons and Casey Affleck are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2832
    Show #2832
    Episode 25
    10/15/07
    0.0
    Marc Odgers returns to the Late Show to leap over five interns; a security guard (Mike McIntee) tasers a runaway audience member; Connie Britton plugs "Friday Night Lights"; 50 Cent performed "A-Yo Technology."
  • Show #2831
    Show #2831
    Episode 24
    10/12/07
    8.8
    A pregnant Halle Berry plugs Things We Lost In The Fire and shows a 3-D ultrasound image that resembles Dave. Also, Eric Buss and his "Spring Snake Symphony" (375 snakes-in-a-can) perform Strauss' "The Blue Danube."
  • Show #2830
    Show #2830
    Episode 23
    10/11/07
    9.0
    Anne Heche, Sue Johanson, and Mariza are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2829
    Show #2829
    Episode 22
    10/10/07
    0.0
    A canned ham is almost given to an audience member; the "f*** you" guy brags about a winning lottery ticket; Stephen Colbert discusses "roughing it" and plugs his new book; Queens of the Stone Age perform "3's and 7's."
  • Show #2828
    Show #2828
    Episode 21
    10/9/07
    6.5
    Several elderly Alan Greenspan "groupies" stand outside the theater as the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve plugs his new book. Also, Jennifer Lopez discusses pregnancy rumors and sings "Do It Well."
  • Show #2827
    Show #2827
    Episode 20
    10/8/07
    0.0
    George Clooney and Kid Rock are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2826
    Show #2826
    Episode 19
    10/5/07
    9.0
    Several audience members voluntarily present the Top Ten; Bob Newhart shares an amusing story about Frank Sinatra; Angela Kinsey talks about life in Texas; Iron & Wine performed "The Devil Never Sleeps."
  • Show #2825
    Show #2825
    Episode 18
    10/4/07
    0.0
    Nicolette Sheridan, Tony Snow, and Rihanna are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2824
    Show #2824
    Episode 17
    10/3/07
    6.0
    Throughout the night, Late Show interns attempt to parallel-park on 53rd Street; Dave reads "Top Ten Signs Your Team Isn't Going To Win the World Series" out of order; Alec Baldwin plugs "30 Rock" and gives parallel parking a shot; Faith Hill performed "Stronger."
  • Show #2823
    Show #2823
    Episode 16
    10/2/07
    6.0
    The show is interrupted by a businessman on a cell phone in the backdrop; Johnny Dark makes another appearance as Mark Twain; Alan gets beat up by an annoyed Mets fan; John Fogerty performed "Long Dark Night."
  • Show #2822
    Show #2822
    Episode 15
    10/1/07
    0.0
    Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Ben Harper are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2821
    Show #2821
    Episode 14
    9/28/07
    8.8
    Henry Rife leaps over six taxicabs on an ATV; Paris Hilton dodges a string of questions regarding her stint in prison; Emile Hirsch plugs Into The Wild.
  • Show #2820
    Show #2820
    Episode 13
    9/27/07
    8.0
    Whoopi Goldberg and Melissa Etheridge are the scheduled guests. Plus, Stupid Human Tricks!
  • Show #2819
    Show #2819
    Episode 12
    9/26/07
    0.0
    Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan drop by to promote their new project, "Bionic Guy"; 7-11 head honcho Jim Keyes comes up with another wacky promotion; Chaka Khan sings "Love Me Still."
  • Show #2818
    Show #2818
    Episode 11
    9/25/07
    8.8
    Kate Walsh, Kevin Smith, and Rascal Flatts are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2817
    Show #2817
    Episode 10
    9/24/07
    8.5
    Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Smits, and Will.I.Am are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2816
    Show #2816
    Episode 9
    9/14/07
    7.1
    Dave does an impression of Tony's reaction to an inaccurate monologue joke; Regis critiques' Dave's recent appearance on Oprah and plugs the 20th anniversary of his talk show; Chamillionaire (with a sizable string section) performed "Hip Hop Police."
  • Show #2815
    Show #2815
    Episode 8
    9/13/07
    9.0
    Martha Stewart and Fred Willard are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special Top Ten from Billy Bob Thornton!
  • Show #2814
    Show #2814
    Episode 7
    9/12/07
    8.8
    Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, and Daughtry are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special NASCAR Top Ten!
  • Show #2813
    Show #2813
    Episode 6
    9/11/07
    0.0
    Prior to the show, Jude Brennan confronts Dr. Phil about Dave's "psychotic tendencies"; Deborah Lynn loses yet again on "Psychic Sandwich"; during his interview with Dave, Dr. Phil discusses at length the reasoning behind celebrity bad behavior; Suzanne Vega performed "Anniversary."
  • Show #2812
    Show #2812
    Episode 5
    9/10/07
    5.5
    Jodie Foster, Glen Hansard, and Marketa Irglova are the scheduled guests.
  • Show #2811
    Show #2811
    Episode 4
    9/7/07
    6.4
    Throughout the show, saxophonist Aaron Bing attempts to break the world record for the longest sustained note (and ultimately fails). Also, Arctic Monkeys perform "Fluorescent Adolescent."
  • Show #2810
    Show #2810
    Episode 3
    9/6/07
    0.0
    In the midst of a citywide taxi strike, a cab is seen carrying people on the its roof and front hood; Biff makes a feeble attempt at seeing Jessica Alba in person; George Saunders plugs his new book; Manchester Orchestra (in their network television debut) performs "Wolves at Night."
  • Show #2809
    Show #2809
    Episode 2
    9/5/07
    0.0
    Dave apologizes to Sue Hum for a pre-show accident; the show is interrupted by a performance of "Mark Twain Tonight!" starring Johnny Dark; Danny Devito plugs his new restaurant; Larry David (in his very first Late Show appearance) comments on Dave's hair; Avril Lavigne performs "When You're Gone."
  • Show #2808
    Show #2808
    Episode 1
    9/4/07
    6.8
    Former President Bill Clinton plugs his new book and explains why he can't be his wife's running mate; Patti Scialfa performed "A Town Called Heartbreak."
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