A fake Olympic official gives Dave a gold medal; "Late Show Shark Week" ends before it ever starts; another "Weekend Late Show" promo; Tracy Morgan tells a series of increasingly outlandish anecdotes; an appearance by "Carlos Slim"; Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard Jr. discusses the high jump; Ben Howard performs "Only Love."moreless
Actor Andy Samberg; Olympic hero Ashton Eaton; Glen Hansard performs.
Throughout the night, Steve Martin is spotted defiling Letterman Park in various ways; Blue Jays All-Star R.A. Dickey plugs his autobiography and explains the knuckleball; Zac Brown Band performed "The Wind."
Comedian Denis Leary; actress Olivia Wilde; star pitcher Matt Cain delivers the Top Ten list; The Pierces perform.
Actor Jon Hamm; comic Ted Alexandro; White Rabbits perform.
Neil Patrick Harris; Taylor Kitsch; Robert Glasper Experiment, Lupe Fiasco and Bilal perform.
Actor Ed Helms; sportscaster Dan Patrick; Lyle Lovett performs.
The annualholiday show: Dave wishescameraman Dave Dorsett a fond farewell; Jay Thomas' Lone Ranger story now has a dramatic recreation; David Hyde Pierce talks about his pets; Darlene Love, Bette Susman, and the CBS Orchestra perform "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."
Pat Farmer interrupts the monologue to announce he bought a zoo; a short film on the origin of the meatball on top of the Late Show Xmas Tree; Dave meets GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who plays "Johnny B. Goode" on Paul's piano; the annual toy demonstration with Shannon Eis; J. Cole performed "Work Out."moreless
A tribute to LSDL makeup artist Michelle O'Callaghan, who died of cancer over the weekend; presidential hopeful Mitt Romney presents the Top Ten; in a rare Late Show appearance,Tom Cruise plugs Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol; Anthony Hamilton performed "Woo."
Actor Jude Law; comic Bob Sarlatte; Gary Clark Jr. performs.
A message from the USPS; Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry tells Dave about his multiple tours of duty in the Middle East, and demonstrates his artificial right hand; actress Sarah Jessica Parker plugs I Don't Know How She Does It.
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian; Michael Emerson; The Jim Jones Revue performs.