Late Show with David Letterman - Season 2

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  • Show #0439
    Show #0439
    Episode 220
    8/18/95
    0.0
    Dave bids a fond farewell to his announcer, while Dick Assman also makes one last appearance.
  • Show #0438
    Show #0438
    Episode 219
    8/17/95
    0.0
    Paul is introduced as "Johnny Lavaggi;" Dave shows a (doctored) clip of Monica Seles grunting; David Brenner does stand up.
  • Show #0437
    Show #0437
    Episode 218
    8/16/95
    0.0
    During an interview with Isabella Rosselini, a guy on fire runs around the stage. Later, Bjork and the CBS Orchestra performs "It's Oh So Quiet."
  • Show #0436
    Show #0436
    Episode 217
    8/15/95
    7.0
    Dave claims that the chairman of Westinghouse has agreed to fight him; Dave invites Eylin, a customer at Joe G's pizza into the theater and operate one of the show's cameras; Eylin later joins Willie Nelson in his tour bus, as Congressman Sonny Bono is found fast asleep in Willie's bed; upon waking up, Sonny mulls signing to Calvert's upstart record company.moreless
  • Show #0435
    Show #0435
    Episode 216
    8/14/95
    8.7
    All night long, Rupert touches meat and is joined later by Kelsey Grammer, his then-fiancee, and a priest from the audience.
  • Show #0434
    Show #0434
    Episode 215
    8/11/95
    0.0
    In honor of an incident that resulted in a forfeit in the previous night's Dodgers-Cardinals game, audience members throw baseballs at Dave.
  • Show #0433
    Show #0433
    Episode 214
    8/10/95
    0.0
    Dave shows a "highlight" of last night's show: Dan Rather fondling Dave's butt.
  • Show #0432
    Show #0432
    Episode 213
    8/9/95
    0.0
    The "Dick Assman Update" reveals that his popularity has hit fever pitch. Later, Christopher Walken promotes three new movies that are coming out within a month of each other.
  • Show #0431
    Show #0431
    Episode 212
    8/8/95
    0.0
    Junior Brown sits in with the band; baseball star John Kruk talks about his recent retirement; Dave hectors a man on the street in a game called "May I Taste Your Dinner, Please?"
  • Show #0430
    Show #0430
    Episode 211
    8/7/95
    0.0
    Dave announces it's "Christmas in August," with Glen Campbell singing a medley of holiday standards at Hello Deli.
  • Show #0429
    Show #0429
    Episode 210
    8/4/95
    0.0
    The final installment of "George Clarke's Quest for Corn" finds our hero at Hello Deli (five ears); afterward, George distributes an ear of corn to everyone in the audience. Later, Weezer performed "Say It Ain't So."
  • Show #0428
    Show #0428
    Episode 209
    8/3/95
    0.0
    During "Stupid Pet Tricks," a small fish eats a worm whole. Meanwhile, Dave goes into a Westinghouse washer in spin cycle.
  • Show #0427
    Show #0427
    Episode 208
    8/2/95
    0.0
    Dave chats with Mary Ann Dennis, whose dog stopped a man that tried to mug her.
  • Show #0426
    Show #0426
    Episode 207
    8/1/95
    0.0
    Dave announces that CBS has just been bought by Westinghouse, then spends the rest of the show joking about it.
  • Show #0425
    Show #0425
    Episode 206
    7/31/95
    0.0
    Dave gives $100 to an audience member after a monologue joke bombs; the show is interrupted for a "Dick Assman Update"; father and son audience members Jim and JJ McMichael wave from the top of the Empire State Building.
  • Show #0424
    Show #0424
    Episode 205
    7/28/95
    0.0
    George Clarke's "Quest for Corn" finds him in Indianapolis with Dave's mom: 5 ears. Later, Nick Turturro and Dennis Franz stand in the green room with their pants down, while Paul and Bruce Hornsby play "Chopsticks" on the keyboard.
  • Show #0423
    Show #0423
    Episode 204
    7/27/95
    0.0
    During a segment called "Ask the Mayor," someone from the audience asks Rudy Guiliani, "Is that a real hair piece?" Also, a half-awake audience member opens himself to the feminine wiles of Sandra Bullock.
  • Show #0422
    Show #0422
    Episode 203
    7/26/95
    0.0
    Dave and Tony switch places for a few minutes; David Schwimmer is reunited with the monkey who played Marcel on Friends; Dave announces that "Dick Assmania" has officially swept the eastern seaboard.
  • Show #0421
    Show #0421
    Episode 202
    7/25/95
    0.0
    Dave calls up Dick Assman; Ray Liotta arrives onstage riding a baby elephant, and later he makes a (bogus) appearance with Paul in the controversial new movie Kids.
  • Show #0420
    Show #0420
    Episode 201
    7/24/95
    0.0
    A "Dumb Ads" segment introduces Canadian filling station attendent Dick Assman. The entire North American audience immediately catches "Dick Assmania." Later, a monkey in the green room throws fruit, while The Quest for Corn hits Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Show #0419
    Show #0419
    Episode 200
    7/21/95
    0.0
    Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band sits in; Dave offers an audience guy with an unruly beard $300 to shave it; Talent Assistant Zoe Friedham gets a tattoo; Dave gives the newly-shaven man $400.
  • Show #0418
    Show #0418
    Episode 199
    7/20/95
    0.0
    Dave demonstrates a triple pencil flip; Rupert finds one of Dave's blue cards attached to Mary Tyler Moore's backside; Dave shows old footage of Andy Kaufman dancing with a giant snake.
  • Show #0417
    Show #0417
    Episode 198
    7/19/95
    0.0
    Ed Sullivan Theater Building Engineer George Clarke begins his "Quest for Corn" throughout the Midwest. He's off to Illinois.
  • Show #0416
    Show #0416
    Episode 197
    7/18/95
    0.0
    Dan Rather presents the Top Ten; Chevy Chase plugs Man of the House and talks tennis.
  • Show #0415
    Show #0415
    Episode 196
    7/17/95
    0.0
    Dave flashes back to how he stayed cool over the weekend by stuffing popsicles in his pants; a woman who picks up one of the pay phones at the kiosk outside the theater is chosen as an honorary guest host; Alicia Silverstone promotes Clueless; Dave and Pam the phone lady switch jackets.moreless
  • Show #0414
    Show #0414
    Episode 195
    7/14/95
    0.0
    After an admittedly lame remote on a "Day In The Life" of producer Robert Morton, he jumps into a giant bowl of pudding, followed by Dave. Later in the show, Paul, Laurie Diamond, and the members of White Zombie join in.
  • Show #0413
    Show #0413
    Episode 194
    7/13/95
    0.0
    A small army of cyclists rush across the stage, while Dave and Pete Sampras play a pickup round of tennis out on 53rd Street.
  • Show #0412
    Show #0412
    Episode 193
    7/12/95
    0.0
    Charles Grodin promotes his new cable talk show.
  • Show #0411
    Show #0411
    Episode 192
    7/11/95
    0.0
    Dave says hello to viewers in France and Italy in their respective native tongues; during "May We See Your Photos, Please?" Dave demands to see photos of meat or nudity; Penn and Teller perform one of their trademark dangerous stunts.
  • Show #0410
    Show #0410
    Episode 191
    7/10/95
    0.0
    Jim Carrey, Andre Agassi, and Tom and Roseanne Arnold miraculously appear in the audience, Tom being both on stage and in the audience simultaneously. Also, Dave orders pancakes from the Fashion Cafe for Christy Turlington and a heavyset audience member.
  • Show #0409
    Show #0409
    Episode 190
    6/30/95
    0.0
    In a remote, Dave asks apartment dwellers, "What's the Coolest Thing In Your Apartment?"
  • Show #0408
    Show #0408
    Episode 189
    6/29/95
    0.0
    Dave shows the audience an old photo of Morty with an afro, and then later shows a doctored photo of himself with a head-bush. Also, Dave helps Tom Hanks shave a beard he grew on vacation.
  • Show #0407
    Show #0407
    Episode 188
    6/28/95
    0.0
    In an experimental comedy bit called "Letters to the Editor," Dave reads a (bogus) note from Al Gore telling The New Yorker that he loves their cartoons.
  • Show #0406
    Show #0406
    Episode 187
    6/27/95
    0.0
    Dave invites a standby audience member to play "Will You Eat the Meatloaf?" Later in the show, Dave chats with Pete, the dishwasher at Hello Deli.
  • Show #0405
    Show #0405
    Episode 186
    6/26/95
    0.0
    Bernie Kopell storms out of the theater after "The Love Boat" is somehow mentioned twice in a Top Ten List about Hockey. Later, Dave chats with "Coach" star Jerry Van Dyke, while Warren Zevon performs "Mutineer," a song he would later perform in his last TV appearance in 2002.
  • Show #0404
    Show #0404
    Episode 185
    6/23/95
    7.0
    Dave celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the debut of The David Letterman Show by showing clips of the first broadcast; Biff interrupts Dave so that Corey Pavin (winner of the 1995 U. S. Open) can drop by; various staffers take their moms to the Russian Tea Room.
  • Show #0403
    Show #0403
    Episode 184
    6/22/95
    0.0
    Cold Opening: "ER" star Anthony Edwards refuses to give Dave a physical. Also, Jonathan Katz does standup and promotes Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
  • Show #0402
    Show #0402
    Episode 183
    6/21/95
    0.0
    Shortly after a "What's New for Summer" segment, Dave hands hamsicles (or, if you will, cold ham on a stick) to the audience. Also, "Batman" (Calvert) hands Dave the Top Ten list, while Tony Bennett performs "My Love Went to London."
  • Show #0401
    Show #0401
    Episode 182
    6/20/95
    0.0
    Dave invites both a cabbie and an audience member to jump into a rooftop swimming pool. They're later joined by two NYC cops and Bob Saget.
  • Show #0400
    Show #0400
    Episode 181
    6/19/95
    0.0
    Dave announces that this is show number 4000, but later admits he's off by a zero; John Denver performs the theme song to "Supermarket Finds"; Alan King gloats over his grandkids.
  • Show #0399
    Show #0399
    Episode 180
    6/16/95
    0.0
    Travis and the Dog Cam return; Englebert Humperdinck serenades Rupert; ten kindergarteners write and present the Top Ten.
  • Show #0398
    Show #0398
    Episode 179
    6/15/95
    0.0
    Dave arrives at the theater in a police car; throughout the night, spelling bee winner Justin Carroll comes out to spell various ten-cent words; Dave chats with Robert Horry of the NBA Champion Houston Rockets.
  • Show #0397
    Show #0397
    Episode 178
    6/14/95
    0.0
    Travis, a five-year-old golden retriever, has the "Dog Cam" attached to his head; John Turturro dresses up as Batman, then hands Dave the Top Ten list; Dan Rather talks about Connie Chung's departure from CBS, then promotes his workout video "Old Train Songs to Sweat By."
  • Show #0396
    Show #0396
    Episode 177
    6/13/95
    0.0
    Stephen Stills sits in; Dave "attends" a recent President Clinton press conference; basketball star/party animal Dennis Rodman comments on his recent antics.
  • Show #0395
    Show #0395
    Episode 176
    6/12/95
    0.0
    Dave chooses a person off the street to tell their life story; the Top Ten Home Office moves to Grand Rapids, Michigan; Chris O'Donnell plugs Batman Forever.
  • Show #0394
    Show #0394
    Episode 175
    6/9/95
    0.0
    Dave tells Rupert to bother people at a local bistro with his hidden mic; Dave chats with a woman that recently won $87,000,000 in the state lottery; head CBS executives "Les Moonves" and "Peter Lund" sing Bob Seger's "Like a Rock."
  • Show #0393
    Show #0393
    Episode 174
    6/8/95
    0.0
    It's time for a studio audience talent show, with friends and relatives of the performers swamping the backdrop. Shortly after his interview, Mike Myers joins the crowd.
  • Show #0392
    Show #0392
    Episode 173
    6/7/95
    0.0
    Biff delivers Dave in a golf cart; Dave and an audience member named Hal help choose the network's new slogan; a pyrotechnic exhibition is held in the backdrop.
  • Show #0391
    Show #0391
    Episode 172
    6/6/95
    0.0
    Indianapolis 500 champion Jacque Vileneuve races a NYC cab around the theater block in competition with NYC cabbie Buke Kadikiran; Dave shows (doctored) footage of Dan Rather replacing his CBS Evening News co-host Connie Chung with… Dan Rather.
  • Show #0390
    Show #0390
    Episode 171
    6/5/95
    0.0
    Cold Opening: Nicole Kidman asks Dave if he's drunk. Also, displayed by the window of an advertising agency across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater is a giant toothbrush and tooth; Dave invites the workers from that window to bring the items into the theater and then presents them with the Crest Pledge.moreless
  • Show #0389
    Show #0389
    Episode 170
    5/26/95
    0.0
    Dave takes a bunch of sailors to a local watering hole; Mujibur and Sirajul visit Dorothy in Indianapolis; Dave bids farewell to longtime director Hal Gurnee by placing a plaque on the control room door.
  • Show #0388
    Show #0388
    Episode 169
    5/25/95
    0.0
    Clint Black sits in; candy is thrown at the audience; the Top Ten Office is relocated to an audience member's hometown of Glenn's Falls, New York; in honor of Ringo Starr, Paul, Dave, and the audience try to recreate Beatlemania.
  • Show #0387
    Show #0387
    Episode 168
    5/24/95
    0.0
  • Show #0386
    Show #0386
    Episode 167
    5/23/95
    0.0
    It's the debut of "May We Turn Your Pants Into Shorts?" Dave cuts up his own slacks before shredding the pants of Paul and Mel Gibson.
  • Show #0385
    Show #0385
    Episode 166
    5/22/95
    0.0
    Cold opening: Dave belatedly thanks Drew Barrymore for her birthday "gift" last month. Also, Dave pays Mujibur and Sirajul to pummel Paul.
  • Show #0384
    Show #0384
    Episode 165
    5/19/95
    0.0
    London, Day 5: Dave repeats a monologue joke in a British accent; Salman Rushdie hands the Top Ten to Dave, and is presented by ten bobbies; Dorothy drops by to comment on her week of sightseeing.
  • Show #0383
    Show #0383
    Episode 164
    5/18/95
    0.0
    London, Day 4: Dave and Paul play soccer (or should I say football?) at Wembley Stadium; live via satellite from New York, Tony Randall trashes the theater; John Cleese presents the Top Ten. (correct synopsis)
  • Show #0382
    Show #0382
    Episode 163
    5/17/95
    10
    London, Day 3: "London Souvenirs" include a Prince Charles Ketchup Dispenser, a Bobby Helmet Bra, and a Tea Cannon, brought out by fake London guards. Also, Peter O'Toole enters riding a camel, and Van Morrison barely remembers the words to his own song "Have I Told You Lately" in a performance with Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftains. (correct synopsis)moreless
  • Show #0381
    Show #0381
    Episode 162
    5/16/95
    0.0
    London, Day 2: The new James Bond, Remington Steele star Pierce Brosnan, enters backstage with models and martinis; Little Richard and Chuck Berry sit in; Dave's mom reports from a pub. (correct synopsis)
  • Show #0380
    Show #0380
    Episode 161
    5/15/95
    0.0
    The Late Show starts its week broadcasting from London. Ten London Guards bring Dave out onstage; Dave and Paul wreck havoc in the city; Elton John reacts to William Shatner's videotaped rendition of "Rocket Man," then performs "Made in England."
  • Show #0379
    Show #0379
    Episode 160
    5/12/95
    0.0
    Calvert mimics the Giant Flying Rat; Dave comments on preparations for next week's trip to London; Julianna Marguiles promotes the much-hyped season finale of ER.
  • Show #0378
    Show #0378
    Episode 159
    5/11/95
    0.0
    Paul decides to have plastic surgery, then wakes up from the procedure with a conehead; Dave shows a clip of Pakistan's #1 sitcom, "Seinjibur"; Hugh Grant promotes Nine Months.
  • Show #0377
    Show #0377
    Episode 158
    5/10/95
    0.0
    The Dutch husband and wife from last night resurface for a brief moment; Paul wears a top hat and a tuxedo; Bruce Willis gets his head scrubbed.
  • Show #0376
    Show #0376
    Episode 157
    5/9/95
    0.0
    Jimmy Smits, a guest the night before, is seen in his hotel room naked, doing push-ups and watching TV in bed. Also, Paul quits to become a professional boxer, but he gives up and comes back to the show.
  • Show #0375
    Show #0375
    Episode 156
    5/8/95
    9.5
    Dave sends audience members Nico and Ingrid Van Eenennaan to London (to promote the show's visit next week) with a camcorder, root beer, and the Giant Flying Rat. Neither are seen or heard from again.
  • Show #0374
    Show #0374
    Episode 155
    5/5/95
    0.0
    The giant flying rat dons a sombrero; Dave leaves the show early to marry Drew Barrymore; a man gets kicked in the face by a racehorse; Dave and Paul go supermarket shopping.
  • Show #0373
    Show #0373
    Episode 154
    5/4/95
    0.0
    Pete Fatovich attempts to kiss Paul again; the giant flying rat delivers the Top Ten list; Jake Johanssen discusses a recent trip to the supermarket.
  • Show #0372
    Show #0372
    Episode 153
    5/3/95
    0.0
    (Supposed) Audience requests are fulfilled in tonight's "Who Asked For It?" while Harry Connick Jr. promotes his new album.
  • Show #0371
    Show #0371
    Episode 152
    5/2/95
    0.0
    The Giant Flying Rat is introduced via lasers and special effects just after being interviewed by Tom Snyder.
  • Show #0370
    Show #0370
    Episode 151
    5/1/95
    0.0
    All of tonight's guests (Marilu Henner, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Mario Van Peebles) are at Rupert's playing spin the bottle. Also, the flying rat demonstrates its supremacy of the New York skyline by swallowing a giant bird whole.
  • Show #0369
    Show #0369
    Episode 150
    4/28/95
    0.0
    Dave and Paul leave the show early to go over to Madison Square Garden for the circus, where they run into an acrobat bearing a strong resemblance to Calvert; the flying rat attacks Dan Rather, and is later seen as a guest on Nightline; Dave and Felecia waltz.
  • Show #0368
    Show #0368
    Episode 149
    4/27/95
    0.0
    The Flying Rat is introduced on the show during a segment called "What's New for Spring"; in the same segment a small army of clowns attack Mujibur and Sirajul, then storm the Late Show stage; Dave chats with "Buddy, the Sleepy Lifeguard."
  • Show #0367
    Show #0367
    Episode 148
    4/26/95
    0.0
    David Sanborn sits in yet again; various New York Yankees present the Top Ten; Dave loses a blue card, then finds it at McDonald's.
  • Show #0366
    Show #0366
    Episode 147
    4/25/95
    0.0
    In tonight's live remote, Dave annoys customers down the street at the Sam Ash music store and invites Marcia to sit in with the band on alto sax.
  • Show #0365
    Show #0365
    Episode 146
    4/24/95
    0.0
    After word spreads to the media that he's losing his ratings edge over Leno, Dave wants to find out if people are still watching the show, so he displays his desk phone number on the Times Square Jumbotron. The only people who call are CBS employees who have access to a live feed in their offices. Frustrated, Dave dips the receiver into his coffee.moreless
  • Show #0364
    Show #0364
    Episode 145
    4/21/95
    0.0
    Tonight on CBS Mailbag, Dave reads a letter from Pat Fleet, somehow prompting Tony Randall to douse Dave’s cigar with a fire extinguisher. Later in the show, Tony drops by again to announce who tomorrow's guests will be, and Dave pays him back with the extinguisher. Later, Biff Henderson and Pat Farmer carry Tony outside and into a taxi. Also, Dolly Parton presents the Top Ten.moreless
  • Show #0363
    Show #0363
    Episode 144
    4/20/95
    0.0
    An audience talent show is interrupted by Helen Reddy, who pops up several times throughout the show; later, she teams up with Blues Traveler to perform "Hook."
  • Show #0362
    Show #0362
    Episode 143
    4/19/95
    7.0
    Dave complains that the cue-card Tony is holding is too small, so Inky replaces it with a giant banner; ten mayors of other cities present the Top Ten; a blue card is missing and soon found taped to Sandra Bullock's backside.
  • Show #0361
    Show #0361
    Episode 142
    4/18/95
    0.0
    Dave selects five guys from the audience to compete in a basketball match outside on 53rd Street with five (alleged) New York Knicks. By the end of the show, the final score is Audience 108, Knicks 107.
  • Show #0360
    Show #0360
    Episode 141
    4/17/95
    0.0
    Live Remote: Dave annoys both an H&R Block tax accountant and his mortified customer, who prefers to hide her face.
  • Show #0359
    Show #0359
    Episode 140
    4/14/95
    0.0
    Two days after NYC's new slogan, "We Can Kick Your City's Ass," reaches beyond the Hudson, Dave hears from mayors of other cities; Slash of Guns n' Roses fame sits in; a skit involving jelly beans bursting out of Biff's ears is botched when the wiring doesn't work properly.
  • Show #0358
    Show #0358
    Episode 139
    4/13/95
    0.0
    The New York Daily News, having headlined their paper with last night's Guiliani-chosen slogan, distributes miniature buttons to the audience reading "We Can Kick Your City's Ass" commemorating the headline. Also, Bela Fleck sits in with the band on banjo.
  • Show #0357
    Show #0357
    Episode 138
    4/12/95
    9.5
    Mayor Guiliani and Dave agree to disagree on the new slogan for the New York Tourism Board; Drew Barrymore gives Dave a birthday surprise.
  • Show #0356
    Show #0356
    Episode 137
    4/11/95
    0.0
    Throughout the night, various staffers walk onstage to give Dave "dramatic tension," while Robert Pastorelli explains his departure from the hit comedy Murphy Brown.
  • Show #0355
    Show #0355
    Episode 136
    4/10/95
    0.0
    Dave invites the stand-by audience to his office and watch the show from there. Later, they're joined by Faye Dunaway and chef Wolfgang Puck.
  • Show #0354
    Show #0354
    Episode 135
    4/7/95
    0.0
    Two babes in the audience are observed with "Marry Us Dave" T-shirts; Dave, Calvert, and Biff sit around and do nothing for three minutes; Dave asks cab drivers what they thought of his performance at the Oscars.
  • Show #0353
    Show #0353
    Episode 134
    4/6/95
    0.0
    At the end of tonight's "New Books" segment, Dave gives one of the phony manuscripts to a girl in the audience. Also, for no apparent reason, Gerard dances around onstage in a sun dress.
  • Show #0352
    Show #0352
    Episode 133
    4/5/95
    0.0
    Hotdogs on 53rd Street spell out Dave's memorable line from the Academy Awards, "Oprah-Uma"; Creepy Dave lurks in the backdrop during his interview with Bryant Gumbel; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band reunite to perform "Murder Incorporated," "Tenth Avenue Freezout," and "Secret Garden."
  • Show #0351
    Show #0351
    Episode 132
    4/4/95
    0.0
    Throughout the night, the legendary Ashton Family acrobats perform their greatest stunts outside on 53rd Street.
  • Show #0350
    Show #0350
    Episode 131
    4/3/95
    6.0
    John Mayall sits in; Dave comments on his much-scrutinized performance as host of last week's Academy Awards.
  • Show #0349
    Show #0349
    Episode 130
    3/22/95
    0.0
    Throughout the night, Dave practices giving out Oscars, awarding achievements by Tony Randall, Doc Severinson (who's sitting in), Tony Mendez, a hi-ho girl, and Sirajul Islam (Mujibur was sick). Also, Dave chats with a man whose dog ran away, then found his pet on the opposite side of the country.
  • Show #0348
    Show #0348
    Episode 129
    3/21/95
    0.0
    A woman in the audience bakes cookies for everyone; Conan O'Brien appears in Dave's latest Oscar-related dream; Dave gets his toupee dry-cleaned.
  • Show #0347
    Show #0347
    Episode 128
    3/20/95
    0.0
    Dave gives a girl in the audience named Amy money to buy spring flowers, and later her boyfriend (also in the audience) sings karaoke with Will Smith.
  • Show #0346
    Show #0346
    Episode 127
    3/15/95
    0.0
  • Show #0345
    Show #0345
    Episode 126
    3/14/95
    0.0
  • Show #0344
    Show #0344
    Episode 125
    3/13/95
    0.0
  • Show #0343
    Show #0343
    Episode 124
    3/10/95
    0.0
    Dave sends the standby audience to The Gap to purchase and wear matching outfits before they're allowed to return to the theater. By the end of the show, they are all wearing identical sweaters and khakis.
  • Show #0342
    Show #0342
    Episode 123
    3/9/95
    0.0
  • Show #0341
    Show #0341
    Episode 122
    3/8/95
    0.0
  • Show #0340
    Show #0340
    Episode 121
    3/7/95
    0.0
    On the first Letterman show ever aired on this date, Bill Cosby, Tito Puente, and Dave climb a ladder up to the balcony, and Luke Perry does a science experiment in place of bumped guest Lee Marek.
  • Show #0339
    Show #0339
    Episode 120
    3/6/95
    0.0
    Dave sends the standby audience to The Gap to purchase and wear matching outfits before they're allowed to return to the theater. By the end of the show, they are all wearing identical sweaters and khakis. (correct synopsis)
  • Show #0338
    Show #0338
    Episode 119
    3/3/95
    0.0
  • Show #0337
    Show #0337
    Episode 118
    3/2/95
    0.0
    Bernie Worrell sits in; Al Roker does a weather forecast; Dave retrieves a blue card from "Forrest Gump" (Calvert); Jeff Goldblum tap dances.
  • Show #0336
    Show #0336
    Episode 117
    3/1/95
    0.0
  • Show #0335
    Show #0335
    Episode 116
    2/28/95
    9.0
  • Show #0334
    Show #0334
    Episode 115
    2/27/95
    0.0
  • Show #0333
    Show #0333
    Episode 114
    2/24/95
    0.0
  • Show #0332
    Show #0332
    Episode 113
    2/23/95
    5.0
    Wayne Newton (live via satellite) presents the Top Ten; Michael McKean comments on the recent troubles on the set of "Saturday Night Live;" David Byrne and the CBS Orchestra perform "You & Eye."
  • Show #0331
    Show #0331
    Episode 112
    2/22/95
    0.0
    Cybill Shepherd promotes her new sitcom; Gary Sinise brags about the perks of being an Academy Award Nominee.
  • Show #0330
    Show #0330
    Episode 111
    2/21/95
    0.0
  • Show #0329
    Show #0329
    Episode 110
    2/20/95
    0.0
    Dave sends three members from the audience to go to a nearby movie theater to videotape some clips from Pulp Fiction. They return in time to show the footage during John Travolta's guest appearance to promote the film. Also, Mujibur and Sirajul report from yesterday's Daytona 500.
  • Show #0328
    Show #0328
    Episode 109
    2/17/95
    0.0
  • Show #0327
    Show #0327
    Episode 108
    2/16/95
    0.0
    Dave introduces the brand new "Late Show Dancers," who prance around throughout the show. Also, 83-year-old Empire State Building employee Chico Chimone plays the piano.
  • Show #0326
    Show #0326
    Episode 107
    2/15/95
    0.0
  • Show #0325
    Show #0325
    Episode 106
    2/14/95
    0.0
  • Show #0324
    Show #0324
    Episode 105
    2/13/95
    8.0
  • Show #0323
    Show #0323
    Episode 104
    2/10/95
    0.0
  • Show #0322
    Show #0322
    Episode 103
    2/9/95
    0.0
  • Show #0321
    Show #0321
    Episode 102
    2/8/95
    0.0
  • Show #0320
    Show #0320
    Episode 101
    2/7/95
    0.0
    Dave Ellner updates his Peaboy persona as "Hamboy," throwing out chunks of ham to the audience. Also, Dave starts singing "Happy Trails" for no reason, and the phone rings; on the other line is Charles Grodin, who pleads, "Please stop singing."
  • Show #0319
    Show #0319
    Episode 100
    2/6/95
    9.5
    Rosanne Cash performs "I Count the Tears."
  • Show #0318
    Show #0318
    Episode 99
    2/3/95
    6.1
  • Show #0317
    Show #0317
    Episode 98
    2/2/95
    10
  • Show #0316
    Show #0316
    Episode 97
    2/1/95
    0.0
  • Show #0315
    Show #0315
    Episode 96
    1/31/95
    0.0
    Dave shows a (bogus) Super Bowl ad starring himself; Gerard presents "Top Ten Signs You're Not the Sexiest Man Alive."
  • Show #0314
    Show #0314
    Episode 95
    1/30/95
    0.0
  • Show #0313
    Show #0313
    Episode 94
    1/20/95
    0.0
  • Show #0312
    Show #0312
    Episode 93
    1/19/95
    0.0
  • Show #0311
    Show #0311
    Episode 92
    1/18/95
    0.0
  • Show #0310
    Show #0310
    Episode 91
    1/17/95
    0.0
  • Show #0309
    Show #0309
    Episode 90
    1/16/95
    0.0
  • Show #0308
    Show #0308
    Episode 89
    1/13/95
    0.0
    Al Green performs "Let's Stay Together."
  • Show #0307
    Show #0307
    Episode 88
    1/12/95
    0.0
    An audience member hangs out in the band section; Mujibur and Sirajul become the latest witnesses to testify for O.J. Simpson.
  • Show #0306
    Show #0306
    Episode 87
    1/11/95
    0.0
    An audience member named Paula is transformed into a kissing bandit by Dave; she later gives Art Donovan a sloppy one on the cheek. Also, Calvert and Gavin MacLeod appear as surprise witnesses at the OJ Simpson trial.
  • Show #0305
    Show #0305
    Episode 86
    1/10/95
    0.0
  • Show #0304
    Show #0304
    Episode 85
    1/9/95
    0.0
  • Show #0303
    Show #0303
    Episode 84
    1/6/95
    0.0
    Dave autographs a ham; Calvert (dressed as Newt Gingrich's mother) presents the Top Ten.
  • Show #0302
    Show #0302
    Episode 83
    1/5/95
    0.0
  • Show #0301
    Show #0301
    Episode 82
    1/4/95
    0.0
    Michael Buffer announces Phil Hartman's entry onstage; a comely postal carrier distracts Dave.
  • Show #0300
    Show #0300
    Episode 81
    1/3/95
    0.0
    William Shatner (promoting "Tekwar") confronts his past as the show airs his immortal 1970s rendition of Elton John's "Rocket Man."
  • Show #0299
    Show #0299
    Episode 80
    1/2/95
    0.0
  • Show #0298
    Show #0298
    Episode 79
    12/30/94
    0.0
    Dave ends the show early yet again, and Paul finds him sobbing on the Ricki Lake show; Biff has champagne coming out of his ears; Dick Clark presents the Top Ten; Dave and Richard Simmons go harassing people door-to-door in New Jersey.
  • Show #0297
    Show #0297
    Episode 78
    12/29/94
    0.0
    A customer at Hello Deli shows Dave her holiday photos; Dave checks his temperature (99.5 F); tonight on Stupid Pet Tricks, Stacey Towns' dog chases his tail whenever the audience applauds.
  • Show #0296
    Show #0296
    Episode 77
    12/28/94
    0.0
    During "Charts and Graphs," Dave sends an audience member down the street for copies of a chart. Also, Dave calls the mother of a different audience member, but he ends up leaving a message on her machine.
  • Show #0295
    Show #0295
    Episode 76
    12/27/94
    0.0
    After he realizes that he forgot to give him a Christmas gift, Dave buys a bike from a messenger for Paul, who rides it outside and gets hit by a taxi.
  • Show #0294
    Show #0294
    Episode 75
    12/26/94
    0.0
    Dave invites an elderly couple, Fred and Estelle, to sit at homebase to enjoy the enchanting sounds of "Infected" by Bad Religion.
  • Show #0293
    Show #0293
    Episode 74
    12/23/94
    0.0
  • Show #0292
    Show #0292
    Episode 73
    12/22/94
    0.0
  • Show #0291
    Show #0291
    Episode 72
    12/21/94
    0.0
  • Show #0290
    Show #0290
    Episode 71
    12/20/94
    0.0
  • Show #0289
    Show #0289
    Episode 70
    12/19/94
    0.0
  • Show #0288
    Show #0288
    Episode 69
    12/16/94
    0.0
  • Show #0287
    Show #0287
    Episode 68
    12/15/94
    0.0
    Siskel and Ebert throw snowballs; Michael J. Fox walks onstage with a cow.
  • Show #0286
    Show #0286
    Episode 67
    12/14/94
    0.0
  • Show #0285
    Show #0285
    Episode 66
    12/13/94
    0.0
  • Show #0284
    Show #0284
    Episode 65
    12/12/94
    0.0
    Cold Opening: Jim Carrey and an unshaven Dave goof around. Later in the show, Mickey, the barber at the Wellington Hotel, shaves off Dave's beard.
  • Show #0283
    Show #0283
    Episode 64
    12/2/94
    0.0
    In the latest edition of "Rupert and Me," Dave radios strange comments to Rupert, which are then repeated out loud to annoyed passers-by; Nicholas Turturro sings "My Way;" Michael Keaton gets arrested for shoplifting at Hello Deli; Roseanne stars in a "Big Ass Ham" commercial, prompting Dave to later intone "You'll come for the hams; you'll stay for the band."moreless
  • Show #0282
    Show #0282
    Episode 63
    12/1/94
    0.0
    "Newsman" Alan Richardson interrupts the show with fake bulletins, including reports on Bob Barker, Dow Jones (along with a message to a poodle), and the House GATT vote vs. what's in his pockets. Morty admits that this bit "just isn't funny," and Dave goes into a hypnotic trance, chanting, "Must kill Morty."moreless
  • Show #0281
    Show #0281
    Episode 62
    11/30/94
    0.0
    Mujibur, Sirajul and Tony Randall take a photo together; tonight's celebrities in the audience: Mia Farrow, Eddie Murphy and Sharon Stone.
  • Show #0280
    Show #0280
    Episode 61
    11/29/94
    0.0
    Roseanne makes a rare political statement; Dave's accountant Fred Nigro takes a bow.
  • Show #0279
    Show #0279
    Episode 60
    11/28/94
    6.5
    Dave calls Joe G's Pizza and distracts Joe G while Paul steals Dave's unflattering likeness from in front of the store and stashes it in a taxi cab; Jon Lovitz plugs North; a Thanksgiving Memory with Dave eating potatoes, than pouring gravy all over himself; Paul celebrates his 45th birthday.
  • Show #0278
    Show #0278
    Episode 59
    11/25/94
    0.0
    Tonight on Stupid Human Tricks, future guest Hunter Scott jumps rope while on a pogo stick. Meanwhile, Late Show staffers drop "stuff" onto the sidewalk from a top office floor.
  • Show #0277
    Show #0277
    Episode 58
    11/24/94
    0.0
  • Show #0276
    Show #0276
    Episode 57
    11/23/94
    0.0
  • Show #0275
    Show #0275
    Episode 56
    11/22/94
    0.0
    Throughout the night, New York Jets Nick Lowery, Brian Hansen and Roger Duffy kick field goals on 53rd Street; Paul disappears midway through the show, and Dave finds him jamming with Bob Dylan; Willard Scott gives his hairpiece to a bald audience member.
  • Show #0274
    Show #0274
    Episode 55
    11/21/94
    0.0
  • Show #0273
    Show #0273
    Episode 54
    11/18/94
    0.0
    Keenan Ivory Wayans promotes A Low Down Dirty Shame; after Megadeth's performance of "Train of Consequences," Dave asks, "Will somebody answer the phone?"
  • Show #0272
    Show #0272
    Episode 53
    11/17/94
    0.0
  • Show #0271
    Show #0271
    Episode 52
    11/16/94
    0.0
  • Show #0270
    Show #0270
    Episode 51
    11/15/94
    0.0
  • Show #0269
    Show #0269
    Episode 50
    11/14/94
    0.0
    Dave selects a woman from outside named Laurie Byrd to be his co-host tonight; Biff and George Clarke recreate a scene from the hit CBS miniseries "Scarlett."
  • Show #0268
    Show #0268
    Episode 49
    11/11/94
    0.0
    Live via telephone, Jerry Lewis pronounces the new governor's name "Puh-tack-ee;" "Picket Fences" star Fyvush Finkel sings "If I Were a Rich Man;" The Cranberries perform "Zombie."
  • Show #0267
    Show #0267
    Episode 48
    11/10/94
    0.0
  • Show #0266
    Show #0266
    Episode 47
    11/9/94
    0.0
    Dave plays "What's the Deal with Pataki?" by randomly calling folks in Albany to ask if they've ever heard of the newly-elected New York Governor. Instead, the first number has been changed, and the second call is an answering machine.
  • Show #0265
    Show #0265
    Episode 46
    11/7/94
    0.0
  • Show #0264
    Show #0264
    Episode 45
    11/4/94
    0.0
  • Show #0263
    Show #0263
    Episode 44
    11/3/94
    0.0
    Dave gets freshened up by a street sweeper; Rupert serves "Bill Clinton Soup."
  • Show #0262
    Show #0262
    Episode 43
    11/2/94
    0.0
  • Show #0261
    Show #0261
    Episode 42
    11/1/94
    0.0
    John Popper sits in; throughout the night, Mujibur and Sirajul appear as correspondents on Court TV; Elijah Wood plugs North.
  • Show #0260
    Show #0260
    Episode 41
    10/31/94
    0.0
    Calvert goes trick-or-treating in Nutley, New Jersey (Martha Stewart's hometown); Lauren Bacall plugs "Pret-a-Porter" (Ready to Wear).
  • Show #0259
    Show #0259
    Episode 40
    10/28/94
    0.0
  • Show #0258
    Show #0258
    Episode 39
    10/27/94
    0.0
  • Show #0257
    Show #0257
    Episode 38
    10/26/94
    0.0
    Two standby audience folks named Jenya and Gary are sent to take food to Dan Rather, courtesy of Rupert. Later, Mike Judge discusses his hit MTV show "Beavis & Butt-head."
  • Show #0256
    Show #0256
    Episode 37
    10/25/94
    5.0
  • Show #0255
    Show #0255
    Episode 36
    10/24/94
    7.0
  • Show #0254
    Show #0254
    Episode 35
    10/14/94
    0.0
  • Show #0253
    Show #0253
    Episode 34
    10/13/94
    0.0
    Seventy-one year old retired doctor Tom Amberry shoots baskets all night long on 53rd Street; by the end of the show, he's made 221 shots out of 276 attempts.
  • Show #0252
    Show #0252
    Episode 33
    10/12/94
    0.0
  • Show #0251
    Show #0251
    Episode 32
    10/11/94
    0.0
  • Show #0250
    Show #0250
    Episode 31
    10/10/94
    8.5
    Former Late Night writer Merrill Markoe appears on the Late Show six years after the last time she ever spoke to Dave.
  • Show #0249
    Show #0249
    Episode 30
    10/7/94
    0.0
    Tim Allen promotes his bestselling book, Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man; Live performs "Selling the Drama."
  • Show #0248
    Show #0248
    Episode 29
    10/6/94
    0.0
  • Show #0247
    Show #0247
    Episode 28
    10/5/94
    0.0
  • Show #0246
    Show #0246
    Episode 27
    10/4/94
    0.0
  • Show #0245
    Show #0245
    Episode 26
    10/3/94
    8.0
  • Show #0244
    Show #0244
    Episode 25
    9/30/94
    7.5
    After a technical gaffe, Dave rushes to the control room and gets lost in the hallway. Along the way, he finds Dr. Kalazciewicz (the CBS physician) tending to Calvert and Dan Rather.
  • Show #0243
    Show #0243
    Episode 24
    9/29/94
    0.0
  • Show #0242
    Show #0242
    Episode 23
    9/28/94
    0.0
    Dave and Paul star in the new medical drama "Doctors," an obvious parody of "Chicago Hope." Also, upon mentioning that he used to work for a haberdasher, Dave sends Mike Wallace to work for Mujibur and Sirajul.
  • Show #0241
    Show #0241
    Episode 22
    9/27/94
    0.0
  • Show #0240
    Show #0240
    Episode 21
    9/26/94
    0.0
  • Show #0239
    Show #0239
    Episode 20
    9/23/94
    0.0
  • Show #0238
    Show #0238
    Episode 19
    9/22/94
    0.0
    John Popper sits in with the band; Bill Murray tours Broadway; Macaulay Culkin promotes "Richie Rich."
  • Show #0237
    Show #0237
    Episode 18
    9/21/94
    0.0
    An audience member gives Dave a tiny pair of pants; Gavin MacLeod pops in several times, interrupting the monologue and presenting the Top Ten.
  • Show #0236
    Show #0236
    Episode 17
    9/20/94
    0.0
  • Show #0235
    Show #0235
    Episode 16
    9/19/94
    0.0
    Hal Gurnee harasses taxi drivers by posting their images on the Times Square jumbotron.
  • Show #0234
    Show #0234
    Episode 15
    9/16/94
    0.0
    Dave comments on Robbie Kondor; a car alarm goes off outside the theater, so Dave goes outside and bombs the offending car; Chuck Berry sings "Johnny B. Goode"; Zsa Zsa Gabor laments and spews profanities after discovering her car has been destroyed.
  • Show #0233
    Show #0233
    Episode 14
    9/15/94
    0.0
    "Dropping Stuff Off the 8th Floor Window" includes: champagne bottles, confetti, a TV monitor, presidential plates, fluorescent tubes, and bowling balls into a bathtub of pudding. The first two miss their mark; the third makes it but destroys the tub.
  • Show #0232
    Show #0232
    Episode 13
    9/14/94
    0.0
  • Show #0231
    Show #0231
    Episode 12
    9/13/94
    0.0
  • Show #0230
    Show #0230
    Episode 11
    9/12/94
    0.0
    It's "Impression Night," as Dave mimics Johnny Carson and Jeff Altman, while two audience members look like Barbara Bush and Chuck Yaeger. Later, Andre Agassi and Dave play tennis on 53rd Street.
  • Show #0229
    Show #0229
    Episode 10
    9/9/94
    6.0
  • Show #0228
    Show #0228
    Episode 9
    9/8/94
    5.5
    "Back to School Items" includes a Split Pea Volcano. Also, throughout the show, "Wheel of Fortune" puzzles: "Siskel & Ebert," "I Love You, Vanna," "Aaaaaaaaah," "Dave Letterman Is a Pinhead," and "Worldwide Pants."
  • Show #0227
    Show #0227
    Episode 8
    9/7/94
    0.0
  • Show #0226
    Show #0226
    Episode 7
    9/6/94
    0.0
    Throughout the night, an audience woman from Brooklyn kicks footballs.
  • Show #0225
    Show #0225
    Episode 6
    9/5/94
    0.0
  • Show #0224
    Show #0224
    Episode 5
    9/2/94
    0.0
  • Show #0223
    Show #0223
    Episode 4
    9/1/94
    0.0
  • Show #0222
    Show #0222
    Episode 3
    8/31/94
    0.0
    Dave calls the phone bank on the theater corner and invites someone inside to ask guest Kathie Lee Gifford questions. When the bit doesn't work, Regis Philbin saves the segment by throwing copies of his workout video into the audience.
  • Show #0221
    Show #0221
    Episode 2
    8/30/94
    0.0
  • Show #0220
    Show #0220
    Episode 1
    8/29/94
    9.3
    To celebrate the first anniversary of the Late Show, Marvin Hamlisch and the CBS Orchestra perform a composition called "Dave's Neighborhood."
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