It's so hot outside that Biff tries to start a fire on the sidewalk with a magnifying glass and a bundle of sticks, as members from New York's Fire Department stand by; Rupert and Leonard bother people per Dave's requests; Jennifer Aniston promotes Picture Perfect.
During CBS Mailbag, we look into a day in the life of a "Accident-Prone Blood-Gorged Tick" (Leonard Tepper); director-producer-raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld makes his first of many Late Show appearances.
Dave gets two girls at a nearby cafe to help celebrate Canada Day with Canada Dry®, which gets delivered by a Mountie; to continue a running gag started the previous night, bowler Johnny Petraglia sits in; various staffers describe clips from "America's Funniest Home Videos."
Dave declares a guy named Jeff as "Captain of the Audience," helping the host out with menial tasks such as helping present the Top Ten and keeping the audience awake. Also, film director Robert Zemeckis makes a rare television appearance, promoting his new movie Contact.
It's 91 degrees outside, so Biff decides to watch ice melt on the street; Peter Fonda promotes Ulee's Gold.
"How Many Guys in a Bunny Suit Can Get Into H&R Block?" Only two, until both are kicked out. Right after the first commercial break, Biff then tries to get in wearing a dog suit and, despite being escorted by Bill DeLace, is also ejected. When all is said and done, Dave announces the tax company's new slogan: "And stay out!" Later in the show, Dave insists that Norm Macdonald do his Dave impression.moreless
In a remote featuring Dave talking to various fan club presidents, a sword fight breaks out between the "Cats" and "Star Wars" fans; Bob Borden offers Valentine's advice with Martha Stewart; on Stupid Pet Tricks, a terrier lifts a 10 lb. barbell; The Fugees (featuring Busta Rhymes, Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, and Forte) perform "Rumble in the Jungle."moreless
Dave celebrates a decade and a half in late night television by bringing back some of his favorite Stupid Human Tricks; in an "A&E Biography" parody, Mia Farrow repeatedly denies she was married to Dave; Elle MacPherson promotes her new calendar and discusses running her own modeling agency.
Dave shows QVC footage of a Cabbage Patch Bill Clinton doll eating French fries; Debbie Reynolds plugs Mother, and Dave shows an old photo of her and Inky; In Love and War star Chris O'Donnell does a Stupid Human Trick; the drama class from Calhoun High School re-enacts the first half of the show.moreless
When Dave gives a ham to an audience guy, he gives him five more when he says it's going to a senior citizens' group. Soon enough, Biff practically gives him the entire inventory. Phil Hartman and Bob Costas keep the favor going by giving the big fella rye bread and mustard, respectively. Later, Luther Vandross (no gifts) performed "I Can Make It Better."moreless