Late Show with David Letterman - Season 6

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  • Show #1278
    Show #1278
    Episode 213
    8/20/99
    0.0
    Dave announces that after 6 years and 1,278 shows on CBS, he now wants to be called "Daddy"; Alan beats up Regis during CBS Mailbag; Albert Brooks makes a phone call to his pet parrot.
  • Show #1277
    Show #1277
    Episode 212
    8/19/99
    0.0
    Dave announces that tonight is the premiere of "Late Show Who Wants to be a Billionaire?" Tonight's first question: "Who took over for the 'Brady Bunch' father after the original actor was arrested and imprisoned for the grisly kidnap and murder of the show's wardrobe designer?" The answer: Dennis Weaver.
  • Show #1276
    Show #1276
    Episode 211
    8/18/99
    0.0
    Terence Blanchard sits in with the band, while Olympic diver Kathy Pesek does a demonstration for the audience (via telephone).
  • Show #1275
    Show #1275
    Episode 210
    8/17/99
    0.0
    Dave announces that tonight, "We're going to have good old-fashioned fun": all night, Richard Egan stands on 53rd St. guessing the weight of passersby.
  • Show #1274
    Show #1274
    Episode 209
    8/16/99
    0.0
    A shirtless Vince DeMentri interviews people on the street, asking them what they think of Hillary Clinton. Later, Katie Holmes promotes "Dawson's Creek."
  • Show #1273
    Show #1273
    Episode 208
    8/13/99
    0.0
    During CBS Mailbag, Inky Mendez announces his candidacy for the US Senate, while Dave chats with "Hillary Clinton" (Gerard).
  • Show #1272
    Show #1272
    Episode 207
    8/12/99
    0.0
    Dave takes up an offering for a preacher who played "Who Your Deer Repellants."
  • Show #1271
    Show #1271
    Episode 206
    8/11/99
    0.0
    Dave announces that a crack in the building next door caused a temporary evacuation of the theater. Later, The Mavericks perform "There Goes My Heart."
  • Show #1270
    Show #1270
    Episode 205
    8/10/99
    0.0
    Kreskin's knowledge of 70's backup singers is tested in a segment called "Commodore or Pip?" Later, Smash Mouth performs their smash hit "All-Star."
  • Show #1269
    Show #1269
    Episode 204
    8/9/99
    0.0
    Paul refers to Regis as a bastard, only for the "Millionaire" host to retaliate.
  • Show #1268
    Show #1268
    Episode 203
    8/6/99
    0.0
    During CBS Mailbag, Alan punches Dave. Later, Dave's former "Starland Vocal Band Hour" co-star Jeff Altman looks back at his tumultous television career.
  • Show #1267
    Show #1267
    Episode 202
    8/5/99
    0.0
    Dave repeatedly shows footage of the Taco Bell chihuahua saying "funkalicious." Later, Dave and William H. Macy drink Tang spiked with Jack Daniels.
  • Show #1266
    Show #1266
    Episode 201
    8/4/99
    0.0
    Dave shows the audience some stuff he bought on his recent vacation in a segment called "Travel Souvenirs." Later, "Newsradio" star Dave Foley promotes the movie "Dick."
  • Show #1265
    Show #1265
    Episode 200
    8/3/99
    0.0
    Dave takes the outside cam to Joe G's for another round of "Stop Calling Me Kitty."
  • Show #1264
    Show #1264
    Episode 199
    8/2/99
    0.0
    It's a very special night as Jim Jeter is about to log his one millionth mile on his 1982 Toyota Starlet. After reaching the milestone, Dave buys him a new used car.
  • Show #1263
    Show #1263
    Episode 198
    7/30/99
    0.0
    Dave chats with Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong; Paul's latest prediction: "No more lox and bagels"; Sheryl Crow performs "The Difficult Kind."
  • Show #1262
    Show #1262
    Episode 197
    7/29/99
    0.0
    "Paul Shaffer's Countdown to the Millennium" makes its triumphant return to the Late Show, and is now sponsered by Hillary Clinton and Larry King. Tonight's forecast: "In the new millennium, people will freak out."
  • Show #1261
    Show #1261
    Episode 196
    7/28/99
    0.0
    Biff helps out pedestrians walking on 53rd Street; Dave asks Paul about project identification; Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder perform "Behind Blue Eyes."
  • Show #1260
    Show #1260
    Episode 195
    7/27/99
    0.0
    Buckwheat Zydeco (nee Stanley Durrell) sits in on accordion; throughout the night, Shark the border collie chases Frisbees on 53rd Street; film director Garry Marshall plugs Runaway Bride.
  • Show #1259
    Show #1259
    Episode 194
    7/26/99
    0.0
    Paul complains about the heat at Woodstock '99; Dave brags about Max Pappas and Team Rahal (a sign of things to come); Ted Koppel's evil twin Kenny is caught hosting Nightline in lieu of his more well-known brother.
  • Show #1258
    Show #1258
    Episode 193
    7/23/99
    0.0
    Paul asks what the point of the Secret Word is, and after it's revealed ("throb"), Dave replies with "I'm tired of being held hostage by your psychotic delusions." Also, Mujibur and Sirajul preview the new Alan Kalter dart board, and Alan punches them.
  • Show #1257
    Show #1257
    Episode 192
    7/22/99
    9.5
    The Hillary Clinton/Larry King Secret Word is "meehnkee"; Dave "performs" at Woodstock '99, then declares that Limp Bizkit kicks ass; Buzz Aldrin drops by to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the moon landing.
  • Show #1256
    Show #1256
    Episode 191
    7/21/99
    0.0
    The Hillary Clinton/Larry King Secret Word is "mommy"; Dave asks a question to Einstein's Brain (voice of Alan Kalter); perfect game winner David Cone presents the Top Ten.
  • Show #1255
    Show #1255
    Episode 190
    7/20/99
    0.0
    The Dan Quayle/Larry King Secret Word is "pie"; Dave finally meets the entire U.S. Women's World Cup champion soccer team, though Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain do most of the talking; "Rita Buttgas" is introduced as the first Secret Word three-time winner; Dave asks Paul if they can trade the horn section for the soccer team.moreless
  • Show #1254
    Show #1254
    Episode 189
    7/19/99
    0.0
    The Larry King/Dan Quayle Secret Word is "sphygmomanometer"; Dave briefly comments on the passing of JFK Jr.; Dave Mirra does bicycle stunts on 53rd Street, but after he has to cut it short due to rain, he pops wheelies inside the theater.
  • Show #1253
    Show #1253
    Episode 188
    7/9/99
    0.0
    Dave points out that Paul is dressed from head to toe in white tonight, including a snazzy top hat; during Mailbag, The Guy on Fire is profiled on "Biff Henderson's Where Are They Now?"; Lucinda Williams performs "Concrete on Barbed Wire."
  • Show #1252
    Show #1252
    Episode 187
    7/8/99
    0.0
    The Secret Word is "prick," with the stock footage of the baby owls eating the rat joining an already crowded group of sponsors; John Mayall sits in; Jason Biggs promotes American Pie.
  • Show #1251
    Show #1251
    Episode 186
    7/7/99
    0.0
    Dave replies to a Zagat's survey; the Women's Soccer Secret Word is "pestilence," with the Dan Quayle/Larry King Secret Word Jackpot standing at "Thirteen hundred damn dollars!"; Oliver Platt promotes Lake Placid.
  • Show #1250
    Show #1250
    Episode 185
    7/6/99
    0.0
    An audience member attempts to button Dave's jacket; the Dan Quayle/Larry King/Women's Soccer Secret Word is "neoprene"; throughout the night, Biff stands next to a 45-pound block of ice on the sidewalk, giving Dave updates on its melting status; Sixpence None the Richer performs "Kiss Me."
  • Show #1249
    Show #1249
    Episode 184
    7/5/99
    0.0
    Dave shows footage of a taxi literally crashing the staff cookout out on 53rd Street; with temperatures hovering over 100 degrees, Biff dares to go outside and fry an egg on the sidewalk; Dan Quayle joins Larry King and the Women's Soccer Team as a sponsor of Alan's Secret Word ("one hot mother****er"); Tony Randall drops by to eat the egg.moreless
  • Show #1248
    Show #1248
    Episode 183
    7/2/99
    0.0
    The Larry King/Women's Soccer Secret Word is "pony"; during Mailbag, Biff, Kenny, and Dave Dorsett brag about their latest female conquests; John Leguizamo promotes Summer of Sam.
  • Show #1247
    Show #1247
    Episode 182
    7/1/99
    0.0
    The Larry King/Women's Soccer Secret Word is "highoeyazmuhoodhee"; Calista Flockhart's chat with Dave is interrupted by visions of the dancing baby from Ally McBeal busting a move with George Clarke; Bill DeLace poses as a Little League umpire for a remote Top Ten list.
  • Show #1246
    Show #1246
    Episode 181
    6/30/99
    0.0
    The Larry King/Women's Soccer Secret Word is "peripatetic"; a bird caller from Piedmont, California does a drumroll for Dave; after a brief discussion over the difference between a mesa and a butte, Rob Burnett makes a quirky legal pad doodle that settles the issue once and for all.
  • Show #1245
    Show #1245
    Episode 180
    6/29/99
    0.0
    The World Cup Soccer Team Secret Word is "oozing"; Montana park ranger (and past winner) "Rita Buttgas" (Jude Brennan) is announced as the winner of the Secret Word Tournament of Champions; Dave picks a fly out of his coffee.
  • Show #1244
    Show #1244
    Episode 179
    6/28/99
    0.0
    Tonight's Secret Word ("bird") is brought to you by David Letterman's Women's World Cup Soccer Team, in honor of his latest celebrity crush. Quote Alan: "They're hotter than a dancing bobcat with its ass on fire!" Also, during a slideshow bit called "Celebrity Summer Plans," Vinnie Magliulo reports live via satellite from Caesar's Palace giving the odds on the audience response to the jokes.moreless
  • Show #1243
    Show #1243
    Episode 178
    6/25/99
    0.0
    The Larry King Secret Word is "peptide"; Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty perform "Smooth."
  • Show #1242
    Show #1242
    Episode 177
    6/24/99
    0.0
    The Larry King Secret Word is "linguine." Also, to counteract with Hillary Clinton's recent decision to run for the US Senate in New York, Mayor Giuliani announces that he's running for the same office in Arkansas.
  • Show #1241
    Show #1241
    Episode 176
    6/23/99
    0.0
    Jimmy Vaughan sits in; the Larry King Secret Word is "entropic"; after an unusually aimless edition of "New for Summer," Dave asks Paul, "What is happening to this show?"
  • Show #1240
    Show #1240
    Episode 175
    6/22/99
    0.0
    The Larry King Secret Word is "gabardine," and is followed by stock footage of four baby owls devouring a rat. Also, Dave shows the audience an autographed photo of the US Women's World Cup Soccer Team in Late Show, and stops the show several times to ogle the ladies.
  • Show #1239
    Show #1239
    Episode 174
    6/21/99
    0.0
    The secret word ("rodeo") is now sponsored by Larry King, whom according to Alan "looks like an owl"; "Rita Buttgas" (Jude Brennan) is introduced as the latest winner of the faux contest; Pat Farmer comments on the NBA Finals from backstage; Andy Dick starts cutting his hair in mid-interview, and afterwards a very annoyed Kenny Sheehan breaks out the dust-buster.moreless
  • Show #1238
    Show #1238
    Episode 173
    6/18/99
    0.0
    Anton is introduced as Buddy Rich Jr., the "bastard son" of the legendary jazz drummer; Hosie Cow makes a cameo in the new Austin Powers movie; the Hosie Cow Secret Word is "whipknockvonwhipknocky," but Dave forces Alan to change it to "newt."
  • Show #1237
    Show #1237
    Episode 172
    6/17/99
    0.0
    Al Gore appears on "The Paul Shaffer Show"; The Hosie Cow Secret Word is "tourniquet"; Mike Myers promotes Austin Powers 2.
  • Show #1236
    Show #1236
    Episode 171
    6/16/99
    0.0
    The Hosie Cow Secret Word is "pigment," while Dave chats (and becomes infatuated) with Brandi Chastain of the US Women's World Cup Soccer Team.
  • Show #1235
    Show #1235
    Episode 170
    6/15/99
    0.0
    The Hosie Cow Secret Word is "dick" again, but it's eventually changed to "bunny." Also, Dave has another one of his long-winded chats (via satellite) with the Preston Luggage Company in Dallas, where he lets a customer set his own price (five dollars) for a snazzy carry-on bag.
  • Show #1234
    Show #1234
    Episode 169
    6/14/99
    0.0
    The Hosie Cow Secret Word is "amputation"; the latest roll call introduces Biff's pint-size clone "Mini-Biff" and Calvert dressed up as a Hosie Cow; Tim Robbins promotes Arlington Road.
  • Show #1233
    Show #1233
    Episode 168
    6/11/99
    0.0
    Edgar Winter sits in; the Hosie Cow Secret Word is "dick"; Heather Graham promotes Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
  • Show #1232
    Show #1232
    Episode 167
    6/10/99
    0.0
    After appearing in an ad for Hosie Cow, Alan announces that the secret word is "inflammation." Also, Tony nominee Brian Dennehy presents the Top Ten.
  • Show #1231
    Show #1231
    Episode 166
    6/9/99
    0.0
    The Hosie Cow Secret Word is "whippy"; last night's winner "Barbara Sanchez" (Jude Brennan) is presented with $400 and a fully functional Hosie Cow; Alan imagines what effect Y2K will have on the country.
  • Show #1230
    Show #1230
    Episode 165
    6/8/99
    0.0
    The Hosie Cow Secret Word is "escarpment"; Dave plays a new game at Joe G's where a contestant must start a conversation and brings up the weather within sixty seconds (he won); Snoop Dogg plugs his new album.
  • Show #1229
    Show #1229
    Episode 164
    6/7/99
    0.0
    Tonight's secret word ("emetic") is now sponsored by a lawn-watering device called "Hosie Cow"; Biff stands outside holding a popsicle in one hand and a Creamsicle® in the other, determining which will melt first (the popsicle); Dave chats with Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of The Citadel.
  • Show #1228
    Show #1228
    Episode 163
    5/28/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "bituminous"; Lou Rawls continues to lounge in the green room; during Mailbag, "Billy Blanks" (Gerard) gives a rather half-hearted demonstration of Tae-Bo.
  • Show #1227
    Show #1227
    Episode 162
    5/27/99
    0.0
    Jay Johnson wins the secret word "contest" again; throughout the night, Lou Rawls sits in the green room; tonight's secret word is "litmus"; Everlast performs "Ends."
  • Show #1226
    Show #1226
    Episode 161
    5/26/99
    0.0
    Anton is again introduced as Buddy Rich, Jr.; Paul pays $102,000,000 for a ticket to see the new "Star Wars" prequel; Dave shows Sarah Jessica Parker a recent clip of Matthew Broderick chatting on the show with his fly open.
  • Show #1225
    Show #1225
    Episode 160
    5/25/99
    0.0
    Dave tries calling Hawaii again; the secret word is "asparagus"; Kate Capshaw tries to call her vacationing husband (Steven Spielberg) in Hawaii but she gets a busy signal; Britney Spears performs "…Baby One More Time."
  • Show #1224
    Show #1224
    Episode 159
    5/24/99
    0.0
    Dave goes on a fury as to what constitutes the dinners given as prizes during "Know Your Current Events"; the secret word is "announcer"; Dave Dorsett doodles on a camera; Tony ruins the ending of the new "Star Wars" prequel in Spanish.
  • Show #1223
    Show #1223
    Episode 158
    5/21/99
    0.0
    Tonight's audience hails from Boston, Massachusetts. The backdrop, as always, is altered to resemble the Beantown skyline; Dave shows various great moments in Red Sox history, showing Carlton Fisk's 1975 World Series homer three times; Bill DeLace impersonates a hot dog vendor during a remote Top Ten; Nomar Garciaparra walks across the stage to a Standing O; the reunited J. Geils Band performed "Looking of a Love."moreless
  • Show #1222
    Show #1222
    Episode 157
    5/20/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "Alan"; Dave shows a one dollar bill folded so it would be shaped like a ring, courtesy of a "Know Your Current Events" participant; Helen Hunt promotes the final episode of Mad About You; musical guest Hole performs "Awful."
  • Show #1221
    Show #1221
    Episode 156
    5/19/99
    7.8
    The secret word is "turf"; various members of the staff appear in a series of film promos, including Biff in Eyes Wide Shut; a recently clean-shaven Tom Selleck is treated to a video tribute to his facial hair.
  • Show #1220
    Show #1220
    Episode 155
    5/18/99
    0.0
    Dave calls Aloha Meats in Honolulu to see if they answer the phone by saying "aloha"; the secret word is "polymer"; Dave and Shecky hang out with a Star Wars fan; Aretha Franklin attempts to sing "Nessun Dorma."
  • Show #1219
    Show #1219
    Episode 154
    5/17/99
    10
    The secret word is "molar," while Dave measures Julia Roberts' waist.
  • Show #1218
    Show #1218
    Episode 153
    5/14/99
    7.0
    With tonight's audience being from the City of Brotherly Love, Biff heads to Philly to get in training a la Rocky. For his efforts, he is given a medal by Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell and Sylvester Stallone's brother Frank.
  • Show #1217
    Show #1217
    Episode 152
    5/13/99
    0.0
    Dave bring out the seven supposed winners of last night's secret word contest (including Mike McIntee and the Stangel brothers); tonight's secret word is "scooter"; an audience member from Florida plays Paul's piano is lieu of "Know Your Current Events"; teen actress Leelee Sobieski promotes the CBS miniseries Joan of Arc.moreless
  • Show #1216
    Show #1216
    Episode 151
    5/12/99
    0.0
    Dave makes a nonsense rant about Barry Manilow; the secret word is "winky"; during "Dave's Record Collection," Tony goes berserk over a comment made by Dave, and he gets thrown out by Bill DeLace.
  • Show #1215
    Show #1215
    Episode 150
    5/11/99
    0.0
    Thirteen-year-old blues phenomenon Ben Robinson sits in; the secret word is "stick"; Bob Borden walks onstage to hype his new catchphrase: "Next time bring your sister, you hump."
  • Show #1214
    Show #1214
    Episode 149
    5/10/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "ball"; an audience member is stifled by a barbershop quartet in the latest edition of "Who Asked For It?"; a dog gets injured during "Stupid Pet Tricks," prompting Dave to keep on eye on him in the green room.
  • Show #1213
    Show #1213
    Episode 148
    5/7/99
    0.0
    In honor of tonight's travel-weary audience (everybody's from Nashville), Biff hangs out at the Grand Ole Opry while Nashville Predators captain Tom Fitzgerald presents the Top Ten.
  • Show #1212
    Show #1212
    Episode 147
    5/6/99
    0.0
    Cold opening: Jesse Jackson makes an insincere apology to Dave for his tardiness in last night's show. Also, "Marlene DiBenedetto" (Jude Brennan) wins the secret word again, and the Hi-Ho girls present the $200 check.
  • Show #1211
    Show #1211
    Episode 146
    5/5/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "undershirt"; Dave shows (bogus) footage of Roberto Benigni making an ass of himself at the Country Music Awards; World Bass fishing champ Denny Brauer is bumped up after Jesse Jackson's limo arrives late.
  • Show #1210
    Show #1210
    Episode 145
    5/4/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "incinerate"; Paul Fiore tries to parallel-park outside; Dave chats with a twelve-year-old girl who wants to save the dying art of ice cream trucks.
  • Show #1209
    Show #1209
    Episode 144
    5/3/99
    0.0
    Dave claims he's filed a $100 million lawsuit against the surgeon general; Dave pays an attractive audience member $200 for saying tonight's secret word ("thimble"); Robbie Williams performs "Millennium."
  • Show #1208
    Show #1208
    Episode 143
    4/30/99
    0.0
    In honor of tonight's audience, the backdrop is altered to show the skyline of Miami, Florida; Biff visits a retirement community in Coral Gables; ten Florida residents present the Top Ten, with Dave counting down in Spanish; Dave eats suntan lotion.
  • Show #1207
    Show #1207
    Episode 142
    4/29/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "carrot," and Dave introduces another supposed winner (writer and Boston native Jay Johnson); to prove a point, Dave quizzes Paul on a cut of meat; during a new segment called "Alan's Celebrity Birthday," a caption reading "jackass" with an arrow pointing at Alan appears on the screen, so Big Red storms off to the control room and punches Jerry.moreless
  • Show #1206
    Show #1206
    Episode 141
    4/28/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "boat"; Paul, Felecia, Will, and Sid perform "Songs for Pedestrians"; Ted Danson lurks in the backdrop during Dave's chat with Mary Steenburgen.
  • Show #1205
    Show #1205
    Episode 140
    4/27/99
    0.0
    Dave claims there was a secret word winner last night, then brings out Connecticut housewife "Marlene DiBenedetto"; the secret word is "hat," with the jackpot going back down to a hundred damn dollars; Dave makes another shout-out to the Manhattan Chili Company.
  • Show #1204
    Show #1204
    Episode 139
    4/26/99
    0.0
    Dave discusses the various bars and/or grills that have been next door to the theater, and wishes the best of luck to its current incarnation, The Manhattan Chili Company; the secret word is "kitty"; Paul gets spun off into his own talk show, during which he has a (bogus) heart-to-heart with Monica Lewinsky; Dave has a sample of the chili.moreless
  • Show #1203
    Show #1203
    Episode 138
    4/16/99
    0.0
    A technical difficulty turns Dave's face and tie blue during the monologue; the secret word is "tubular"; during Mailbag, Dave shows us the video guide "Biff Henderson's How to Become a Chick Magnet."
  • Show #1202
    Show #1202
    Episode 137
    4/15/99
    0.0
    Dave mentions the sudden and untimely death of Bill Wendell; the secret word is "Melon"; with no clip available, Biff and David Spade reenact a scene from his new movie Lost & Found; Tim Couch of the Kentucky Wildcats (and later the Cleveland Browns) and Dave throw a football into a exact same taxi window; Dave mistakenly refers to the show as "Late Night."moreless
  • Show #1201
    Show #1201
    Episode 136
    4/14/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "quadricentennial," and after doubling the stakes on last night's show, Dave "raises" them to an even hundred million; on a variation of a recurring bit, Biff goes out in traffic, harassing people with a bullhorn; Dave increases the jackpot again to $150,000,000; Darrell Hammond does his trademark Clinton impression.moreless
  • Show #1200
    Show #1200
    Episode 135
    4/13/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "hegemony," and Dave doubles the current jackpot from $1100 to $2200; Kathie Lee Gifford sings Dave a late happy birthday song, and later he shows a clip of her left buttock mysteriously sagging as she walked offstage; Kevin Spacey enters the stage on an electric scooter.
  • Show #1199
    Show #1199
    Episode 134
    4/12/99
    0.0
    Paul announces celebrities will come by all evening to wish Dave a happy birthday, and for some strange reason Martha Stewart drops by three times; the secret word is "diplopia"; to settle an argument, Dave shows the audience a map of the Panama Canal.
  • Show #1198
    Show #1198
    Episode 133
    4/9/99
    5.5
    Paul makes his second "Countdown to the Millennium" prediction since the designation: "Everybody's going to take out a lot of cash. Forget about the cash." Also, Dave calls Jay Leno "a hump," then ponders what it would be like if Jesus was a guest on the show.
  • Show #1197
    Show #1197
    Episode 132
    4/8/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "ischemia," while SNL star Molly Shannon promotes Never Been Kissed.
  • Show #1196
    Show #1196
    Episode 131
    4/7/99
    0.0
    Throughout the night, local teens with learner's permits parallel park on 53rd Street. At the end of the show, Dave attempts parallel parking and nearly embarrasses himself.
  • Show #1195
    Show #1195
    Episode 130
    4/6/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "millipede"; right after the second-ever edition of "Know Your Cuts of Meat," Dave calls one of the previous owners of his Meat Identification Kit.
  • Show #1194
    Show #1194
    Episode 129
    4/5/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "flange"; Dave holds up a certificate that makes Late Show the "Official Late Night Talk Show of the Millennium"; Biff annoys Yankees players during his 2nd annual trip to their Spring Training camp in Florida; Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson, with a little help from Kris Kristofferson, perform a memorable duet.moreless
  • Show #1193
    Show #1193
    Episode 128
    4/2/99
    0.0
    Charlie Daniels sits in on fiddle; the secret word is "mahagony"; comedian/commentator Greg Fitzsimmons remarks on domestic life.
  • Show #1192
    Show #1192
    Episode 127
    4/1/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "nemonurwingy," but Dave accuses Alan of making it up (which he did), so he changes it to "balloon." Also, after The Corrs perform "So Young," Dave decides that "Corrs" must be Irish for "babes."
  • Show #1191
    Show #1191
    Episode 126
    3/31/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "sociopathic," while Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn promote the upcoming remake of The Out-of-Towners.
  • Show #1190
    Show #1190
    Episode 125
    3/30/99
    0.0
    The opening sequence is altered; the secret word is "taconite"; Laurence Fishburne (promoting "The Matrix") helps Dave review clips of his previous Late Show visits to see if he was bearded or clean-shaven; Dave chats with Sister Carol Anne Corley, a nun who's also a master of fly-fishing.
  • Show #1189
    Show #1189
    Episode 124
    3/29/99
    0.0
    Dave hollers about 60 Minutes, then claims that somebody won the Secret Word "contest" on Friday; tonight's Secret Word is "meniscus," with the jackpot reduced to a hundred dollars; Blur (featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem) performs "Coffee & TV."
  • Show #1188
    Show #1188
    Episode 123
    3/26/99
    0.0
    Dave bids farewell to Tom Snyder (his last show aired that night), then says get well to Johnny Carson (who had major surgery). Also, the secret word is "elliptical."
  • Show #1187
    Show #1187
    Episode 122
    3/25/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "bilious," which is coincidental because Dave feels under the weather. Also, Elton John and Leann Rimes perform "Written in the Stars."
  • Show #1186
    Show #1186
    Episode 121
    3/24/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "shipjack"; Dave shows a meat identification kit, complete with photographs of each form of meat; Craig Kilborn promotes his new talk show; Emmylou Harris and a rotund Linda Ronstadt perform Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy."
  • Show #1185
    Show #1185
    Episode 120
    3/23/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "Ionosphere," with the prize now standing at "$1700 damn dollars!" Meanwhile, Gaines awkwardly interrupts Dave's interview with Elizabeth Hurley to answer a question Dave asked Rob Burnett at the start of the show.
  • Show #1184
    Show #1184
    Episode 119
    3/22/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "lederhosen"; the second-ever "Alan Kalter's Where Are They Now?" reveals that Alan Hale, Jr. has been dead for several years now; Don King helps Norm MacDonald promote his new show.
  • Show #1183
    Show #1183
    Episode 118
    3/5/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "melancholia," while "Oprah" (Pat Farmer) flirts with "John Travolta" (Kenny Sheehan).
  • Show #1182
    Show #1182
    Episode 117
    3/4/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "viscous," while George Miller rants about the media.
  • Show #1181
    Show #1181
    Episode 116
    3/3/99
    0.0
    Dave rants about tonight's Barbara Walters/Monica Lewinsky interview; the secret word is "luggage," with the grand prize reaching $1300; the latest roll call singles out Tom Cruise's manicurist, Tom Cruise's dressmaker, and "Tom Cruise" (Calvert) himself; Dave and Paul comment on the death of Dusty Springfield.
  • Show #1180
    Show #1180
    Episode 115
    3/2/99
    7.0
    The secret word is "saluki"; live via satellite, the employees of the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama opens up suitcases; The Roots (featuring Erykah Badu) performs "You Got Me."
  • Show #1179
    Show #1179
    Episode 114
    3/1/99
    0.0
  • Show #1178
    Show #1178
    Episode 113
    2/26/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "combustible," and the stakes have been raised to an even thousand; during Mailbag, Harold Larkin starts bleeding from the neck, which happens to be a common side effect of using Head & Shoulders shampoo; Will Ferrell sings about things at random.
  • Show #1177
    Show #1177
    Episode 112
    2/25/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "corpuscular." Meanwhile, Dave chats with Homer Hickam, the NASA shuttle instructor whose life inspired the recent film October Sky.
  • Show #1176
    Show #1176
    Episode 111
    2/24/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "barnacle;" Dave answers a phone call from Sweden; in a segment about the hype surrounding Star Wars Episode One, George Clarke impersonates Mark Hamill.
  • Show #1175
    Show #1175
    Episode 110
    2/23/99
    0.0
    Alan's secret word is "bobcat," and the jackpot now stands at "seven hundred damn dollars!" Also, Kreskin participates in a new game called "North Dakota/South Dakota," where he must correctly guess which state a mystery person is calling from.
  • Show #1174
    Show #1174
    Episode 109
    2/22/99
    0.0
    Dave takes five minutes to comment on the sudden death of Gene Siskel, then shows a clip from his last appearance on the show; Alan interrupts to show everybody his gritty new 10-10-346 ad; Dave claims that if you want to hear #1 of the "Top Ten Mike Tyson Complaints About TV," you have to go to his web site.moreless
  • Show #1173
    Show #1173
    Episode 108
    2/19/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "buttress"; during Mailbag, Dave and Linda Tripp appear on $25,000 Pyramid; ten hot dog vendors present the Top Ten.
  • Show #1172
    Show #1172
    Episode 107
    2/18/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "hydraulic"; Dave gives a photographer in the audience a Polaroid to shoot pictures during the show; in his first Late Show appearance, Jake Gyllenhaal plugs October Sky.
  • Show #1171
    Show #1171
    Episode 106
    2/17/99
    0.0
    The secret word is "mongoose"; ten West Point cadet presents the Top Ten; Julian Lennon performs The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down."
  • Show #1170
    Show #1170
    Episode 105
    2/16/99
    0.0
    Lou Soloff of Blood, Sweat and Tears sits in with the horn section; Alan's secret word is "magnesium"; Dave chats with champion figure skater Tara Lipinski.
  • Show #1169
    Show #1169
    Episode 104
    2/15/99
    0.0
    Tonight marks the debut of "Alan Kalter's Secret Word." Tonight's utterance: "gristle." Also, racing star Jeff Gordon presents the Top Ten, while Dave gives the blue cards for the "What They'll Be Doing Next" segment to Corky Ramirez to send to the comedy museum.
  • Show #1168
    Show #1168
    Episode 103
    2/12/99
    0.0
    Dave discusses signature sign-offs and announces his new one will be "Keep a light coat of oil on it"; during Mailbag, Gerard discusses nudity in film and gets distracted by his speech very easily; Richard Simmons flies around a la Cupid before his interview, but storms off after Dave kisses Nadine and the Mailbag Girl.moreless
  • Show #1167
    Show #1167
    Episode 102
    2/11/99
    0.0
    Orlando Antigua of the Harlem Globetrotters helps out during "Know Your Current Events," while Sandra Bullock promotes Forces of Nature.
  • Show #1166
    Show #1166
    Episode 101
    2/10/99
    0.0
    Dave rants about the internet, while Bob Borden literally searches for a valentine.
  • Show #1165
    Show #1165
    Episode 100
    2/9/99
    0.0
    Dave chats with (live via satellite) Al at Prestige Luggage Company in Dallas. Dave is so fascinated by him that the segment runs for almost fifteen minutes, and later Al presents #1 on the Top Ten list.
  • Show #1164
    Show #1164
    Episode 99
    2/8/99
    0.0
    "Biff Henderson's America" makes a quick stop in Baker, Nevada. Also, Dave chats with the Reverend and Mrs. John Cobb, who tell their incredible story of how they met after a mailed marriage proposal never came through.
  • Show #1163
    Show #1163
    Episode 98
    2/5/99
    0.0
    Nile Rogers fills in for both Felicia and Will Lee, who are both sick; Martha Stewart has some fun with a batch of pinecones.
  • Show #1162
    Show #1162
    Episode 97
    2/4/99
    0.0
    Dave reads about Bucknell University for a "KYCE" participant; Laetitia Casta is interviewed twice.
  • Show #1161
    Show #1161
    Episode 96
    2/3/99
    0.0
    Dave and Paul spend ten minutes discussing the new and improved "Late Show" home site; Dave chats with "John Elway" (Gerard) after the star quarterback is last minute no-show; Creed performs a garbled rendition of their hit "Take Me Higher."
  • Show #1160
    Show #1160
    Episode 95
    2/2/99
    0.0
    Dave mentions that through the wonders of science, Paul Shaffer had another baby over the weekend, and then introduces Bernard Shaffer in the green room; during "Who Asked For It?", an audience member demands to see something related to Groundhog Day, so "a groundhog" (Gerard) walks onstage and harasses Dave; Catherine Bell promotes J.A.G.moreless
  • Show #1159
    Show #1159
    Episode 94
    2/1/99
    0.0
    It's the seventeenth anniversary of Dave's debut in late night, and what is he going to do to celebrate the milestone? "Absolutely nothing." Also, Tony Randall reports from yesterday's Super Bowl XXXIII, while Dave offers to sing the national anthem at next year's game.
  • Show #1158
    Show #1158
    Episode 93
    1/29/99
    0.0
    Dave announces he and Paul are trying to establish a video nexus; during Mailibag, Anton falls down an elevator shaft, while Paul and Dave shoot Regis with paintballs; ten firefighters present the Top Ten.
  • Show #1157
    Show #1157
    Episode 92
    1/28/99
    0.0
    Biff shows up with a tie for a "Know Your Current Events" contestant; Bill Murray promotes Rushmore and serenades Dave.
  • Show #1156
    Show #1156
    Episode 91
    1/27/99
    0.0
    Dave and Paul discuss William Wood Lee Shaffer's diapers. Later, Paul interrupts the "Shark Week" segment with another Millennium prediction: "The new black… will be black."
  • Show #1155
    Show #1155
    Episode 90
    1/26/99
    0.0
    Dave says a focus group doesn't like his "Countdown to the Millennium" segment, so Paul gives one last fact: "Danny Aiello will get another series." Rather than bow down in defeat, Dave introduces a segment called "Shark Week," which actually started the previous night. The premise is that Dave and Paul try to talk about sharks, but quickly come to realize that they know almost nothing about them, and change the topic.moreless
  • Show #1154
    Show #1154
    Episode 89
    1/25/99
    0.0
  • Show #1153
    Show #1153
    Episode 88
    1/15/99
    0.0
    Mailbag: Tony mentions he's taken up acting, then shows two remarkably similar clips from Patch Adams and Shakespeare In Love. Also, NBA head honcho David Stern presents the Top Ten.
  • Show #1152
    Show #1152
    Episode 87
    1/14/99
    0.0
    William Baldwin promotes "Virus," while Biff rescues Dave's coffee mug after it falls over.
  • Show #1151
    Show #1151
    Episode 86
    1/13/99
    0.0
    Tonight's "Paul Shaffer Millennium Prediction": health spas will not charge deposits. Upon hearing this, Dave wishes people would stop using the phrase "happy camper." Also, Dave goes a somewhat lengthy discourse about the Late Night show before introducing Conan O'Brien, while the latest episode of "Next Time Bring Your Sister, You Hump" goes on location to The Candy Store.moreless
  • Show #1150
    Show #1150
    Episode 85
    1/12/99
    0.0
    During "Small Town News," Dave sports a paper mustache.
  • Show #1149
    Show #1149
    Episode 84
    1/11/99
    0.0
    Sitting in with the CBS Orchestra tonight: the shirtless guy who was the "T" in "Jets" at last night's game. Also, The Black Crowes performs "By Your Side."
  • Show #1148
    Show #1148
    Episode 83
    1/8/99
    0.0
    "David Letterman's Countdown to the Millennium," Day 2: Paul declares that he will mention a millennium-related fun fact every day for the rest of the year. Also, Jon Stewart promotes the recently overhauled talk show "The Daily Show."
  • Show #1147
    Show #1147
    Episode 82
    1/7/99
    0.0
    Dave announces the new name of the show will be "David Letterman's Countdown to the Millennium." Also, the show profiles audience member "Spencer Alderson" (Leonard) of Sweden.
  • Show #1146
    Show #1146
    Episode 81
    1/6/99
    0.0
    It's time for "How Many Guys in Mouse Suits Can Fit into a Dunkin' Donuts?" We never find out the exact number, though they do bring back doughnuts.
  • Show #1145
    Show #1145
    Episode 80
    1/5/99
    0.0
    Biff is now joined by drunken revelers for his latest green screen report; tonight on "Please Stop Calling Me Monty," Dave actually explains the rules to the contestant (Brad) this time; Dave meets child actor Liam Aiken; Brad (on guitar) sits in with the band; comedian Greg Behrendt makes his network television debut.moreless
  • Show #1144
    Show #1144
    Episode 79
    1/4/99
    0.0
    Biff pretends to stand in Times Square again, this time reporting about the weather. Also, Sarah Jessica Parker promotes the second season of "Sex & The City."
  • Show #1143
    Show #1143
    Episode 78
    1/1/99
    0.0
    Tonight on "CBS Mailbag," Dave has an "ad" for term paper assistance while Paul and Inky's "ads" in Rolling Stone are for mail order brides; Jon Voight promotes Varsity Blues and dodges a question about his daughter Angelina; teen actress Jena Malone plugs Stepmom and acknowlegdes that she's of no relation to CBS Orchestra trombonist Tom Malone.moreless
  • Show #1142
    Show #1142
    Episode 77
    12/31/98
    0.0
    Biff reports "live" from Times Square, even though the show is taped in the late afternoon. Dave quickly reveals that he's standing in front of a green screen. Also, Kamarr the Discount Magician makes one last appearance.
  • Show #1141
    Show #1141
    Episode 76
    12/30/98
    0.0
    Throughout the night, Chicago announcer "Ray Clay" fills in for Alan, making inane announcements and usurping the Top Ten from Dave. Also, a Late Show tradition is born when an annoyed Jay Thomas shows Jets QB Vinny Testaverde how to throw a football towards the "star" of the onstage Christmas tree.moreless
  • Show #1140
    Show #1140
    Episode 75
    12/29/98
    0.0
    Bisbee, North Dakota is investigated in the latest edition of "Biff Henderson's America."
  • Show #1139
    Show #1139
    Episode 74
    12/28/98
    0.0
    Dave talks about the recent successes of the New York Jets, so Harold Larkin goes outside to alter the "Jets Suck" graffiti on the wall; Biff keeps changing sweatshirts; ten beautiful women present the Top Ten.
  • Show #1138
    Show #1138
    Episode 73
    12/23/98
    0.0
    Soon-to-be-traded Yankees pitcher David Wells sits in the audience; the first of tonight's two Top Ten Lists is interrupted by a claymation segment with Dave and Santa; Cissy Houston and Roberta Flack join Darlene Love and Bette Sussman for their annual presentation of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)."
  • Show #1137
    Show #1137
    Episode 72
    12/22/98
    0.0
    Dave refunds $50 to an audience lady with a Late Show sweatshirt; a Joe G's customer appears in the hastily-produced film trailer for the faux movie "Badge of Honor III"; ten department store Santas present the Top Ten; Jessye Norman featuring Harry Huff sing "Go Tell It To The Mountain."
  • Show #1136
    Show #1136
    Episode 71
    12/21/98
    0.0
    The latest roll call mentions "Gus, who guy who owns property onstage" and "Tony Randall as Ricky, the stagehand who looks like Regis Philbin."
  • Show #1135
    Show #1135
    Episode 70
    12/18/98
    0.0
    During Mailbag, Alan gives the audience an unusual egg nog recipe, while Dave answers the question, "Where did Hanukkah come from?" by stating it that was named after a nice man named Steve Hanukkah.
  • Show #1134
    Show #1134
    Episode 69
    12/17/98
    0.0
    Live from sunny Los Angeles, it's "Dick Clark's Rockin' Countdown to December 18," followed by "Casey Kasem's Countdown to Dick Clark's Rockin' Countdown to December 18." When it strikes midnight, Casey is nearly drowned in a sea of confetti. Also, Dave clarifies a statement made during "Know Your Current Events" regarding Disney's takeover of Times Square, and Third Eye Blind performs "Jumper."moreless
  • Show #1133
    Show #1133
    Episode 68
    12/16/98
    0.0
    While Paul and the Orchestra perform "Songs for Pedestrians," Dave trims his tie. Also, a "Welcome Communists" banner hangs onstage.
  • Show #1132
    Show #1132
    Episode 67
    12/15/98
    0.0
    In lieu of a giant meatball, a pastrami sandwich is placed on top of the Late Show Christmas Tree; Kreskin guesses if Tom Arnold (via telephone) will correctly spell "Hanukkah."
  • Show #1131
    Show #1131
    Episode 66
    12/14/98
    0.0
    Dave explains the impeachment process; Robin Williams hosts the PBS special "The Shaffer Campaign: A Look Back," which details Paul's futile attempt to run for congress.
  • Show #1130
    Show #1130
    Episode 65
    12/11/98
    0.0
    Tom Brokaw drops by sporting a turtleneck sweater in lieu of his usual two-piece suit, and pretty soon Biff is handing out turtlenecks to the audience. By the end of the show, even Dave is wearing one.
  • Show #1129
    Show #1129
    Episode 64
    12/10/98
    0.0
    Dave compares an electrician that played "KYCE" to John Elway. Also, Meg Ryan plugs "You've Got Mail."
  • Show #1128
    Show #1128
    Episode 63
    12/9/98
    0.0
    Gerard plays an openly gay man in "Who Asked For It?"; The Brooklyn Philharmonic plays the "William Tell Overture."
  • Show #1127
    Show #1127
    Episode 62
    12/8/98
    0.0
    Live from Times Square, it's "Dick Clark's Rockin' December 9 Countdown." At the stroke of midnight, Greg Kinnear commutes from the theater to give Dick a kiss.
  • Show #1126
    Show #1126
    Episode 61
    12/7/98
    0.0
    It's "Stewart Night," as all the guests share the same last name despite not being related. French Stewart chats with Dave via telephone, Calvert does his famous Rod Stewart impression, Martha Stewart hangs out in the green room, and Patrick Stewart and Jon Stewart plug their most recent projects. Oh yeah, and Faith Hill (not a Stewart) sings.moreless
  • Show #1125
    Show #1125
    Episode 60
    11/27/98
    0.0
    Dave fusses over his hair, then messes around with it. Later, Salma Hayek plugs "Dogma."
  • Show #1124
    Show #1124
    Episode 59
    11/26/98
    0.0
    Dave warns pedestrians (via his PA system) that the turkey is bad; a guy in the balcony talks to Dave about turning flips onstage; Paul correctly guesses that Dorothy baked a rhubarb pie.
  • Show #1123
    Show #1123
    Episode 58
    11/25/98
    0.0
    Jayson Williams of the Nets comments on the NBA lockout, then drops phony turkeys out the 4th floor window. Later, Gwyneth Paltrow plugs ‘Shakespeare In Love."
  • Show #1122
    Show #1122
    Episode 57
    11/24/98
    0.0
    As he does almost every Thankgiving, Kreskin plays for pride in a little game called "White Meat / Dark Meat." Tonight, he correctly guesses that Dennis Franz (live via telephone) will have white meat for his holiday dinner.
  • Show #1121
    Show #1121
    Episode 56
    11/23/98
    0.0
    James Cotton sits in; Dave discusses Dr. Kevorkian and the safest handling of a Thanksgiving turkey; the 5th anniversary special (which aired that night) is spoofed.
  • Fifth Anniversary Special
    11/23/98
    8.0
    Dave celebrates five-plus years at CBS on this prime time special. Highlights include a special all-celebrity Top Ten and a "tribute" to Calvert Deforest.
  • Show #1120
    Show #1120
    Episode 55
    11/20/98
    0.0
    Todd Rundgren sits in, while Drew Barrymore walks onstage so that she can show what her new dog looks like.
  • Show #1119
    Show #1119
    Episode 54
    11/19/98
    0.0
    Drew Barrymore plugs "Home Fries," while Celine Dion and Bryan Adams perform a duet.
  • Show #1118
    Show #1118
    Episode 53
    11/18/98
    0.0
  • Show #1117
    Show #1117
    Episode 52
    11/17/98
    0.0
    Dave once again takes away Tony's gum, while Paul tries to flirt with Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp.
  • Show #1116
    Show #1116
    Episode 51
    11/16/98
    0.0
    Jayson Williams of the New Jersey Nets operates one of the cameras; a "Kid Scientist" from Naperville, Illinois cracks eggs; Cameron Diaz plugs "Very Bad Things."
  • Show #1115
    Show #1115
    Episode 50
    11/13/98
    0.0
  • Show #1114
    Show #1114
    Episode 49
    11/12/98
    0.0
    Dave accuses Tony Mendez of goosing someone with a cue card; Roma Downey and Kenneth Branagh meet for the first time; Pat and Kenny sing the theme song to "Pat and Kenny Read Oprah Transcripts."
  • Show #1113
    Show #1113
    Episode 48
    11/11/98
    0.0
  • Show #1112
    Show #1112
    Episode 47
    11/10/98
    0.0
    Tom Wolfe promotes his first novel in 11 years, "The Man In Full."
  • Show #1111
    Show #1111
    Episode 46
    11/9/98
    0.0
    Dave mentions that Meryl Streep, tonight's scheduled guest and star of the movie "One True Thing," had to cancel at the last minute. In place of the Oscar-winner is Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, who dropped candy on East German children during the airlift in 1949.
  • Show #1110
    Show #1110
    Episode 45
    11/6/98
    0.0
    Dave chats with Evan Metropoulos, the 17-year-old CEO of the Bumble Bee Tuna Corp.
  • Show #1109
    Show #1109
    Episode 44
    11/5/98
    0.0
    Tony gets scolded for chewing gum; shortly after appearing on "Know Your Current Events," an audience member starts singing; Dave interviews a Catholic priest that won the Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes.
  • Show #1108
    Show #1108
    Episode 43
    11/4/98
    0.0
    Dave shows a clip of new Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura in the movie "The Running Man"; Senator Chuck Schumer presents the Top Ten; basketball star (and future alleged murderer) Jayson Williams lifts weights with one hand.
  • Show #1107
    Show #1107
    Episode 42
    11/3/98
    0.0
    Dave gives bogus election results; the outside cam goes to Joe G's for another round of "Please Stop Calling Me Debbie"; Dave chats with Ellie Lammer, a 12-year-old who examined parking meters for a school project.
  • Show #1106
    Show #1106
    Episode 41
    11/2/98
    0.0
    New York Marathon winner John Kagwe runs through during the monologue, and is later followed by women's winner Franca Faicconi. Later, Dave spills coffee on his tie and suffers a nervous breakdown, which is followed by a safety message from Paul.
  • Show #1105
    Show #1105
    Episode 40
    10/30/98
    8.0
    Dave announces the names of staff members who will run in the New York City Marathon; Biff gives out candy to the audience; Dave shows a box of Snoop Doggy Dogg dog biscuits, so David Diaz does an investigation of Dave plagiarizing the daytime talk show "Donny and Marie."
  • Show #1104
    Show #1104
    Episode 39
    10/29/98
    0.0
    Dave makes several jokes at the expense of septuagenarian spaceman John Glenn; Holly Hunter plugs Living Out Loud.
  • Show #1103
    Show #1103
    Episode 38
    10/28/98
    0.0
    Biff shows outtakes from last week's World Series reports, while director Todd Solondz promotes "Happiness."
  • Show #1102
    Show #1102
    Episode 37
    10/27/98
    0.0
    Dave cons a Joe G's customer into appearing in a bogus campaign ad; Eddie Izzard does stand-up.
  • Show #1101
    Show #1101
    Episode 36
    10/26/98
    0.0
    Four shirtless guys (spelling "YANKS") bring out the Top Ten; Danny DeVito tries to sing.
  • Show #1100
    Show #1100
    Episode 35
    10/23/98
    0.0
    Tony's eye itches, and Dave gives him a hard time for potentially screwing up the cue cards; during CBS Mailbag, Dave interrogates TV star "Calista Flockhart" (Gerard), who magically transforms into the dancing baby from her hit show "Ally McBeal"; Dave welcomes World Series hero David Wells.
  • Show #1099
    Show #1099
    Episode 34
    10/22/98
    0.0
    Biff participates in more interviews in part two of his World Series report, while Danny Glover plugs "Lethal Weapon 4."
  • Show #1098
    Show #1098
    Episode 33
    10/21/98
    0.0
    Dave and George Clarke go to Yankee Stadium, where the building engineer hits a home run.
  • Show #1097
    Show #1097
    Episode 32
    10/20/98
    0.0
    It's Dave's 3000th show in late night, so he celebrates by bringing Charles Grodin onstage to break the monotony of chatting with Paul. Later, Dave introduces some State Fair winners, including a 530-pound pumpkin and a middle-aged champion hog caller.
  • Show #1096
    Show #1096
    Episode 31
    10/19/98
    0.0
    The calvacade of mediocre crops continues as "Joe Whitworth" from Oregon walks onstage with a "gigantic" pumpkin; Biff presents a World Series Report despite a sore throat; Roberto Benigni plugs "Life is Beautiful"; Mark McGwire does a little hitting practice on 53rd Street with Dave Dorsett's son Chris.
  • Show #1095
    Show #1095
    Episode 30
    10/9/98
    0.0
    During CBS Mailbag, Tony bares his ass again, and The Foul-Mouthed Scenic Designer (Kathleen Ankers) lives up to her title; in a taped bit, David Diaz interview people on the street: their favorite pie is apple.
  • Show #1094
    Show #1094
    Episode 29
    10/8/98
    0.0
    Dave takes a look at Tony's hands, which have marker ink all over them. Later, George Miller comments on the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal.
  • Show #1093
    Show #1093
    Episode 28
    10/7/98
    0.0
    A new segment called "This Day in Late Show History" reveals that October 7 was a Saturday in 1994. Biff corrects Dave, telling him it was a Friday. Later, Jeff Goldblum promotes "Holy Man."
  • Show #1092
    Show #1092
    Episode 27
    10/6/98
    0.0
    Tony Mendez does a "card trick"; Tito Puente contributes drumrolls to the Top Ten list; Dave shows a (bogus) new, improved $20 bill.
  • Show #1091
    Show #1091
    Episode 26
    10/5/98
    0.0
    Dave experiments with how he can give the finger without being censored; Kelly Preston promotes "Holy Man."
  • Show #1090
    Show #1090
    Episode 25
    10/2/98
    9.6
    During CBS Mailbag, Alan promotes "Alan Kalter's Music To Make Love By," which includes two TV theme songs and a doorbell. Later, Steve Martin's lengthy absence from appearing on the show is explained in a little film called "Dave and Steve's Gay Vacation."
  • Show #1089
    Show #1089
    Episode 24
    10/1/98
    0.0
    Dennis, a baseball-bunting pig, waits throughout the show to shag some balls on 53rd Street. He ends up getting bumped after the "Hedwig" performance goes on too long.
  • Show #1088
    Show #1088
    Episode 23
    9/30/98
    5.0
    Warren fills in for Paul, and he and Alan are out for Yom Kippur; over at Joe G's, a new game called "What's the Deal with President Clinton?"; Kelsey Grammer brings out his dog during his chat with Dave.
  • Show #1087
    Show #1087
    Episode 22
    9/29/98
    8.0
    Dave lets Inky go on a "gum break;" George Clarke is introduced as operator of the Late Show hedge fund; Biff demands more scandals involving President Clinton; Chris Tucker promotes Rush Hour.
  • Show #1086
    Show #1086
    Episode 21
    9/28/98
    0.0
    Musical guests Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach perform "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself." Also, "newly elected chancellor of Germany Gerhardt Schroeder" sits in with the band "all night long" on alto sax.
  • Show #1085
    Show #1085
    Episode 20
    9/25/98
    0.0
    A fawn walks onstage during CBS Mailbag; comedian Jon Stewart promotes "The Daily Show."
  • Show #1084
    Show #1084
    Episode 19
    9/24/98
    0.0
    Dave makes fun of Inky's summer camp outfit. Later, Howard Stern plays with his gut and strips to his underwear in order to show off his legs.
  • Show #1083
    Show #1083
    Episode 18
    9/23/98
    0.0
    A gag promo for the TV series "Biffy, The Umpire Layer" is declared the worst joke ever seen on the show; an "Audience Vote" determines Rip Taylor as tonight's guest instead of an absentee Cindy Crawford; Kevin James does some stand-up to promote "The King of Queens."
  • Show #1082
    Show #1082
    Episode 17
    9/22/98
    0.0
    Dave shows a (bogus) ad for ESPN2's "Xtreme Presidental Perjury," while J.Lo promotes "Antz."
  • Show #1081
    Show #1081
    Episode 16
    9/21/98
    0.0
    Dave talks about a Steak House Onion Machine, while Michael J. Fox promotes his sitcom "Spin City."
  • Show #1080
    Show #1080
    Episode 15
    9/18/98
    0.0
    Dave makes another rant pertaining to the CBS Watermark; kid Geography whiz Jonathan Estrada helps out during CBS Mailbag; Brian Benben promotes his new, self-titled (and quickly cancelled) sitcom.
  • Show #1079
    Show #1079
    Episode 14
    9/17/98
    0.0
    Dave apologizes for his affair with Angela Lansbury, while Biff apologizes for his affair with Dave's wife. Shortly afterwards, Dorothy calls and insults Dave.
  • Show #1078
    Show #1078
    Episode 13
    9/16/98
    8.0
    Biff brings in scissors for a tie trim; Dave shows a copy of Monica Lewinsky on the cover of "Cigar Aficionado" magazine; Alan Kalter's Word of the Day is "obfuscation"; "What's New for NFL Football on CBS" bit includes "Hank Williams Jr." (Calvert) singing the new theme song; "Philly Billy Be Bop" (Bill Cosby) plays sax with the CBS Orchestra.moreless
  • Show #1077
    Show #1077
    Episode 12
    9/15/98
    0.0
    Dave shows a (bogus) Mastercard ad starring Ken Starr; Biff goes to Chicago for another Home Run Report; Jackie Chan does an great Elvis impression.
  • Show #1076
    Show #1076
    Episode 11
    9/14/98
    0.0
    Dave congratulates the staff on the big Emmy win the previous night, then grills Rob Burnett for not kissing his wife just before he accepted the award.
  • Show #1075
    Show #1075
    Episode 10
    9/11/98
    0.0
    During CBS Mailbag, Paul, Tony, Biff and Sid announce that they're going to tour the country as a CSNY-type guitar band.
  • Show #1074
    Show #1074
    Episode 9
    9/10/98
    0.0
    Dave stuggles to grow a beard; Charles Grodin promotes his talk show; Dave chats with the former Washington Senators pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth's 59th home run in 1927 (in his MLB debut, no less).
  • Show #1073
    Show #1073
    Episode 8
    9/9/98
    0.0
    Dave goes on a tirade about the CBS watermark on the lower right hand side of the screen. Later, Dave chats with the guy who caught Mark McGwire's 62nd Home Run ball.
  • Show #1072
    Show #1072
    Episode 7
    9/8/98
    0.0
    Biff makes another report from Busch Stadium, while Dave flirts with Andie MacDowell.
  • Show #1071
    Show #1071
    Episode 6
    9/7/98
    0.0
    Junior Brown sits in with the band, while Biff reports from Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
  • Show #1070
    Show #1070
    Episode 5
    9/4/98
    0.0
    During CBS Mailbag, Dave and the band play "Let's Screw with Paul Shaffer's Mind"; Eve 6 performs "Leech."
  • Show #1069
    Show #1069
    Episode 4
    9/3/98
    0.0
    Alan Kalter comments on home run record that is being chased by Mark McGwire; Dave announces that CBS "just don't care 'bout" the new fall lineup; Ray Romano talks about his family.
  • Show #1068
    Show #1068
    Episode 3
    9/2/98
    0.0
    Dave makes a lenghty rant about "The Late Shift" after an audience member asks him for an autograph; Martin Short sings the Top Ten List; Terry Bradshaw makes his predictions for the football season.
  • Show #1067
    Show #1067
    Episode 2
    9/1/98
    0.0
    Dave points out that the show has undergone budget cuts, which might explain the tiny cue cards Tony's holding. Later, Beau Bridges promotes his new series, "Maximum Bob."
  • Show #1066
    Show #1066
    Episode 1
    8/31/98
    0.0
    During a segment comparing President Clinton's vacation to Dave's, a stockbroker comes in for a hug; Joe Cocker performed "You Can Leave Your Hat On."
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