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; Leon Russell sits in the CBS Orchestra and later performs "Back to the Island."moreless
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; Marv Albert brings along some bloopers Blur (featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem) performs "Tender."
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. Also, George Michael makes his sole appearance on Dave's show, clarifying his recent arrest for lewd behavior.moreless