Late Show with David Letterman - Season 9

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  • Show #1863
    Show #1863
    Episode 208
    8/30/02
    6.3
    Biff Henderson ends his tour of the US during the "CBS Mailbag" segment (final stop: Mt. Rushmore) as Dave chats with "Dr. Steven Hatfill" (Gerard). Later, Dave welcomes "Jiminy Glick" star Martin Short.
  • Show #1862
    Show #1862
    Episode 207
    8/29/02
    0.0
    Joe Perry of Aerosmith sits in with the band; Osama congratulates Dave for nine years at CBS; Jake Gyllenhall promotes "Moonlight Mile."
  • Show #1861
    Show #1861
    Episode 206
    8/28/02
    0.0
    Dave forces Steph/Monty to ask John Travolta, "How can I get in touch with the other Sweathogs?"
  • Show #1860
    Show #1860
    Episode 205
    8/27/02
    0.0
    Dave announces that tomorrow night Paul will be inducted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Later, Chris Elliott and Dave reminiscense.
  • Show #1859
    Show #1859
    Episode 204
    8/26/02
    4.0
    "SNL" star Jimmy Fallon promotes the MTV Video Music Awards, which he's hosting.
  • Show #1858
    Show #1858
    Episode 203
    8/23/02
    0.0
    Biff pushes pins into a map right in front of the famous Hollywood sign in L.A.; Alan and his twin brother Rick appear on "American Idol"; upon hearing of a proposed talk show hosted by Bill Clinton on CBS, Dave shows a promo for NBC's "The Saddam Hussein Show."
  • Show #1857
    Show #1857
    Episode 202
    8/21/02
    0.0
    Dave shows a timeline of President Bush's vacation, while Al Pacino promotes the movie "Simone."
  • Show #1856
    Show #1856
    Episode 201
    8/20/02
    0.0
    Sitting in with the band tonight is an unknown winner from the previous night's Teen Choice Awards. Later, Robin Williams plugs "One Hour Photo."
  • Show #1855
    Show #1855
    Episode 200
    8/19/02
    0.0
    Dave welcomes "Friends" star Matthew Perry, who is promoting a new movie. Meanwhile, a performance by the Aussie rock group "The Vines" blows the audience (and Dave) away.
  • Show #1854
    Show #1854
    Episode 199
    8/2/02
    0.0
    Biff's Summer Tour continues as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform "Lonesome Day."
  • Show #1853
    Show #1853
    Episode 198
    8/1/02
    9.3
    Mike Myers promotes "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs "The Rising."
  • Show #1852
    Show #1852
    Episode 197
    7/31/02
    0.0
    Dave reads articles from obscure newspapers in a segment called "Small Town News." Later, Little Richard sings "Good Golly, Miss Molly."
  • Show #1851
    Show #1851
    Episode 196
    7/30/02
    0.0
    Dave and Rupert play "The Late Show Celebrity X-Ray Challenge." Tonight's celebrity is James Caan.
  • Show #1850
    Show #1850
    Episode 195
    7/29/02
    0.0
    It's the dog days of summer, which might explain why Biff is sitting on a block of ice. Later, Julia Stiles talks about her hair.
  • Show #1849
    Show #1849
    Episode 194
    7/26/02
    0.0
    During "CBS Mailbag," Paul exaggarates some of the many great tourist destinations of his hometown in Ontario. Later, Bill Cosby talks about his Congressional Medal of Honor.
  • Show #1848
    Show #1848
    Episode 193
    7/25/02
    0.0
    During "Know Your Current Events," Dave seems to fixate on attractive women. Later, Weezer plays "Keep Fishin'."
  • Show #1847
    Show #1847
    Episode 192
    7/24/02
    0.0
    Dave chats with a "bear rehabilitator;" Dana Carvey promotes his movie "Master of Disguise;" the "Charts and Graphs" segment reveals that the contents of Ding Dongs are 50% Dings and 50% Dongs.
  • Show #1846
    Show #1846
    Episode 191
    7/23/02
    0.0
    Rupert goes golfing; Calvert DeForest turns 81; Kristen Johnston promotes her appearance in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" in Central Park.
  • Show #1845
    Show #1845
    Episode 190
    7/22/02
    0.0
    George Clarke flies a kite from a taxi; Haley Joel Osment promotes his movie, "The Country Bears;" Dashboard Confessional performs "Saints and Sailors."
  • Show #1844
    Show #1844
    Episode 189
    7/19/02
    0.0
    Biff's latest stop on his tour is Washington, DC; Dave chats with "Martha Stewart" (Gerard) and her lawyer made of pine cones during CBS Mailbag; Ted Koppel shows off his impeccable comic timing, then delivers a cape to Paul for his Friday night breakdown.
  • Show #1843
    Show #1843
    Episode 188
    7/18/02
    0.0
    Just for the hell of it, the annual "Late Show Holiday Quarterback Challenge" is held in the middle of July; Dave quizzes the audience with "Know Your Current Events;" Robert Plant sings "Darkness, Darkness."
  • Show #1842
    Show #1842
    Episode 187
    7/17/02
    7.0
    Sarah Jessica Parker talks about her unborn child; Alan appears to be on the brink of sanity; Dave stumps the audience with a "Beach Quiz."
  • Show #1841
    Show #1841
    Episode 186
    7/16/02
    0.0
    Steph/Monty and Dave play another round of "Psychic Sandwich." Later, Dave wrecks havoc during a cooking segment with New York restaurant owner Mario Batali.
  • Show #1840
    Show #1840
    Episode 185
    7/15/02
    0.0
    Dave admits to being in a disproportionatly good mood during a segment called "Late Show Newsmakers;" the Dave Matthews Band becomes the second band ever to perform on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater.
  • Show #1839
    Show #1839
    Episode 184
    7/12/02
    0.0
    Biff's Summer Tour stops at Niagara Falls. Meanwhile, during CBS Mailbag, George Clarke talks about his plans for the Fourth of July; Alan Kalter struts his "mastery" of the French language.
  • Show #1838
    Show #1838
    Episode 183
    7/11/02
    0.0
    Dave plays "Know Your Current Events" with the audience. Later, Paul Newman talks about auto racing while promoting "Road to Perdition."
  • Show #1837
    Show #1837
    Episode 182
    7/10/02
    9.0
    Dave talks about a snake in his house; Alan Kalter seduces a CPR dummy during a segment called "What's New for Summer;" Pat and Kenny read a transcript of Oprah's interview with Jennifer Lopez; Robin Williams promotes a movie and a broadway show.
  • Show #1836
    Show #1836
    Episode 181
    7/9/02
    0.0
    Zeke, the "Rabid Dingo" that bit Dave in June 2000, makes a return appearance on "Stupid Pet Tricks." Later, rubyhorse sings "Sparkle."
  • Show #1835
    Show #1835
    Episode 180
    7/8/02
    9.0
    Biff goes out in van, annoying people with a bullhorn. Later, Steph/Monty asks "Road to Perdition" star Tom Hanks, "During the filming, did the crew see or touch any monkeys?"
  • Show #1834
    Show #1834
    Episode 179
    6/28/02
    0.0
    The "Late Show CBS Mailbag Biff Henderson Map Across America Summer Tour" lands at the Statue of Liberty. Later, Ben Kweller performs "Wasted and Ready."
  • Show #1833
    Show #1833
    Episode 178
    6/27/02
    0.0
    The audience is victorious once more when they play "Stump the Band." Later, Dave shows a very obnoxious commerical for the upcoming G-8 Summit.
  • Show #1832
    Show #1832
    Episode 177
    6/26/02
    6.0
    Dave reads from random wedding announcements in the New York Times in a segment called "Will It Last?"
  • Show #1831
    Show #1831
    Episode 176
    6/25/02
    0.0
    Dave makes several enlightening remarks about the National Hollerin' Champions from North Carolina, who later perform their winning hollers; Adam Sandler plugs Mr. Deeds.
  • Show #1830
    Show #1830
    Episode 175
    6/24/02
    0.0
    Will Smith promotes "Men In Black 2," while the US Men's World Cup Soccer Team holds an exhibition on the roof of the theater.
  • Show #1829
    Show #1829
    Episode 174
    6/21/02
    0.0
    Biff and Bruce Willis push pins in Hawaii during CBS Mailbag, while Dave lands on the cover of "Martha Stewart Living."
  • Show #1828
    Show #1828
    Episode 173
    6/20/02
    0.0
    The U.S. National Team presents "Top Ten Ways to Get Americans Excited About Soccer;" Dave brags about buying his first car at Harrison Ford; The Trail of Dead performs "Relative Ways."
  • Show #1827
    Show #1827
    Episode 172
    6/19/02
    0.0
    The bird callers of Piedmont High School demonstrate their wares once more; Moby sings "We Are Made of Stars."
  • Show #1826
    Show #1826
    Episode 171
    6/18/02
    0.0
    George Clarke stands on the roof of the Studio 54 building to hit golf balls, hoping to go over the Ed Sullivan Theater and break glass on the WPI building on its far side. After successfully breaking one window, Steph/Monty, Alan, and Al Franken each take a few swings at the windows.moreless
  • Show #1825
    Show #1825
    Episode 170
    6/17/02
    0.0
    Dave takes inventory of all his favorite clips (the "wild dingo," the baby owl eating the mouse, Dubya looking confused, etc.); Tom Cruise shows off his braces; during a segment called "Don't Try This At Home," Mike McIntee sprays Windex into his mouth.
  • Show #1824
    Show #1824
    Episode 169
    6/14/02
    8.8
    Biff does his pushpin schtick live from the Grand Canyon, and Dave persuades him to yell "Hey, Mommy!" just to see if there's an echo. Also, Paul does a somewhat convincing James Brown impression, suffers a nervous breakdown onstage, and Dave comes by to bring him his cape.
  • Show #1823
    Show #1823
    Episode 168
    6/13/02
    0.0
    Jodie Foster and Jack Hanna are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1822
    Show #1822
    Episode 167
    6/12/02
    0.0
    Dave and Paul talk about their cholesterol levels; Freddie Prinze, Jr. promotes Scooby-Doo; Alicia Keys sings "How Come You Don't Call Me?"
  • Show #1821
    Show #1821
    Episode 166
    6/11/02
    4.8
    Sarah Michelle Gellar promotes Scooby-Doo while John McEnroe tells Dave a funny story about getting thrown out of the Australian Open back in his playing days.
  • Show #1820
    Show #1820
    Episode 165
    6/10/02
    1.0
    Dave comments on the Nets' playoff run; Alan performs another scene from Double Indemnity, this time with a Edward G. Robinson stand-in; David Bowie performs "Slow Burn."
  • Show #1819
    Show #1819
    Episode 164
    6/7/02
    0.0
    Mailbag: "Is This Anything?" fave Kiva "Grinder Girl" Kahl stands next to Biff while he puts the pushpins in the map; twelfth floor receptionist Art Garfunkel provides his own on-hold music; Alan beats the crap out of an Amish guy, then when Dave explains that the Amish are pacifists, Alan heads back to Lancaster, PA, accuses the Amish guy of being brainwashed by Dave, and beats him up again.moreless
  • Show #1818
    Show #1818
    Episode 163
    6/6/02
    0.0
    An audience member explains to Dave how to pronounce the name of her hometown: "You're saying Morristown. It's not Morristown. It's Morristown." Also, Dave chats with Abi Thomas, a jogger who was attacked by a bear at Yellowstone National Park.
  • Show #1817
    Show #1817
    Episode 162
    6/5/02
    0.0
    Dave and Paul try to figure out a strange gesture that Celine Dion made during her TV concert earlier that week. Later, Chris Rock talks about Don King and Bucky Dent.
  • Show #1816
    Show #1816
    Episode 161
    6/4/02
    0.0
    Dave accuses Rupert of product placement on "May We See Your Photos, Please"; Alan addresses the Queen of England in a rather inappropriate way; Celine Dion performs "I'm Alive" and jumps into the audience.
  • Show #1815
    Show #1815
    Episode 160
    6/3/02
    0.0
    While showing photos from her trip to the Indianapolis 500, Dave calls Steph/Monty "Dutch"; the snake lady performs again on "Is This Anything?"; Tom Dreesen tells various tales of Hollywood hobnobbing.
  • Show #1814
    Show #1814
    Episode 159
    5/24/02
    0.0
    Dave announces that Paul will be called Pablo this summer, which will go into effect immediately; Dave promises tonight's show will be "smooth and suave"; during Mailbag, an audience member asks Dave what his most embarrassing moment was, and we watch a (phony) clip of Dave performing with 'The Firecrackers' last week.moreless
  • Show #1813
    Show #1813
    Episode 158
    5/23/02
    0.0
    Alan asks passerby for their reaction to the new Star Wars prequel and ends up making a scene. Also, Anton Fig and Ivan Neville perform "Inside Out" from the CBS Orchestra drummer's new album, Figments.
  • Show #1812
    Show #1812
    Episode 157
    5/22/02
    8.5
    Trumpter Terence Blanchard sits in; in honor of David Blaine's recent stunt in which he stands on a eighty-foot platform for several days, George Clarke attempts to stand on a folding chair for the duration of the show; Dave chats with April Kleinschmidt, the sole graduate of the Class of 2002 at Harrold High School in South Dakota.moreless
  • Show #1811
    Show #1811
    Episode 156
    5/21/02
    8.5
    Dave shows real footage of a woman being questioned on the news wearing a Late Show t-shirt; Diane Sawyer brags about her recent weight loss; Dave chats with Australian teen Jesse Martin, the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo.
  • Show #1810
    Show #1810
    Episode 155
    5/20/02
    9.0
    Steph/Monty is mentioned in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly; Dave calls New York Highway Superintendent Drew Outhouse to resolve an awkward social situation; The Kalter Twins perform "I've Got You Babe"; The Firecrackers, a synchronized jump rope team, demonstrate their wares on-stage.
  • Show #1809
    Show #1809
    Episode 154
    5/17/02
    0.0
    Mailbag: Martha Stewart fills in for Biff on the pushpin board, Harold Larkin goes hitchhiking, and Tony is humiliated on Blind Date. Also, Brian Regan comments on his inability to spell names correctly.
  • Show #1808
    Show #1808
    Episode 153
    5/16/02
    0.0
    Dave shows footage from rehearsal of Kenny McGowan tripping over the "Will It Float" tank; Biff visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500 time trials; a participant in tonight's "Stupid Human Tricks" that can maneuver a tennis racquet all over his body flirts with Natalie Portman in the green room.moreless
  • Show #1807
    Show #1807
    Episode 152
    5/15/02
    0.0
    Tony Mendez goes home with an audience member (see recap), while Dave and rocker/sportsman Ted Nugent cook rabbit.
  • Show #1806
    Show #1806
    Episode 151
    5/14/02
    0.0
    Nine guys in Spider-Man outfits, not to mention Dracula, Superman, and a cowboy cram themselves into a Subway restaurant; Tony Orlando dresses down Dave even though he interrupted him, then leaps into a chorus of "Knock Three Times"; when one of Lee Marek's kid scientists starts a very flammable demonstration, Dave demands that the band and everyone else onstage take for cover behind his desk.moreless
  • Show #1805
    Show #1805
    Episode 150
    5/13/02
    0.0
    Dave chats with the latest Survivor loser Robert "The General" DeCanio, while Liza Minnelli performs "Some People" from the musical Gypsy.
  • Show #1804
    Show #1804
    Episode 149
    5/10/02
    9.1
    With Biff on vacation, Steph/Monty handles the pushpins live via telephone; during Mailbag, Paul demonstrates a hidden talent for cartwheels, and then mysteriously disappears; a Mother's Day tradition is started when the moms of ten celebrities present the Top Ten list; Dave and Gillian Anderson make out.
  • Show #1803
    Show #1803
    Episode 148
    5/9/02
    0.0
    Skateboarding great Tony Hawk demonstrates his wares out on 53rd Street.
  • Show #1802
    Show #1802
    Episode 147
    5/8/02
    0.0
    Dave and Paul take apart wedding announcements in the New York Times; a staffer in a Spider-Man outfit successfully hails a taxi; Will Ferrell tells Dave what it's like to run the NYC marathon.
  • Show #1801
    Show #1801
    Episode 146
    5/7/02
    0.0
    Dave moans and groans over his latest dental work; Dave shows (obviously phony) footage of Peter Jennings doing World News Tonight in a Spider-Man costume; Richard Gere makes first appearance on the show since 1983.
  • Show #1800
    Show #1800
    Episode 145
    5/6/02
    0.0
    The outside cam catches Spider-Man jacking a car; Dave and Mary Tyler Moore play catch; in her first Late Show appearance, Norah Jones performed "Don't Know Why."
  • Show #1799
    Show #1799
    Episode 144
    5/3/02
    0.0
    Mailbag: a letter about having your name mentioned on TV is somehow morphed into a request to see Alan getting the crap beat out of him. Later on in the segment, a letter about tornados has the same result, as an already bloodied Alan is further laid to waste. Also, Michael McIntee does a remote Top Ten from Central Park, while Jim Gaffigan discusses food and cleanliness.moreless
  • Show #1798
    Show #1798
    Episode 143
    5/2/02
    7.3
    "Biff Henderson's America" visits the hamlet of Denver, Indiana; Dave comments on rumors that Bill Clinton may host a daytime talk show; Tobey Maguire does a really bad Rodney Dangerfield impression.
  • Show #1797
    Show #1797
    Episode 142
    5/1/02
    8.2
    An "Incredible Cat Challenge" is thwarted when George Clarke's cat won't go through the obstacle course; Kirsten Dunst promotes Spider-Man; after Angie Stone and the O'Jays perform "Wish I Didn't Miss You," the house band closes the show by performing "Love Train."
  • Show #1796
    Show #1796
    Episode 141
    4/30/02
    0.0
    The Incredible Dog Challenge is finally held out on 53rd Street, and throughout the night three dogs compete through a series of hurdles and tubes.
  • Show #1795
    Show #1795
    Episode 140
    4/29/02
    0.0
    Dave shows various clips of Ted Danson looked scared/shocked from his recent miniseries Living With the Dead; Dave points out that the Late Show was chosen as the seventh greatest television program of all time; Paul Westerberg performs "Silent Film Star."
  • Show #1794
    Show #1794
    Episode 139
    4/26/02
    0.0
    Dave and Paul talk about wrestling in preparation of his interview with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. During CBS Mailbag, "Mayor Bloomberg" (Gerard) offers Dave some pot, and Alan Kalter promotes the video "Osama Gone Wild."
  • Show #1793
    Show #1793
    Episode 138
    4/25/02
    0.0
    Another "Incredible Dog Challenge" is postponed by rain; to prove a point, Dave wears his ugly red glasses again; in her first Late Show appearance, Jessica Alba plugs "Dark Angel"; Cee-Lo sings "Closet Freak."
  • Show #1792
    Show #1792
    Episode 137
    4/24/02
    0.0
    Dave mentions Paul's appearance on tonight's episode of Ed, and shortly afterwards Paul wears the fake mustache he had to wear for the role; Alan and the Barbara Stanwyck look-alike perform another scene from Double Indemnity; Bonnie Raitt sings "I Can't Help You Now."
  • Show #1791
    Show #1791
    Episode 136
    4/23/02
    0.0
    Dave mentions that Saddam Hussein's novel Zabibah and the King was been turned into a musical, and then shows a (bogus) promo for it's upcoming debut in Baghdad; seven-year-old billiards trick shot artist Landon Shuffett blows Dave away by shooting a row of thirteen balls into the corner pocket; Elvis Costello performs "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution)."moreless
  • Show #1790
    Show #1790
    Episode 135
    4/22/02
    0.0
    Dave mentions that he bumped his head over the weekend, then comments on the recent drought in NYC.
  • Show #1789
    Show #1789
    Episode 134
    4/12/02
    0.0
    Dave receives an unexpected birthday greeting from Osama Bin Laden; CBS Mailbag is interrupted to that the Hi-Ho girls can bring out Daddy's cake; ten Air Force pilots present the Top Ten.
  • Show #1788
    Show #1788
    Episode 133
    4/11/02
    0.0
    Dave receives another comedy class project from Miss Markey's Kindergarten class, while The Strokes perform "Take It or Leave It."
  • Show #1787
    Show #1787
    Episode 132
    4/10/02
    8.5
    After his reluctance to sing on last night's show, Dave is appalled to find US Attorney General John Ashcroft crooning "When The Eagles Soars" on TRL; Alan impersonates Fred MacMurray again; Sheryl Crow sings "Soak Up The Sun."
  • Show #1786
    Show #1786
    Episode 131
    4/9/02
    0.0
    Dave models a hideous pair of glasses he found in his house; a woman from Portland, Oregon rides around in Al Norwood's 2001 Honda S2000; Dave tries to get Attorney General John Ashcroft to sing, but only does so during the commercial breaks.
  • Show #1785
    Show #1785
    Episode 130
    4/8/02
    0.0
    In honor of his departure from The Early Show; Dave shows footage of moving men with cardboard boxes superimposed over Bryant Gumbel talking in mid-broadcast; "Survivor: Marquesas" also-ran Gina Crews demonstrates her talent for spitting watermelon seeds; George Miller brags that his grandfather invented the handshake.
  • Show #1784
    Show #1784
    Episode 129
    4/5/02
    8.5
    Will Lee stands in for Biff on pin duty, and for his troubles he receives the tradition gift of Samsonite® luggage; during Mailbag, two "girl scouts" (Harold Larkin and Mike McIntee) destroy Paul's office for being behind on his cookie payments; ten members of the Coast Guard present the Top Ten.moreless
  • Show #1783
    Show #1783
    Episode 128
    4/4/02
    0.0
    Biff introduces footage from his latest trip to Yankees Spring Training in Florida, while a fully-packed suitcase is subjected to "Will It Float?"
  • Show #1782
    Show #1782
    Episode 127
    4/3/02
    0.0
    After Dave notices that Alan bears a slight resemblance to Fred MacMurray, the announcer and a Barbara Stanwyck stand-in recreate a scene from Double Indemnity. Also, Patti Smith sings "Dancing Barefoot."
  • Show #1781
    Show #1781
    Episode 126
    4/2/02
    0.0
    During the latest Celebrity X-Ray Challenge, Dave persuades Rupert to lip sync a song from Oklahoma!
  • Show #1780
    Show #1780
    Episode 125
    4/1/02
    0.0
    Acid jazz legend Herbie Hancock sits in on keyboards; Dave orders Steph/Monty to buy French fries; Marv Albert shows off another one of his blooper reels.
  • Show #1779
    Show #1779
    Episode 124
    3/29/02
    0.0
    Mailbag: Tony's apparent sexiness forces George Clarke to drown his sorrows in a bucket of chicken at KFC; Dave shows off a tattoo on his leg that he wishes he didn't have (the ABC logo); after learning that Alan makes more money than him, Tony meets George at KFC.
  • Show #1778
    Show #1778
    Episode 123
    3/28/02
    0.0
    Biff shows footage of him harassing New Yorkers with a bullhorn; the New York National Guard presents the Top Ten; Sevendust (featuring Paul) performs "Angel's Son."
  • Show #1777
    Show #1777
    Episode 122
    3/27/02
    0.0
    Eric Burdon of The Animals sits in; during the "Odd Catalogs" segment, Dave displays an ad for a "Government-seized and repossessed hairpiece blowout"; the Hi-Ho girls deliver a birthday cake to Tony; Doris Kearns Goodwin addresses rumors of plagiarism.
  • Show #1776
    Show #1776
    Episode 121
    3/26/02
    0.0
    Dave shows a (bogus) clip of the upcoming Baby Bob spin-off "Baby Jacques," which is just like the original show except everybody speaks in a French accent; a proud tradition continues as a Hello Deli customer goes on a Easter meatball hunt; Alan apologizes for his comments toward Gwyneth Paltrow on last night's show, then inadvertently insults Uma Thurman.moreless
  • Show #1775
    Show #1775
    Episode 120
    3/25/02
    0.0
    Alan reports on what everybody was wearing at last night's Oscars (all the men wore tuxedos), while Adam Arkin promotes the critically-disdained sitcom Baby Bob.
  • Show #1774
    Show #1774
    Episode 119
    3/20/02
    0.0
    Dave and Paul discuss the vernal equinox and the old wives tale that you're supposed to be able to stand an egg on its end at the moment of the equinox; Dave mentions that "Will It Float" is quickly becoming a fan favorite, then correctly predicts that a half-gallon of strawberry ice cream will float; N.E.R.D. performs "Rock Star."moreless
  • Show #1773
    Show #1773
    Episode 118
    3/19/02
    6.5
    Dave asks Paul to play some Gene Pitney; the "Late Show Psychic Test Drive" finds Rupert driving Deborah Lynn around the city in a 2001 Chevy Malibu; Dave chats with boy genius Kit Armstrong.
  • Show #1772
    Show #1772
    Episode 117
    3/18/02
    0.0
    Dave mentions that Paul has been keeping himself busy, as he performed not only at this year's Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, but also at the much-ballyhooed Liza Minelli-David Gest wedding; Dave continues to gloat over his Aftonbladet award, which he nonchalantly drinks from Stanley Cup-style; The White Stripes perform "Fell In Love With a Girl."moreless
  • Show #1771
    Show #1771
    Episode 116
    3/13/02
    0.0
    Dave gloats about winning the 2001 Aftonbladet (a Swedish tabloid) Award for Male TV Personality of the Year (Non-Swedish), prompting Paul and the band to perform a song set to the tune of ABBA's "Dancing Queen." Also, Alison Moorer and The Cheiftains perform a medley of Irish folk standards.
  • Show #1770
    Show #1770
    Episode 115
    3/12/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Regis Philbin, Andie MacDowell and Evelyn Glennie.
  • Show #1769
    Show #1769
    Episode 114
    3/11/02
    0.0
    Dave addresses rumors involving switching to ABC (and thereforth replacing Ted Koppel) by announcing that he's staying at CBS. After a gag during a segment called "Spring Break Dos and Don'ts" bombs, Dave comments "I can't believe two networks are fighting over this s***."
  • Show #1768
    Show #1768
    Episode 113
    3/1/02
    0.0
  • Show #1767
    Show #1767
    Episode 112
    2/28/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Tom Arnold and Nappy Roots.
  • Show #1766
    Show #1766
    Episode 111
    2/27/02
    0.0
    In honor of his recent nomination, Paul and the gang participate in a Grammy-themed edition of "Stump the Band;" during "Stupid Human Tricks," a fourteen-year-old girl performs "Feliz Navidad" with her nose; Cher sings "Song for the Lonely."
  • Show #1765
    Show #1765
    Episode 110
    2/26/02
    0.0
    Tonights guest are Martin Short and Jack Hanna.
  • Show #1764
    Show #1764
    Episode 109
    2/25/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Kelsey Grammer and Alanis Morissette.
  • Show #1763
    Show #1763
    Episode 108
    2/22/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Richard Dreyfuss and Jeff Foxworthy.
  • Show #1762
    Show #1762
    Episode 107
    2/21/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Halle Berry and Jonny Moseley.
  • Show #1761
    Show #1761
    Episode 106
    2/20/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Simon Ammann and Kevin Bacon.
  • Show #1760
    Show #1760
    Episode 105
    2/19/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Casey FitzRandolph and Ashleigh Banfield.
  • Show #1759
    Show #1759
    Episode 104
    2/18/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Ross Powers and Mila Kunis.
  • Show #1758
    Show #1758
    Episode 103
    2/15/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Colin Farrell and Colin Quinn.
  • Show #1757
    Show #1757
    Episode 102
    2/14/02
    8.0
    Tonights guests include Calista Flockhart and Incubus.
  • Show #1756
    Show #1756
    Episode 101
    2/13/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Kelly Clark and Jeri Ryan.
  • Show #1755
    Show #1755
    Episode 100
    2/12/02
    0.0
    Tonights guests include Denis Leary and India.Arie.
  • Show #1754
    Show #1754
    Episode 99
    2/11/02
    0.0

    Dave goes over an Olympic Timeline; Stephanie makes her first report from Salt Lake City, in which she shows Dave a photo of her watching the opening ceremonies on TV; Dave can't stop staring at Janet Jackson's revealing outfit; Enrique Iglesias sings "Escape."

  • Show #1753
    Show #1753
    Episode 98
    2/8/02
    0.0
    Andy Richter and Jake Johannsen are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1752
    Show #1752
    Episode 97
    2/7/02
    0.0
    Mariska Hargitay, ornithologist George Divoky and Alan Jackson are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1751
    Show #1751
    Episode 96
    2/6/02
    0.0
    Chris Matthews and Adam Vinatieri are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1750
    Show #1750
    Episode 95
    2/5/02
    0.0
    Disgraced Enron CEO "Kenneth Lay" sits in with the band, and is later seen shredding songsheets.
  • Show #1749
    Show #1749
    Episode 94
    2/4/02
    0.0
    LL Cool J, John McEnroe and Junior Brown are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1748
    Show #1748
    Episode 93
    2/1/02
    0.0
    Regis Philbin and Steven Wright are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1747
    Show #1747
    Episode 92
    1/31/02
    0.0
    Merv Griffin and Phantom Planet are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1746
    Show #1746
    Episode 91
    1/30/02
    0.0
    Tim Russert, Jason Schwartzman and Mark O'Connor are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1745
    Show #1745
    Episode 90
    1/29/02
    0.0
    Bruce Willis and Ivan Neville are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1744
    Show #1744
    Episode 89
    1/28/02
    0.0
    Jimmy Kimmel and Julie Bowen are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1743
    Show #1743
    Episode 88
    1/18/02
    0.0
    Darrell Hammond, Elayne Boosler, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1742
    Show #1742
    Episode 87
    1/17/02
    0.0
    Cynthia Nixon, Mario Andretti and Willie Nelson are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1741
    Show #1741
    Episode 86
    1/16/02
    0.0
    David Brenner, Howie Long and Jewel are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1740
    Show #1740
    Episode 85
    1/15/02
    0.0
    Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jewel are tonight's guests.
  • Show #1739
    Show #1739
    Episode 84
    1/14/02
    7.6
    Tonight's guests are Ethan Zohn, Josh Hartnett and Remy Zero.
  • Show #1738
    Show #1738
    Episode 83
    1/11/02
    0.0

    Dave's entry on the Oprah Log: "A small ray of hope"; an electronic sign in Portland, Oregon tells Oprah to call Dave; Tom Cruise promotes Vanilla Sky and gets sheepish when Dave quizzes him about co-star Penelope Cruz; Tom Papa does stand-up.

  • Show #1737
    Show #1737
    Episode 82
    1/10/02
    0.0

    Dave refers to Paul and the CBS Orchestra as "Paul Shaffer and the Shaf-Tones"; David's entry on the Oprah Log: "I'm losing hope" David says to Paul that he is "slipping into darkness." Later in the show, Jack Black plugsOrange County while Foo Fighters perform the soundtrack selection "The One."

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  • Show #1736
    Show #1736
    Episode 81
    1/9/02
    0.0
    What's "New for the Office" in 2002? The items Dave introduces include a Jack Daniels water cooler and a color printer that makes flapjacks. Also, throughout the night, various people walk onstage and gripe about Dave in French, Turkish, Russian and Japanese.
  • Show #1735
    Show #1735
    Episode 80
    1/8/02
    0.0

    During "Late Show News Makers," Dave gets a little on edge because somebody suggested he build his own plane and somebody told him that most everybody liked his Christmas gift, although Paul Shaffer tries to assure Dave that they were meant to be positive statements. Also, Cate Blanchett promotes the latest "Lord of the Rings" movie, and Dave chats with bear expert/eco-warrior Timothy Treadwell.

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  • Show #1734
    Show #1734
    Episode 79
    1/7/02
    0.0
    David Letterman's entry on the Oprah Log: "Oprah . . . No-prah." However, Dave is not discouraged, as he presents videos of people holding up signs telling Oprah to call David. Later in the show: a brief chat with "Survivor" contestant Teresa Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow plugs The Royal Tenenbaums, and Starsailor performed "Good Souls."moreless
  • Show #1733
    Show #1733
    Episode 78
    12/28/01
    0.0
    Tonight's guests are Eddie Brill and Lauren Graham.
  • Show #1732
    Show #1732
    Episode 77
    12/27/01
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include outgoing NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and P.O.D.
  • Show #1731
    Show #1731
    Episode 76
    12/26/01
    0.0
    Tonight's guests incude Ian McKellen, Phil Simms and Roger McGuinn.
  • Show #1730
    Show #1730
    Episode 75
    12/21/01
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Peter Jennings and Tom Ryan.
  • Show #1729
    Show #1729
    Episode 74
    12/20/01
    0.0
    Tonight's guests include Marisa Tomei and Lenny Kravitz.
  • Show #1728
    Show #1728
    Episode 73
    12/19/01
    0.0
  • Show #1727
    Show #1727
    Episode 72
    12/18/01
    0.0
  • Show #1726
    Show #1726
    Episode 71
    12/17/01
    0.0
  • Show #1725
    Show #1725
    Episode 70
    12/14/01
    7.5
  • Show #1724
    Show #1724
    Episode 69
    12/13/01
    0.0

    Dave discusses his fascination with Kid Scientists; Dave explains his past attempts to get Cake on the show; Dave's entry on the Oprah Log: "Did not hear from Oprah . . . not yet."

  • Show #1723
    Show #1723
    Episode 68
    12/12/01
    0.0
  • Show #1722
    Show #1722
    Episode 1722
    12/11/01
    0.0

    David Letterman gets endorsed by People magazine to be a guest on Oprah; a segment called "A Day In The Life of Osama Bin Laden"; the control room flashes signs on the TV screen and can't get it to stop.

  • Show #1721
    Show #1721
    Episode 66
    12/10/01
    0.0
  • Show #1720
    Show #1720
    Episode 65
    11/30/01
    0.0
  • Show #1719
    Show #1719
    Episode 64
    11/29/01
    0.0
  • Show #1718
    Show #1718
    Episode 63
    11/28/01
    0.0
  • Show #1717
    Show #1717
    Episode 62
    11/27/01
    0.0
  • Show #1716
    Show #1716
    Episode 61
    11/26/01
    0.0
  • Show #1715
    Show #1715
    Episode 60
    11/23/01
    0.0
  • Show #1714
    Show #1714
    Episode 59
    11/22/01
    0.0
  • Show #1713
    Show #1713
    Episode 58
    11/21/01
    0.0
  • Show #1712
    Show #1712
    Episode 57
    11/20/01
    0.0
  • Show #1711
    Show #1711
    Episode 56
    11/19/01
    0.0
  • Show #1710
    Show #1710
    Episode 55
    11/16/01
    0.0
  • Show #1709
    Show #1709
    Episode 54
    11/15/01
    0.0
  • Show #1708
    Show #1708
    Episode 53
    11/14/01
    0.0
  • Show #1707
    Show #1707
    Episode 52
    11/13/01
    0.0
  • Show #1706
    Show #1706
    Episode 51
    11/12/01
    0.0
  • Show #1705
    Show #1705
    Episode 50
    11/9/01
    0.0
  • Show #1704
    Show #1704
    Episode 49
    11/8/01
    0.0
  • Show #1703
    Show #1703
    Episode 48
    11/7/01
    0.0
  • Show #1702
    Show #1702
    Episode 47
    11/6/01
    0.0
  • Show #1701
    Show #1701
    Episode 46
    11/5/01
    0.0
  • Show #1700
    Show #1700
    Episode 45
    11/2/01
    0.0
  • Show #1699
    Show #1699
    Episode 44
    11/1/01
    0.0
  • Show #1698
    Show #1698
    Episode 43
    10/31/01
    8.0
  • Show #1697
    Show #1697
    Episode 42
    10/30/01
    0.0
  • Show #1696
    Show #1696
    Episode 41
    10/29/01
    10
    Dave acknowledges the passing of set designer Kathleen Ankers; David Hyde Pierce shares an antedote about Uta Hagen; in their first Late Show appearance as a musical guest, U2 performed "New York" and "Stuck In A Moment That You Can't Get Out Of."
  • Show #1695
    Show #1695
    Episode 40
    10/19/01
    0.0
  • Show #1694
    Show #1694
    Episode 39
    10/18/01
    0.0
  • Show #1693
    Show #1693
    Episode 38
    10/17/01
    0.0
  • Show #1692
    Show #1692
    Episode 37
    10/16/01
    0.0
  • Show #1691
    Show #1691
    Episode 36
    10/15/01
    0.0
  • Show #1690
    Show #1690
    Episode 35
    10/12/01
    0.0
  • Show #1689
    Show #1689
    Episode 34
    10/11/01
    0.0
    Out of the blue, Dave compliments the New York State Police, but Paul smells a rat. Dave claims he wasn't pulled over again. Meanwhile, Bruce Willis plays "drums" with his head and 7-year-old child actor Cody Arens plugs Riding in Cars with Boys.
  • Show #1688
    Show #1688
    Episode 33
    10/10/01
    0.0
  • Show #1687
    Show #1687
    Episode 32
    10/9/01
    8.2
  • Show #1686
    Show #1686
    Episode 31
    10/8/01
    8.4
  • Show #1685
    Show #1685
    Episode 30
    10/5/01
    5.4
    Alan gives dating tips; Joshua Jackson promotes the upcoming season premiere of "Dawson's Creek;" Emo Philips does a stand-up routine on Dave's show for the first time since 1989.
  • Show #1684
    Show #1684
    Episode 29
    10/4/01
    0.0
    Paul composes a song about people that look like Burt Reynolds; Owen Wilson plugs Zoolander.
  • Show #1683
    Show #1683
    Episode 28
    10/3/01
    0.0
    During "What's the Deal With Old Guys and Enormous Glasses?" Dave wears a 70's-era pair of specs; John Cusack promotes Serendipity.
  • Show #1682
    Show #1682
    Episode 27
    10/2/01
    7.0
  • Show #1681
    Show #1681
    Episode 26
    10/1/01
    8.5
  • Show #1680
    Show #1680
    Episode 25
    9/28/01
    0.0
  • Show #1679
    Show #1679
    Episode 24
    9/27/01
    8.6
  • Show #1678
    Show #1678
    Episode 23
    9/26/01
    0.0
  • Show #1677
    Show #1677
    Episode 22
    9/25/01
    0.0
  • Show #1676
    Show #1676
    Episode 21
    9/24/01
    8.6
    Dave welcomes national hero Rudy Guiliani to the show for the first time since the WTC disaster.
  • Show #1675
    Show #1675
    Episode 20
    9/21/01
    0.0
    In an attempt at normalcy, "Stump the Band" returns after a long hiatus. Meredith Vieira and Stephen Ambrose close out the week; Vieira getting through it with wine, Ambrose with a quote from Eisenhower. Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, and Gillian Welch perform "Rising Star" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
  • Show #1674
    Show #1674
    Episode 19
    9/20/01
    0.0
  • Show #1673
    Show #1673
    Episode 18
    9/19/01
    0.0
  • Show #1672
    Show #1672
    Episode 17
    9/18/01
    0.0
    Bryant Gumbel and Denis Leary reflect on the week’s events; Tori Amos performs a cover of Tom Waits' "Time."
  • Show #1671
    Show #1671
    Episode 16
    9/17/01
    7.9
    In the first show following the terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center, Dave welcomes CBS anchorman Dan Rather (who breaks down and cries) and Regis Philbin.
  • Show #1670
    Show #1670
    Episode 15
    9/7/01
    0.0
  • Show #1669
    Show #1669
    Episode 14
    9/6/01
    8.4
  • Show #1668
    Show #1668
    Episode 13
    9/5/01
    0.0
  • Show #1667
    Show #1667
    Episode 12
    9/4/01
    8.3
  • Show #1666
    Show #1666
    Episode 11
    9/3/01
    7.9
  • Show #1665
    Show #1665
    Episode 10
    8/31/01
    0.0
  • Show #1664
    Show #1664
    Episode 9
    8/30/01
    0.0
    Mayor Guiliani interrupts Dave's monologue; Sarah Jessica Parker promotes "Sex & the City."
  • Show #1663
    Show #1663
    Episode 8
    8/29/01
    0.0
  • Show #1662
    Show #1662
    Episode 7
    8/28/01
    0.0
  • Show #1661
    Show #1661
    Episode 6
    8/27/01
    0.0
    Dave points out that Tony Mendez is mentioned in this week's "Talk of the Town" column in The New Yorker. Later, Jude Brennan makes her last appearance as the bitchy "Mrs. Letterman."
  • Show #1660
    Show #1660
    Episode 5
    8/24/01
    0.0
  • Show #1659
    Show #1659
    Episode 4
    8/23/01
    0.0
  • Show #1658
    Show #1658
    Episode 3
    8/22/01
    0.0
  • Show #1657
    Show #1657
    Episode 2
    8/21/01
    0.0
    Secretary of the Interior "Gale Norton" (Alan Kalter) begs for crude oil and declares her sponsership of "Is This Anything?"; Bob Newhart plugs his autobiography; Maxwell performed "Lifetime."
  • Show #1656
    Show #1656
    Episode 1
    8/20/01
    7.7
    Dave announces that instead of "whatever," from now on he will be saying "wherever"; during a segment called "While We Were Out," the male staff members commemorate a minor design change on the stage by sitting in Dave's chair buck naked; Will Ferrell makes a threating message in song to Barbra Streisand.moreless
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