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Late Show with David Letterman

Year:
Duration:
USA:60 min (including commercials)
Genres:
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Randi Grossack
Awards:
Won 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 94 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1993-08-30
Filming Locations: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Michael McKean
Michael McKean
Late Show with David Letterman
Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
Late Show with David Letterman
Tricia Helfer
Tricia Helfer
Late Show with David Letterman
Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
Late Show with David Letterman
Paul Shaffer
Himself - Musical Director / ... (2,728 episodes, 1993-2015)
David Letterman
Himself - Host / ... (2,689 episodes, 1993-2015)
Alan Kalter
Himself - Announcer / ... (1,295 episodes, 1995-2015)
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Trivia
David Letterman originally wanted to call Paul Shaffer's musical ensemble "The NBC Orchestra," but that name was already taken by Doc Severinsen and company on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). Letterman settled for the name "Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band," but he got his way in the end: when Letterman and Shaffer defected to CBS, they changed the name of Shaffer's ensemble to "The CBS Orchestra."
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One of the series' most memorable moments occurred in the mid-1990s when Johnny Carson made a surprise walk-on appearance. David Letterman stood up and let Carson sit at his desk for a moment, with the intent of having the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) veteran deliver a joke. The audience went crazy and applauded for so long that Carson never got to say a word.
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NBC claimed "intellectual property rights" on many of Letterman's famous running gags and characters from his original show. As a result, the character of "Larry Bud Melman" was retired (though the actor remained with the show and appeared under his real name), and such traditions as "Viewer Mail", "Stupid Pet Tricks", and the "Top 10 List" were simply renamed. This controversy was the subject of much ridicule during the 1993-94 TV season, mostly from Letterman himself.
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Quotes
David Letterman: [introduction to Stupid Pet Tricks and Stupid Human Tricks] This is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Please, no wagering.
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Himself - Announcer: People always ask me, 'Big Red, what's your secret to scoring with a different hot chick every single night of the week?' You want to know how I land the really wild babes? I clean my dishes with Ajax.
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Himself - Bandleader: [after he and David play around with air raid sirens, impersonating a broadcast announcer] This is a test. This is only a test. If this is an actual emergency, flip over to Leno.
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Faq
Q
Why is it always daytime during the outdoor scenes?
A
The show is actually taped in the afternoon, and edited before it is aired. Therefore the street scenes and the Deli sections take place in the afternoon as well.
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Photos from cast
Michael McKean Idina Menzel Tricia Helfer Sasha Allen Sutton Foster Sarah Schreiber Rachel Smith
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