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Late Night with David Letterman 

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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David Letterman ...  Himself - Host / ... 1,722 episodes, 1982-1993
Paul Shaffer ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 1,719 episodes, 1982-1993
Bill Wendell Bill Wendell ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,192 episodes, 1982-1993
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott, Larry Bud Melman). Many famous guests and bands appeared on the show. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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1 February 1982 (USA) See more »

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Praise arrived before the ratings. Letterman was called refreshing, and later brilliant. "Late Night" was labeled the show of the eighties. Emmy Awards rolled in. Dollars followed. Letterman's audience grew modestly, but steadily, up toward 4 million viewers a night. And those were highly prized viewers: mostly young, mostly male, mostly people who were not reached by other television shows and certainly not in so dense a connection. NBC had built the ideal franchise: two hit shows back to back, while no one else in television had even one entertainment show working in late night. See more »

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David Letterman - Host: [speaking via megaphone] I'm not wearing pants!
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You're so right, Liz.
16 September 1999 | by BigEd-4See all my reviews

With Dave having won best series Emmy two years in a row, one need only check his track record to see who really kicks butt in late night TV.

Dave has won Emmys at each of the three shows he has hosted. Unlike Conan, he has some sense of perspective. Unlike Jay, he has some sense of humor.

Dave has been King ever since Johnny got too tired to try. Ever since, it's been no contest.


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