The BEST Episodes of Late Night With David Letterman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2021

Network: NBC

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.

Show #1304

#1 - Show #1304

Season 9 - Episode 37 - Aired May 11, 1990

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1 votes
Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Show #0001

#2 - Show #0001

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 1, 1982

The show opens with a haunting intro by NYC-based character actor Calvert Deforest; the NBC Peacock girls introduce Dave; throughout the night, a welding demonstration is held backstage; Dave gives a tour of the backstage area; Bill Murray dances to Olivia Newton-John's hit "Physical"; “Shame of the City”; Dave and Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert experiment with air compression; Steve Fessler recites lines from the movie "Bowery at Midnight”; Dave gives an office tour to a man named Stanley and a cameraman.

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Show #1005

#3 - Show #1005

Season 7 - Episode 30 - Aired Jul 13, 1988

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 5, 1983

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0 votes
Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 9, 1983

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 20, 1984

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 17, 1987

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 16, 1987

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 33 - Aired Mar 18, 1987

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 32 - Aired Mar 19, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired May 13, 1987

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired May 19, 1987

Live from Las Vegas Day 2

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Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired May 20, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 31 - Aired May 21, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 29 - Aired May 18, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired May 12, 1987

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Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 13, 1984

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 11, 1987

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 1983

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 19, 1984

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 5 - Episode 79 - Aired Jun 19, 1986

""Viewer Mail"" features Dave proving he does have a ""romantic bone"" in his body; Rodney Dangerfield ""drops by,"" complete with a Top Ten list and a clip from Back To School; Rosanne Cash; ""Grant Tinker"" with the history of Studio 8H; Dennis Miller; Rosanne performs ""Second To No One.""

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Directors: Hal Gurnee
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Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 19, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 18, 1987

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Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 17, 1987

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