The BEST Episodes of Late Night With David Letterman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2021
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.
#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.
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Season 6 - Episode 32 - Aired Mar 19, 1987
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Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired May 19, 1987
Live from Las Vegas Day 2
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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.""