The Late Show with David Letterman is a multiple Emmy Award-winning hour-long weeknight comedy talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. It is hosted by David Letterman and is produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated.
Late Show with David Letterman Season 4 (1996-1997)
|4x76 Courtney Cox, Lee Marek, Damon Hill |
During CBS Mailbag, a viewer asks what Dave did for New Year's. Dave flashes back to a wild night with a bunch of fabulous babes, while Paul brings him back to earth, and Dave flashes ...
|Jan. 03, 1997|
|4x77 Kids Tell Jokes, Tracey Ullman, B.B. King |
BB King sits in; Dave accidentally tears up the Top Ten blue card, so he reads the list via teleprompter; Tracey Ullman promotes her new HBO show, ""Tracey Takes On...""
|Jan. 06, 1997|
|4x78 Ray Liotta, Norm MacDonald |
Dave swipes Tony's gum, which he had tried to hide on top of one of the cameras. Also, Rupert of Hello Deli is pitted against Amando of Stage Deli in a little competition called ""The ...
|Jan. 07, 1997|
|4x79 Woody Harrelson, Jackie Chan, John Pizzarelli |
Dave fondly looks back at the one-year anniversary of ""El Blizzardo,"" then does a spit take with Windex®. Also, Woody Harrelson plugs hemp products and The People vs. Larry Flin ...
|Jan. 08, 1997|
|4x80 Matt Dillon, Rebecca Ramijn, Cassandra Wilson |
Dave sends an audience babe out to get some snow, and throughout the night the show is interrupted by a three-way snowball war between Dave, Inky and Anton.
|Jan. 09, 1997|
|4x81 Eddie Murphy, Dwight Yoakam, Veronica Paridee |
An audience member celebrating her birthday dances onstage; Inky threatens to throw a rock at Dave; Dave chats with a nine-year-old girl that delivered her baby brother in a stuck elevator; ...
|Jan. 10, 1997|
|4x82 Kevin Spacey, Madeline Kahn, Harry Hill |
Dave deems the show to be such a success that he announces the production of four spin-offs, ""Rupert Touches Meat,"" ""Leonard's Candid Camera,"" ""Kenny's Baywatch"" (with the stagehands ...
|Jan. 13, 1997|
|4x83 Penelope Ann Miller, Skeet Ulrich, BR5-49 |
It's time for another Late Show experiment: ""Who Will Get Kicked Out of TGIF's Sooner, a Shirtless Guy or a Guy with Ten Dogs?"" Answer: the shirtless guy. Later, Dave instructs Chris ...
|Jan. 14, 1997|
|4x84 Chris O'Donnell, Debbie Reynolds, Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Conner |
Dave shows QVC footage of a Cabbage Patch Bill Clinton doll eating French fries; Actor Chris O'Donnell does a Stupid Human Trick; the drama class from Calhoun High School re-enacts ...
|Jan. 15, 1997|
|4x85 Tom Selleck, Art Donovan, Babyface |
Paul shows a clip of his new home video ""The Late Show Made Easy,"" while ""Know Your Cuts of Meat"" makes its debut on ""Know Your Current Events.""
|Jan. 16, 1997|
|4x86 Kevin Kline, Kevin Sorbo, Kevin Brennan |
It's an ""All Kevin Spectacular"" as Kevin Kline, Kevin Sorbo, and Kevin Brennan guest on the show. The closing credits on the show include all staffers named Kevin (Kevin Burnett, ...
|Jan. 17, 1997|
|4x87 David Schwimmer, Carmen Electra, Sheryl Crow |
Alan interrupts the monologue to comment on yesterday's Packers-Patriots Super Bowl; an audience member receives Dave's autograph; Calvert reports from New Orleans, where football fans ...
|Jan. 27, 1997|
|4x88 Tony Danza, Desmond Howard, Helena Bonham Carter |
Biff presides over another segment of ""What They Would Have Had for Lunch If They Were Still Alive."" Tonight, Lorne Greene: ""a BLT."" Also, Tony Williams sits in on drums, while ...
|Jan. 28, 1997|
|4x89 Dan Rather, Jane Leeves, Tori Amos |
Dave calls up an audience guy to meet Tori Amos, but he has to frisk him first.
|Jan. 29, 1997|
|4x90 Matthew Perry, Natasha Lyonne, Jewel |
Dave shows a promo of ""Rupert Jee's Private Parts,"" a spoof of the upcoming Howard Stern movie. Amongst those who participate in this parody are Rupert, Leonard, and ""Paul Shaffer ...
|Jan. 30, 1997|
|4x91 Rhea Perlman, Ray Ramano, Ice Cube |
|Jan. 31, 1997|
|4x92 Stupid Human Tricks, Elle MacPherson, Charles Barkley |
Dave celebrates a decade and a half in late night television by introducing some of his favorite Stupid Human Tricks. Later, he chats with basketball star Charles Barkley.
|Feb. 03, 1997|
|4x93 Isabella Rossellini, Billy Bob Thorton, Tokyo Shock Boys |
In honor of the re-release of the entire Star Wars trilogy, Dave moves his coffee mug with a little help from ""the force""; Billy Bob Thornton promotes his Academy Award-nominated ...
|Feb. 04, 1997|
|4x94 Fran Drescher, Eva Herzigova, Tony Bennett |
Flugelhorn great Al Chez sits in with the band, while Leonard appears in a educational film about the First Thanksgiving.
|Feb. 05, 1997|
|4x95 Pierce Brosnan, Lance Alstodt, Brian Regan |
Know Your Current Events: Dave promises an audience participant named Brian (who Dave keeps calling ""Larry"") that if he can kick a field goal outside, he can sit onstage. Brian hits ...
|Feb. 06, 1997|
|4x96 Brett Favre, David Spade, Silverchair |
Mailbag: Paul appears in a commercial for ""Uncle Dave's Non-Alcoholic Gin."" Also, Dave and Green Bay Packers QB Brett Farve throw footballs into cabs, and David Spade promotes his ...
|Feb. 07, 1997|
|4x97 Stupid Pet Tricks, Brett Butler, Fugees |
In a remote featuring Dave talking to various fan club presidents, a swordfight breaks out between the ""Cats"" and ""Star Wars"" fans. Also, Bob Borden professes his love to a disturbed ...
|Feb. 10, 1997|
|4x98 Sarah Jessica Parker, Geoffrey Rush, Barry Manilow |
Dave ponders another one of his deep thoughts: ""How Long Can a Guy Spin a Revolving Door Before Somebody Stops Him?"" It takes 40 minutes and 6 seconds before security escorts the ...
|Feb. 11, 1997|
|4x99 Richard Harris, Siskel & Ebert, Far East Circus |
Throughout the night, Biff, Pat and Kenny recreate scenes from Academy Award-nominated films, including ""The English Patient"" and ""Jerry McGuire."" The gag comes to an abrupt end ...
|Feb. 12, 1997|
|4x100 Peter O'Toole, Salma Hayek, Jazz Passengers |
Dave brags that he had an incredible Valentine's Day last year, until Paul persuades him to admit that he spent it watching TV with an amorous Leonard. Also, the Jazz Passengers (featuring ...
|Feb. 13, 1997|
|4x101 Sarah Ferguson, Allan Weimerskirch, Patti Smith |
Marv Albert is credited with six seperate appearances tonight, thus raising his total on the show to an even one hundred. Later, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, promotes her new ...
|Feb. 14, 1997|
|4x102 Tom Brokaw, Laura Linney, BLACKstreet |
Two weeks before, NBC denied Dave permission to use clips from his old show. So tonight, Tom Brokaw arrives and offers Dave a crumpled-up videotape from Late Night with David Letterman. ...
|Feb. 17, 1997|
|4x103 Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Jeff Gordon |
The outside cam goes to Joe G's to launch production of the quickie movie ""Space Volcano""; Bruce Willis murders Mujibur and Sirajul; Demi Moore shows up with 15 dogs as a gift for ...
|Feb. 18, 1997|
|4x104 Michael J. Fox, Jon Voight, The Wallflowers |
Throughout the night, various civilians tell jokes about their jobs, while Dave admits that he has fallen in love with this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
|Feb. 19, 1997|
|4x105 Julie Andrews, Doug E. Doug, The Amazing Jonathan |
The latest edition of ""Leonard Tepper's Hidden Video"" takes place entirely at Hello Deli, while ""Cosby"" star Doug E. Doug does standup.
|Feb. 20, 1997|
|4x106 Tony Randall, Juliette Binoche, David Brenner |
Frequent CBS Mailbag contributor Jerry Scales appears in the audience and is given a roast chicken made of Nyquil. Also, Tony Randall talks about becoming a parent for the first ti ...
|Feb. 21, 1997|
|4x107 Bill Cosby, David Hacker, Tina Turner |
On the three-year anniversary of his memorable first appearance on the Late Show, super-bowler Dick Weber rolls one strike after another out on 53rd Street. Later, he and Bill Cosby ...
|Feb. 24, 1997|
|4x108 Mia Farrow, Anne Heche, Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach |
James Cotton sits in; while pedestrians footrace against each other over on 54th and Broadway.
|Feb. 25, 1997|
|4x109 Howard Stern, Valeria Mazza, Porno for Pyros |
Leonard Tepper is live at Madison Square Garden, annoying participants at this year's Grammy Awards. He closes the segment by calling Dave a jackass.
|Feb. 26, 1997|
|4x110 Pauly Shore, Merrill Markoe, Celine Dion |
Dave shows outtakes of Leonard's Grammy report, and then gets thrown out of a taping of ""Wheel of Fortune"" by a security guard resembling Bill DeLace.
|Feb. 27, 1997|
|4x111 Bill Pullman, Richard Lewis, Lyle Lovett & Randy Newman |
Trumpeter Al Chez sits in; the ""First Annual Biff Henderson Award"" goes to a much-serving Biff; Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett perform ""You've Got a Friend In Me.""
|Feb. 28, 1997|
|4x112 Jon Stewart, Debi Mazar, Duncan Sheik |
Dave comments on ""El Blizzardo Diablo,"" a raining snowstorm that practically has New York City in a standstill. Also, Dave and Paul participate in a cutthroat battle of putdowns towards ...
|Mar. 03, 1997|
|4x113 Robin Quivers, Adam Arkin, James |
Dave points out that the wet snow of yesterday's ""El Blizzardo Diablo"" has already melted and/or evaporated. Also, Adam Arkin promotes the upcoming made-for-TV movie Not In This ...
|Mar. 04, 1997|
|4x114 Chevy Chase, Mary McCormack, Phish |
During ""Rejected Commercial Characters,"" jokes are translated for a select audience onstage from English to Japanese.
|Mar. 05, 1997|
|4x115 Kids Tell Jokes, Mary Steenburgen, Ray Wold |
Bluesman Keb' Mo sits in; Dave and Paul shill a new sleeping enhancer called EclipseQuil; ""pyrotechnic madman"" Ray Wold blows up stuff and somehow avoids burning himself.
|Mar. 06, 1997|
|4x116 Ted Danson, Famke Janssen, Mitch Hedburg |
CBS Mailbag: Jerry Scales asks, ""What do viewers miss?"" Gerard Mulligan comes out in costume as ""A 50-year-old guy dressed like Zorro."" Also, The Biff Henderson Players present ...
|Mar. 07, 1997|
|4x117 Howard Stern, Ray Ramano, Chieftains |
Sean Pelton sits in for Anton, while Howard Stern promotes his new movie.
|Mar. 17, 1997|
|4x118 Martin Short, Larenz Tate, Kodo |
The camera fixates on a guy in the audience with a gigantic gut with DAVE written on it. Also, Martin Short does another musical number, with a final note so extended that he leaves ...
|Mar. 18, 1997|
|4x119 Cindy Crawford, Robert Townsend, Chris Whitley |
The Late Show Current Events Singers take on Clinton's recent leg injury, then performs some sort of a cappella apology to Cindy Crawford.
|Mar. 19, 1997|
|4x120 Mike Myers, Sophie Marceau, Alison Krauss |
Today's burning question: ""How Many Guys in Bunny Suits Can Get into a Coffee Shop?"" All 23 guys that volunteered get in, and they are later joined by a geeky audience member from ...
|Mar. 25, 1997|
|4x121 Marv Albert, Anthony LaPaglia, Big Head Todd & the Monsters |
In honor of his birthday, former president Thomas Jefferson is seen skydiving over the city, followed shortly by William McKinley and Paul Shaffer.
|Mar. 26, 1997|
|4x122 Teri Garr, George Stephanopolous, Amanda Marshall |
Dave announces that today is Tony Mendez' 60th birthday, even though he's only 52; Dave orders Anton to fetch him some coffee; a man-on-the-street segment dissects tonight's ""Top Ten ...
|Mar. 27, 1997|
|4x123 Marilu Henner, Marlon Wayans, The Cardigans |
Mailbag: Alan has an announcer sitting in with him, only to realize he's not his intern but his willing replacement. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (live via satellite) ...
|Mar. 28, 1997|
|4x124 Bryant Gumbel, Kadeem Hardison, Bandbaz Brothers |
Songwriter Jimmy Webb sits in, and throughout the night the band plays his songs; Dave shows a tape of Rob Burnett's daughter being scared to death by Daddy as the Easter Bunny; Dave ...
|Mar. 31, 1997|
|4x125 Tara Lipinsky, Margaret Colin, Nanci Griffith |
Dave calls a pay phone on Broadway, and then calls in a guy from Jersey named Rocky to tell the first ""Mets suck"" joke of the season. Also, Biff gives a pep talk to some grade-school ...
|Apr. 01, 1997|
|4x126 Dan Akroyd, David Kruithoff, Cyndi Lauper |
A man claiming to be Paul's brother Kenny sits in the audience, while amateur dentist David Kriuthoff fidgets with a special camera that can go inside the mouth.
|Apr. 02, 1997|
|4x127 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brad Garrett, Chris Fonseca |
""Colin Dunner"" (Gerard), the lead dancer in the Broadway hit ""Riverdance"" promotes his new videotape ""Riverdancin' to the Oldies."" Also, Will Lee demonstrates how to play a guitar ...
|Apr. 03, 1997|
|4x128 John Cusak, Liv Tyler, David Bowie |
Mailbag: a man on the street is decapitated by a giant, renegade blue card. Also, Pat Farmer introduces his new segment ""Live Action Editorial Cartoon."" Tonight's piece: ""Busting ...
|Apr. 04, 1997|
|4x129 Anthony Clark, Joan Lunden, Eryka Badu |
Dave says he's discovered he's been combing his hair wrong, so he fidgets with it throughout the show. Also, Zahshu, the ""World's Only Performing Hippo,"" rolls over and begs.
|Apr. 07, 1997|
|4x130 Norm MacDonald, Justine Bateman, Trace Adkins |
""How Many Guys in a Bunny Suit Can Get Into H&R Block?"" Only two, until both are kicked out. Right after the first commercial break, Biff then tries to get in wearing a dog suit and, ...
|Apr. 08, 1997|
|4x131 Charles Grodin, David Alan Grier, Matthew Sweet |
In a running gag that was started two nights before (in homage to something that appeared occasionally on Late Night), Zahshu, ""The World's Only Performing Goldfish,"" develops a severe ...
|Apr. 09, 1997|
|4x132 Tom Arnold, Bernie Williams, Bush |
|Apr. 10, 1997|
|4x133 Kelsey Grammar, Jake Johannsen, Tracy Chapman |
Champion weightlifter Magnus Vermagnusson lifts various objects, including Mujibur and Sirajul; Dave comments on his upcoming 50th birthday; Zhushi ""The World's Only Performing Dog"" ...
|Apr. 11, 1997|
|4x134 Martin Mull, Alicia Witt, Mary J. Blige |
Marv Albert interviews accountants, then shows a blooper real along side it; Dave notices that Tony is holding cue cards with gloves on; ""Pat Farmer's Live-Action Political Cartoon"" ...
|Apr. 21, 1997|
|4x135 Katie Couric, Roma Downey, INXS |
Dave finds a patron named Bob Reedy, in Joe G's Pizza to star in another fake film epic, the Anaconda spoof ""Snakequest 2000."" Quote Dave: ""For the love of god, it's a giant sna ...
|Apr. 22, 1997|
|4x136 Tony Randall, Steven Weber, Wilco |
Allen Toussant sits in; Dave announces that in honor of the recent media hoopla over Ellen DeGeneres, the Late Show will now be ""more gay""; Wilco performs ""Someone Else's Song." ...
|Apr. 23, 1997|
|4x137 Lisa Kudrow, Umberto Buccigrossi, Verve Pipe |
Biff announces that if Lyndon Johnson were alive today, he would've had a roast beef sandwich for lunch. Also, The Verve Pipe performs ""The Freshman.""
|Apr. 24, 1997|
|4x138 Stupid Human Tricks, Rosie Perez, John Hiatt |
On a special Indianapolis-themed night on the Late Show, Dorothy interrupts a comedy bit to give Dave a hug, while Reggie Miller presents the Top Ten.
|Apr. 25, 1997|
|4x139 Kurt Russell, Sinbad, Paula Cole |
Rupert Jee drops by to make an important announcement: ""America, I am a lesbian."" This inspires Regis to walk over and give him a hug.
|Apr. 28, 1997|
|4x140 Robin Williams, Tanya Tucker |
Dave shows a clip from the latest Charlie Brown Special: Charlie Brown declares, ""I think I'm a lesbian."" Also, two dorky audience members help wash a cab outside the theater, then ...
|Apr. 29, 1997|
|4x141 Alec Baldwin, Joey Lauren Adams, Indigo Girls |
It's ""Awards Night"" on the Late Show, as throughout the night Biff presents Gordie Howe with the Stanley Cup, Walter Payton with the Super Bowl Trophy, Bobby Allison with the Harley ...
|Apr. 30, 1997|
|4x142 Garry Shandling, Luke Perry, Wendy Liebman |
Wendy Liebman discusses mammograms, while Luke Perry rappels off the side of the theater.
|May. 01, 1997|
|4x143 Roseanne, Justin Miller, Chuck Berry |
In honor of tonight's audience (all residents of St. Louis and its suburbs), the backdrop is altered to show the city's skyline; Dave shows live footage of the Mets/Cardinals game in ...
|May. 02, 1997|
|4x144 Bruce Willis, Elizabeth Hurley, Maxwell |
Dave dumps the show early yet again, and after searching high and low in Manhattan, Biff finally finds him demonstrating knife tricks at Benihana's.
|May. 05, 1997|
|4x145 John Goodman, Kathleen Quinlan, Hanson |
""How Many Guys in Bunny Suits Can Get into a Fountain?"" Only about six, as the men in costume are thrown out of Central Park by the NYPD. After the first commercial break, John Goodman ...
|May. 06, 1997|
|4x146 Mike Myers, Danny Aiello, Crossbows of Death |
Tony Mendez does the Watusi; Biff announces that if Burt Lancaster were alive today, he would've had cream of mushroom soup and a tuna fish sandwich for lunch; stuntmen Ross and Elisa ...
|May. 07, 1997|
|4x147 Billy Crystal, Kristen Johnson, Bee Gees |
Rupert stars in a parody of those financial-success tapes that they sell in infomercials, while Kirsten Johnston promotes the 3-D season finale of Third Rock from the Sun.
|May. 08, 1997|
|4x148 Ricki Lake, Kirby Puckett, Soul Asylum |
With tonight's audience being from the Twin Cities, Dave makes them feel at home by having a faux snow fall in the theater. Also, the Top Ten home office is temporarily relocated to ...
|May. 09, 1997|
|4x149 Cybil Shepard, Darrell Hammond, Linda Eder |
Tonight, Dave promises to show things that have never been on television before, including Marv Albert dancing with a giant squirrel, a gay man kissing a lesbian, and Biff playing solitaire ...
|May. 12, 1997|
|4x150 Andy Garcia, George Foreman, Travis Tritt |
Dancers from Riverdance make a return appearance on the show. Actually, they're staff writers Gerard Mulligan and Eric Kaplan, Leonard Tepper, and financial wiz/Dave buddy Jim Peterson. ...
|May. 13, 1997|
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