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News/Talk Show
Premiered
Jun. 23, 1980
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Country
USA
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The David Letterman Show

After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of regulars. Although not long-run, it was the test run for his wildly popular Late Night with David Letterman, which ran on NBC for years, later followed by The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

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  • Originally after explaining his dire situation, 'Andy Kaufman' wanted to feign suicide by shooting himself in the head with a prop gun. After the producers thought it over, Kaufman decided he…
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    Originally after explaining his dire situation, 'Andy Kaufman' wanted to feign suicide by shooting himself in the head with a prop gun. After the producers thought it over, Kaufman decided he would instead panhandle from the audience.
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  • Once the show was canceled, Merrill Markoe came up with one idea because she and Dave loved their dog Bob so much. Merrill thought she could make a segment out of the stupid things people do…
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    Once the show was canceled, Merrill Markoe came up with one idea because she and Dave loved their dog Bob so much. Merrill thought she could make a segment out of the stupid things people do with their pets. She called it Stupid Pet Tricks.
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  • Merril Markoe, the head writer, was forced, thanks to the last minute resignation, to take over as producer, a job she had never done in her life. Nobody on the show even knew how to find cue…
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    Merril Markoe, the head writer, was forced, thanks to the last minute resignation, to take over as producer, a job she had never done in her life. Nobody on the show even knew how to find cue cards to write on, so they used enormous pieces of cardboard. The show stumbled on air in June 1980.
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