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Late Show with David Letterman 

The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

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David Letterman
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Won 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 125 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Letterman ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,194 episodes, 1993-2015
Paul Shaffer ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 4,194 episodes, 1993-2015
Alan Kalter Alan Kalter ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,478 episodes, 1995-2015
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Storyline

David Letterman's comedic talk-show after moving to a new television network. He retains largely the same format as the previous 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

David Letterman Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Worldwide Pants See more »
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

David Letterman originally wanted to call Paul Shaffer's musical ensemble "The NBC Orchestra," but that name was already taken by Doc Severinsen and company on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). Letterman settled for the name "Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band," but he got his way in the end: when Letterman and Shaffer defected to CBS, they changed the name of Shaffer's ensemble to "The CBS Orchestra." See more »

Quotes

[David is working at McDonald's]
David Letterman: Welcome to Mc Donald's.
Customer: Get me a cheeseburger.
David Letterman: Your order is a cheeseburger?
Customer: Yep.
David Letterman: Are you busy right now?
Customer: I gotta head to work. Why?
David Letterman: Could you swing by the grocery store and get us a bag of onions?
Customer: A bag of onions?
David Letterman: Yeah. We're running low.
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Letterman reliably entertaining
5 February 2003 | by pperroneSee all my reviews

I'm "only" 34 but I've been watching Letterman since I was about 13. He in fact has one of the few shows I can tolerate to watch on TV. I can always count on him to be entertaining. He clearly has it down to a science now and doesn't deviate much from his standard ritual whereas years ago it was always something new and different. That said, his ritual is actually reliably entertaining. Clearly one of the attractions to watching him for so long is the comfortable feeling one has with having the same show play around the same time of night for so many years. Of course, now I use TiVo. The bottom line is that Letterman is truly the best thing going for TV and is a reliably good and entertaining show.


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