Lettermania: Our top 10 favorite Letterman stunts
Tonight marks the end of The Late Show with David Letterman, and its 22 year run on CBS since it first aired August 30, 1993. Dave might’ve gotten his start on NBC on his first late-night show which aired from 1982-1993, but it’s CBS where he soared. Dave’s meant a lot to us over the years, he was a taste-maker older brother (or in our case, hip dad) turning us on to bands that were just as polarizing as his comedy, an innovator of the form inspiring most of the current crop of late-night hosts and introducing cultural touchstones like "Stupid Pet Tricks" and "Top Ten Lists," and if you were an entertainer, someone you desperately wanted to impress.
Personally, I’ve been trying to get a ticket to Dave’s show for the better half of a decade (since his quintiple bypass), so read into that as you will. Dave, if you’re reading this— it’s me your buddy JP with my guest “Tobe Announced” and without further ado, we’re saying adieu the best way we know how with a Top Ten List.
So here it is, our Top Ten Favorite vintage Moments on the Late Show with David Letterman:
Dave Visits Just Bulbs.
"No, but seriously. What else can you get here?"
Dave orders hot dogs out the window from a bullhorn.
Dave visits the GE building.
"We want to get everything off on the right foot."
Dave's Velcro Suit.
Dave dropping stuff out of a five-story building.
"Remember, this is all for charity."
Dave and the gang visit IHOP.
Dave working the drive-tru window at McDonald's.
His stint at Taco Bell is pretty amazing as well.
Dave roams the halls of NBC after technical difficulties.
Dave takes on New York with The Strong Guy, The Fat Guy, and The Genius.
To be perfectly honest, most of the questions being lobbed at the genius are softballs. Right?
Dave's Supermarket Finds.
Letterman’s last show will be May 20, 2015. The Late Show airs at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.