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Old 05-02-15, 10:19 PM
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

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Anyone who says Dave hasn't been funny since he went to CBS, that is one of the clips I cite as proof to the contrary.
He has been, just not lately, not in a long time.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Got the call today, going to tomorrow's show. Should be interesting
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

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Got the call today, going to tomorrow's show. Should be interesting
When Reese sits down, scream out "I LOVE YOU, REESE!" so that all of us in the forum know that you are really there.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

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When Reese sits down, scream out "I LOVE YOU, REESE!" so that all of us in the forum know that you are really there.
Nah, scream out "DVDTalk!"
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

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Nah, scream out "DVDTalk!"
I just want to know that he's there, I didn't want to get him thrown out of the theater.

Letterman's still funny and has always been funny. I hope that I'm that whip-smart and witty and "cool" when I'm 67/68. On his best day, Leno was never funnier and Letterman was never going to act like Kimmel (who idolizes Dave) or Lonnie Donnigan, because those guys are much younger than him.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

President Obama is a guest tonight.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

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I just want to know that he's there, I didn't want to get him thrown out of the theater.

Letterman's still funny and has always been funny. I hope that I'm that whip-smart and witty and "cool" when I'm 67/68. On his best day, Leno was never funnier and Letterman was never going to act like Kimmel (who idolizes Dave) or Lonnie Donnigan, because those guys are much younger than him.
I'm not saying Letterman's not funnier than those other guys (Maybe not Conan doing his solo stuff) but he's just not as funny as he was. I really don't find any of the late night host very funny. I mostly watched The Daily Show and Colbert, but unfortunately that's changing too.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Well, Leno was on the Tribute Show.
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Obama should have said something to Dave about when he was growing up in Kenya, he would stay up late at night plotting to overthrow American democracy and hoping to one day be a guest on the Late Show.

Two for two!
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Well, Leno was on the Tribute Show.
As much as I can understand why Leno would choose to pass, I think he'd be a fool not to show up as a "surprise" final guest.

For no other reason that, after all the two of them have gone through, it would simply be remembered forever if they both were together again, I think it would make Jay look good (he should could use it after looking like the villain he was with both Letterman and Conan) and it would just be good television.
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Surprised at the nearly complete lack of Regis on the tribute show.
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The show needed to be at least 30mins longer.

It did show him as a weatherman. I didn't expect that.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Not happy that Will Ferrell doesn't look like he's going to get much or any time for his last visit.

It's great to get the President, but he doesn't need the whole damned show to talk policies.

Start the interview earlier than normal, give him two full segments and bring out the next guest.

It's not like they're probably going to be able to squeeze Will in somewhere else.

The cameo doesn't count.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

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It's great to get the President, but he doesn't need the whole damned show to talk policies.

Start the interview earlier than normal, give him two full segments and bring out the next guest.
He's the President of the fucking United States of America, for chrissakes.
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As much as I can understand why Leno would choose to pass, I think he'd be a fool not to show up as a "surprise" final guest.

For no other reason that, after all the two of them have gone through, it would simply be remembered forever if they both were together again, I think it would make Jay look good (he should could use it after looking like the villain he was with both Letterman and Conan) and it would just be good television.
I still think Leno will be on the show. They'll probably keep it under wraps until it gets closer. Remember how much a secret the whole Oprah, Letterman, Leno commercial was.

I think they had Leno fly to NY and wear a hoodie or something into the building.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

The tribute show was pretty damn great. It's going to be so weird having Letterman gone. The last of the classic hosts to go and the late night landscape as far as CBS and NBC go is looking pretty meh to me. I like Conan and Kimmel quite a bit so I'll watch them, but I doubt I'll watch Colbert as I've never been a huge fan of the guy.
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Just back to my wife's family's house, what an amazing experience. Got in line to get my tickets at 1:45. Got my tickets about 30 minutes late. Ended up with red 73/74. We were the first group let in for the tapings. Got seated a little after 3:45 or so. Seated in the first full row right next to the band. Really shocked at how small the theater is.
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Reese ended up being a true dud for someone in the last 13 episodes.
She's so damn phony as I always think of her drunken tirade when her husband got pulled over for a DUI and she was yelling at the Cop about her being an American Citizen and she has rights...
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Working my way throUgh my backlog of recent eps, thanks for the heads up on Reese , I'll fast forward that....

Enjoyed his Steve Martin segment...

The musical guests numbers have been a little underwhelming so far.. Hope they can all kick it up a notch the next two weeks....
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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Based on the preview for tonight's show it looks like Cher is stopping by. Hopefully, she'll call Dave an asshole one more time.
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Based on the preview for tonight's show it looks like Cher is stopping by. Hopefully, she'll call Dave an asshole one more time.
She did.

Martin Short was awesome. He should have been Dave's last guest.

And then Norah Jones comes on and sings a song about orgasms.

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Re: Dave Letterman announces he will retire (Last show 5/20/15) / Colbert signed as h

Now that was a final guest worthy of being a final guest.

Entertaining the entire time and what a killer song that was.

Rest in Peace Dave.

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