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Excitement Builds As David Letterman Presents Last ‘Late Show’.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After more than 30 years and more than 6,000 shows, David Letterman‘s legendary career in television will come to a close tonight. With the much-anticipated final installment of the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night, video resurfaced of then-Yankees manager Buck Showalter showing Letterman and one of his staff members the ropes at Yankee Stadium.As anticipation builds for David Letterman’s final appearance as the host of “Late Show,” CBS has released a short teaser of the beloved comedian welcoming his guests for the last time.

CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Letterman’s wife and son will be present for the finale, and there will also be plenty of surprises – including one that even Letterman himself doesn’t know about. It’s a funny bit that also includes longtime major league player and coach Frank Howard teaching Letterman how to take one for the team by peppering him with batting practice pitches. From his Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten lists to always keeping guests on their toes – New Yorkers and Americans alike have happily traded rest for reveling in The Late Show’s best moments,” Gov.

The video was from May 1992 when Letterman was still hosting “Late Night.” But Showalter made his first appearance on Letterman during the spring of that year, doing a phone interview in which Letterman tried to steer him to say some of baseball’s most common cliches. “The first question was, ‘Buck, when you are on the back fields and you’re doing drills and stuff, what are you really working on … what are you doing?'” Showalter recalled Wednesday. “I went, ‘We’re kind of working on fundamentals,’ and I heard the audience laugh and I heard, ‘Ding, ding, ding.’ “So I’m putting two and two together that he’s trying to see how many baseball cliches he can get me to say in like two minutes. Night in and night out, throughout thousands of tapings and guests from around the world, Dave made it clear that he felt lucky to be in the middle of New York City. And so the next question he asked me was, ‘Buck, do you start thinking about all of spring training or three games in advance or how do you take each game?’ And I knew it.

Together with his stalwart sidekick Paul Shaffer, he ushered in a new generation of late night comedy that has both inspired and influenced countless comedians and hosts. After tonight, we will all feel a little lost without our late night legend – but also a little relieved that we no longer have to worry about objects flying off the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater.” Meanwhile, as CBS2’s Sanchez reported, the crowds that gathered outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway, were evidence that Letterman is clearly loved. “Every night on Letterman, you’ll see something funny, and something you’ve never seen before; something that’ll make you laugh,” Serrino said. “He’s original. He appeared on Letterman at least twice and also starred in a famous “Seinfeld” episode in 1994, which featured him along with Yankees star Danny Tartabull. In that episode, called “The Chaperone,” George Costanza replaces the Yankees’ polyester uniforms with cotton, which seemed like a good idea at the time but ultimately backfires.

Letterman’s first show debuted in the mornings on NBC in 1980, and was not successful. “The morning show between grammar school and middle school, I watched it. Wearing what Letterman called “protective cake goggles,” Murray offered bits of cake to band and audience members before sitting down in one of the seats next to Letterman’s desk—covered with cake.

On Tuesday night, Letterman talked with Murray about the 35th anniversary of the iconic movie “Caddyshack” – in which Murray played groundskeeper Carl Spackler. With the house lights down, Dylan performed the 1940s jazz standard “The Night We Called It a Day” to the accompaniment of country-style pedal steel guitar and soft brushes on the drums.

He joined Letterman to look back at a 1994 skit in which Jee went around to restaurants and outdoor cafes and annoyed customers and staff – reciting lines that Letterman fed him through a two-way radio. “He looks forward to spending the summer with his family, and after that, well, I don’t think he’s going to just lie down. I think we’ll see something from David Letterman,” said his longtime musical director Paul Shaffer. “I think it’d just be too difficult for me, emotionally too difficult for me. Earlier this week, “Late Show” announcer Alan Kalter stopped by CBS2, 1010 WINS and WCBS 880 to talk about what it’s been like working for Letterman.

Kalter described Letterman as a “very complex human being, a perfectionist, a funnyman, he’s every man and he sets the chemistry that we’ve all lived by for these years.” It’s been a star-studded goodbye to Letterman over the last few weeks, but his final guest has not been revealed.

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