Which Celebs Showed Up For David Letterman’s Final Top 10?

21 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

David Letterman Gives a Classy, Heartfelt Farewell After 33 Years on TV: “Please save something for my funeral”.

David Letterman went out with a classy final episode tonight. NEW YORK – Hollywood stars Steve Martin and Tina Fey, comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld and a host of US presidents joined the band Foo Fighters on Wednesday to bid farewell to David Letterman as the veteran “Late Show” host signed off for the last time. The show as expected featured no sit-down guest interviews, relying heavily on clips of Letterman shows going all the way back to his 1980s morning show on NBC. It opened with news footage of former President Gerald Ford intoning, out of context: “Our long national nightmare is over,” referring at the time to the Watergate scandal. In celebration of Letterman’s final curtain call, here are five times it was pretty clear he could barely tolerate the person sitting in the chair next to him.

Letterman also presented an all star Top 10 list with Bill Murray, Barbara Walters, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning and Chris Rock. Then when the interview finally gets going, he questions Hilton about her recent stint in prison for driving with an expired license — much to Hilton’s obvious embarrassment. Notably absent was longtime rival and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, although Letterman quipped in his monologue “I’ll be honest with you—it’s beginning to look like I’m not going to get ‘The Tonight Show.'” More of his trademark self-deprecation followed when he observed that he had done more than 6,000 shows, then joked that noted physicist Stephen Hawking had calculated “It works out to about eight minutes of laughter.” The 68-year-old host, famed for his quick wit, sarcasm, offbeat humor, often snarky attitude and silly stunts, hosted top stars and presidents in his final weeks, much as he did during 33 years on late night television at NBC and CBS. Letterman worked in a clip of himself with Mary Tyler Moore from the comedy sketch show on which he got his break; the show failed but the two remained great friends. For his swansong, Letterman, who started in television as a weatherman in his native Indianapolis, dropped his edginess and instead thanked his staff, his audience and CBS executives, including president and CEO Les Moonves who was on hand.

Letterman even took a moment to introduce his wife Regina and son Harry as the lights briefly came up in the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan’s Times Square district. The show, which ran long at more than one hour and 15 minutes, ended as Letterman told viewers “thank you and good night,” turning the stage over to his favorite band Foo Fightersm who performed “Everlong” to a montage of clips. Finally, Letterman introduces Streisand, but instead, Larry “Bud” Melman walks out and sings “Memories.” In 2012, Simmons told US Weekly of Letterman, “You know, I’ve never actually met him? The host later explained to guest James Franco that it was a result of Korine’s last appearance. “I went upstairs to greet Meryl Streep and welcome her to the show, and I knock on the door … and she was not in there,” Letterman said. “And I looked around, and she was not in there, and I found Harmony going through her purse. To win, like our news.com.au Entertainment page, and below the Facebook post in 25 words or less, tell us: if you were a spy, which celeb would you spy on and why?

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