Anonus Watches Dave's Last Late Show

I know that we of the Heap are generally not huge on television, but tonight is David Letterman's last Late Show. In my view, despite some residual appeal, Dave has seen better days. Today's Late Show does not carry any of the renegade, pioneering spirit of his Late Night days, but still, tonight the book closes on an important chapter in the history of American television (cheesy as that sounds).

Section has become more enamored of Dave than I, I admit

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  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Various Presidents - Ford (through archival footage), Carter, Clinton, Bush-43, and Obama appear to tell us that our long national nightmare is over
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave is showing us the shiny inside of his jacket
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave is tired of the applause and chants of "Dave Dave Dave x400"

    They now no longer have time for the giving-gifts-to-the-audience segment
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    "It's beginning to look like I'm not gonna get the Tonight Show"

    party like it's 1991
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    he wants to become the new face of Scientology
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave has an emotional goodbye interview with his staff that consisted of nothing more than himself as a hologram making kissing gestures then disappearing
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Mike Huckabee as Big Boy
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    6028 shows!
  • This case is closed.
    I've been watching the show on EST, so I'm an hour ahead of AU.

    I'll comment as I feel appropriate.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Stephen Hawking did the math, it's about 8 minutes of laughter
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    man it feels like this monologue is such a slog

    when are they getting to the interviews
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    a Zombie Simpsons segment

    back when Dave got started, Bart and Lisa were kids, and Maggie was still a baby!

    Maggie has blocks spelling "WORLD WIDE PANTS"
  • This case is closed.
    I think all the final interviews have already happened, but the show's not over yet so I can't say for sure.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Wheel of Fortune says "Good riddance to David Letterman"

    ABC Warner be droppin' them stealth bombs :P
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    haha Les y'all didn't get to have muh game shows
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    sparklers and confetti
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave wishes Stephen and his staff and crew nothing but the best

    here's to AMERICA
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave talking to kids
  • YOUR TELEPHONE IS LINKED TO MY WEAPON SYSTEMS
    I can't tell if this is actually a thing that's happening in real reality or if this is something from the AU-is-a-mogulverse.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    ordinary day-to-day pickles
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat

    I can't tell if this is actually a thing that's happening in real reality or if this is something from the AU-is-a-mogulverse.

    no it's real
  • This case is closed.
    The show just ended for me.

    There were indeed no interview guests.

    I can confirm that it is for real, Jane, unless I've somehow entered into AU's reality through having so much contact with him.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    I thought they were having interviews tonight though
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Kid to Dave (to the tune of Jingle Bells): "You are not, you are not, you are not funny"
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Andy Kaufman (RIP)
  • This case is closed.
    Here's a truck stop instead of Saint Peter's...
  • edited 2015-05-21 05:18:00
    I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Top Ten "things I always wanted to say to Dave":

    10. Of all the talk shows, yours is the most geographically convenient to my home - Alec Baldwin

    9. Did you know that you wear the same cologne as Muammar Qaddafi? - Barbara Walters (more ABC reppin')

    8. Your extensive plastic surgery was a necessity and a mistake - Steve Martin

    7. I have no idea what I'll do when you go off the air...you know what, I just thought of something. I'll be fine. - Jerry Seinfeld

    6. Honestly Dave, I've always found you to be a bit of an over-actor - Jim Carrey (with huge beard)

    5. I'm just glad your show is being given to another white guy - Chris Rock

    4. Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    3. You are to comedy, what I am to comedy - Peyton Manning (wearing a blue suit with an orange tie - hooray for Denver)

    2. Thanks for finally proving men can be funny - Tina Fey

    1. I'll never have the money I owe you - Bill Murray
  • This case is closed.
    Anonus said:

    Top Ten "things I always wanted to say today":

    That's "to Dave", not "today".
    Anonus said:

    4. Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    They cut to Jerry Seinfeld's slightly-annoyed face after she said this line. It made me chuckle.

    The Chris Rock and Tina Fey lines made me chuckle, too.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    June 26, 1980

    A dog barks five times (the fifth was prompted though) because that is the square root of 25
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave says he and Peyton are twins

    They ARE both associated with Indiana (though Peyton wasn't born there)
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Taco Bell in 1996 - with the old-even-by-then-logo outside and a very in-vogue Emigre typeface on the ads outside
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave be trolling drive-thru customers
  • This case is closed.
    Anonus said:

    June 26, 1980


    A dog barks five times (the fifth was prompted though) because that is the square root of 25
    That was the first Stupid Pet Trick Letterman did, I think.
  • edited 2015-05-21 05:26:15
    I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    July 9, 1982: blurry Santa Claus footage
  • This case is closed.
    Anonus said:

    July 9, 1982: blurry Santa Claus footage

    That was Larry "Bud" Melman, a.k.a. Calvert DeForest, a regular character of sorts on Dave's show for many years.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave steps out of his Denali and heads into the Ed Sullivan Theater
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    He says Jack Hannah is damn good...been on 102 times and never brought the same animal more than once
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Worldwide Pants's print logo is much nicer than the one they have at the end of the show
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    Dave throwing cherries into a glass of water
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    WCBS proudly says they are #3 in late night!
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    the Ed Sullivan Theater was once a dump, full of rats and falling apart
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    the Foo Fighters provide the musical backdrop for a slideshow of Dave moments from the past
  • This case is closed.
    I'm not big on the Foo Fighters, but I understand they were important to Dave so I won't argue with it.
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    after a long credits sequence, Late Show with David Letterman ends a 23-year run
  • Acid Mammoth!!!!
    this kinda reminds me of when I watched the last Late Night with Conan O'Brien

    ...which I don't really remember
  • TreTre
    DISRUPT THE SYSTEM ⌘
    I remember Conan's last episode of the Tonight Show. Made me sad, considering that it was my first exposure to late night talk and I liked the show a lot.

    It did give us Conan on TBS, though. So there's that.
  • Acid Mammoth!!!!
    Conan got screwed by the network

    fuck television
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat

    Conan got screwed by the network

    fuck television

    you mean fuck NBC
  • Acid Mammoth!!!!
    no, I mean fuck television.
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