Thursday, May 21, 2015

Top Ten Things I've Always Wanted to Say To Dave

Starting with Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno, Seth Meyers taking over Late Night, Stephen Colbert signing off from The Colbert Report, and James Corden taking over The Late, Late Show from Craig Ferguson, almost the entire late night landscape has experienced a turnover the last two years. Another talk show host signed off last night, namely the longest tenured host right now at 33 years, David Letterman. Letterman's quirky and absurd humor always appealed to me growing up and I remember taping his Late Night show on NBC back in the 80's and watching them all on the weekend. When he moved to CBS in 1993, I watched his show pretty religiously as it was on an hour earlier and I was older and could stay up much later. ;) Admittedly, I haven't watched his show or much of late night in general the last ten years outside of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. Plus Conan O'Brien seems to have taken over the role as "weird talk show host." But regardless of that, Letterman saying goodbye is still a big deal. So with help from some of his most frequent guests, here's his final Top Ten list from last night's farewell show.

Back in 2000, Letterman underwent heart bypass surgery and was sidelined for several weeks. On his return show, The Foo Fighters played "Everlong" which Letterman describes as "my favorite band playing my favorite song." So here they are again playing alongside a montage of highlights from the last 33 years of Late Night and Late Show.

Thanks for all the memories Dave. You will definitely be missed.

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