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CHAPTER FIVE:
DAVE'S "LATE NIGHT" DEBUT

The marriage between the Tonight Show and the newly created Late Night with David Letterman was on - and there would be no turning back for David Letterman and his Late Night career.

The night that David's show debuted, he began to feel a bit green. David carried on - and climbed aboard his Late Night ship with great courage. Dave invited many young comedians on his show. Bill Murray (From Saturday Night Live) was the guest on as his first night. Bill was so used to "Late Night Television" that he entertained the crowd with his "Let's Get Physical" act.

Late Night with David Letterman became a place where young comedians could break into show business. This is one of the reasons, in my opinion, that Dave's show became a hit with the younger generation. The comedians were quite intelligent and a lot of fun to watch.

David's show was appealing to the crowd that would soon become the major advertising dollars and high earning populace of the nation at the time, the Yuppies and Baby Boomers. On Dave's show - you could have fun, party, play along, be part of the 'in' crowd.

With David's old staff at hand, you knew that wacky had to enter the picture somewhere - now didn't you! Well Dave dove right into wacky - in more ways than one - literally so to speak!

On several occasions, Dave wore various suites of food - a suit of Rice Krispies - just because he wanted to see what it would be like to snap, crackle, and pop. Next, it was a suit of corn chips and he dove into the yogurt dip. One of my personal favorites was when David Letterman had a show in which he would turn the camera lens 90 degrees every fifteen minutes.At one point the show was watched upside down. That definitely qualifies as wacky - I would say. He threw watermelons, eggs, and I am sure that he threw several other other things at that camera that I do not recall.

David was brilliant when he decided to start including the staff into the show. The fact that you feel that you are behind the scenes during the entire show - and that you know most of his staff - is a bonding experience between Dave and the audience. Dave's show simply has you on the "edge of your seat" so to speak. His show was as exciting to watch then, as it is to watch now! I know that I unwind with Dave and a glass of wine - he's a great stress reliever. I can't sleep at night without my Dave! Now wait a minute - that's not what I meant. Ha. Ha. I mean that I have to watch his show before I can sleep . Wow, I am glad I cleared that up! Ha, Ha.

Late Night With David Letterman was just plain fun!! Late Night with David Letterman was becoming a big HIT and I will bet that David Letterman was very thankful that his late night dreams were coming true.

 

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