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Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

pwn posted:

I felt bad for Leno. He fell apart last night. Seeing him honestly saying that he never went anywhere else because he only knew his family at Tonight was sobering.

gently caress him. He could have gone somewhere else and taken his crew with him like Dave did. He went out with a whimper.

At least Dave had something nice to say about him and even said "Good night, Jay" and the end of his show.

Anyway, here's Patrick Stewart.

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Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Robnoxious posted:

As for Craig bolting when Dave hangs it up that was the last thing Craig has said on record to that topic. It doesn't mean if CBS were to drop a dump truck load of money at his feet he'd still walk away but there's really nothing saying that CBS would even entertain that idea in the first place. The cheapness of Craig's show adds more to it's charm anyways. I'm likely not alone in thinking Craig has no business in an earlier timeslot. Keep Craig and his little playhouse holed up in the rafters at CBS Television City in Hollywood and let him keep doing his own thing.

It's Dave when he did Late Night. For years he would do some seriously weird poo poo and the network left him alone.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

pwn posted:

I have the first Leno Tonight on tape, just watched it last night, and it was always "with."

I recall Leno insisting it be "with" out of respect for Johnny.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

I set the DVR to catch tonight's premiere. Unless there's a guest I just have to see in upcoming weeks/years, it'll probably be the last time.

Same will go for for Late Night when Seth makes his debut.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

I recorded Tonight and, thank you local NBC affiliate, the intro was cut off.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Teddybear posted:

Which affiliate? That seems like something national would get ripshit pissed over.

WSAV - Savannah. They've been known to cut off the first few seconds of SNL to squeeze in just one more loving commercial.

I caught Fallon about a minute after he walked through the curtain.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Steve Vader posted:

And Bruce Willis always does crazy things with Dave. Steve Martin often does too.

Tom Hanks is always willing to act like an idiot for Dave. Tom Selleck did on Late Night, too.

Who else enjoyed Gary Oldman dancing with Craig and Secretariat?

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Craptacular! posted:

Mujibur and Sirajul

I loved how Letterman would take staff members or local business people and make them temporary celebrities. I remember a bit he did on Late Night when a woman on his staff was getting married and couldn't afford a nice honeymoon.. He would have her on as a guest each night for a week so that NBC had to pay her scale. Each night he would have her do different acts in order to get a higher payment. I think she ended up with several thousand dollars.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

I loved it when Henry Mancini wrote The Viewer Mail Theme. Dave wasn't too thrilled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogst_L1PI1I

I don't know why there's a Donahaue clip on this video.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

One of the most insane things ever on Letterman where he talks about the extortion attempt and his indiscretions with female staffers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7f9D4KclJw

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

EugeneJ posted:

That's a funny way of spelling Todd Rundgren

I wonder if he'll mention Zevon?

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Will they keep the name "The Late Show"?

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

That band on Letterman last night wins the award of doucheyist-looking band of the year.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
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Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Well, gently caress.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Breakfast All Day posted:

Same here -- Craig is really the only person who does anything interesting with the genre.

I was a Dave guy for decades, but, to be honest, he's been phoning it in for years. When's the last time he did anything really interesting (besides Stephanie Burkett )?

Craig will readily abandon his bits (like the puppets) when he feels they've run their course. I'm definitely going to miss his show more than Dave's.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Yeesh, that Rocky musical looks like it'll be as good as the Spider-Man one.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

SunshineDanceParty posted:

I want something that's burned and forgotten in a few months.

If Norm got TLLS, you sure as hell wouldn't forget it. They'd have to get a Chevy Chase/Pat Sajak-level host for that.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Lumberjack Bonanza posted:

This would probably mean the end of Community, which means nothing could possibly be worth it.

McHale said recently he won't be the new host because of Community. He also said he hasn't been contacted.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/...pondents-dinner

Here's his performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

RIP Arsenio (again).

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
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I wanted to punch Letterman for pronouncing taco as "tacko".

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Craig Ferguson to host 30 minute daytime talk show in 2015.

That strikes me as odd, but I'll be there.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Craptacular! posted:

The Bruce Willis interview on Letterman tonight is surreal.

He sure is a trooper for messy prop gags.

Yeah, gotta give to Willis and others like Tom Hanks who's always game to get a laugh by acting like an idiot.

I'm glad that Dave did a tribute to Robin. Even showing a brief clip of himself on Mork and Mindy. I remember seeing that when it first ran and thought to myself what a horrible actor he was (Dave, that is).

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

I liked Dave's annoyance at not being able to perform Eagles' songs.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Chand0X posted:

Craig says he wants to deconstruct the game show genre as well. He even said he wanted it to be an improvised comedy show that is also a game show.

I got one minute in and shut it off. I'll try again in a few weeks.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Still Fluxing posted:

Letterman's Cue Card Guy Fired After Assault

Sounds like a laugh and a half to be on the Letterman staff.

At least Dave wasn't loving him.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Lumberjack Bonanza posted:

Well, we don't know that yet

Speaking of Dave loving people, I was going through some old VHS tapes this week and found some episodes from 2004 where Dave had Stephanie dressing up to do Viewer Mail. I always thought that was odd.

Anyway, it's convenient that Dave is on vacation this week.

Mister Kingdom fucked around with this message at Oct 21, 2014 around 02:37

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Still Fluxing posted:

Well, Dave used to involve him in skits and such, and he'd been around for over 20 years, so it's not like he was some nameless lackey. Still, plenty weird. I hope Letterman's retirement will bring some tell-all books about life on the Late Show in its wake.

I want to hear what Stephanie wrote in her diaries. I just can't imagine her and Dave together.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Robnoxious posted:

How can she not be unless she is massively preggers?
I'd also like to see Ariel Tweto, Lauren Graham and of course Kate Mara.

And Morgan Freeman, duh.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

I assume that Geoff and Secretariat won't be there.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

counterfeitsaint posted:

This is the first time I've ever been legitimately sad to see a show end.

We're never going to see anything like this again. Craig came in as an outsider and destroyed his competition. And this coming from a long time Letterman fan.

Dave should have quit 10 years ago.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Acer Pilot posted:

While we may have thought Craig destroyed his competition, the ratings apparently didn't

True. There's no accounting for taste. Craig was better in his 10 years than all of Leno and the last 10 years of Dave combined.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Skunny Wundy posted:

it sounds dumb but I think that at least some of it was probably just Letterman wanting to outlast Leno, even if it meant lessening the legacy he would've had if he'd left when he should have.

he's never really struck me as the Leno work-until-I-die type of guy. like that might be there to some degree but not enough to justify going on with a show he clearly stopped caring about years ago.

Not dumb. At least I thought the same thing. It was a gently caress-you-Jay move.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

MikeJF posted:

Yeah, it was one of those bits they tried that didn't really work out, I feel.

She was hot, though.

Anyway, I just don't see the new guy being this much fun.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

raditts posted:

Indeed she was.

I liked that phase when Craig did the stuff with the puppets. The couple of times he had Lauren Graham doing puppets with him are some of the funniest moments I can remember. I guess once Geoff came along and became a regular character they became a bit much though.

I'm really gonna miss Sid.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Well, the guest host cycle starts tonight with Drew Carey.

I like Drew as a standup and in his sitcom, but not so much as a host.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Dr Tran posted:

Has anyone made it to the end of Drew's Late Late Show? Is it still World Wide Pants?

I haven't been able to get to the end of one yet.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

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A dismal week of Drew hosting LLS is over. My local affiliate isn't even carrying it next week.

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Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

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pwn posted:

That's... serious. Which station?

WTOC in Savannah. They're showing "The Talk" instead.

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