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Late Night With David Letterman

David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott, Larry Bud Melman). Many famous guests and bands appeared on the show.

Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials February 1983 February 1992 16
Season 1 February 1982 October 1983 180
Season 2 February 1983 May 2023 104
Season 3 February 1984 January 1985 138
Season 4 February 1985 November 1986 170
Season 5 February 1986 January 1987 154
Season 6 February 1987 January 1988 174
Season 7 February 1988 February 1989 117
Season 8 January 1989 January 1990 171
Season 9 January 1990 February 1991 160
Season 10 February 1991 January 1992 157
Season 11 February 1992 January 1993 157
Season 12 February 1993 June 1993 68
Unassigned Episodes 1
Season From To Episodes
Specials 0
Unassigned Episodes 1767
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 0
Unassigned Episodes 1767
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Hal Gurnee 1098 02/01/1982 - 06/25/1993
Pete Fatovich 3 08/21/1991 - 08/11/1992
Name Number of Episodes Dates
David Letterman 2 02/02/1988
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Steve O'Donnell 1 02/06/1992
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Iggy Pop 1 02/02/1988

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