David Letterman is like that funny uncle you see a lot as a child, but as you grow older, you kind of forget about him and just think he’ll always be there. You go back and visit from time to time, looking at how he’s changed and wonder if he was really as funny as you remember, but none of that matters, because you just accept him for the quirky man that he’s always been. But in truth, he’s not as bratty as he used to be, the slow but mighty river of life smooths those sharp edges and brings a bit of intimacy and serenity to his overall perspective of things. You start to process how he’s changed, physically and personality wise, pleasantly surprised at how he’s become warm and charming, and then do a self-inventory on yourself.
I consider last night Dave’s real last show, as it’s the last in its traditional format of having guests and going through the normal late night talk show routine.
Last night Dave ran a clip of local CBS affiliates referencing he was the host of ‘The Tonight Show’, the job he was so famously passed over for.
At the end of last night’s show, an “In Memoriam” of names was displayed after the credits. Clavert Defeorest was of course on the list. I thought that was pretty classy.
As much as I love Regis, it bugged me it was taking him so long to exit, but I did love how Dave poked fun at it.
This is what I would love to take place for Dave’s final show. At the show open you see Dave’s silhouette run across the stage as usual, but instead of him coming out for a monolog, it’s Jay Leno. Dave then comes out, the muck it up for a bit, and then, I don’t know, but I just want that first part to happen.
My channel guide tells me that repeats of ‘The Mentalist’ will take Dave’s timeslot for this week and next week.
Many thanks to Bryan for providing the link to an article about how the P2 Ranch in Johnson County got involved with ‘The Amazing Race’ and everything that went into it.
This is a pretty interesting GIF of a man feeding snakes. It starts off slow, but then there’s this one pesky sucker and it’s amazing how nonchalant he is when it gets out.