Late Show with David Letterman Season 1

August. 30,1993
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Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and is produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and band-leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, is Paul Shaffer. The head writer is Matt Roberts and the announcer is Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranks second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. The show leads other late night shows in ad revenue with $271 million in 2009. In most U.S. markets the show airs at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific time, but is recorded Monday through Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m and 6:00 p.m. The second Thursday episode usually airs on Friday of that week. In 2002, Late Show with David Letterman was ranked No. 7 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. CBS has a contract with Worldwide Pants to continue the show through 2014; by then, Letterman will surpass Johnny Carson as the longest tenured late-night talk show host.


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Late Show with David Letterman Season 1 Full Episode Guide

Episode 219 - Show #0219
First Aired: August. 19,1994

Episode 218 - Show #0218
First Aired: August. 18,1994

Episode 217 - Show #0217
First Aired: August. 17,1994

Episode 216 - Show #0216
First Aired: August. 16,1994

Rupert brings soup to tonight's guests; Dave reflects on the Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley wedding.

Episode 215 - Show #0215
First Aired: August. 15,1994

Episode 214 - Show #0214
First Aired: August. 12,1994

Episode 213 - Show #0213
First Aired: August. 11,1994

Episode 212 - Show #0212
First Aired: August. 10,1994

Dave looks at ""What's On Other Channels;"" the Smothers Brothers perform.

Episode 211 - Show #0211
First Aired: August. 09,1994

Episode 210 - Show #0210
First Aired: August. 08,1994

Dave and model Inna Mirovich toss back some vodka. Later, Howard Stern admits that he had to drop out of the New York governor's race because he refused to reveal his yearly income.

Episode 209 - Show #0209
First Aired: August. 05,1994

Episode 208 - Show #0208
First Aired: August. 04,1994

After Dave sings a horrible rendition of ""Oklahoma,"" Paul demands to hear a better version. Soon after, John and Bonnie Raitt come on stage to show Dave how it's done.

Episode 207 - Show #0207
First Aired: August. 03,1994

The show is interrupted all night long by (bogus) CBS News special reports by anchor Alan Richardson, who sings, is beaten up by a bus driver, pitches Mountain Dew and swears about the prime lending rate.

Episode 206 - Show #0206
First Aired: August. 02,1994

Dave attends the Whitewater Hearings; up-and-coming starlet Cameron Diaz promotes ""The Mask""; Dave finally chats with Stevie Nicks (whose manager Dave criticized several years before).

Episode 205 - Show #0205
First Aired: August. 01,1994

Episode 204 - Show #0204
First Aired: July. 29,1994

Episode 203 - Show #0203
First Aired: July. 28,1994

Dave comments on Tony's cue card work, then makes a bad phone call for an audience member with mother issues.

Episode 202 - Show #0202
First Aired: July. 27,1994

A severed head perks out of the pothole; a doctor stands in the backdrop in case Dave suddenly becomes sick during the show; Sirajul asks a group of fishermen in South Dakota what they think of hometown boy Tom Brokaw.

Episode 201 - Show #0201
First Aired: July. 26,1994

The pothole Dave filled up with blue joke cards the previous night is sealed by none other then Mayor Guiliani; the pothole is danced upon by several fabulous babes performing Rockette-style kicks; Gin Blossoms and Kiss perform ""Christine Sixteen.""

Episode 200 - Show #0200
First Aired: July. 25,1994

Dave fills up a pothole outside the studio with joke cards; Jim Carrey's limo is towed away.

Episode 199 - Show #0199
First Aired: July. 22,1994

Episode 198 - Show #0198
First Aired: July. 21,1994

Cold opening: Kenny Rogers tells Dave when to hold ‘um and when to fold ‘um. Dave also stops the show midway through to just kick back in his chair and relax, then reflect on the show thus far.

Episode 197 - Show #0197
First Aired: July. 20,1994

""Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Say Hello on a N. Y. C. Pay Phone?"" The answer? Mais oui! Also, one of the all-time great Stupid Pet Tricks makes a triumphant return when Kevin Dechico and his dog ""Air Buddy"" shoot hoops onstage.

Episode 196 - Gary Sinise, Ricki Lake, Julio Iglesias
First Aired: July. 19,1994

Ricki Lake promotes her supporting role in the upcoming Cabin Boy; Gary Sinise plugs Forrest Gump.

Episode 195 - Buzz Aldrin, Susan Sarandon, Midnight Oil
First Aired: July. 18,1994

Dave returns to outside the Today Show set and displays his sign: ""Happy 100th Birthday, Willard""; in honor of the 25th anniversary of the moon landing, we see Dave accomplishing the same feat; Midnight Oil performs ""Sometimes.""

Episode 194 - Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Lomonaco, Pete Sampras, Catherine O'Hara
First Aired: July. 08,1994

Episode 193 - Tom Hanks, Toad the Wet Sprocket
First Aired: July. 07,1994

The Runaway Camera is roaming the streets of New York City, getting squeegied, hit by a bike, down a manhole, running into Rupert Jee, and going into ""Cats"" and ""Flashdancers."" Later, in dueling clips, Dave shows embarassing clips of Tom Hanks from ""The Love Boat,"" ""Taxi,"" and ""Happy Days."" Tom retaliates with an embarassing clip of Dave from ""Mork and Mindy.""

Episode 192 - Show #0192
First Aired: July. 06,1994

Dave leaves the show after the monologue and heads upstairs to read Wresting Magazine with his face in a mud mask, and Paul retrieves him. Later, famed soccer commentator Andres Cantor repeats his most famous line to Dave: ""ggoooooooooaaaaaaallllll!""

Episode 191 - Patrick Stewart, Ryan Cobb, Melissa Etheridge
First Aired: July. 05,1994

Episode 190 - Neil Diamond, Richard Simmons
First Aired: July. 04,1994

Dave takes a cue card from Tony Mendez, re-reads a joke and then has the cue card passed around the audience. Later, Calvert DeForest dresses up as Barbra Streisand and performs ""The Way We Were,"" and guest Richard Simmons sings a patriotic medley.

Episode 189 - Connie Chung, Phil Collins
First Aired: July. 01,1994

Episode 188 - Siskel & Ebert, Andrea Martin, Indigo Girls
First Aired: June. 30,1994

In a spoof of Home Shopping Network, Dave sells ""Dave and Paul Collection Plates,"" giving out the phone number of head writer Rob Burnett. Also, Dave invites Megan and Tim, a couple from Kansas City, in from the storm, gives them towels to dry off, and offers them seats by the spiral stairway, where they stay throughout the show.

Episode 187 - Daniel Boulud, Helen Hunt, Green Day
First Aired: June. 29,1994

""Coast to Coast with Mujibur and Sirajul"" -- tonight, they're fly-fishing in Madison Valley, Montana, with their teaching guide, Craig.

Episode 186 - Penelope Ann Miller, Barbara Streisand, Mary Matalin, Tori Amos
First Aired: June. 28,1994

Barbra Streisand walks on the set and gives Dave two tickets to her show at Radio City Music Hall. Dave gives them away to a woman in the audience.

Episode 185 - Siskel & Ebert, Tom Jones, Sam Cassell, Trisha Yearwood
First Aired: June. 27,1994

On their latest stop, Mujibur and Sirajul get serenaded by Tom Jones in Las Vegas. Wondering who's been operating K&L Rock America while they've been gone, Dave finds Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert running the shop in their place.

Episode 184 - Howard Stern, Kate Nelligan, John Mellencamp
First Aired: June. 24,1994

John Mellencamp – ""Wild Night""

Episode 183 - Julia Roberts, Stone Temple Pilots, Jake Johannsen
First Aired: June. 22,1994

After a technical error prevents it from being performed the previous night, Dave presents the rest of the ""NBA Finals Quiz."" Now feeling a little queasy due to all the stress of the past two nights, Dave points out that he has a body double that will stand in for him when the time comes for him to get medical attention. Also, Dan Rather sings ""Wreck of the Old 97.""

Episode 182 - Dan Rather, Nicholas Turturro, Al Jarreau, Kathleen Battle
First Aired: June. 21,1994

Episode 181 - Fran Drescher, Jack Palance, Seal
First Aired: June. 20,1994

Episode 180 - Teri Garr, Yes
First Aired: June. 23,1994

Stone Temple Pilots – ""Vasoline""

Episode 179 - Jon Lovitz, Sandra Bullock, Spin Doctors
First Aired: June. 16,1994

Jon Lovitz laments the demise of ""The Critic;"" Sandra Bullock promotes Speed.

Episode 178 - Show #0178
First Aired: June. 15,1994

Three members of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers drop by, and later they let Morty take a picture of the Cup.

Episode 177 - Ted Danson, David Byrne, Carl Reiner
First Aired: June. 14,1994

Dave selects two audience members to receive tickets to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Marv Albert hands out the tickets and shows a hockey blooper.

Episode 176 - Jeremy Irons, Chris Rock, Hakeem Olajuwon
First Aired: June. 13,1994

On their first leg of the Coast-to-Coast Tour, Mujibur and Sirajul report from Niagra Falls, saluting the US flag. Paul says the idea ""looked great on paper."" Also, Dave chats with Hakeem Olajuwon of the NBA Champion Houston Rockets.

Episode 175 - David Brenner, Johnny Cash, Keanu Reeves
First Aired: June. 10,1994

Mujibur and Sirajul begin their Coast-to-Coast Tour, leaving NYC on a private jet; Keanu Reeves promotes Speed; Dave interviews David Brenner about his new radio show, and oddly enough, Dave will be David's first guest on his radio show premiere the next day.

Episode 174 - Macaulay Culkin, Randy Newman, Mona Frey
First Aired: June. 09,1994

An audience member plays a staged version of ""The Price is Right,"" and wins a can of flour. Also, Michael Buffer fills in for Billy Wendell, announcing tonight's guests (not to mention Paul and the flour guy) with his distinct baritone.

Episode 173 - Mariel Hemmingway, George Miller, Mandy Patinkin
First Aired: June. 08,1994

Dave's coffee is cold, so he goes out and warms it himself with a taxi battery; George Miller comments on today's solar eclipse; Dave picks a dead fly off his sport coat.

Episode 172 - Craig T. Nelson, David Sanborn, Al Unser Jr.
First Aired: June. 07,1994

Dave hands out ""Warning Label"" props to the audience; another ""CBS Special Report"" finds Alan Richardson reporting on his socks.

Episode 171 - Reggie Miller, Spike Lee, Tony Randall, Tony Toni Tone
First Aired: June. 06,1994

Dave escorts the Stand-by Audience (all 40 of 'em) to a restaurant a few blocks away from the Ed Sullivan Theater. He later invites sailors in the audience to visit FlashDancers across the street.

Episode 170 - The Pretenders, Daniel Stern
First Aired: May. 27,1994

Dave helps Nancy Agostini find an apartment in the city; The Pretenders perform ""Night in My Veins.""

Episode 169 - Rosie O'Donnell, Laurie Morgan, Bronson Pinchot
First Aired: May. 26,1994

Jets take off at JFK Airport; Rosie O'Donnell promotes The Flintstones.

Episode 168 - Kevin Pollak, Chris Isaak, Jacques Pepin
First Aired: May. 25,1994

Dave finds a sports reporter from Indianapolis outside and invites him in; Dave launches ""Top Ten Plus,"" the quicker and more efficient Top Ten list; after Dave mocks a magazine with the headline ""Sweat with Fabio,"" the male model drops a sandbag on the desk, and Dave throws him out of the theater.

Episode 167 - Woody Harrelson, Louie Anderson, Isaiah Thomas
First Aired: May. 24,1994

Dave is missing his opening ""billboard"" card with tonight's guests listed on them, so he leaves the theater, goes to the NBC Nightly News studio and gets it from a confused Tom Brokaw.

Episode 166 - Rick Moranis, Jimmy Buffett, Stefan Seville
First Aired: May. 23,1994

Dave makes another bad phone call for an audience member; Rick Moranis promotes The Flintstones, and his interview is interrupted by co-star John Goodman; Tony cleans Dave's desk.

Episode 165 - Eddie Murphy, Tony Bennett, Wayne Cotter
First Aired: May. 20,1994

Dave freshens up by walking outside the theater, towards a hot dog vendor, and washing his face in the dirty hot dog water. Also, Creepy Dave drops by annoy Dave again: ""What's up?""

Episode 164 - Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey
First Aired: May. 19,1994

Dave quizzes the audience on last week's trip to LA.

Episode 163 - Stupid Pet Tricks, Carol Burnett, Emmylou Harris
First Aired: May. 18,1994

It's time for more celebrities in the audience, including Michael J. Fox, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Shaffer, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Bill Cobsy. Also, Carol Burnett promotes her made-for-TV movie Seasons of the Heart.

Episode 162 - Jeff Goldblum, Sonic Youth, James Carville
First Aired: May. 17,1994

Dave finally has his photos from LA developed, and an audience guys helps him display the photos on the Times Square Jumbotron. Later in the show, all of tonight's guests (Slash, James Carville, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth) also have their photos taken for the Jumbotron.

Episode 161 - Heather Locklear, Travis Tritt, Harvey Pekar
First Aired: May. 16,1994

Travis Tritt performs ""Foolish Pride,"" while Harvey Pekar actually censors himself, much to Dave's chagrin.

Episode 160 - Bette Midler, Traffic
First Aired: May. 13,1994

A very special guest presents the Top Ten (see recap); Bette Midler performs ""Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.""

Episode 159 - Candice Bergen, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Magic Johnson
First Aired: May. 12,1994

L.A., Day 4: It's time for ""Los Angeles Souvenirs,"" including a Fabio Lawn Gnome, Record Industry Weasel Magazine, and a Honk-If-You've-Slept-with-Madonna bumper sticker. ""Madonna"" (Calvert) walks by to tell Dave he's/she's offended, and slaps him.

Episode 158 - James Cahn, David Copperfield, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
First Aired: May. 11,1994

LA, Day 3: Dave ends the show early, and then flies back to New York. Paul finds him working the cashier at K&L Rock America, so they bring Mujibur and Sirajul to CBS Television City. Also, Richard Simmons sabotages the Top Ten list because he thinks it's insulting.

Episode 157 - Michael Keaton, Angela Lansbury
First Aired: May. 10,1994

L.A., Day 2: Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is seen gulping down Slim-Fast; Dodgers pitchers Orel Hershiser, Roger McDowell, Tom Candiotti and Jim Gott hurl fastballs toward the camera.

Episode 156 - Billy Crystal, Ray Charles
First Aired: May. 09,1994

Dave takes his show to LA for the first time since 1985. Dave throws a pencil into a wading pool that's behind his desk, and a dog retrieves it. Dave then gets into the pool to give the pencil to the dog. Later, another pencil is retrieved from the pool by Billy Crystal; ""Mayor Richard Riordan"" (Calvert) presents the Top Ten; Ray Charles performs ""What'd I Say?""

Episode 155 - Sharon Stone, Chris Farley
First Aired: May. 06,1994

Dave discusses politics with a bunch of cabbies; Chris Farley demonstrates his physically demanding comedy routine; Sharon Stone waltzes with one of the cabbies.

Episode 154 - Brett Butler, Rob Lowe, Sarah McLachlan
First Aired: May. 05,1994

Dave brings out 70 cases of Gatorade that were received after the stunt in Show #149. Later, he goes up to his office to watch the CBS Evening News.

Episode 153 - Mia Farrow, Tim McGraw, Jimmie Walker
First Aired: May. 04,1994

Throughout the night, we have an assortment of ""Happy Endings,"" providing a satisfying coda to unusual situations. Also, Dave shows a sample of the new ""Caning Strength Bufferin.""

Episode 152 - Robin Williams, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Mark Leyner
First Aired: May. 03,1994

Dave gets a parking ticket; Robin Williams promotes ""Comic Relief VI.""

Episode 151 - Jerry Van Dyke, The Neville Brothers
First Aired: May. 02,1994

The outside cam heads to Times Square, during which Dave invites passerby Amy Butler in to co-host. Later in the show, Dave and Amy reflect on the wonderful weather (he's really just flirting with her).

Episode 150 - Joe Pesci, Randy Travis, Dan Wilkenson
First Aired: April. 29,1994

Dave harasses hotel doormen, and later he chats with NFL draft pick Dan Wilkenson.

Episode 149 - Sissy Spacek, Bonnie Raitt, Daniel Low
First Aired: April. 28,1994

Dave tries to wake up and gets soaked with Gatorade; Tony Randall helps Mandy Patinkin practice a musical number; Dave ""grills"" seven-year-old hole expert Daniel Lowe.

Episode 148 - Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Norm Abram
First Aired: April. 27,1994

Donny Osmond and Calvert star in the Late Show's version of the Menendez Brothers' life story.

Episode 147 - Joan Lunden, Gin Blossoms, Michael Moore
First Aired: April. 26,1994

Dave finds a stray blue card on his desk and returns it to Regis and Kathie Lee. Also, Gin Blossoms perform ""Hey Jealousy.""

Episode 146 - Father Guido Sarducci, Reba McEntire, Pierre Frene
First Aired: April. 25,1994

Dave notices an empty seat in the third row, so he brings in a guy from outside to fill it.

Episode 145 - Tom Snyder, Ray Liotta
First Aired: April. 22,1994

Future Dave lead-in Tom Snyder promotes his new (and ultimately doomed) Larry King-style cable talk show.

Episode 144 - Ellen DeGeneres, Raquel Welch, Candlebox
First Aired: April. 21,1994

Dave names Jimmy Johnson as the new head coach of the show; Ellen DeGeneres promotes ""These Friends of Mine.""

Episode 143 - Dennis Hopper, Jessye Norman, Uta Pippig
First Aired: April. 20,1994

During Mailbag, Dave discusses a certain much-publicized divorce with ""Roseanne Arnold"" (Gerard). Later, he chats with Boston Marathon winner Uta Pippig.

Episode 142 - Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett & Al Green
First Aired: April. 19,1994

""Rejected FDA Items"" include Medicated Pringles, Tic-Tacs with Real Ticks and Tacks, Deodorant with Raisins, Milk with Adjustable Dates, and Madonna Soap; Lyle Lovett and Al Green perform ""Funny How Time Slips Away.""

Episode 141 - Don Rickles, Jeff Stearns, Liz Phair
First Aired: April. 18,1994

Mujibur and Sirajul make a visit to Mickey the barber, and they promptly receive free haircuts. Soon afterwards, Don Rickles goes in for a trim. Also, Liz Phair (in her first appearance on the show) performs ""Never Said.""

Episode 140 - Tom Brokaw, Blind Melon, Julie Brown
First Aired: April. 08,1994

Tonight marks the Late Show debut of ""The Strong Guy, the Fat Guy, the Genius,"" which pits three men of said traits against each other in various undertakings. Of the three rounds of play, they each win one competition.

Episode 139 - Kirstie Alley, Boz Scaggs, Calvin Trillian
First Aired: April. 07,1994

Shortly after a baseball-themed Top Ten, Dave goes on a brief rant about how overpaid the players are.

Episode 138 - Andie MacDowell, Rich Hall, Matt Kramer
First Aired: April. 06,1994

Paul Newman jumps out of the audience, claiming to take a powder when he learns that Madonna won't be on. Instead, he walks across Broadway to see Cats.

Episode 137 - Ted Koppel, Wynton Marsalis, Carrie Fisher
First Aired: April. 05,1994

Episode 136 - Bob Uecker, Cheap Trick, Michael McKean
First Aired: April. 04,1994

Dave can't seem to remove his shoe, and with no shoehorn available, he runs outside and asks a cab driver to run over his foot.

Episode 135 - Charles Grodin, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
First Aired: April. 01,1994

A day after Madonna arouses/grosses out the American viewing public by, among other things, offering Dave her underwear, Charles Grodin comes on the show tonight to offer his. Later, musical guest Elvis Costello and the Attractions perform ""13 Steps Lead Down,"" and the nerd-rocker gives Dave his sock.

Episode 134 - Madonna, Counting Crows
First Aired: March. 31,1994

Dave watches a live feed of himself watching the show at home while he's taping the show in the theater. Shots include toasting waffles, crying to Kenny Rogers music, milking a goat, and bothering Dan Rather. Also, Madonna drops by to plug her new album, spews profanities with aplomb, then refuses to leave.

Episode 133 - Martin Short, Sammy Hagar, Mary Stuart Masterson
First Aired: March. 30,1994

""Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Get into the Hard Rock Cafe?"" Apparently, he can do it with ease, but ""Can a Guy in a Bear Suit Get into the Russian Tea Room?"" Without hesitation, our hero gets a table for one.

Episode 132 - Thea Vidal, Stomp, Buck Henry
First Aired: March. 29,1994

Dave brags about the birth of his nephew; Buck Henry promotes his new book.

Episode 131 - Bob Saget, Tori Amos, John Waters
First Aired: March. 28,1994

New York native Gurnek Basanti drives his cab into the theater; Dave devours an entire tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.

Episode 130 - Kevin Kline, Placido Domingo
First Aired: March. 23,1994

""New Pharmaceuticals"" include ""Hot 'n' Spicy Tylenol,"" ""L'eggs Metal Pipe Resistant Pantyhose,"" and ""Nipsey's Own Anti-Bacterial Ointment."" Regis interrupts the segment to tell Dave he's not even trying anymore. Also, during her annual Oscars special, Barbara Walters makes Dave cry.

Episode 129 - Diane Sawyer, John Michael Montgomery, Elle MacPherson
First Aired: March. 22,1994

Ten cabbies present the Top Ten; Diane Sawyer sneaks in footage of Dave from his weatherman days; Chris Elliott shows a clip from his new movie ""Poolside Ecstasy.""

Episode 128 - Bill Cosby, Sheryl Crow
First Aired: March. 21,1994

Dave shows an anonymous gift (Jonathan Estrada, maybe?) of a block of cheese shaped like Oklahoma. Also, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow performs ""Leaving Las Vegas.""

Episode 127 - Richard Harris, Carol King, Ron Howard
First Aired: March. 16,1994

Episode 126 - Jay Thomas, Crash Test Dummies, Kevin Spacey
First Aired: March. 15,1994

Episode 125 - Alan King, Aretha Franklin
First Aired: March. 14,1994

Episode 124 - Anthony Hopkins, ZZ Top, Dennis Leary
First Aired: March. 04,1994

Episode 123 - Geena Davis, Aerosmith
First Aired: March. 03,1994

Episode 122 - John Larroquette, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Butler, & Ben E. King, Jennifer Jason Leigh
First Aired: March. 02,1994

Episode 121 - Dan Jansen, Dennis Miller, Meatloaf
First Aired: March. 01,1994

Episode 120 - Gary Shandling, Sting, Nigel Mansell
First Aired: February. 28,1994

Episode 119 - Michael J. Fox, Spin Doctors & Roger Daltrey
First Aired: February. 25,1994

Dorothy recaps her two weeks in Lillehammer; Michael J. Fox promotes Greedy.

Episode 118 - Brett Butler, Linda Rondstat, Don Imus
First Aired: February. 24,1994

Episode 117 - Stupid Human Tricks, Wynonna Judd, Laurence Fishburne
First Aired: February. 23,1994

Two guys pretending to be Dave and Paul ice skate; Laurence Fishburne promotes Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Episode 116 - Marv Albert, Sinead O'Connor, Ricky Jay
First Aired: February. 22,1994

Episode 115 - Sinbad, UB40, Luke Perry
First Aired: February. 21,1994

Dave proposes marriage on behalf of an audience member; UB40 performs ""Higher Ground.""

Episode 114 - Bebe Neuwirth, Jackson Browne
First Aired: February. 18,1994

David Sanborn sits in with the band; Dave surveys residents of Scotch Plains, NJ about the Olympics; Bebe Neuwirth promotes ""Damn Yankees"" and her anticipated guest appearance on ""Frasier.""

Episode 113 - Phil Hartman, George Benson, Michael Madsen
First Aired: February. 17,1994

Dorothy interviews Tommy Moe; Phil Hartman promotes Greedy.

Episode 112 - Regis Philbin, Richard Thompson, Ben Stiller
First Aired: February. 16,1994

Throughout the night, champion canines from the Westminster Dog Show walk across the stage; Dorothy does a little shopping in Lillehammer.

Episode 111 - Richard Simmons
First Aired: February. 15,1994

James - ""Laid""

Episode 110 - Super Dave Osborne, Brad Privott
First Aired: February. 14,1994

Episode 109 - Steven Seagal, Salt N Peppa, Johnathan Soloman
First Aired: February. 11,1994

Episode 108 - Siskel & Ebert, Daryl Hall, Mugsy Bogues
First Aired: February. 10,1994

Episode 107 - Dan Aykroyd, Anna Klempsey, Peter Arnette
First Aired: February. 09,1994

Episode 106 - Alec Baldwin, Blues Traveler, Norman Vaughn
First Aired: February. 08,1994

Episode 105 - Walter Cronkite, Natalie Merchant
First Aired: February. 07,1994

Episode 104 - Ellen Barkin, Peter Frampton, Amanda Archaleta
First Aired: February. 04,1994

Peter Frampton sits in; Dave discusses Clinton's health care plan with a group of cab drivers; seven-year-old sheep handler Amanda Archiletta does an on-stage demonstration.

Episode 103 - Sarah Jessica Parker, Jerry Van Dyke
First Aired: February. 03,1994

Episode 102 - Aidan Quinn, Crowded House, Michael Lamonaco
First Aired: February. 02,1994

Dave comments on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Norway; staff members Debbie Drimmer, Rick Scheckman and John Beckerman tell all about their vacations last week.

Episode 101 - Tom Brokaw, Julie Cavner, Joshua Catheson
First Aired: February. 01,1994

Episode 100 - Jimmy Johnson, Martin Lawrence, Concrete Blonde
First Aired: January. 31,1994

Concrete Blonde – ""Mexican Moon""

Episode 99 - Dan Rather, Dave Pirner & Victoria Williams, Brett Hull
First Aired: January. 21,1994

Episode 98 - Demi Moore, Willie Nelson & Shelby Lynne, Al Franken
First Aired: January. 20,1994

Episode 97 - Kathie Lee Gifford, Aaron Neville, Bruno Kirby
First Aired: January. 19,1994

Dave gets dragged by a cab; the cast of ""Cats"" runs into the Ed Sullivan Theater to take a bow.

Episode 96 - David Brenner, Travis Tritt, Madeline Stowe
First Aired: January. 18,1994

Episode 95 - Richard Harris, Taj Mahal & Etta James, David Spade
First Aired: January. 17,1994

Episode 94 - Chevy Chase, George Miller, Halle Berry
First Aired: January. 14,1994

Episode 93 - George Carlin, Urge Overkill, Jan Hooks
First Aired: January. 13,1994

George Carlin promotes his new sitcom; Calvert drops by as ""The Guy Who Thinks Dave's Name is Randy.""

Episode 92 - Smothers Brothers, Indigo Girls, Sara McClendan
First Aired: January. 12,1994

Episode 91 - Troy Aikman, Marilyn Horne, Jon Stewart
First Aired: January. 11,1994

The ghost of Ed Sullivan introduces trampoline star Tom Boleen; Troy Aikman throws footballs into cabs on Broadway, and later, from a trampoline.

Episode 90 - Rudolph Giuliani, Faith Hill, Ricki Lake
First Aired: January. 10,1994

Episode 89 - Martin Mull, Drew Carey, Dana Delaney
First Aired: January. 07,1994

Episode 88 - Chris Elliot, Itzhak Perlman, Cokie Roberts
First Aired: January. 06,1994

Chris Elliott performs the title song from ""Cabaret;"" legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman follows with a rendition of ""Danse Espagnole."" After Perlman's performance, Dave wants to go backstage and slap Chris.

Episode 87 - Rosie O'Donnell, Lou Reed, Neil Patrick Harris
First Aired: January. 05,1994

Episode 86 - Beau Bridges, Sandra Bernhard, 4 Non Blondes
First Aired: January. 04,1994

Episode 85 - Jane Pauley, Art Donavan
First Aired: January. 03,1994

Episode 84 - Rosanne and Tom Arnold, Jon Bon Jovi
First Aired: December. 31,1993

Episode 83 - Julia Roberts, Cracker, Wolfgang Puck
First Aired: December. 30,1993

Episode 82 - Bonnie Hunt, Tony Toni Tone, Dennis Rogers
First Aired: December. 29,1993

Dave comments on FOX taking away CBS' NFL coverage; strongman Dennis ""Mighty Mite"" Rogers lifts weights.

Episode 81 - Jason Priestly, Terry Bradshaw, Norm MacDonald
First Aired: December. 28,1993

Episode 80 - Joan Lunden, Ian Moore, Wendy Wasserstein
First Aired: December. 27,1993

Episode 79 - Dennis Franz, Mike Judge, Andy Williams
First Aired: December. 23,1993

Episode 78 - Bob Costas, Toni Braxton, Debi Mazar
First Aired: December. 22,1993

Episode 77 - Will Smith, The Lemonheads, Emmit Smith
First Aired: December. 21,1993

Episode 76 - Whoopi Goldberg, Clint Black, John Witherspoon
First Aired: December. 20,1993

Episode 75 - Rush Limbaugh, Harry Connick Jr.
First Aired: December. 17,1993

Dave visits some handwriting analysts; Rush Limbaugh promotes his new book.

Episode 74 - Tom Hanks, Gipsy Kings, Joan Plowright
First Aired: December. 16,1993

Episode 73 - Luciano Pavarotti, Marisa Tomei, Wayne Cotter
First Aired: December. 15,1993

Episode 72 - Larry King, The Band, Kevin Pollack
First Aired: December. 14,1993

Episode 71 - Sally Field, Carly Simon, Robert Duvall
First Aired: December. 13,1993

Episode 70 - Charles Grodin, Bryan Adams, Jack Hannah
First Aired: December. 03,1993

Episode 69 - Jeremy Irons, Bruce Hornsby
First Aired: December. 02,1993

Dave buys Paul a fake Rolex off the street; Chris Elliott is on hand for the world premiere of his surrealist art film ""The Traveling Poet.""

Episode 68 - Sam Donaldson, Mike Myers, Nanci Griffith
First Aired: December. 01,1993

Episode 67 - Robin Williams, Larry Johnson
First Aired: November. 30,1993

Mandy Patinkin drops by (along with Tony Randall), and asks for rehearsal time. Before Dave gets a chance to say no, Mandy and the CBS Orchestra perform a fully-arranged ""Rockabye Your Baby.""

Episode 66 - James Belushi, Carlene Carter, Lauren Holley
First Aired: November. 29,1993

In ""Bad Phone Call,"" Dave calls the father of Michelle Polikas to tell him she's living with Bob Howard. Also, Dave takes two suckers away from Angel the camera man, and he gives them to Bob and Michelle.

Episode 65 - Kelsey Grammar, Patrick Ewing, Warren Zevon
First Aired: November. 26,1993

Episode 64 - Penn & Teller, Dwight Yoakam, Gabriel Byrne
First Aired: November. 25,1993

Throughout the night, Calvert reports from the parade; as he does every year, Dave guesses what pies his mother made this Thanksgiving; Gabriel Byrne plugs ""Point of No Return.""

Episode 63 - Bryant Gumbel, Taylor Dayne, Dave Attel
First Aired: November. 24,1993

Episode 62 - Robert Klein, Cowboy Junkies, Bobby Knight
First Aired: November. 23,1993

Episode 61 - Marilu Henner, Heart, Father Guido Sarducci
First Aired: November. 22,1993

""Meet the Neighbors,"" conclusion: The outside cam goes to K & L's Rock America to see Mujibur Rahman and Sirajul Islam, and Dave has them round up Bart Dadon, Fern Chapnick, Rupert Jee, Alexandra Mitsakis and Charlie Levy from the nearby stores and businesses.

Episode 60 - Dana Carvey, Meatloaf, Joan Cusak
First Aired: November. 19,1993

Episode 59 - Billy Connolly, Bob Dylan, Charles Kuralt
First Aired: November. 18,1993

Episode 58 - Stupid Human Tricks, Jon Lovitz, George Thoroughgood
First Aired: November. 17,1993

Episode 57 - Billy Crystal, Los Lobos
First Aired: November. 16,1993

Episode 56 - Sinbad, Trisha Yearwood, Charlie Sheen
First Aired: November. 15,1993

Episode 55 - Barry Bonds, Carol Kane, Living Colour
First Aired: November. 12,1993

Episode 54 - Tom Selleck, Pete Townsend
First Aired: November. 11,1993

Episode 53 - Mary Tyler Moore, Jackson Browne, Rita Rudner
First Aired: November. 10,1993

Mary Tyler Moore treats Late Show viewers to a video clip of Dave from her 1978 variety show, ""Mary,"" in which she smashes a grapefruit in Dave's face. Also, Dave, Biff, Gaines, Anton and Laurie Diamond get their teeth cleaned.

Episode 52 - Evander Holyfield, Phil Hartman, The BoDeans
First Aired: November. 09,1993

Episode 51 - Michael Keaton, Barbara Walters
First Aired: November. 08,1993

Episode 50 - Tony Curtis, The Breeders, Calvin Trillian
First Aired: November. 05,1993

Episode 49 - Annie Potts, Natalie Merchant, Dorothy Nash
First Aired: November. 04,1993

Natalie Merchant - ""Because the Night""

Episode 48 - Mike Wallace, Jimmy Cliff, Faith Ford
First Aired: November. 03,1993

Episode 47 - Terry Garr, Paul Simon
First Aired: November. 02,1993

Episode 46 - Jay Thomas, Squeeze, Martha Stewart
First Aired: November. 01,1993

Episode 45 - Martin Lawrence, Phil Collins
First Aired: October. 29,1993

Episode 44 - George Foreman, INXS & Ray Charles
First Aired: October. 28,1993

Episode 43 - Marv Albert, Cindy Crawford, Natalie Cole
First Aired: October. 27,1993

Episode 42 - Phil Donahue, Art Garfunkel, Lenny Dykstra, Paul Molitor
First Aired: October. 26,1993

Episode 41 - Sean Connery, Jake Johannsen, Fran Drescher
First Aired: October. 25,1993

Episode 40 - Martin Mull, The Pogues, Jean Louie
First Aired: October. 22,1993

Episode 39 - Bob Newhart, Guru, Chloe Disker
First Aired: October. 21,1993

Episode 38 - Dan Rather, Penelope Ann Miller, Gin Blossoms
First Aired: October. 20,1993

Episode 37 - David Steinberg, Emmylou Harris, Bo Jackson
First Aired: October. 19,1993

Episode 36 - Dennis Miller, Tony Bennett, Sandra Bullock
First Aired: October. 18,1993

Episode 35 - Tom Arnold, Rich Hall, Jon Weiss
First Aired: October. 15,1993

Episode 34 - David Brenner, Gloria Estefan, Sean Young
First Aired: October. 14,1993

Episode 33 - Kirstie Alley, Rick Ocasek, Jeff Colton
First Aired: October. 13,1993

Episode 32 - Stupid Pet Tricks, Howard Stern, Rosanne Cash
First Aired: October. 12,1993

Episode 31 - Kathie Lee Gifford, Matt Dillon
First Aired: October. 11,1993

Episode 30 - Connie Chung, Mary Chapin Carpenter
First Aired: October. 08,1993

""Celebrities in the Audience"" makes its first appearance on the new show, as guests from previous shows are introduced in the crowd -- Glenn Close, Sylvester Stallone, Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Carter, Siskel & Ebert and Bob Borden.

Episode 29 - Don Rickles, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Cash
First Aired: October. 07,1993

Episode 28 - Candice Bergen, John Mendoza
First Aired: October. 06,1993

Dave looks at new books for fall; Andy Dick returns as ""Donnie ... the CBS Page Who Likes to Suck Up.""

Episode 27 - Isabella Rossellini, Bob Saget, Johnny Cash
First Aired: October. 05,1993

Johnny Cash sings ""Don't Take Your Guns to Town.""

Episode 26 - Sylvester Stallone, Melissa Etheridge, Janeane Garofalo
First Aired: October. 04,1993

Dave's high-rise buddy Meg Parsont (at a different building) makes her first and only appearance on CBS -- giving a description of her boyfriend Tony to a police sketch artist.

Episode 25 - Andie MacDowell, Graham Parker, Bill Scheft
First Aired: October. 01,1993

Episode 24 - Lily Tomlin, Adam Sandler, Mike Lupica
First Aired: September. 30,1993

Episode 23 - Jerry Lewis, Sparky Mortimer, Rod Stewart
First Aired: September. 29,1993

Ed Sullivan's ghost introduces juggler ""Andy Head;"" Paul & the CBSO play Jerry Lewis out with the coda from Count Basie's ""April In Paris"" (a Lewis signature tune); Dave gives Jerry his take on ""Beavis and Butt-head,"" then Jerry runs around the set and gooses a cameraman; budding sports reporter Sparky Mortimer makes his first appearance; Rod Stewart performs.

Episode 22 - Jimmy Carter, Brett Butler, Daniel Boulud
First Aired: September. 28,1993

Episode 21 - Matthew Broderick, Julie Krone, Neil Diamond
First Aired: September. 27,1993

Episode 20 - Glenn Close, James Taylor
First Aired: September. 24,1993

Episode 19 - Mike Myers, John Kruk, Belinda Carlisle
First Aired: September. 23,1993

Episode 18 - Tony Randall, Elizabeth Perkins, Aaron Neville
First Aired: September. 22,1993

Episode 17 - Robert Urich, Ellen Degeneres, Tim Tomasic
First Aired: September. 21,1993

David Sanborn sits in with the band; Dave does part of the show from his ""house"" in Connecticut.

Episode 16 - Sarah Jessica Parker, Jim Abbot, Patty Scialfa
First Aired: September. 20,1993

Episode 15 - Super Dave Osborne, Laura Dern, Stone Temple Pilots
First Aired: September. 17,1993

Episode 14 - Bonnie Hunt, Latrisha Baldrick, Patti Smyth
First Aired: September. 16,1993

Episode 13 - Jeff Goldblum, Louie Anderson, Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
First Aired: September. 15,1993

Jerry Garcia sits in with the band; Dave makes several jokes at the expense of Yassir Arafat.

Episode 12 - Paul Reiser, Mike Ditka, John Hiatt
First Aired: September. 14,1993

The Mars Observer crashes into the studio; Mike Ditka promotes ""NFL on NBC;"" John Hiatt performs ""Perfectly Good Guitar.""

Episode 11 - Bruce Willis, Steven Wright
First Aired: September. 13,1993

Episode 10 - Siskel & Ebert, Robert Plant
First Aired: September. 10,1993

Episode 9 - Ellen Barkin, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Lenny Kravitz
First Aired: September. 09,1993

Dave takes a cab to help out at Yankee Stadium and later makes fun of Tony Randall; Lenny Kravitz performs ""Are You Gonna Go My Way.""

Episode 8 - Al Gore, Kim Basinger, Chris Isaak
First Aired: September. 08,1993

Episode 7 - Michael J. Fox, Rosie Perez
First Aired: September. 07,1993

Episode 6 - Richard Lewis, Shawn Bouroughs, Midnight Oil
First Aired: September. 06,1993

Dave continues pestering locals with the new hands-free car phone: WINS radio, a car wash, Dial-a-Mattress and Jackson Hole Restaurant, where he orders pancakes.

Episode 5 - Debra Winger, Soul Asylum
First Aired: September. 03,1993

Dave has fun with a car phone, calling in bogus traffic reports to 1010 WINS radio; Casey Kasem presents ""Top Ten Favorite Numbers Between 1 and 10;"" after showing a clip from an old ""Wonder Woman"" episode, Debra Winger strips to her old Wonder Girl outfit.

Episode 4 - Martin Short, Cyndi Lauper
First Aired: September. 02,1993

The ghost of Ed Sullivan (who haunts Dave throughout the first week) introduces a plate spinner; Andy Dick makes his first appearance as ""Donnie, the CBS Page Who Likes To Suck Up.""

Episode 3 - Demi Moore, Bev Tanner, Spin Doctors
First Aired: September. 01,1993

A very pregnant Demi Moore is given the honor of throwing the first pencil through the backdrop windows of the Late Show.

Episode 2 - Robin Williams, John Mellencamp, Jonathan Estrata
First Aired: August. 31,1993

Dave's worst moment on last night's debut: his fake tooth fell out (the video is repeated several times in slow motion); a four-year-old geography expert and cheese lover names states on a U.S. map.

Episode 1 - Bill Murray, Tom Brokaw, Paul Newman, Billy Joel
First Aired: August. 30,1993

Tom Brokaw shows up to take back some NBC ""intellectual property;"" Dave shows off the renovated Ed Sullivan Theater and chats with Bill Murray.


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