David Letterman

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Mad Men comes to its instantly — and inevitably — controversial end, and David Letterman hosts his final Late Show. … Read More

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Conan O’Brien Implores Viewers to Switch to ‘Letterman’ in a Touching Tribute

Last night, Conan O’Brien joined the chorus of David Letterman tributes during his own late night show Conan. Referring to Letterman… Read More

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No Collar Victory: David Letterman’s Goodbye to Late Night

The lead-in to David Letterman’s goodbye to television was a mercilessly long Survivor special that concluded a season of experimental class warfare. Pitched as a battle between “white collar,” “no collar,” and “blue collar” contestants, the show canceled itself out predictably in the middle. While watching dutifully, I couldn’t help but wonder if this new Survivor, with its “no collar” victory, was nothing but a pale simulation of David Letterman’s 33-year-long “no collar victory” — his everyman’s war of attrition against all competitors in late night television. … Read More

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Staff Picks: “Carry That Weight,” Downtown Boys and Julia Roberts on ‘Letterman’

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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Bob Dylan Seemed “Over” the Whole Letterman Farewell Craze During His ‘Late Show’ Performance

 Up until last night, it had been nearly 22 years since Bob Dylan last performed on a Letterman stage. Dylan’s performance on… Read More

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How David Letterman Became Johnny Carson, and Everyone Else Became David Letterman

Last week, as part of their (understandably) protracted and hyped-up farewell to David Letterman, CBS aired a 90-minute prime-time special called David Letterman: A Life on Television. Hosted by Ray Romano, it was a clean, efficient retrospective that wrapped Dave’s memorable moments into tight little packages: celebrity interviews of note, political high-rollers, “friends of the show,” recurring segments, and so on. But the special was strangely incongruent to the true spirit of the show, which was never about immortal moments or rehashed clips; it was about an overall spirit, a loose, gonzo, hanging-out vibe. When Letterman’s idol Johnny Carson did an anniversary special or his own farewell tour back in 1992, you knew you were gonna see the tomahawk clip or Tiny Tim’s wedding. But that wasn’t what Letterman’s show — whether Late Night at NBC or The Late Show at CBS — was, or why those of us who loved Letterman watched… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: #LastDressEver

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Netflix rolls out its latest dramedy and Peggy Olson roller skates into the future.  … Read More

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10 TV Events to Look Out For in May

Mad Men is finally exiting our lives forever this month, but that doesn’t mean there’s a dearth of good television to watch. To help with our mourning, there will be a ton of programs to check out, especially on Netflix and Lifetime. Netflix premieres two original series prime for binge-viewing, while Lifetime premieres two celebrity biopics prime for hate-watching. From new event series to Letterman’s departure, here are the ten TV events to watch this May. … Read More

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