I can ramble a bit, right? You’re used to that, right? That’s what I thought.
Who’s Dave talking to in that GIF? I think its Jennifer Lawrence. I’ve never seen any of her movies, but I always like her when she’s on Dave’s show. They seem to have fun together. You can usually tell when Dave isn’t having fun.
In general, “The Late Show with David Letterman” is still entertaining. I think that’s why CBS has extended his contract. He’ll be sticking around through 2015. He’s already surpassed Johnny Carson’s long run with “The Tonight Show.” I never thought any talk show host could go beyond Johnny, but Dave has proved me wrong.
I’ve been a fan of his since the beginning. I remember him on “Mork and Mindy,” that old Robin Williams sitcom from back in the late 70’s. He was as a regular on Mary Tyler Moore’s short-lived variety show. I remember his first NBC daytime show which was canceled in less than a year because it couldn’t find an audience and, of course, I remember him on “Late Night.”
(Golly, I’m pretty impressed with my memory. Not bad for an old fart.)
Dave and I are both Hoosiers. Dave’s from Indianapolis. I’ve heard of that city, even been there a few times. I’m from Vevay which isn’t a city at all. It’s a small town and I have a feeling Dave’s never been there but I bet you he’s heard of it.
Getting back to teevee, before I started to write this, I thought about all the talk shows that have come and gone over the years and thought about mentioning some of them here, but decided I just don’t feel like it. The reality is most of them aren’t worth mentioning—except for Dick Cavett. He was good, but struggled to stay on the air because of poor ratings. I’ll never be able to figure that out. I still watch those Cavett shows on YouTube.
I watch Letterman on YouTube also and sometimes I go to “The Late Show” website and watch entire shows. I never stay up late to watch talk shows anymore. Most of them aren’t worth losing sleep over.
My son was recently in New York and went to a Letterman taping. He’s a young guy but still likes Letterman. I guess, maybe, he gets that from me. Unlike me, my son fits the demographics that the networks want, so maybe Dave isn’t over the hill yet. Maybe that’s why CBS extended his contract.
I don’t know if Dave is too old or not. I’m not going to worry about it. I’ve at least got him for two more years and I’ll take what I can get.
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