Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman was an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman, broadcast between 1982 and 2015. It featured Letterman with a humoristic opening monologue, interviews with celebrity guests and musical performances. Paul Shaffer was his musical sidekick. Some people who once wrote jokes for the show later become writers for The Simpsons too, among them Steve O'Donnell, Steve Young and George Meyer. Late Show with David Letterman has been referenced on The Simpsons various times and vice versa.
- 1 References to Late Show with David Letterman in The Simpsons
- 2 References to The Late Show with David Letterman in The Simpsons Comics
- 3 References to The Late Show with David Letterman in The Simpsons Books
- 4 Late Show Top Ten List
- 5 Other references
- 6 Common cast members
- 7 External links
References to Late Show with David Letterman in The Simpsons
References to The Late Show with David Letterman in The Simpsons Comics
- In the issue Simpsons Comics#16 the Itchy and Scratchy gag comic Lead It Bleed parodies the show, with Scratchy as David and Itchy as Paul Shaffer.
- In the issue Simpsons Comics#171, namely The Phantom Tollhouse story, he is referenced as David the Letterman.
References to The Late Show with David Letterman in The Simpsons Books
In Flanders' Book of Faith David Letterman is mentioned on his list of "Laudable Lefties".
Late Show Top Ten List
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Late Show Top Ten List is a regular segment of the television program Late Show with David Letterman where a celebrity reads out a top ten list. Homer Simpson has done three lists, one in 2008, one in 2010 and another in 2012.
Reasons why I, Homer Simpson, should be the next President
- Kick-ass inauguration party! Bring a six pack and you're in.
- My vice president will be Mayor McCheese.
- My middle name isn't Hussein... anymore.
- I will be the secretary of donuts.
- I will appoint a secretary of donuts.
- I have enormous experience apologizing for failed decisions.
- I will take full advantage of the free food that comes with the job.
- Fox News is already on my side.
- With an oval office, I can't bump into anything.
- I'm smarter than the last guy.
Things I've learned from the last 20 years of television
- Television is not a vast wasteland, it's a cesspool.
- Ever notice all morning weathermen are as fat as a dump truck?
- There is no good way to tell your spouse you want to go on Wife Swap.
- No one on Earth is funnier than Howie Mandel.
- Sitting close to the TV is a cheap alternative to a tanning salon.
- Sadly, Cougar Town, is not a show about people getting attacked by giant cats.
- Widescreen televisions were invented to accommodate Keith Olbermann's enormous head.
- Thanks to iTunes, now you can get free TV shows for just 99 cents.
- Do not buy sushi from the Home Shopping Network.
- Better to be bald than have a hairpiece like Letterman.
Reasons I, Homer Simpson, am proud to be an American
Aired November 8, 2012.
- We're the first country to leave trash on the Moon.
- Even a dumb guy can have his own show, right Dave?
- Not a nation of blowhard teabags like England.
- We own Hawaii.
- No other country has cars, I assume.
- It's the home of French fries, German chocolate cake, and Korean barbeque.
- Our flag doesn't have any weird stuff on it.
- America has won every Super Bowl.
- Warnings on cups tell you hot things are hot.
- High obesity rates make me feel better about my body.
On November 9, FOX released some outtakes from the bit.
- Our national religion is no longer voodoo.
- Superman and Batman live here.
- Deep-fried Snickers.
- No law requires me to wear pants.
In the final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, which aired May 20, 2015, the Simpson family made an appearance. After watching Letterman break a window, Homer laughs at him. Marge mentions how Letterman has been on the air for 33 years and Bart and Lisa were kids and Maggie was still a baby, only for Marge to realize that is still the case.
Common cast members
|1989||Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire|
|1991||Big Bird's Birthday, or Let Me Eat Cake • Black or White|
|1992||The Oprah Winfrey Show|
|1995||Homer and Bart visiting NFL on FOX • Springfield's Most Wanted|
|2000||The Simpsons: America's First Family • My Wasted Life|
|2004||The Simpsons Quiz Show • Ultimate Guide to The Simpsons • The Simpsons' Christmas Message|
|2007||The Simpsons Judge American Idol • Homer Introduces American Idol • Homer's Monologue on The Tonight Show • The Simpsons: A Culture Show|
|2008||The Simpsons Ride • Homer's Colonoscopy • Late Show Top Ten List|
|2009||Homer Congratulates Huell!|
|2010||The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice! • The Simpsons: Access All Areas • The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem • The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends • The Simpsons SU2C PSA • Late Show Top Ten List|
|2012||FOX's 25th Anniversary Special • The Longest Daycare • Homer Votes 2012 • Debate Reaction • A Message from Springfield Republican Party Headquarters • Mr. Burns Endorses Romney • Late Show Top Ten List • Fiscal Cliff|
|2013||Maggie Sucks • Oscar-Nominated • Homer Shake • A Day in the Life...with Yeardley Smith|
|2014||Super Bowl Promo • Simpsons Ice Bucket Challenge • Willie's Views on Scottish Independence • The Simpsons Take the Bowl • The Simpsons Guy|
|2015||Pixel Couch Gag Submission • Marge Simpson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge|
|2016||Join The Simpsons at the Daytona 500 • Pokémon Now? • Homer from the Green Room at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 • Homer Simpson vs. Sydney Opera House • Jimmy Kimmel Live! • Homer Votes 2016|
|2017||Happy Daytona Day • Moe Live Tweets! • A Public Announcement About the Eclipse • Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson • A Message from Moe About Puerto Rico|
|2018||MLB on Fox Postseason|
|2019||Welcome to the Family, The Simpsons! • Everybody Smile|
|2020||Playdate with Destiny • Dear Class of 2020 • Homer Peabody Award Speech • Disney Investor Day 2020|