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    Season 9, Episode 208 - Aired 08/30/2002

    Biff Henderson ends his tour of the US during the ""CBS Mailbag"" segment (final stop: Mt. Rushmore) as Dave chats with ""Dr. Steven Hatfill"" (Gerard). Later, Dave welcomes ""Jiminy Glick"" star Martin Short.

  • Show #1862

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    Season 9, Episode 207 - Aired 08/29/2002

    Joe Perry of Aerosmith sits in with the band; Osama congratulates Dave for nine years at CBS; Jake Gyllenhall promotes ""Moonlight Mile.""

  • Show #1861

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    Season 9, Episode 206 - Aired 08/28/2002

    Dave forces Steph/Monty to ask John Travolta, ""How can I get in touch with the other Sweathogs?""

  • Show #1860

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    Season 9, Episode 205 - Aired 08/27/2002

    Dave announces that tomorrow night Paul will be inducted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Later, Chris Elliott and Dave reminiscense.

  • Show #1859

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    Season 9, Episode 204 - Aired 08/26/2002

    ""SNL"" star Jimmy Fallon promotes the MTV Video Music Awards, which he's hosting.

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    Season 9, Episode 203 - Aired 08/23/2002

    Biff pushes pins into a map right in front of the famous Hollywood sign in L.A.; Alan and his twin brother Rick appear on ""American Idol""; upon hearing of a proposed talk show hosted by Bill Clinton on CBS, Dave shows a promo for NBC's ""The Saddam Hussein Show.""

  • Show #1857

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    Season 9, Episode 202 - Aired 08/21/2002

    Dave shows a timeline of President Bush's vacation, while Al Pacino promotes the movie ""Simone.""

  • Show #1856

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    Season 9, Episode 201 - Aired 08/20/2002

    Sitting in with the band tonight is an unknown winner from the previous night's Teen Choice Awards. Later, Robin Williams plugs ""One Hour Photo.""

  • Show #1855

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    Season 9, Episode 200 - Aired 08/19/2002

    Dave welcomes ""Friends"" star Matthew Perry, who is promoting a new movie. Meanwhile, a performance by the Aussie rock group The Vines blows the audience (and Dave) away.

  • Show #1854

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    Season 9, Episode 199 - Aired 08/02/2002

    Biff's Summer Tour continues as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform ""Lonesome Day.""

  • Show #1853

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    Season 9, Episode 198 - Aired 08/01/2002

    Mike Myers promotes ""Austin Powers in Goldmember"" and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs ""The Rising.""

  • Show #1852

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    Season 9, Episode 197 - Aired 07/31/2002

    Dave reads articles from obscure newspapers in a segment called ""Small Town News."" Later, Little Richard sings ""Good Golly, Miss Molly.""

  • Show #1851

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    Season 9, Episode 196 - Aired 07/30/2002

    Dave and Rupert play ""The Late Show Celebrity X-Ray Challenge."" Tonight's celebrity is James Caan.

  • Show #1850

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    Season 9, Episode 195 - Aired 07/29/2002

    It's the dog days of summer, which might explain why Biff is sitting on a block of ice. Later, Julia Stiles talks about her hair.

  • Show #1849

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    Season 9, Episode 194 - Aired 07/26/2002

    During ""CBS Mailbag,"" Paul exaggarates some of the many great tourist destinations of his hometown in Ontario. Later, Bill Cosby talks about his Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • Show #1848

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    Season 9, Episode 193 - Aired 07/25/2002

    During ""Know Your Current Events,"" Dave seems to fixate on attractive women. Later, Weezer plays ""Keep Fishin'.""

  • Show #1847

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    Season 9, Episode 192 - Aired 07/24/2002

    Dave chats with a ""bear rehabilitator;"" Dana Carvey promotes his movie ""Master of Disguise;"" the ""Charts and Graphs"" segment reveals that the contents of Ding Dongs are 50% Dings and 50% Dongs.

  • Show #1846

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    Season 9, Episode 191 - Aired 07/23/2002

    Rupert goes golfing; Calvert DeForest turns 81; Kristen Johnston promotes her appearance in Shakespeare's ""Twelfth Night"" in Central Park.

  • Show #1845

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    Season 9, Episode 190 - Aired 07/22/2002

    George Clarke flies a kite from a taxi; Haley Joel Osment promotes his movie, ""The Country Bears;"" Dashboard Confessional performs ""Saints and Sailors.""

  • Show #1844

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    Season 9, Episode 189 - Aired 07/19/2002

    Biff's latest stop on his tour is Washington, DC; Dave chats with ""Martha Stewart"" (Gerard) and her lawyer made of pine cones during CBS Mailbag; Ted Koppel shows off his impeccable comic timing, then delivers a cape to Paul for his Friday night breakdown.

  • Show #1843

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    Season 9, Episode 188 - Aired 07/18/2002

    Just for the hell of it, the annual ""Late Show Holiday Quarterback Challenge"" is held in the middle of July; Dave quizzes the audience with ""Know Your Current Events;"" Robert Plant sings ""Darkness, Darkness.""

  • Show #1842

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    Season 9, Episode 187 - Aired 07/17/2002

    Sarah Jessica Parker talks about her unborn child; Alan appears to be on the brink of sanity; Dave stumps the audience with a ""Beach Quiz.""

  • Show #1841

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    Season 9, Episode 186 - Aired 07/16/2002

    Steph/Monty and Dave play another round of ""Psychic Sandwich."" Later, Dave wrecks havoc during a cooking segment with New York restaurant owner Mario Batali.

  • Show #1840

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    Season 9, Episode 185 - Aired 07/15/2002

    Dave admits to being in a disproportionatly good mood during a segment called ""Late Show Newsmakers;"" the Dave Matthews Band becomes the second band ever to perform on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

  • Show #1839

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    Season 9, Episode 184 - Aired 07/12/2002

    Biff's Summer Tour stops at Niagara Falls. Meanwhile, during CBS Mailbag, George Clarke talks about his plans for the Fourth of July; Alan Kalter struts his ""mastery"" of the French language.

  • Show #1838

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    Season 9, Episode 183 - Aired 07/11/2002

    Dave plays ""Know Your Current Events"" with the audience. Later, Paul Newman talks about auto racing while promoting ""Road to Perdition.""

  • Show #1837

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    Season 9, Episode 182 - Aired 07/10/2002

    Dave talks about a snake in his house; Alan Kalter seduces a CPR dummy during a segment called ""What's New for Summer;"" Pat and Kenny read a transcript of Oprah's interview with Jennifer Lopez; Robin Williams promotes a movie and a broadway show.

  • Show #1836

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    Season 9, Episode 181 - Aired 07/09/2002

    Zeke, the ""Rabid Dingo"" that bit Dave in June 2000, makes a return appearance on ""Stupid Pet Tricks."" Later, rubyhorse sings ""Sparkle.""

  • Show #1835

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    Season 9, Episode 180 - Aired 07/08/2002

    Biff goes out in van, annoying people with a bullhorn. Later, Steph/Monty asks ""Road to Perdition"" star Tom Hanks, ""During the filming, did the crew see or touch any monkeys?""

  • Show #1834

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    Season 9, Episode 179 - Aired 06/28/2002

    The ""Late Show CBS Mailbag Biff Henderson Map Across America Summer Tour"" lands at the Statue of Liberty. Later, Ben Kweller performs ""Wasted and Ready.""

  • Show #1833

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    Season 9, Episode 178 - Aired 06/27/2002

    The audience is victorious once more when they play ""Stump the Band."" Later, Dave shows a very obnoxious commerical for the upcoming G-8 Summit.

  • Show #1832

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    Season 9, Episode 177 - Aired 06/26/2002

    Dave reads from random wedding announcements in the New York Times in a segment called ""Will It Last?""

  • Show #1831

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    Season 9, Episode 176 - Aired 06/25/2002

    Dave makes several enlightening remarks about the National Hollerin' Champions from North Carolina, who later perform their winning hollers; Adam Sandler plugs Mr. Deeds.

  • Show #1830

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    Season 9, Episode 175 - Aired 06/24/2002

    Will Smith promotes ""Men In Black 2,"" while the US Men's World Cup Soccer Team holds an exhibition on the roof of the theater.

  • Show #1829

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    Season 9, Episode 174 - Aired 06/21/2002

    Biff and Bruce Willis push pins in Hawaii during CBS Mailbag, while Dave lands on the cover of ""Martha Stewart Living.""

  • Show #1828

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    Season 9, Episode 173 - Aired 06/20/2002

    The U.S. National Team presents ""Top Ten Ways to Get Americans Excited About Soccer;"" Dave brags about buying his first car at Harrison Ford; The Trail of Dead performs ""Relative Ways.""

  • Show #1827

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    Season 9, Episode 172 - Aired 06/19/2002

    The bird callers of Piedmont High School demonstrate their wares once more; Moby sings ""We Are Made of Stars.""

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    Season 9, Episode 171 - Aired 06/18/2002

    George Clarke stands on the roof of the Studio 54 building to hit golf balls, hoping to go over the Ed Sullivan Theater and break glass on the WPI building on its far side. After successfully breaking one window, Steph/Monty, Alan, and Al Franken each take a few swings at the windows.

  • Show #1825

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    Season 9, Episode 170 - Aired 06/17/2002

    Dave takes inventory of all his favorite clips (the ""wild dingo,"" the baby owl eating the mouse, Dubya looking confused, etc.); Tom Cruise shows off his braces; during a segment called ""Don't Try This At Home,"" Mike McIntee sprays Windex into his mouth.

  • Show #1824

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    Season 9, Episode 169 - Aired 06/14/2002

    Biff does his pushpin schtick live from the Grand Canyon, and Dave persuades him to yell ""Hey, Mommy!"" just to see if there's an echo. Also, Paul does a somewhat convincing James Brown impression, suffers a nervous breakdown onstage, and Dave comes by to bring him his cape.

  • Show #1823

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    Season 9, Episode 168 - Aired 06/13/2002

  • Show #1822

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    Season 9, Episode 167 - Aired 06/12/2002

    Dave and Paul talk about their cholesterol levels; Freddie Prinze, Jr. promotes Scooby-Doo; Alicia Keys sings ""How Come You Don't Call Me?""

  • Show #1821

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    Season 9, Episode 166 - Aired 06/11/2002

    Sarah Michelle Geller promotes Scooby-Doo while John McEnroe tells Dave a funny story about getting thrown out of the Australian Open back in his playing days.

  • Show #1820

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    Season 9, Episode 165 - Aired 06/10/2002

    Dave comments on the Nets' playoff run; Alan performs another scene from Double Indemnity, this time with a Edward G. Robinson stand-in; David Bowie performs ""Slow Burn.""

  • Show #1819

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    Season 9, Episode 164 - Aired 06/07/2002

    Mailbag: ""Is This Anything?"" fave Kiva ""Grinder Girl"" Kahl stands next to Biff while he puts the pushpins in the map; twelth floor receptionist Art Garfunkel provides his own on-hold music; Alan beats the crap out of an Amish guy, then when Dave explains that the Amish are pacifists, Alan heads back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, accuses the Amish guy of being brainwashed by Dave, and beats him up again.

  • Show #1818

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    Season 9, Episode 163 - Aired 06/06/2002

    An audience member explains to Dave how to pronounce the name of her hometown: ""You're saying Morristown. It's not Morristown. It's Morristown."" Also, Dave chats with Abi Thomas, a jogger who was attacked by a bear at Yellowstone National Park.

  • Show #1817

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    Season 9, Episode 162 - Aired 06/05/2002

    Dave and Paul try to figure out a strange gesture that Celine Dion made during her TV concert earlier that week. Later, Chris Rock talks about Don King and Bucky Dent.

  • Show #1816

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    Season 9, Episode 161 - Aired 06/04/2002

    Dave accuses Rupert of product placement on ""May We See Your Photos, Please""; Alan addresses the Queen of England in a rather inappropriate way; Celine Dion performs ""I'm Alive"" and jumps into the audience.

  • Show #1815

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    Season 9, Episode 160 - Aired 06/03/2002

    While showing photos from her trip to the Indianapolis 500, Dave calls Steph/Monty ""Dutch""; the snake lady performs again on ""Is This Anything?""; Tom Dreesen tells various tales of Hollywood hobnobbing.

  • Show #1814

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    Season 9, Episode 159 - Aired 05/24/2002

    Dave announces that Paul will be called Pablo this summer, which will go into effect immediately; Dave promises tonight's show will be ""smooth and suave""; during Mailbag, an audience member asks Dave what his most embarrassing moment was, and we watch a (phony) clip of Dave performing with The Firecrackers last week.

  • Show #1813

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    Season 9, Episode 158 - Aired 05/23/2002

    Alan asks passerby for their reaction to the new Star Wars prequel and ends up making a scene. Also, Anton Fig and Ivan Neville perform ""Inside Out"" from the CBS Orchestra drummer's new album, Figments.

  • Show #1812

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    Season 9, Episode 157 - Aired 05/22/2002

    Trumpter Terence Blanchard sits in; in honor of David Blaine's recent stunt in which he stands on a eighty-foot platform for several days, George Clarke attempts to stand on a folding chair for the duration of the show; Dave chats with April Kleinschmidt, the sole graduate of the Class of 2002 at Harrold High School in South Dakota.

  • Show #1811

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    Season 9, Episode 156 - Aired 05/21/2002

    Dave shows real footage of a woman being questioned on the news wearing a Late Show t-shirt; Diane Sawyer brags about her recent weight loss; Dave chats with Australian teen Jesse Martin, the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo.

  • Show #1810

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    Season 9, Episode 155 - Aired 05/20/2002

    Steph/Monty is mentioned in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly; Dave calls New York Highway Superintendent Drew Outhouse to resolve an awkward social situation; The Kalter Twins perform ""I've Got You Babe""; The Firecrackers, a synchronized jump rope team, demonstrate their wares on-stage.

  • Show #1809

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    Season 9, Episode 154 - Aired 05/17/2002

    Mailbag: Martha Stewart fills in for Biff on the pushpin board, Harold Larkin goes hitchhiking, and Tony is humiliated on Blind Date. Also, Brian Regan comments on his inability to spell names correctly.

  • Show #1808

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    Season 9, Episode 153 - Aired 05/16/2002

    Dave shows footage from rehearsal of Kenny McGowan tripping over the ""Will It Float"" tank; Biff visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500 time trials; a participant in tonight's ""Stupid Human Tricks"" that can maneuver a tennis racquet all over his body flirts with Natalie Portman in the green room.

  • Show #1807

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    Season 9, Episode 152 - Aired 05/15/2002

    Tony Mendez goes home with an audience member (see recap), while Dave and rocker/sportsman Ted Nugent cook rabbit.

  • Show #1806

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    Season 9, Episode 151 - Aired 05/14/2002

    Nine guys in Spider-Man outfits, not to mention Dracula, Superman, and a cowboy cram themselves into a Subway restaurant; Tony Orlando dresses down Dave even though he interrupted him, then leaps into a chorus of ""Knock Three Times""; when one of Lee Marek's kid scientists starts a very flammable demonstration, Dave demands that the band and everyone else onstage take for cover behind his desk.

  • Show #1805

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    Season 9, Episode 150 - Aired 05/13/2002

    Dave chats with the latest Survivor loser Robert ""The General"" DeCanio, while Liza Minnelli performs ""Some People"" from the musical Gypsy.

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    Season 9, Episode 149 - Aired 05/10/2002

    With Biff on vacation, Steph/Monty handles the pushpins live via telephone; during Mailbag, Paul demonstrates a hidden talent for cartwheels, and then mysteriously disappears; a Mother's Day tradition is started when the moms of ten celebrities present the Top Ten list; Dave and Gillian Anderson make out.

  • Show #1803

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    Season 9, Episode 148 - Aired 05/09/2002

    Skateboarding great Tony Hawk demonstrates his wares out on 53rd Street.

  • Show #1802

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    Season 9, Episode 147 - Aired 05/08/2002

    Dave and Paul take apart wedding announcements in the New York Times; a staffer in a Spider-Man outfit successfully hails a taxi; Will Ferrell tells Dave what it's like to run the NYC marathon.

  • Show #1801

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    Season 9, Episode 146 - Aired 05/07/2002

    Dave moans and groans over his latest dental work; Dave shows (obviously phony) footage of Peter Jennings doing World News Tonight in a Spider-Man costume; Richard Gere makes first appearance on the show since 1983.

  • Show #1800

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    Season 9, Episode 145 - Aired 05/06/2002

    The outside cam catches Spider-Man jacking a car; Dave and Mary Tyler Moore play catch; Norah Jones performs ""Don't Know Why.""

  • Show #1799

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    Season 9, Episode 144 - Aired 05/03/2002

    Mailbag: a letter about having your name mentioned on TV is somehow morphed into a request to see Alan getting the crap beat out of him. Later on in the segment, a letter about tornados has the same result, as an already bloodied Alan is further laid to waste. Also, Michael McIntee does a remote Top Ten from Central Park, while Jim Gaffigan discusses food and cleanliness.

  • Show #1798

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    Season 9, Episode 143 - Aired 05/02/2002

    ""Biff Henderson's America"" visits the hamlet of Denver, Indiana; Dave comments on rumors that Bill Clinton may host a daytime talk show; Tobey Maguire does a really bad Rodney Dangerfield impression.

  • Show #1797

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    Season 9, Episode 142 - Aired 05/01/2002

    An ""Incredible Cat Challenge"" is thwarted when George Clarke's cat won't go through the obstacle course; Kirsten Dunst promotes Spider-Man; after Angie Stone and the O'Jays perform ""Wish I Didn't Miss You,"" the house band closes the show by performing ""Love Train.""

  • Show #1796

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    Season 9, Episode 141 - Aired 04/30/2002

    The Incredible Dog Challenge is finally held out on 53rd Street, and throughout the night three dogs compete through a series of hurdles and tubes.

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    Season 9, Episode 140 - Aired 04/29/2002

    Dave shows various clips of Ted Danson looked scared/shocked from his recent miniseries Living With the Dead; Dave points out that the Late Show was chosen as the seventh greatest television program of all time; Paul Westerberg performs ""Silent Film Star.""

  • Show #1794

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    Season 9, Episode 139 - Aired 04/26/2002

    Dave and Paul talk about wrestling in preparation of his interview with Dwayne ""The Rock"" Johnson. During CBS Mailbag, ""Mayor Bloomberg"" (Gerard) offers Dave some pot, and Alan Kalter promotes the video ""Osama Gone Wild.""

  • Show #1793

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    Season 9, Episode 138 - Aired 04/25/2002

    Another ""Incredible Dog Challenge"" is postponed by rain; Dave wears his ugly red glasses again; Cee-Lo sings ""Closet Freak.""

  • Show #1792

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    Season 9, Episode 137 - Aired 04/24/2002

    Dave mentions Paul's appearance on tonight's episode of Ed, and shortly afterwards Paul wears the fake mustache he had to wear for the role; Alan and the Barbara Stanwyck look-alike perform another scene from Double Indemnity; Bonnie Raitt sings ""I Can't Help You Now.""

  • Show #1791

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    Season 9, Episode 136 - Aired 04/23/2002

    Dave mentions that Saddam Hussein's novel Zabibah and the King was been turned into a musical, and then shows a (bogus) promo for it's upcoming debut in Baghdad; seven-year-old billiards trick shot artist Landon Shuffett blows Dave away by shooting a row of thirteen balls into the corner pocket; Elvis Costello performs ""Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution).""

  • Show #1790

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    Season 9, Episode 135 - Aired 04/22/2002

    Dave mentions that he bumped his head over the weekend, then comments on the recent drought in NYC.

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    Season 9, Episode 134 - Aired 04/12/2002

    Dave receives an unexpected birthday greeting from Osama Bin Laden; CBS Mailbag is interrupted to that the Hi-Ho girls can bring out Daddy's cake; ten Air Force pilots present the Top Ten.

  • Show #1788

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    Season 9, Episode 133 - Aired 04/11/2002

    Dave receives another comedy class project from Miss Markey's Kindergarten class, while The Strokes perform ""Take It or Leave It.""

  • Show #1787

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    Season 9, Episode 132 - Aired 04/10/2002

    After his reluctance to sing on last night's show, Dave is appalled to find US Attorney General John Ashcroft crooning ""When The Eagles Soars"" on TRL; Alan impersonates Fred MacMurray again; Sheryl Crow sings ""Soak Up The Sun.""

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    Season 9, Episode 131 - Aired 04/09/2002

    Dave models a hideous pair of glasses he found in his house; a woman from Portland, Oregon rides around in Al Norwood's 2001 Honda S2000; Dave tries to get Attorney General John Ashcroft to sing, but only does so during the commercial breaks.

  • Show #1785

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    Season 9, Episode 130 - Aired 04/08/2002

    In honor of his departure from The Early Show; Dave shows footage of moving men with cardboard boxes superimposed over Bryant Gumbel talking in mid-broadcast; ""Survivor: Marquesas"" also-ran Gina Crews demonstrates her talent for spitting watermelon seeds; George Miller brags that his grandfather invented the handshake.

  • Show #1784

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    Season 9, Episode 129 - Aired 04/05/2002

    Will Lee stands in for Biff on pin duty, and for his troubles he receives the tradition gift of Samsonite® luggage; during Mailbag, two ""girl scouts"" (Harold Larkin and Mike McIntee) destroy Paul's office for being behind on his cookie payments; ten members of the Coast Guard present the Top Ten.

  • Show #1783

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    Season 9, Episode 128 - Aired 04/04/2002

    Biff introduces footage from his latest trip to Yankees Spring Training in Florida, while a fully-packed suitcase is subjected to ""Will It Float?""

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    Season 9, Episode 127 - Aired 04/03/2002

    After Dave notices that Alan bears a slight resemblance to Fred MacMurray, the announcer and a Barbara Stanwyck stand-in recreate a scene from Double Indemnity. Also, Patti Smith sings ""Dancing Barefoot.""

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    Season 9, Episode 126 - Aired 04/02/2002

    During the latest Celebrity X-Ray Challenge, Dave persuades Rupert to lip sync a song from Oklahoma!

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    Season 9, Episode 125 - Aired 04/01/2002

    Acid jazz legend Herbie Hancock sits in on keyboards; Dave orders Steph/Monty to buy French fries; Marv Albert shows off another one of his blooper reels.

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    Season 9, Episode 124 - Aired 03/29/2002

    Mailbag: Tony's apparent sexiness forces George Clarke to drown his sorrows in a bucket of chicken at KFC; Dave shows off a tattoo on his leg that he wishes he didn't have (the ABC logo); after learning that Alan makes more money than him, Tony meets George at KFC.

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    Season 9, Episode 123 - Aired 03/28/2002

    Biff shows footage of him harassing New Yorkers with a bullhorn; the New York National Guard presents the Top Ten; Sevendust (featuring Paul) performs ""Angel's Son.""

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    Season 9, Episode 122 - Aired 03/27/2002

    Eric Burdon of The Animals sits in; during the ""Odd Catalogs"" segment, Dave displays an ad for a ""Government-seized and repossessed hairpiece blowout""; the Hi-Ho girls deliver a birthday cake to Tony; Doris Kearns Goodwin addresses rumors of plagiarism.

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    Season 9, Episode 121 - Aired 03/26/2002

    Dave shows a (bogus) clip of the upcoming Baby Bob spin-off ""Baby Jacques,"" which is just like the original show except everybody speaks in a French accent; a proud tradition continues as a Hello Deli customer goes on a Easter meatball hunt; Alan apologizes for his comments toward Gwyneth Paltrow on last night's show, then inadvertently insults Uma Thurman.

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    Season 9, Episode 120 - Aired 03/25/2002

    Alan reports on what everybody was wearing at last night's Oscars (all the men wore tuxedos), while Adam Arkin promotes the critically-disdained sitcom Baby Bob.

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    Season 9, Episode 119 - Aired 03/20/2002

    Dave and Paul discuss the vernal equinox and the old wives tale that you're supposed to be able to stand an egg on its end at the moment of the equinox; Dave mentions that ""Will It Float"" is quickly becoming a fan favorite, then correctly predicts that a half-gallon of strawberry ice cream will float; N.E.R.D. performs ""Rock Star.""

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    Season 9, Episode 118 - Aired 03/19/2002

    Dave asks Paul to play some Gene Pitney; the ""Late Show Psychic Test Drive"" finds Rupert driving Deborah Lynn around the city in a 2001 Chevy Malibu; Dave chats with boy genius Kit Armstrong.

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    Season 9, Episode 117 - Aired 03/18/2002

    Dave mentions that Paul has been keeping himself busy, as he performed not only at this year's Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, but also at the much-ballyhooed Liza Minelli-David Gest wedding; Dave continues to gloat over his Aftonbladet award, which he nonchalantly drinks from Stanley Cup-style; The White Stripes perform ""Fell In Love With a Girl.""

  • Show #1771

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    Season 9, Episode 116 - Aired 03/13/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 115 - Aired 03/12/2002

    Tonight on "Those Funny, Funny Mapplethorpe Photos," Dave takes a Ferris Bueller joke and gives it to Larry Bud, who shoots it in the scrapyard.

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    Season 9, Episode 114 - Aired 03/11/2002

    A relatively new area of hilarity, "Perspectives on the News" is explained, via videotape, by Tom Brokaw. Later, LL Cool J and the WMDB perform "Momma Said Knock You Out."

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    Season 9, Episode 113 - Aired 03/01/2002

    After tonight's Network Time Killer, which features a Samoan Fire Dance, Dave calls Meg Parsont and asks her to light sparklers in the dark. Later, the Samoan dancers appear in Meg's office.

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    Season 9, Episode 112 - Aired 02/28/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 111 - Aired 02/27/2002

    In honor of his recent nomination, Paul and the gang participate in a Grammy-themed edition of ""Stump the Band;"" during ""Stupid Human Tricks,"" a fourteen-year-old girl performs ""Feliz Navidad"" with her nose; Cher sings ""Song for the Lonely.""

  • Show #1765

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    Season 9, Episode 110 - Aired 02/26/2002

    "Biff Henderson's Eerie Halloween Story That He Saw on TV" makes its first and last appearance on Late Night.

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    Season 9, Episode 109 - Aired 02/25/2002

    Tonight on "Those Funny, Funny Mapplethorpe Photos," Dave is not pleased with a Grace Jones joke, so he goes to the New York harbor, stuffs the joke in meat, and throws it into the water, where sharks attack the fresh meat.

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    Season 9, Episode 108 - Aired 02/22/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 107 - Aired 02/21/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 106 - Aired 02/20/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 105 - Aired 02/19/2002

    "Those Funny, Funny Mapplethorpe Photos" is interrupted by Biff, who asks Dave for the combination to a locker outside the studio. Upon receiving it, Biff frees Tony Randall. Also, the Black Crowes perform a cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle."

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    Season 9, Episode 104 - Aired 02/18/2002

    Tonight on "Viewer Mail": the Puma Unimate 206 makes its last appearance, and Dave announces that the robotic arm will be donated to the Children's Museum in Worcester, MA. Later, after the first joke to "Supermarket Finds" is deemed stupid and tasteless, Dave goes outside and dynamites the rest of the segment.

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    Season 9, Episode 103 - Aired 02/15/2002

    Country-rock guitarist Albert Lee sits in with the WMDB; Larry Bud drags Kenny Rogers up to the studio; Paul has no introductory music for tonight's "Dumb Ads" segment, so he goes to his office to compose a theme and comes up empty until he hears a bird outside.

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    Season 9, Episode 102 - Aired 02/14/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 101 - Aired 02/13/2002

    Dave calls his mom for a review of the new show "Cop Rock"- she likes it!

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    Season 9, Episode 100 - Aired 02/12/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 99 - Aired 02/11/2002

    Stephanie makes her first report from Salt Lake City, in which she shows Dave a photo of her watching the opening ceremonies on TV; Dave can't stop staring at Janet Jackson's revealing outfit; Enrique Iglesias sings ""Escape.""

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    Season 9, Episode 98 - Aired 02/08/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 97 - Aired 02/07/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 96 - Aired 02/06/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 95 - Aired 02/05/2002

    Disgraced Enron CEO ""Kenneth Lay"" sits in with the band, and is later seen shredding songsheets.

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    Season 9, Episode 94 - Aired 02/04/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 93 - Aired 02/01/2002

    Time again for "How's the Weather?" with Dave riffling as Barbara Gaines points. Tonight's call is a ship at sea in the Caribbean.

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    Season 9, Episode 92 - Aired 01/31/2002

    Dave is distracted by a faint noise, so he leaves the studio and drives to Gerard Mulligan's home in New Jersey, where Gerry's son Kevin is squeezing a balloon.

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    Season 9, Episode 91 - Aired 01/30/2002

    "Anton Fig's Expiration Date Guess" tackles mayonnaise. Another correct guess!

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    Season 9, Episode 90 - Aired 01/29/2002

    Paul promotes "The Best of Dave Letterman's Whining" video.

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    Season 9, Episode 89 - Aired 01/28/2002

    Another call to Meg Parsont across the street at Simon & Schuster, as the new Miss America, Marjorie Judith Vincent, drops by her office.

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    Season 9, Episode 88 - Aired 01/18/2002

    Tonight's remote is "Crashing Things with a 150-Ton Diesel Locomotive, Part 2."

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    Season 9, Episode 87 - Aired 01/17/2002

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    Season 9, Episode 86 - Aired 01/16/2002

    Tonight on "Anton Fig's Expiration Date": Half & Half. He gets it right.

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    Season 9, Episode 85 - Aired 01/15/2002

    Time again for "How's the Weather Out There?" Dave riffles as Barbara Gaines points at telephone books from Colorado (no answer) and Louisiana (no answer); Dave finally chats with folks at the Grog Shop in Minot, North Dakota.

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    Season 9, Episode 84 - Aired 01/14/2002

    Tonight's "Anton Fig's Expiration Date" item is strawberry yogurt. Anton guesses correctly! Also, in tonight's remote various items are run over by a 115-ton locomotive.

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    Season 9, Episode 83 - Aired 01/11/2002

    Dave calls the phone banks on 6th Avenue as Biff tries to give away socks to anyone who answers.

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    Season 9, Episode 82 - Aired 01/10/2002

    Anton Fig's "Guess the Expiration Date" debuts; tonight, the food in question is milk. Anton guesses wrong.

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    Season 9, Episode 81 - Aired 01/09/2002

    What's ""New for the Office"" in 2002? The items Dave introduces include a Jack Daniels water cooler and a color printer that makes flapjacks. Also, throughout the night, various people walk onstage and gripe about Dave in French, Turkish, Russian and Japanese.

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    Season 9, Episode 80 - Aired 01/08/2002

    In tonight's remote, Dave visits teen meteorologist Michael Konowitz.

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    Season 9, Episode 79 - Aired 01/07/2002

    Tonight's Hal Gurnee Network Time-Killers are three leggy supermodels busting plates; humorist Dave Barry promotes his new book, Dave Barry Turns 40.

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    Season 9, Episode 78 - Aired 12/28/2001

    In a live remote at the NBC Commissary, Al Roker demonstrates the Electric Pepper Grinder as a G.E. nuclear power plant explodes.

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    Season 9, Episode 77 - Aired 12/27/2001

    "How's the Weather Out There?" segment features a no-answer, a number not in service, and an answering machine. Also, Etta James performs "Love to Burn."

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    Season 9, Episode 76 - Aired 12/26/2001

    Tonight on Viewer Mail, a viewer asks Dave to take his show to his high school, but, unfortunately, Dave is already booked at "Dave's Parakeet Circus."

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    Season 9, Episode 75 - Aired 12/21/2001

    Via the magic of video editing, Dave tries on ten different blazers.

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    Season 9, Episode 74 - Aired 12/20/2001

    Dave treats two pedestrians on the street to limousine service home. Also, Robert Downey Jr. promotes Air America.

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    Season 9, Episode 73 - Aired 12/19/2001

    Dave calls his mom to wish her a happy 69th birthday as she reviews the film "Quick Change."

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    Season 9, Episode 72 - Aired 12/18/2001

    In tonight's remote, Dave samples all 52 donuts at Dunkin' Donuts.

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    Season 9, Episode 71 - Aired 12/17/2001

    Biff Henderson interrupts Dave's monologue to ask if Phil Donahue is on vacation. Finding out he is, Biff leaves the studio and tells three guys in dresses to come back next week.

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    Season 9, Episode 70 - Aired 12/14/2001

    Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer is a large inflatable raft is inflated in the elevator.

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    Season 9, Episode 69 - Aired 12/13/2001

    It's time again for "How's the Weather Out There" with Barbara Gaines. Dave riffles while Barbara points as they ask a woman in Wisconsin what the weather's like.

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    Season 9, Episode 68 - Aired 12/12/2001

    Tonight's remote: Dave has a new toy, a tiny Acu-Cam, that he plays with in the show's offices. Also, 102-year-old aerobics instructor Geneva McDaniels is the oldest guest to appear on Dave's show.

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    Season 9, Episode 67 - Aired 12/11/2001

    Dave gets a pedestrian on the street below to repeatedly drive a convertible around the block. Near the end of the show, Paul leaves the studio to drive for the first time since he moved to New York sixteen years earlier.

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    Season 9, Episode 66 - Aired 12/10/2001

    Tonight on "Layman's Corner," Associate Producer Jude Brennan explains how a CD player works. Also, Hothouse Flowers perform "Give It Up."

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    Season 9, Episode 65 - Aired 11/30/2001

    Dave calls Meg Parsont and asks her to spray her fire extinguisher out her window, but the window is sealed. She turns it on anyway. Also, additions to the audience applause sign are shown: "hostile silence," "jeers and catcalls," and "hum show tunes."

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    Season 9, Episode 64 - Aired 11/29/2001

    Tonight on Viewer Mail: a fan asks why Dave wasn't as well known at his high school as his fellow classmate, Marilyn Tucker. Dave holds up his Broad Ripple High School yearbook, turning to the caption underneath the future vice president's wife: "President, Heavy Petting Club."

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    Season 9, Episode 63 - Aired 11/28/2001

    It's "Archery Night" in the NBC hallway with Tricia Hall-Johnson, as Bill Murray, a guest from the night before, returns to bother Dave and shoot arrows.

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    Season 9, Episode 62 - Aired 11/27/2001

    The audience selects a new rumor: Barbara Bush once ate 110 clams.

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    Season 9, Episode 61 - Aired 11/26/2001

    Dave calls his mom and asks her to review "Dick Tracy." Also, on "Stupid Pet Tricks," a horse lip-syncs to "Indian Love Call."

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    Season 9, Episode 60 - Aired 11/23/2001

    The show begins by airing high school student David Gottlieb's black and white stick animation of the opening montage. Also, the studio is filled with smoke after a fireworks display.

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    Season 9, Episode 59 - Aired 11/22/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 58 - Aired 11/21/2001

    Tonight's Hal Gurnee Network Time Killer: "Wow! Giant Dominoes!"

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    Season 9, Episode 57 - Aired 11/20/2001

    Dave's mom gives a "vacation review" from a Comfort Inn in Vancouver; Patrick Swayze plugs "Ghost."

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    Season 9, Episode 56 - Aired 11/19/2001

    Guest Walter Swan discusses his bookstore that sells only one book, the self-published "Me n' Henry."

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    Season 9, Episode 55 - Aired 11/16/2001

    Dave chats with NL Player of the Month (and ex-Met) Lenny Dykstra. Also, Late Night debuts a television premiere, "Biff Tracy."

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    Season 9, Episode 54 - Aired 11/15/2001

    The audience selects a new catch phrase: "Nicely packed, bag boy." Also, Kyle MacLachlan helps Dave make sense out of "Twin Peaks."

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    Season 9, Episode 53 - Aired 11/14/2001

    Late Night writer Rob Burnett makes a surprise walk-on appearance and chats briefly with Dave; the new couch in Paul's office is attacked by rats.

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    Season 9, Episode 52 - Aired 11/13/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 51 - Aired 11/12/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 50 - Aired 11/09/2001

    Buckwheat Zydeco sits in with the WMDB; after the Adda machine malfunctions, Warren Beatty (in his Dick Tracy getup) reads his own Top Ten.

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    Season 9, Episode 49 - Aired 11/08/2001

    Throughout the show, Al Maher gives updates on the ongoing World Cup of Soccer tournament.

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    Season 9, Episode 48 - Aired 11/07/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 47 - Aired 11/06/2001

    Dave shows grainy footage from last weekend's Indianapolis 500, then declares the tape a waste of $3500; upon finding out that American programming is starting to make its way to Russia, Ina Gorbatov translates Dave's introductory address to the U.S.S.R.

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    Season 9, Episode 46 - Aired 11/05/2001

    From her home in Indianapolis, Dorothy Letterman recites the "Top Ten Things Found in Dave's Mom's Refrigerator." Items include "milk," "margarine," "watermelon," and "mushrooms."

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    Season 9, Episode 45 - Aired 11/02/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 44 - Aired 11/01/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 43 - Aired 10/31/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 42 - Aired 10/30/2001

    Dave calls Meg Parsont across the street at Simon and Schuster and delivers clams to her for her birthday next weekend. On Dave's suggestion, she heaves them out her office window.

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    Season 9, Episode 41 - Aired 10/29/2001

    A Friday remote begins with a visit to a hardware store, but Dave becomes bored quickly and decides to instead spend the day at the beach with super-leggy models from the Elite Agency.

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    Season 9, Episode 40 - Aired 10/19/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 39 - Aired 10/18/2001

    Before Dave gets a chance to begin his monologue, Bill Wendell introduces Jack Jones, who performs "Well All Right, Okay, You Win."

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    Season 9, Episode 38 - Aired 10/17/2001

    Recycling expert Carolyn Jabs offers a tribute to Scotch Tape. Also, They Might Be Giants (with the WMDB) performed "Birdhouse In Your Soul."

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    Season 9, Episode 37 - Aired 10/16/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 36 - Aired 10/15/2001

    Dave Edmunds and the Miami Horns sit in with the WMDB; throughout the night, pedestrians race around 30 Rock Plaza; Dick Clark makes a futile attempt to usurp the show from Dave.

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    Season 9, Episode 35 - Aired 10/12/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 34 - Aired 10/11/2001

    Out of the blue, Dave compliments the New York State Police, but Paul smells a rat. Dave claims he wasn't pulled over again. Meanwhile, Bruce Willis plays ""drums"" with his head and 7-year-old child actor Cody Arens plugs Riding in Cars with Boys.

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    Season 9, Episode 33 - Aired 10/10/2001

    In tonight's remote, Dave annoys the employees at a New Jersey McDonalds, driving around their Drive-Thru eight times before being asked never to return again.

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    Season 9, Episode 32 - Aired 10/09/2001

    Legendary actor Anthony Quinn promotes the made-for-TV movie adaptation of "The Old Man and the Sea"; Dave chats with rabbit breeder Les Everett.

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    Season 9, Episode 31 - Aired 10/08/2001

    "Susan Tryer" (Jude Brennan) appears to promote her book "Collecting Bottle Caps"; the interview is so boring that the tape is fast-forwarded to the next commercial break.

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    Season 9, Episode 30 - Aired 10/05/2001

    Alan gives dating tips; Joshua Jackson promotes the upcoming season premiere of ""Dawson's Creek;"" Emo Philips does a stand-up routine on Dave's show for the first time since 1989.

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    Season 9, Episode 29 - Aired 10/04/2001

    Paul composes a song about people that look like Burt Reynolds; Owen Wilson plugs Zoolander.

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    Season 9, Episode 28 - Aired 10/03/2001

    During ""What's the Deal With Old Guys and Enormous Glasses?"" Dave wears a 70's-era pair of specs; John Cusack promotes Serendipity.

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    Season 9, Episode 27 - Aired 10/02/2001

    During the monologue, Dave tells a news joke, then leaves the studio and walks to to the NBC Newsroom, where he exchanges cue cards with Tom Brokaw.

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    Season 9, Episode 26 - Aired 10/01/2001

    Synopsis to be added later.

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    Season 9, Episode 25 - Aired 09/28/2001

    Synopsis to be added later.

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    Season 9, Episode 24 - Aired 09/27/2001

    Dave doesn't read the "Top Ten Least Interesting Academy Award Categories" and instead calls home. Super Dave Osborne answers the phone.

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    Season 9, Episode 23 - Aired 09/26/2001

    Synopsis to be added later.

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    Season 9, Episode 22 - Aired 09/25/2001

    Synopsis to be added later.

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    Season 9, Episode 21 - Aired 09/24/2001

    Dave welcomes national hero Rudy Guiliani to the show for the first time since the WTC disaster.

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    Season 9, Episode 20 - Aired 09/21/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 19 - Aired 09/20/2001

    Dave makes a belated birthday call to Tony Randall; Chris Elliott appears in a robe and forces himself into Dave's dressing room to take a shower.

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    Season 9, Episode 18 - Aired 09/19/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 17 - Aired 09/18/2001

    Larry Bud pops up to show a clip from his newest self-help video, "How to Play Billiards"; Dave wishes staffer Joe Toplyn good luck upon his retirement.

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    Season 9, Episode 16 - Aired 09/17/2001

    In the first show following the terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center, Dave welcomes CBS anchorman Dan Rather and Regis Philbin.

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    Season 9, Episode 15 - Aired 09/07/2001

    Jenny Maldaur, Michelle Gray, and Shandy Cinnamon become the first backup singers to sit in with the WMDB; Dave calls the GE hotline to ask about microwaving light bulbs; Dave falls asleep between interviews, then has a nightmare where everybody looks like Paul.

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    Season 9, Episode 14 - Aired 09/06/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 13 - Aired 09/05/2001

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    Season 9, Episode 12 - Aired 09/04/2001

    Dave calls Meg Parsont across the street at Simon & Schuster for the first time and selects her as Office Worker of the Month. Biff escorts her into the studio, where Dave presents her with a nice men's suit.

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    Season 9, Episode 11 - Aired 09/03/2001

    Synopsis to be added later.

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    Season 9, Episode 10 - Aired 08/31/2001

    NBA superstar Charles Barkley discusses the NBA All-Star Game; Dave's visit to the NBC "nurse" for cold medicine ends up being a botched pornographic fantasy.

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    Season 9, Episode 9 - Aired 08/30/2001

    Mayor Guiliani interrupts Dave's monologue; Sarah Jessica Parker promotes ""Sex & the City.""

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    Season 9, Episode 8 - Aired 08/29/2001

    Synopsis to be added later.

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    Season 9, Episode 7 - Aired 08/28/2001

    Dave leaves the studio and the building and walks to the Joke Stand on the street, buys a joke, and then returns to complete the opening monologue. Later, Tom Wilson and his pedigree border collies pay Dave another visit.

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    Season 9, Episode 6 - Aired 08/27/2001

    Dave points out that Tony Mendez is mentioned in this week's ""Talk of the Town"" column in The New Yorker. Later, Jude Brennan makes her last appearance as the bitchy ""Mrs. Letterman.""

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    Season 9, Episode 5 - Aired 08/24/2001

    Dave visits New York City's plant and flower district but gets bored quickly, so he heads over to the Elite Modeling Agency and picks up a carload of models for a fun-filled afternoon remote.

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    Season 9, Episode 4 - Aired 08/23/2001

    Dave acknowledges all the staffers that have been on the show since day one; Simon the lobster won't sing "Blueberry Hill"; Dave shows a blooper reel of Calvert fumbling the Olympic torch for a pretaped clip from the prime time special that aired earlier that night.

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    Season 9, Episode 3 - Aired 08/22/2001

    Dave plays a highlight from his appearance on Larry King's radio show, where the following exchange takes place: "You shut up!" "No, you shut up!" Later, Dave disguises his voice and calls NBC for information about his 8th anniversary special airing tomorrow night. Nobody gives him a straight answer.

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    Season 9, Episode 2 - Aired 08/21/2001

    The Top Ten Home Office is relocated to Lebanon, PA; Howard Vinitsky acknowledges his departure from the show by handing in a cassette of his trademark breaking-glass sound effect, which is raised to the rafters; Simon the Pekingese Dog won't sing "Blueberry Hill."

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    Season 9, Episode 1 - Aired 08/20/2001

    Dave announces that instead of ""whatever,"" from now on he will be saying ""wherever""; during a segment called ""While We Were Out,"" the male staff members commemorate a minor design change on the stage by sitting in Dave's chair buck naked; Will Ferrell makes a threating message in song to Barbra Streisand.