Letterman on a roll..

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  1. mattCR

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    As NBC prepares to re-shuffle it's mix, Dave is having one of the best two week periods I can remember.

    First he gets net-wide writeups for his take down of former Illinois Governor Blagovich.

    David Letterman doesn?t only play it for laughs - Television- msnbc.com

    Then he gets the crew of the 1549

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29130426/

    Now, he's back headlining news pages from the bizzarre appearance of Joaquin Phoenix last night.

    'Late Show' Marred By Bizarre Joaquin Phoenix Interview - wcbstv.com

    CBS has got to be happy with this.

    CBS | Late Show with David Letterman : Video
     
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    I have always preferred Dave over Jay. I am glad Dave is finally get his long overdue respect.
     
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    That segment with Joaquin was a return to the good old days where Dave would skewer guests who actively deserved it. Makes me think of an episode from the way back with Nastassja Kinski and John Candy as guests. Kinski was literally incoherent and Dave simply dismantled her. Candy came out later doing a dead on imitation of Kinski....good times....
     
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    I'm sorry, but why are people (not just here, but everywhere) talking about the Phoenix interview? It was so clearly an act, by an actor making a documentary with his brother in law, that it wasn't in the least bit funny. Dave even seemed to be in on it.

    I guess I just long for the days of Crispin Glover and Harmony Korine.
     
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    Thanks for that link. The clip I watched on NBC didn't have the ending... it tapered off as Dave was saying, "We owe Farrah Fawcett an apology."
     
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    Plus he's having U2 as the musical guests for the entire first week in March. First time ever a band is on the whole week or more than one night even.
     
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    I could have sworn that Pearl Jam did a multi-day stint a while back. Am I remembering incorrectly? Or was it for Leno?
     
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    That had to be an act. It was entertaining as hell, but there's no way that was real. I don't think Joaquin Phoenix is that screwed up......at least I hope not.
     
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    Well, since embarking on his rap career, I'm told he's yet to preform completely sober. It's possible that he's just circling the drain. As with Crispin Glover and some other wacko guests, Dave tried polite for the first couple minutes and got nowhere with it. Only once he's exhausted that avenue does he turn merciless.
     
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    I saw it live.
    was clearly a bit.
    he nearly started laughing himslef once when he looked up
    and peered either into the audience or at the monitor.

    i though it was a riot.
    dave went along with it perfectly
    shooting jabs and insults at phoenix.

    "sorry you could't be here toniight"
    "what's with the beard"

    was good stuff.

    he did take his glasses off at the end and shake Dave's hand.
    his head was turned away from the camera so i don'r know how anyone could tell what he said.


    even Paul was taking jabs at him.

    that doesn't seem to be the entire clip, I see a couple of jump cuts
    on that video.
     
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    If you watch the clip I posted you can hear it at the end.
     
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    ok i heard it that time.
    i didnt hear it last night.\

    he almost laughed a couple time including when Dave asks him about the uni bomber.
     
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    I'm have no doubts Dave was in on it, and I love it. I hope they drag it on for a while, till the documentary comes out. Man Dave is hilarious though, so damn quick it's awesome.
     
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    Apparently audience members from the show are saying it was clearly staged:

    "Now that it's aired: it was an act. During the breaks he laughed with Dave and after it was over he smiled and laughed and waived to the audience. An act. A brilliant, hilarious act."

    Just one comment on the Letterman board.
     

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