Skip to comments.CBS throws Letterman set into Dumpster
Posted on 05/21/2015 11:23:02 AM PDT by jimbo123
CBS wasted no time in kicking David Letterman to the curb.
Just hours after Letterman said farewell after 33 years on late-night TV, Ed Sullivan Theater crews hauled off blocks of blue stage and hacked up pieces of the iconic New York City bridges that made up the set of the Late Show.
Fans and passers-by gathered around a police barricade cordoning off the Ed Sullivan to watch workers unceremoniously chuck red theater chairs into an overflowing Dumpster and take reciprocating saws to his miniature Brooklyn Bridge.
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What mental giants... That backdrop set likely could have fetched a real pretty penny in a charity auction, the seats REALLY would have likely gone well among fans. Heck, they probably could have set up a tour and raised a lot of money for charity for a month or two.
The new show isn’t supposed to start until September; the demolition could have been put off and some good finally come out of the Letterman show.
"These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter.
I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of
any description with a 14-year-old girl," ... but
an 18-year old is fair game, he added.
The humorous top ten lists are part of our culture, thanks to him.
After that, bitterness, hatred, sleaziness and lame sketches. Could not stand him.
Quickly striking a set when a show’s run is over is common in show business.
But they’ll never get rid of the smell.
They could have auctioned that stuff off for a small fortune and donated the proceeds to wounded vets.
As for the seats, they could have fetched some cash. I have a couple of seats from the now defunct Texas Stadium. Paid good cash for them. they could have done the same with DL’s seats.
Letterman made a fortune not being funny and for sticking around way too long.
They should sell it on eBay. Someone may want to pull a Cosmo Crammer and set it up in their living room.
Or the DNA stains.
33 years too late night............................
But after awhile it got stale and Letterman really, to me, was just not that funny.
I never thought for a minute he was the Heir to Johnny Carson. Carson ,for all he may have been in private, was really great hosting The Tonight Show. He never seemed to loose that common, everyday man type touch that his audience really loved. He came across as genuine which I never felt Letterman, Leno, or any of the current crop of people on today have.
Carson was never afraid to showcase and have new talent on, just think of how many great comics Carson found and promoted during his 30 years on the air. Compare and contrast that with the fact Leno, Letterman and the rest never did that, or do it now.
If you were good enough to make to the Carson show and do good, overnight you might get offers and have a real chance to make it in a very tough business.
Another thing about Carson is that he was a really good writer himself. Once they had a writer's strike and he had been off several weeks waiting for it to be over. Well it kept on and he thought to Hell with this and went back on the air with his own material he was writing and I tell you his stuff was better than the writers he was paying. Would there be one late night host who could do that now, I am not sure they could. Carson was just a lot more talented that people knew.
I would personally watch re-runs of old Carson shows right now and I would bet money they would get better ratings than what is on now.
Sic transit gloria. For you in Rio Linda it does not mean that Gloria got sick in the bus.
Beat me too it...That may be the funniest episode of all.
So does that mean it is fair game when Obama’s daughters become 18?
I did take a little liberty with his words at the link ... but it certainly was inferred.
Nothing wrong with that..... Fitting.
Did they find a pair of split teethed choppers with Urkel’s appendage attached?
I was too young to appreciate Carson’s political or social leanings. My mom said he was way too liberal, but she enjoyed watching him anyway. I recall watching him back when I was in high school, and I thought he was the epitome of grace and class. He was what I thought TV should be about.
Letterman, not so much. He was more weird than funny, and as time went on the weird transmogrified to bizarre, and what little that was funny vanished, replaced by a crude bitterness. I was appalled by his “joke” about Willow Palin, and his “apology” saying it was meant for Bristol only made it worse. Imagine anyone saying that about either or both of 0bama’s kids. The point is nobody should say that about anyone’s daughters, regardless of whether they are 0bamas or Palins. It was beyond crude and revolting.
He should never have had his prolonged farewell tour; for those comments alone he should have been fired on the spot.
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