This Dave in History - May 11
- From: Donz5 <donz5@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 20:51:52 -0700 (PDT)
1983: A courier drops by on the set to pick up Linda Gray relics to be
delivered to the actress.
1988: During the industry-wide writers' strike, Johnny Carson receives
a waiver and begins broadcasting new Tonight Shows. Dave follows suit
a month later.
1989: Dave's feud with Bryant Gumbel publicly ends tonight, as he
invites Bryant inside the studio to finish the Top Ten Questions Asked
of Prospective NBC Employees - 2. You wouldn't leak a guy's memo,
would you? Also, the audience selects a new Catch Phrase, spoken by a
child: "I'm a sweet little cupcake.... BAKED BY THE DEVIL!"
1990: Top Ten Mother's Day Gifts Available in Times Square - 8. A
lovely silk robe shoplifted from Saks.
1990: Top Ten Mother's Day Gifts Available in Times Square - 2. Gift
certificate good for one brutal beating.
1993: Top Ten Signs the Guy Driving Your Subway Train Isn't a Transit
Employee - 2. Wearing belt buckle that says, "Pull here for emergency
1993: Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer features Ed Burman, cow caller
and submarine dive signal impressionist.
1994: Day 3 of the show’s week-long trip to Los Angeles: James Caan
gives Dave the finger from backstage, so Dave later flips the finger
to guest David Copperfield.
1994: Top Ten Ways to Annoy Richard Simmons (brought by Calvert in
goggles posing as Clint Eastwood.) 9. While he's asleep, give him a
buzz cut... The camera pans around to the audience, Richard Simmons
comes into the studio while Paul plays "YMCA" by the Village People,
runs down on stage, grabs the Top Ten List out of Dave's hands, rips
it up and runs out. Followed by The Top Ten Signs Richard Simmons Is
Nuts - 7. The other day he beat a fat guy senseless with a skillet.
1995: Top Ten Signs Something Is Wrong with Your School Lunch - 7.
When you say the name "Steve," your pudding shudders as if to say,
"Yes -- that's me. My name is Steve."
1995: As Dave announces the guests on next week's shows in London, the
audience is one step ahead of him by screaming in unison, "And then,
1998: Top Ten Things The Government Doesn't Want You To Know - 9.
There's no such place as "North Dakota."