Season 10 Breakdown
Normal Episodes: 188
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Normal Episodes: 188
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Late Show with David Letterman Season 10 (2002-2003)
|10x01 Amanda Peet, Tom Dreesen |
Dave mentions that a street is being named after Paul in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Later, Dave plays ""How Many Guys in Alien Suits Can Fit Into a Coffee Shop?""
|Sep. 03, 2002|
|10x02 Jeff Goldblum, George Miller |
Dave shows a promo for Al Jazzera's new show ""Afghani Idol;"" Dave calls Paul a half-wit, then apologizes several times; George Miller comments on frozen cryogenics and asks, ""What ...
|Sep. 04, 2002|
|10x03 Drea de Matteo, Sarah Vowell, The Doves |
Steph/Monty is on the roof with binoculars, looking for Bon Jovi performing in Times Square. Later, another one of Dave's assistants applies sunscreen on our weary voyeur.
|Sep. 05, 2002|
|10x04 Peter Jennings, John Witherspoon |
During CBS Mailbag, a viewer asks how Biff chose where to go during his summer tour. Biff responds by thanking ""Rand"" and ""McNally,"" who turn out to be a couple of much younger ...
|Sep. 06, 2002|
|10x05 John McEnroe, Piper Perabo, Queens of the Stone Age |
Dave shows a (supposed) clip from the hit movie ""SwimFan,"" then chats with Stephanie about the US Open.
|Sep. 09, 2002|
|10x06 Jennifer Esposito, Marianne Faithful |
Dave introduces the man that supposedly punched David Wells; Rupert's Paul Shaffer sandwich beats Europa Cafe's basil chicken sandwich in a taste contest; ""Dr."" Bill DeLace addresses ...
|Sep. 10, 2002|
|10x07 Bill Clinton, Nanci Griffith |
Dave reflects on a certain one-year anniversary, then chats with his former monologue punching bag, President Bill Clinton.
|Sep. 11, 2002|
|10x08 Regis Philbin, Linda Thompson |
Dave announces the show can no longer be seen in Mexico City; Dave introduces Network Time Killers such as ""Korean Soap Opera Clip of the Night"" and ""Anton Fig's Beret of Mystery""; ...
|Sep. 12, 2002|
|10x09 Megan Mullally, Rich Hall |
Dave announces that any cell phones that go off during the taping will be smashed with a hammer; ""Dr. Phil"" (Gerard) tells Dave that he's deeply insane; Rich Hall comments on ""Hollywood's ...
|Sep. 13, 2002|
|10x10 Bruce Willis, Eve |
After watching Oprah win the Bob Hope Award at last night's Emmys; Dave demands to win it in 2003; Dave gives Barbara Gaines a kiss for her heartfelt speech at last night's ceremony ...
|Sep. 23, 2002|
|10x11 Jack Hanna, Tom Cavanagh, Civil War Reenactment |
In observance of an incedent that occured at a White Sox-Royals game the previous week, two shirtless drunks beat the crap out of Alan. Later, a Civil War battle is awkwardly recreated ...
|Sep. 24, 2002|
|10x12 Reese Witherspoon, Juan Montoya, India.Arie |
During the annual ""New for Fall"" segment, Alan's hair changes color. Later in the same segment, he is beaten up by Harvey Keitel.
|Sep. 25, 2002|
|10x13 Rose McGowan, Phillipe Petit |
Artiste Phillipe Petit walks on a metal cable 12 stories up and 120 feet long across Broadway.
|Sep. 26, 2002|
|10x14 Lauren Graham, Colin Quinn |
Dave announces that he has ""nitrogen narcosis."" Later, during CBS Mailbag, Harold Larkin recalls his harrowing experience of being stuck in an elevator for three hours... with Re ...
|Sep. 27, 2002|
|10x15 Patricia Heaton, Murray Walker |
Dave hollers about being the only person in the entire building who wasn't invited to a staff fondue party for Mary Barclay; billards champ Jeanette ""Black Widow"" Lee does a few trick ...
|Sep. 30, 2002|
|10x16 David Schwimmer, Avril Lavigne |
Dave reminds the nation that he still definitely wants I-465 (the interstate around Indianapolis) named David Letterman Expressway, then announces that tomorrow he plans to offer the ...
|Oct. 01, 2002|
|10x17 Anthony LaPaglia, Effie Nielson, Clinic |
Biff celebrates his 56th birthday in grand style; Dave kills a bug on his desk; Dave chats with a nonogenarian weightlifter.
|Oct. 02, 2002|
|10x18 Edward Norton, John Mayer |
Dave contacts Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson's office via telephone, and his assistant tells him that renaming the I-465 is a possibility. Later, John Mayer sang ""Your Body is a ...
|Oct. 03, 2002|
|10x19 David Arquette, Todd Lynn |
Dave says he is feeling ""bilious,"" and that he will be going to an anger management course in Pennsylvania this weekend; during CBS Mailbag, Kenny professes his love to Pat on an ...
|Oct. 04, 2002|
|10x20 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers |
53rd Street is the stage for the Purina® Dog Chow diving competition; Dave has choice words for Don Hewitt, who disliked a ""60 Minutes"" joke from last friday's show; Dave shows ""Rejected ...
|Oct. 07, 2002|
|10x21 John McCain, David Sedaris |
A recurring joke for the night (which involved an ice ball called Quaoar) is botched when Harold Larkin disappears; Senator John McCain plugs his new book ""Worth the Fighting For""; ...
|Oct. 08, 2002|
|10x22 Charles Barkley, Franco Zeffirelli, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band |
Tonight's desk time begins with trouble. A housefly is buzzing Dave, then lands on a guest chair. Dave takes a swat at it and declares ""Late Show"" a no-fly zone. Later, George Clarke ...
|Oct. 09, 2002|
|10x23 Michelle Pfeiffer, Bon Jovi |
America's fastest-growing whoop-tee-do, ""Stump the Band,"" has the CBS Orchestra so excited that Paul is doing his horrible Carnac impression again. Later, Michelle Pheiffer promotes ...
|Oct. 10, 2002|
|10x24 Johnny Knoxville, Ron White |
During CBS Mailbag, someone asks ""Who is the smartest person on the Late Show staff?"" Dave points out that Late Show Film Coordinator Rick ""Shecky"" Scheckman is very well-read. ...
|Oct. 11, 2002|
|10x25 Debra Messing, Pink |
Dave shows a newspaper ad from Indy for the Dancers Showclub, instructing guests to take 12B off the ""Dave Letterman Expressway."" He thanks them by promoting the nudie club near the ...
|Oct. 14, 2002|
|10x26 Thandie Newton, Faith Hill |
Dave announces he's been named the 17th-most-powerful person in show business; Don Rickles' torso is the supposed mystery scan on the ""Late Show Celebrity X-Ray Challenge""; Faith ...
|Oct. 15, 2002|
|10x27 Rudolph Giuliani, Naomi Watts |
Dave walks around during the monologue; Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave fame) sits in; a giant rat flies over New York City; Naomi Watts promotes â€˜The Ring.""
|Oct. 16, 2002|
|10x28 Samuel L. Jackson, Santana & Michelle Branch |
According to Dave, scientists have discovered a massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Head carpenter Harold Larkin is good enough to open the side stage door so ...
|Oct. 17, 2002|
|10x29 P. Diddy, Eddie Brill |
During CBS Mailbag, George Clarke receives a mint-flavored flu shot, and we learn where the blue index cards go after each show (the furnace). Later, Late Show warm-up comedian Eddie ...
|Oct. 18, 2002|
|10x30 Bonnie Hunt, Christina Aquilera |
Steph/Monty asks ""Survivor 5"" loser Robb Zbacnik two very interrogating questions: 1. ""How did you find the weather in Thailand?"" 2. ""Did you see or touch any monkeys?"" Also, ...
|Oct. 28, 2002|
|10x31 Salma Hayek, Tori Amos |
Intuitive Deborah Lynn ready for another dismal failure in ""Psychic Sandwich""; Dave looks at a Cooking Light magazine for some unexplained reason; Salma Hayek promotes ""Frida."" ...
|Oct. 29, 2002|
|10x32 Warren Zevon |
David's only guest is singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who speaks candidly about his recent diagnosis with terminal lung cancer.
|Oct. 30, 2002|
|10x33 Jerry Seinfeld, Foo Fighters |
Amongst this year's ""New Halloween Costumes:"" Dr. Phil, a ""Marlboro Grocery Check-Out order divider,"" and a trio of Saddam Hussein doubles. Plus, ten drill instructors present the ...
|Oct. 31, 2002|
|10x34 Don Rickles, Jim Gaffigan |
During CBS Mailbag, George Clarke explains why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, while Dave has an exclusive interview with ""Lizzie Grubman"" (actually Gerard Mulligan). ...
|Nov. 01, 2002|
|10x35 Stupid Human Tricks, Sean Hayes, Willie Nelson & Ryan Adams |
During ""Stupid Human Tricks,"" a couple from Chicago switches underwear with each other without taking off their clothes; former Mets manager Bobby Valentine presents the Top Ten; ...
|Nov. 04, 2002|
|10x36 Julianne Moore, Grant Paulsen, Blind Boys of Alabama |
Dave shows (bogus) footage of Bill Clinton accepting the nomination for a third term in office; Julianne Moore plugs ""Far From Heaven""; 14-year-old sports journalist Grant Paulson ...
|Nov. 06, 2002|
|10x37 Kid Inventors, Tom Brokaw, The Wallflowers |
Dave accuses Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson of letting the expressway thing go through, and then makes an ultimatum. Later, a ""Kid Inventor"" from Tampa demonstrates her ""Easy Fill ...
|Nov. 07, 2002|
|10x38 Brittany Murphy, Al Lubel |
During Mailbag, James Jackson ""Biff"" Henderson ""answers"" a question about his name by standing around with the Hi-Ho girls; Dave points out that this his 1900th episode on CBS, ...
|Nov. 08, 2002|
|10x39 Robin Williams, Emily Proctor |
Steph/Monty analyzes the recent election; Robin Williams promotes his ""Live on Broadway"" CD; ten astronauts present the Top Ten.
|Nov. 11, 2002|
|10x40 Kelly Ripa, Emmitt Smith, Missy Elliott |
Dave apologizes to his Broadway neighbors for setting off fireworks the previous night; Dave points out that in Europe, the name of Eminem's new movie is ""12.875 Kilometer""; Missy ...
|Nov. 12, 2002|
|10x41 Barbara Walters, Joe Pantoliano |
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits sits in; Joe Pantoliano plugs his new book; amongst the potential bestsellers coming out this Christmas: More Advice I Pulled Out of My Ass by Dr. Phi ...
|Nov. 13, 2002|
|10x42 Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pearl Jam |
During a timeline of a day in the life of Saddam Hussein, we learn that Iraqi People Weekly has named him ""Sexiest Man Alive"" for the tenth straight year. Also, Pat and Kenny read ...
|Nov. 14, 2002|
|10x43 Al Gore, Pearl Jam |
CBS Mailbag: A viewer asks, ""How would New York City be different if you were mayor?"" We then go outside to where two police officers are cracking down on a parking violator. His ...
|Nov. 15, 2002|
|10x44 Kevin James, matchbox 20 |
The entire audience for tonight's show is from Schoharie, New York. In honor of his generosity, the street that goes to the local sewer plant has been renamed ""David Letterman Lane."" ...
|Nov. 18, 2002|
|10x45 Shania Twain, Cristiano da Matta |
Dave asks Harold Larkin if he watched the Lenoid Meteor Shower last night. He then opens the exit next to the stage, where, with the magic of green-screen, the moon explodes. Also, ...
|Nov. 19, 2002|
|10x46 Adam Sandler, Pussycat Dolls |
Adam Sandler expresses a desire to hang out with Dave. Also, the Pussycat Dolls burlesque troupe performs with special guest Carmen Electra.
|Nov. 20, 2002|
|10x47 Ice Cube, Cast of Hairspray |
Dave points out that a doctor in England recently did an autopsy for a paying audience. Cut to George Clarke, in the boiler room, who by coincidence is also conducting an autopsy... ...
|Nov. 21, 2002|
|10x48 Harry Connick Jr., Larry Miller |
During Mailbag, a viewer asks if Biff ever takes off his headset. Dave spins the query by asking what he listens to on those things. Biff then removes the headset and puts it up to ...
|Nov. 22, 2002|
|10x49 Stupid Pet Tricks, Lisa Kudrow, Audioslave |
Lisa Kudrow promotes ""Analyze That"" while Audioslave brings the house down (almost literally) with a scorching rendition of ""Cochise.""
|Nov. 25, 2002|
|10x50 George Clooney, Jack Hanna |
Production staff member Eddie Valk tries to answer the question, ""Can a Guy in a Turkey Suit Hail a Cab?"" Apparently not. Later, Steph/Monty grills George Clooney about his nude scene ...
|Nov. 26, 2002|
|10x51 Ray Romano, Jurassic 5 |
Dave rants about a false alarm on a New York City blizzard; amongst the potential bestselling gifts for Christmas is a futuristic clock that tells the time one hour in the future; Bill ...
|Nov. 27, 2002|
|10x52 Amy Sedaris, The Strokes |
For Thanksgiving, Marv Albert sits at Dorothy's kitchen table, eagerly anticipating one of her world-famous pies. Also, The Strokes perform ""Someday.""
|Nov. 28, 2002|
|10x53 Liza Minnelli, Jann Karam |
During Mailbag, Dave mentions that he's been a very good boy this year and that he wants a John Deere riding mower for Christmas. Also, comedian Jann Karam talks about her boyfrien ...
|Nov. 29, 2002|
|10x54 Jennifer Lopez, Sum 41 |
A giant rat knocks over the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center; during ""Stephanie Birkett, Official Pollster,"" Dave's assistant asks a man on the street if Rudolph the Red-Nosed ...
|Dec. 09, 2002|
|10x55 Jason Alexander, Ryan Adams |
|Dec. 10, 2002|
|10x56 Nia Vardalos, Barry Sonnenfeld |
Throughout the night, Biff attempts to build an IKEA bookshelf in the theater lobby. Despite using only the Swedish instructions and claiming ""I can't build s***,"" the bookshelf is ...
|Dec. 11, 2002|
|10x57 Allison Janney, Martin Scorsese |
During ""KYCE,"" a cop attempts to punch Dave; Allison Janney plugs ""The Hours.""
|Dec. 12, 2002|
|10x58 Natasha Richardson, Mike Birbiglia, David Gray |
Dave waxes philosophy: ""I believe there isn't a man, woman, or child who doesn't enjoy a lovely beverage."" Also, comedian Mike Birbiglia makes his network television debut.
|Dec. 13, 2002|
|10x59 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Coldplay |
Dave repeatedly shows a ""60 Minutes"" clip showcasing Lesley Stahl's unique facial movements; as they do every year, Rupert, Joe G, Mujibur, and Sirajul decorate the Late Show Christmas ...
|Dec. 16, 2002|
|10x60 Drew Barrymore, Rod Stewart |
Osama and his half-awake sidekick sing ""We Wish You a Merry Christmas."" Also, Dave ponders, ""How Many Guys In Santa Suits Can Fit Into a Coffee Shop?"" By the end of the show, there ...
|Dec. 17, 2002|
|10x61 Denzel Washington, Daniel Bouloud |
Greg Adams of The Tower of Power horn section sits in; Osama and his sidekick sing Christmas carols; Dave reads Daniel Boloud's cookbook.
|Dec. 18, 2002|
|10x62 Tom Hanks, Phish |
George Clarke takes a bath in the ""Will It Float?"" tank; the sixteen stars of ""Survivor: Thailand"" present the Top Ten; Phish performs ""All of These Dreams.""
|Dec. 19, 2002|
|10x63 Liv Tyler, Jay Thomas, Darlene Love |
Osama Bin Laden wishes Dave a merry christmas via video greeting card; Gerard Mulligan has something to say to Al Gore during ""CBS Mailbag;"" an annual tradition continues as Jay Thomas ...
|Dec. 20, 2002|
|10x64 Ashton Kutcher, Jason Kidd |
During ""Is This Anything?,"" a man swallows a neon light sword. Dave and Paul agree that this is something, but only because of the danger involved.
|Dec. 26, 2002|
|10x65 Isabella Rossellini, Mort Sahl |
|Dec. 27, 2002|
|10x66 Michael Caine, George Foreman |
Dave shows a copy of George Foreman's new book, followed by a ""Michael Caine Grill""; Stephanie dances like her unnamed ex-boyfriend to the band playing Rod Stewart's ""Do You Think ...
|Jan. 06, 2003|
|10x67 Richard Gere, Chris Elliott |
Dave discusses his experiences with shampooing over the years, and announces that earlier today he inadvertently conditioned before shampooing. Lo and behold, there's absolutely no ...
|Jan. 07, 2003|
|10x68 Merv Griffin, Interpol |
The shirtless father and son from that White Sox-Royals game in 2002 are elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Merv Griffin promotes his autobiography; Interpol performs ""PDA."" ...
|Jan. 08, 2003|
|10x69 Renee Zellweger, Chuck Barris |
Ten members of the 82nd Airborne Division based in Afghanistan present the Top Ten. The soldier who presents #6 proposes to his girlfriend, who accepts via telephone. Also, today's ...
|Jan. 09, 2003|
|10x70 Andy Richter, Rich Hall |
Mailbag: Dave shows an ad for the mother of all reality shows, ""Bachelorette Millionaire Boat Survivor Race Factor Idol."" He also tries to make sense out of ""Rael"" (Gerard), a Quebecois ...
|Jan. 10, 2003|
|10x71 Jimmy Kimmel, Simon Baker |
Dave talks football, while Jimmy Kimmel promotes his upcoming talk show on ABC.
|Jan. 13, 2003|
|10x72 Claire Danes, Bob Sarlatte |
Dave announces that today is the 3rd anniversary of his quintuple bypass, and upon mentioning this, Regis interrupts the jokes to give Dave a quick check-up. ""You're screwed,"" Regis ...
|Jan. 14, 2003|
|10x73 Sandra Bullock, Marv Albert |
Dave shows a bogus eulogy by the network commemorating yesterday's big anniversary; Sandra Bullock promotes Two Weeks Notice; Dave asks Biff to check the weather outside, and watches ...
|Jan. 15, 2003|
|10x74 George Clooney, Soundtrack of Our Lives |
CBS won't stop airing their 30-second eulogy to the ""late, great"" Dave; Dave shows a promo for the upcoming Survivor: Jihad, then wishes a happy birthday to an audience member.
|Jan. 16, 2003|
|10x75 Joan Rivers, Kathleen Edwards |
Mailbag: ""Who do you consider to be your best friend from the Late Show?"" Paul responds to this question by performing an original song dedicated to his best friend in the whole wide ...
|Jan. 17, 2003|
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