Season 4 Breakdown
Normal Episodes: 213
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Normal Episodes: 213
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Late Show with David Letterman Season 4 (1996-1997)
|4x01 Chuck Norris, Anthony Clark, Jewel |
Dave gives a ham to an audience member named Bud Perchinski, who later assumes control of one of the cameras. Later, Flea (from Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Jewel Kilcher perform a d ...
|Sep. 02, 1996|
|4x02 Mira Sorvino, Vincent Perez, Beck |
|Sep. 03, 1996|
|4x03 Whoopi Goldberg, Al Franken, Colonel Ron Severson |
|Sep. 04, 1996|
|4x04 Adam Sandler, David Cone, LeAnn Rimes |
Adam Sandler promotes Happy Gilmore; Yankees pitcher David Cone demonstrates ball-handling techniques.
|Sep. 05, 1996|
|4x05 Bill Cosby, Brian Williams, No Doubt |
It's the unofficial Three-Year Anniversary. (The count is 90 morning shows, 1810 Late Nights, and 654 Late Shows.) Dave shows some of his favorite clips, then goes door-to-door in New ...
|Sep. 06, 1996|
|4x06 Jamie Lee Curtis, Pete Sampras, John Mellencamp |
|Sep. 09, 1996|
|4x07 Jon Stewart, Marv Albert, Cranberries |
|Sep. 10, 1996|
|4x08 Cybill Sheperd, Carl Coccilone, Ray Romano |
|Sep. 11, 1996|
|4x09 Tom Brokaw, Natasha Henstridge, Fan Yang |
|Sep. 12, 1996|
|4x10 John McEnroe, Illeana Douglas, 311 |
|Sep. 13, 1996|
|4x11 Tim Allen, Tyson Koenig, Suzanne Vega |
|Sep. 16, 1996|
|4x12 Fran Drescher, Jesse Jackson, Travis Tritt |
|Sep. 17, 1996|
|4x13 Bill Cosby, Kin-Jin Mark, A Tribe Called Quest |
|Sep. 18, 1996|
|4x14 Goldie Hawn, Louie C.K. |
|Sep. 19, 1996|
|4x15 Stupid Pet Tricks, Drew Barrymore, Tony Avena, Pearl Jam |
Dave scrambles to find something to fill the extra 16 minutes of his commerical-free show.
|Sep. 20, 1996|
|4x16 Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Richter, Darrell Hammond |
|Sep. 23, 1996|
|4x17 Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen King, Trisha Yearwood |
|Sep. 24, 1996|
|4x18 William Baldwin, Jeff Gordon, Vince Gill |
|Sep. 25, 1996|
|4x19 Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Berkley, Donna Lewis |
|Sep. 26, 1996|
|4x20 Kirstie Alley, Matthew Broderick |
|Sep. 27, 1996|
|4x21 Ricki Lake, Gillian Anderson, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers |
|Sep. 30, 1996|
|4x22 Tom Hanks, Gina Gershon, Riverdance |
Sanborn's still sitting in; Paul appears in a Bob Dole campaign ad; Tom Hanks promotes ""That Thing You Do!""
|Oct. 01, 1996|
|4x23 Val Kilmer, Nicole Sullivan, ZZ Top |
It's Biff's 50th birthday, so Dave promotes his new PBS political roundtable chatfest, ""The Henderson Group."" Tonight's panelists: Biff, Dave, Paul, and ""outspoken liberal"" Pat ...
|Oct. 02, 1996|
|4x24 Julie Andrews, "Pee Wee" Scheidt, Dave Matthews Band |
Calvert plays Bob Dole's go-between; The Dave Matthews Band performs ""Crash Into Me.""
|Oct. 03, 1996|
|4x25 Wayne Gretzky, Jonathan Silverman, Tori Amos |
Referring to a current TV Guide that pays tribute to Dave's Suit of Alka Seltzer from his NBC days, Rupert Jee stands in a bowl of clam chowder.
|Oct. 04, 1996|
|4x26 Michael J. Fox, Jeanne Moreau, Ray Davies |
1996: Dave shows a tape of Bob Dole blinking in the first presidential debate; Michael J. Fox gets a car for high school graduation (he didn't officially graduate until that Spring); ...
|Oct. 07, 1996|
|4x27 Sam Donaldson, Spike Lee, Clint Black |
Clint Black sits in; the roof cam reveals campaign workers scuffling outside.
|Oct. 08, 1996|
|4x28 Samuel L. Jackson, Leela Rashon, Midnight Oil |
Dave searches for a new anchor for CBS-2 New York, and decides on a girl named Donna Hill. She makes several (bogus) news reports throughout the night.
|Oct. 09, 1996|
|4x29 Geena Davis, Peter Gallagher, Andy Kindler |
1996: Three audience girls are given hams; Dave shows a (supposed) clip from tonight's Vice Presidential debate; Dave and Marv Albert point out another audience member who happens to ...
|Oct. 10, 1996|
|4x30 George Foreman, Tom Everett Scott, Shawn Colvin |
During CBS Mailbag, Calvert appears as ""Derek the Cantankerous Wallaby""; guest George Foreman pulls a truck.
|Oct. 11, 1996|
|4x31 Cindy Crawford, Jack Hanna, Lyle Lovett |
Cindy Crawford walks onstage with heavy eye makeup, and Dave asks where she got her black eyes.
|Oct. 21, 1996|
|4x32 Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Favreau, Sheryl Crow |
|Oct. 22, 1996|
|4x33 Jon Lovitz, Ken Olin, Enrique Iglesias |
Dave shows a poster that proves that Bob Dole's presidential campaign is doomed: ""For The Love of God, Don't Vote for Tubby."" Also, Calvert reports from the Game 1 of the Braves-Yankees ...
|Oct. 23, 1996|
|4x34 Ted Danson, Claire Danes, Phil Collins |
|Oct. 24, 1996|
|4x35 Jimmy Smits, John Leguizamo, Brian Regan |
Dave says goodnight halfway through the show and then leaves. Paul goes to search for Dave but gets distracted playing basketball. Dave is finally found guiding planes on the runway ...
|Oct. 25, 1996|
|4x36 Joe Torre, Don Rickles, The Heads |
Dave salutes the 1996 World Champion New York Yankees and welcomes manager Joe Torre.
|Oct. 28, 1996|
|4x37 George Steinbrenner, Jeremy Piven, Chris Isaak |
Dave chats with redeemed Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, while Rupert launches the ""Deli of Terror.""
|Oct. 29, 1996|
|4x38 Isabella Rossellini, Garry Marshall, Bryn Terfel |
Bill Murray serves as the show's roving reporter, asking pedestrians outside about the upcoming national election. Also, Dave shows off his new, thinner haircut.
|Oct. 30, 1996|
|4x39 Jeff Foxworthy, Naomi Campbell, Jake Johannsen |
In honor of Halloween, Dave presents ""Biff the Headless Stage Manager""; the problem, though, is that Biff is dressed as a Thanksgiving pilgrim.
|Oct. 31, 1996|
|4x40 Stupid Human Tricks, Dana Carvey, Steven Wright |
""Friday Night on the Road"" begins in Beantown, as Michael Hirsch, aka ""The Bar,"" makes his stunning transformation from dorm geek to BMOC.
|Nov. 01, 1996|
|4x41 Mel Gibson, Christine Lahti, Joni Mitchell |
NYC Marathon winner Giacomo Leone runs through the set, while Mel Gibson presents ""Top Ten Lines You'll Never Hear Me, Mel Gibson, Say in a Movie.""
|Nov. 04, 1996|
|4x42 Marisa Tomei, James Carville, John Michael Montgomery |
It's the day after Election '96, so Dave tells his last ""Bob Dole is old"" joke. Also, Dave fidgets with his unusually long tie, while Calvert conducts exit polls.
|Nov. 06, 1996|
|4x43 Brett Butler, Gary Sinise, Bob McCoy |
During Mailbag, a viewer pleads for no more Dole jokes, so ""Bob Dole"" (Calvert) appears on stage and sings Lionel Richie's ""Say You, Say Me,"" a pop ditty which includes the immortal ...
|Nov. 07, 1996|
|4x44 Bob Dole, Ted Koppel, Mary Chapin Carpenter |
Ten noteworthy anchormen appear in the top ten list while Dave chats with recently denied presidential candidate Bob Dole.
|Nov. 08, 1996|
|4x45 Jeff Bridges, Diane Sawyer, Bryan White |
It's the official 3rd Anniversary special, with clips and highlights from the past three seasons.
|Nov. 11, 1996|
|4x46 Marilu Henner, Kristin Scott Thomas, Alan Jackson |
Biff interrupts Dave's monologue ""just to be on TV;"" Kristen Scott Thomas plugs â€˜The English Patient.""
|Nov. 12, 1996|
|4x47 Ron Howard, Patrick Ewing, Gene Catron |
Saxaphonist Joshua Redman sits in; Gene Catron performs a trick involving dominoes and a pool ball; Dave gives out candy.
|Nov. 13, 1996|
|4x48 Tony Randall, Wendy Liebman, Helena Bonham Carter |
Dave's artificial tooth comes loose, while Ed McMahon imitates Leonard Tepper's impression of the former ""Tonight Show"" sidekick.
|Nov. 14, 1996|
|4x49 Stupid Pet Tricks, Anthony Edwards, Natalie Cole |
From Chicago: Paul meets his long-lost brother Matt Shaffer on ""Jerry Springer"" just as Dave was going to admit to being a transvestite. Also, Dave introduces ten citizens with distinct ...
|Nov. 15, 1996|
|4x50 Sarah Ferguson, Derek Jeter, Reba McEntire |
Throughout the night, audience members walk onstage to tell jokes.
|Nov. 18, 1996|
|4x51 Heather Locklear, Sinbad, Tony Toni Tone |
Dave calls a desk jockey from across the street named Samantha Giafoni, asking for her opinion about Michael Jackson. After calling her, autumn leaves are dumped in her office.
|Nov. 19, 1996|
|4x52 Glenn Close, Marc Maron, Eriq LaSalle |
Glenn Close promotes the live-action remake of ""101 Dalmations.""
|Nov. 20, 1996|
|4x53 Phil Hartman, Bob Costas, Luther Vandross |
When Dave gives a ham to an audience guy, he gives him five more when he says it's going to a senior citizens' group. Soon enough, Biff practically gives him the whole store.
|Nov. 21, 1996|
|4x54 Kid Inventors, Will Smith, Jimmy Buffett |
Friday Night on the Road finishes in Miami, Florida. It's so hot in the Coconut Grove Playhouse that Dave strips off his suit and hosts the show in his khakis and t-shirt: ""This is ...
|Nov. 22, 1996|
|4x55 Lisa Kudrow, Delroy Lindo, Wynonna |
A ""News in Review"" segment is translated into Chinese, while Dave accidentally cuts himself while crawling under his desk.
|Nov. 25, 1996|
|4x56 Jeff Daniels, Dolly Parton |
John Popper of Blues Traveler sits in, and later he performs with Dolly Parton.
|Nov. 26, 1996|
|4x57 Martin Short, Scott Bryan, Rita Wilson |
Thanksgiving and the holidays are the topics du jour in the latest edition of ""Dave Talks to Kids.""
|Nov. 27, 1996|
|4x58 Lea Thompson, Natalie Portman, Stone Temple Pilots |
Gerard makes a cameo in the annual ""Thanksgiving Day Quiz,"" while Dorothy bakes cherry and hickory nut pies.
|Nov. 28, 1996|
|4x59 Teri Hatcher, Brent Spiner, Luscious Jackson |
After Dave offers a million dollars claiming that there's no such person named Sivareddy Gotike, whose letter was read on the CBS Mailbag the week before, Sivareddy appears on the show ...
|Nov. 29, 1996|
|4x60 John Cleese, Martha Stewart, David Copperfield |
Biff gives out hams to the audience during the second-ever appearance of ""Know Your Current Events,"" while Martha Stewart shows Dave how to make a scented wreath.
|Dec. 09, 1996|
|4x61 Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Gloria Estefan |
Dave announces he's #45 on TV Guide's greatest stars list; after interviewing Nicole Kidman, Dave is dyspeptic and demands a roll of Tums®; the roof cam reveals Santa dumping a corpse ...
|Dec. 10, 1996|
|4x62 Kenneth Branaugh, Bonnie Hunt, Counting Crows |
Dave calls the corner pay phones, but no one answers. He finally steps outside and tells anyone to pick up the phone. After some guy named Phil answers it, Dave has to scream at him ...
|Dec. 11, 1996|
|4x63 James Woods, Bob Odenkirk, Counting Crows |
1996: Two merchant marines do push-ups onstage; Dave and Paul reprise the roles of their alter egos, Gator and Skunk; Leonard Tepper performs in the Late Show ""kid's nativity play""; ...
|Dec. 12, 1996|
|4x64 Albert Brooks, Beavis & Butthead, Neil Diamond |
Skunk and Gator hang out in the green room; Beavis and Butthead plug their upcoming movie; Paul performs an original holiday number.
|Dec. 13, 1996|
|4x65 Drew Barrymore, Mathias Pakula, Faith Hill |
Somebody named Matias Paluka is interviewed by Dave, then does a weather forecast.
|Dec. 16, 1996|
|4x66 Andie MacDowell, Jimmie Walker, Rhett Atkins |
Tony sits in the audience, while Rupert shows Dave a ""Tickle Me Giuliani"" doll.
|Dec. 17, 1996|
|4x67 Harry Connick Jr., Walter Cronkite |
Mayor Giuliani shows up to put an apple on the Christmas tree, then gets in on a few pictures with Dave, Paul, and two audience members. Also, hockey great Gordie Howe calls Dave.
|Dec. 18, 1996|
|4x68 Richard Simmons, Neve Campbell, Dave Matthews Band |
During a ""New for Christmas"" segment, Biff is nearly injured by a motorized hula hoop; Neve Campbell promotes ""Scream.""
|Dec. 19, 1996|
|4x69 Billy Crystal, Cuba Gooding Jr., Darlene Love |
Dave hugs a male audience member; fake snow falls on the backdrop, then on the audience; Darlene Love (featuring Bette Sussman) continues her holiday tradition of singing ""Christmas ...
|Dec. 20, 1996|
|4x70 John Travolta, Julianna Marguiles, St. Luke's Bottle Band |
Midway through Dave's interview with ""Michael"" star John Travolta, the buxom president of John's fan club gets a hug and an autograph.
|Dec. 23, 1996|
|4x71 Nathan Lane, Kelly Preston, Rich Hall |
|Dec. 26, 1996|
|4x72 Jane Pauley, Robert Pastorelli, Blues Traveler |
John Popper of Blues Traveler sits in, while Biff gives dating tips.
|Dec. 27, 1996|
|4x73 Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry O'Connell, Oseola McCarty, Deana Carter |
Calvert DeForest is live at Times Square as the show is taped hours earlier. Tom Arnold appears again on New Year's Eve, this time without Roseanne.
|Dec. 30, 1996|
|4x74 Tom Arnold, Kamarr, Joe Queenan |
Calvert DeForest is live at Times Square as the show is taped hours earlier; Tom Arnold appears again on New Year's Eve, this time without Roseanne; Biff gets scissors from Dave to ...
|Dec. 31, 1996|
|4x75 Alec Baldwin, Cast of Chicago |
Dave introduces an audience member named Tara to Alec Baldwin; Dave shows a drawing of him in a 70's-era leisure suit; from the hit Broadway revival ""Chicago,"" Bebe Neuwirth and Ann ...
|Jan. 02, 1997|
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