Tomorrow night, the final episode of the “Late Show with David Letterman” will air on CBS (make sure you watch tonight though since Bill Murray is on). And while we probably will never see David Letterman on TV again, let’s look back to one time we saw him not on his own show…and that the New York Times hated.
Two years ago, David Letterman made a rare appearance outside of his own television show on Jerry Seinfeld’s popular web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The show began in Danbury at Stew Leonard’s, and then Jerry picked up David and they took a trip to New Milford’s Green Granary for a cup of coffee and a conversation. Simple, and basically what every episode of the show has been since it began.
As I mentioned, it’s been out for a while now. However, this week, an opinionist from the New York Times decided to take a shot at the series as a whole, and, specifically this episode. The writer feels that the show is super-elitist, and points out this specific portion of dialogue:
“Can we just ask these people to leave?” Mr. Letterman says.
“We don’t own this place,” Mr. Seinfeld answers.
Mr. Letterman allows himself a chuckle, then says, “We can change that, though, can’t we?”
Instead of just taking it for what it is and factoring in that literally everything I’ve ever heard ever about comedians is that they’re a particular breed of people that just hate everyone and themselves, you can either take this as a joke, or you can overreact as the reporter did.
But maybe I’m wrong – what do you think? It won’t embed, but you can skip ahead to the 7 minute, 13 second mark to see for yourself.
Top Image: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee