Monday, May 25, 2015

Part 1: Timmy's Top Ten Letterman Related Moments (10 & 9)

I've finally had some time to reflect. This week I'll be sharing my favourite David Letterman moments. Enjoy.


Last week, I said goodbye to one of the greats...if not the best.

The list of people I would consider a comedic influence is short: Bob Newhart, Tim Conway, Ben Stiller and...David Letterman.

On Feb. 1, 1982 I was sleeping peacefully, completely unaware that TV was about to change forever...and my life would be shaped accordingly.

In the world of 8 year-old Timmy, the debut of “Late Night with David Letterman” was simply a tiny pebble tossed into a vast ocean. However, 33 years later, it is clear the ripple effect left indelible marks on the world of entertainment...and my soul. 

I grew up watching Johnny Carson with my dad. Eventually, I became old enough to stay up and experience what happened AFTER Carson. And what I discovered was...magic. By the early 90's I was a hooked on Letterman. Which is where my memories begin.

Here are Timmy's Top Ten Letterman Related Moments:

10 - Any Top Ten List (1985-2015) 

My favourite list was "Top Ten Numbers Between One and Ten", mainly because I would have put them in that exact order.

Some lists were hilarious. Some were...okay. Sometimes the best joke wasn't in the number 1 slot. Ultimately, it never mattered. It was the Top Ten List. An iconic talk-show segment that poked fun at the listing of mundane things and ended up fostering a culture that now ranks everything from ten to one.

I really love top ten lists. Hence this list...

9 – Jennifer Lawrence's Blanket (2013)

It was a well known fact that the Ed Sullivan Theatre was kept at Arctic temperatures. Very few guests mentioned it...probably because they didn't want to be “froze” out. Then there is Jennifer Lawrence.

On November 20th, 2013 the refreshingly cool actress not only talked about the frigid environment, she got Mr. Freeze to bring her a large comforter. Ladies & Gentlemen, Dave doesn't bring people comforters. Unless you're Jennifer Lawrence.


Letterman & Lawrence both dance to their own beat yet the few dances they did together were...in perfect comedic time. Had their worlds collided earlier, I'm sure Jen would have become a regular & beloved Late Show guest spoken of in the same discussions as Bruce Willis & Bill Murray.

We'll never know how many “classic Jen" moments Dave's retirement has robbed us of but at least we'll always have...“The Blanket”.

COMING UP: "What the bleep happened to Madonna?" GO TO #8 and #7 HERE.

Have a good one,
Timmy

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