Saturday, March 31, 2012

Letterman

Is it just me, or is Letterman's monologue the same one every night?  It's like he records them all on the same day and just changes suits and ties.  The suits look nice, but the jokes are the same ones, every single night of the week.  They don't get any better with repetition, in case you were wondering. Even the film clips are the same ones.  It makes it easy on the cue-card writer.  He can just use the same cards all week.  Or maybe for several weeks.

7 comments:

  1. Some weeks he does repeat jokes. I don't think it's out of laziness or anything like that, more like he just gets into a groove and he refers back to jokes he has already used.

    I guess if you haven't heard them they're new to you. heh

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  2. I gave up on late night a long time ago. I watch repeats of Stewart and Colbert in the mornings though I have to say any more I prefer Colbert. Stewart has to strain to be funny and he's awkward. Not to say I don't agree with him most of the time but the difference between the two guys is that Colbert was trained as an actor and it shows. Letterman has always struck me as being an asshole and that wore thin on me; and Leno was at his funniest, ironically, when he used to guest on Letterman's first NBC show. He's beenstrictly Vegas for many years now. Go figure.

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  3. I'm hardly ever up late enough to catch Letterman, but I always find he gives off an "I'm too cool for the room" vibe. (Same for Paul Schaeffer too.)

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  4. Anonymous7:57 PM

    Bill, I don't often stay up that late these days and when I do, I'm reading or online, not watching Letterman.

    And stay off my lawn!

    Jeff

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  5. I gave up on Letterman and Leno along time ago. I like Stewart's pointed humor. Don't care much for Colbert and his O'Reilly parody---just not funny.

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  6. Because I work overnight, I don't watch late night talk shows like I used to. And it's just not worth the dVR space to record them on a regular basis. But I did record Letterman this past week because a number from "once" was going to be performed and I wanted to check it out. I fast-forwarded through the whole show except for the top ten list to get to the musical number and never felt like I was missing anything.....

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  7. Seems to me that this trend started about the time he moved to CBS. I find that the Letterman monologue is much like daytime soaps: you only have to see it once every week or two to keep up.

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