Late Show: President Obama Prank Call & Russian Meteor Top 10

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Late Show: President Obama & Top 10

David Letterman shared his top 10 list for the night, but not before sharing a staff member’s birth announcement and making a President Obama prank call. Then it was on to a meteor-inspired top 10.

David Letterman: Joe Grossman Baby Announcement

Late Show: President Obama Prank Call & Russian Meteor Top 10

The Late Show had a President Obama prank call before counting down the night’s top 10 list, inspired by dash camera footage of the Russian meteor.

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Joe Grossman, a writer for the Late Show, recently welcomed a new baby girl with his wife Karen. I wonder how many babies have been born to staff members during Dave’s late-night reign. Even Letterman himself has has had one.

The baby was born on Sunday, February 17, weighing 7 lbs 1 oz, 19 1/2” long and she is the couple’s first child. Congratulations to them.

Late Show: President Obama Prank Call

Dave picked up the phone behind his desk for a call from President Barack Obama, who spent Presidents’ Day playing golf with Tiger Woods. He did not allow the press corps to go along with him on vacation.

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According to the joke phone call, he enjoyed spending time outside in the nice weather. Dave steered him away from Carnival Cruises as a potential future vacation destination. Has any president or former president gone on a cruise? I’m sure that would make an interesting story.

David Letterman: Russian Meteor Top 10

The meteor crash in Russia on Friday was captured by a driver’s dashboard camera. That inspired the night’s top 10 list: the top 10 things going through this driver’s mind at this moment.

  • 10. Damn high school kids.
  • 9. Whoa, that is one hell of a floater.
  • 8. If you see something, say something.
  • 7. Do I have meteor insurance or asteroid insurance?
  • 6. They’ve elected a new pope!
  • 5. Boeing Dreamliner!
  • 4. Exactly how much closer are objects than they appear?
  • 3. Do you brake or accelerate for meteors?
  • 2. Great–Iran launched another monkey.
  • 1. Hey, Mayans! Close, but no cigar.

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