Late Show: Clint Eastwood Tonys
It was a busy weekend in New York City, according to David Letterman. He said he tipped his Domino’s delivery guy as a bribe to get him to hang out and watch the broadcast of the Tony Awards.
Letterman said he was surprised that Clint Eastwood was a presenter for the Tonys. “He presented a Tony Award to an empty chair,” Dave said, in a bit of a dated reference. A Raisin in the Sun won a Tony, but Letterman seemed to think this was a good nickname for Speaker of the House John Boehner.
David Letterman: Taylor Burton Poor Dear
The Miss USA Pageant has happened yet again. In its honor, David Letterman introduced a segment he called Poor Dear. It was a clip of the contestants in Baton Rouge, including Taylor Burton’s memorable flub as she forgot to lower her masquerade mask and show her face as she introduced herself.
As the monologue continued, the lights went out and a timer appeared on the screen, counting down for 10 seconds. That led to a vintage clip from the game show Press Your Luck.
David Letterman: Chris Christie Dessert
Recently, the US exchanged five Taliban prisoners for one US prisoner of war. Some are calling the US soldier a deserter, but Letterman joked that all Chris Christie heard was “dessert.”
The lights went out again, and the timer returned. Then Dave correctly guessed the answer to a Wheel of Fortune puzzle.
Late Show: Hillary Clinton for President?
Do you think Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016? Dave surveyed his audience, who seemed confident that she would. Clinton has written a book about her work as Secretary of State. Instead of book jacket, he joked that her tome had a pantsuit.
Letterman joked that “internal polling” is what got Bill Clinton in trouble. Once again, the countdown timer appeared, and this time Dave got the top answer on Family Feud.