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Trivia: David Letterman
  • Creator Couple: Letterman and Merrill Markoe during the first few years of Late Night.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: With Late Night co-owned by NBC Productions and Letterman's World Wide Pants, don't expect a "Best Of" DVD anytime soon.
  • One of Us: Dave has made it pretty blatant that he likes classic game shows, among other things.
  • The Pete Best: Frank Owens, Dave's Musical Director for his Morning Show before Paul.
  • What Could Have Been: The Super Bowl commercial with Oprah and Leno was planned to feature Conan O Brien, but Conan's deal with NBC stipulated that he couldn't appear on television for several months after leaving The Tonight Show.
    • More to the point (at least according to Bill Carter) Conan didn't want to do the commercial.
    • Conan O Brien applied for a job as a writer for Letterman around 1986, and was apparently seriously considered. When Letterman was reminded (years after the fact) just who he'd turned down, his response was "Well, our loss."
    • Possibly the biggest 'What Could Have Been' ever.... The Tonight Show starring David Letterman.

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