A mix of comedy and talk show, including alot of celebrity guests and musical performances.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Late Show with David Letterman - Late Show Top Ten List - Netflix
The Top Ten List was a regular segment of the television programs Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Each night, host David Letterman would present a list of ten items, compiled by his writing staff, that circulated around a common theme. The lists were usually given humorous topics such as, Top Ten Signs Your Kid Had A Bad First Day At School or, Top Ten Rejected James Bond Gadgets or based on current events. Letterman would also occasionally give an intentionally absurd and mundane category, such as Top Ten Numbers Between One and Ten, drawing humor from the silliness of ranking such mundane items.
The Late Show with David Letterman - The switch from NBC to CBS - Netflix
Before Letterman's departure for CBS, NBC had insisted that the “Top Ten List” was the intellectual property of the network, and demanded that it not be used on his new show; Letterman rebutted that the list was not NBC's property or even his own, since he had stolen the concept from elsewhere. A loose compromise was reached where it would be renamed the “Late Show Top Ten,” although Letterman would soon simply refer to it once again as the “Top Ten List,” with no repercussions. The only significant modifications in the Late Show years have been the elimination of mentioning a “home office” (such as Wahoo, Nebraska), and the addition of a computer-animated introduction and closing as well as background graphics.
The Late Show with David Letterman - References - Netflix