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David Letterman: Game Show Contestant (VIDEO)

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 31st 2010 7:00PM
David LettermanLooky, looky at what fresh gem the Interwebs has unearthed this week: A young David Letterman -- with dorky shirt, a full-on Alfred E. Neuman smile and a hairdo that looks like a hair helmet -- playing celebrity contestant on Dick Clark's '$20,000 Pyramid.'

Of course, that wasn't the late night legend's only game show appearance. From a shirtless Letterman leading a CBS team's canoe race on 'Battle of the Network Stars' to Dave playing 'Password Plus' with Mr. Betty White, the talk show host has enough game show history to warrant his own GSN special. Here's the video evidence:

David Letterman as a celebrity contestant on '$20,000 Pyramid':




David Letterman as a CBS canoe race contestant on 'Battle of the Network Stars' in 1978:


David Letterman as a judge on 'The Gong Show' in 1976:


David Letterman as a celebrity contestant on 'Password Plus' (hosted by the late Alan Ludden, a.k.a. Mr. Betty White):



Letterman also played 'Hollywood Squares' several times in 1978 and 1979, but here's our wish for his next game show appearance: a re-do of 'Battle of the Network Stars,' with a special Letterman-Leno canoe race showdown.

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Robert Bennett

David Letterman may be older, chronologically, but his sophomoric brand of comedy hasn't changed in forty years. Isn't it about time,Dave,for you to become an adult?

September 01 2010 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john

I was in a band called "Sneed Hern" on Lettermans Indy tv how called Clover Power. Wonder if he remembers us.

September 01 2010 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robert lamb

WHY? because of floyd styles day...
REMEMBER

September 01 2010 at 11:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robert lamb

why? because of floyd styles day
REMEMBER????????????????????

September 01 2010 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bill

How long have they been holding on to this to run it as "NEWS"

September 01 2010 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Gast

Letterman is a gumby, has always been a gumby and his gap-toothed face should be gone from TV along with old Andy rooney, Bill OReiley and the wicked witch of the white house--Hellen Thomas. he puts the make on interns and thinks he is the real showman. Actually, he is corney, horney and past his time for the home.

September 01 2010 at 10:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bigdave

He was also a regular on the weekly variety show with the "Starland Vocal Band". This is the group that sang "Afternoon Delight".

September 01 2010 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joe

lolabull, you are a douche toothed gap!

September 01 2010 at 10:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lolabull

Letterman is a gap-toothed douche.

September 01 2010 at 9:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joe

And when is skanky AOL going to stop the spammers from posting? Why have a report icon if it does nothing to stop it. You know they could remove all of the spammer crap if they were really concerned and wanted to do it. They don't want to remove it. Must be making money for them somehow.

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