Fran Lebowitz Collection on Letterman, 1980-2010

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    Don GillerDon Giller

    Dauer: 2:30:45

    The David Letterman Show:
    1. June 30, 1980. Recent book _Metropolitan Life_ (1978).
    Late Night:
    2. June 2, 1982. _Social Studies_ (1981).
    3. August 4, 1982.
    4. September 30, 1982.
    5. December 2, 1982.
    6. January 13, 1983.
    7. May 16, 1983.
    8. July 25, 1983. The previous guest to which Dave and Fran were referring was surprise walk-on Mary Tyler Moore.
    9. October 18, 1983. Plus Cold Open with Dave, John Candy and Fran.
    10. December 18, 1984.
    11. September 18, 1985.
    12. January 18, 1989.
    13. January 18, 1990.
    14. August 14, 1990.
    15. November 13, 1991.
    Late Show:
    16. December 13, 1994. _Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas_ (1994).
    17. November 17, 2010. "Public Speaking" on HBO.

Miguel-Angel Salazar
Miguel-Angel Salazar

Like if you are here after Bill Maher interview of Fran. I was not living in the US in the 80s but I’m so glad I finally learnt about Fran. She was pretty sexy and masculine and I’m fascinated of course with her wit and intelligence but also watching her grow older until the present days. I think she is a national treasure !!!!

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Adam Saxe
Adam Saxe

I love this. Its "old" New York of the late 70s and early 80s. I'm a child of the 90s New York which was "cleaner" (i.e. getting rid of all the porn theaters in Time Square). Not so much a fan "broken window" policing. But I have fond memories visiting my grandparents in the late 80s and their relatively non-judgmental view of the city at the time. Of course, under Koch and Dinkins things started to improve. But they just loved the city.

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Patrik M.
Patrik M.

Just woke up from a dream where I was hanging out with a person named Ann Lebowitz on my birthday, who looked exactly like early 80's Fran, but had never heard of Fran Lebowitz. Pointless dream, but still felt like I needed to post this here.

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X X
X X

She's just amazing lol

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Kevin Chouinard
Kevin Chouinard

I'm not saying that Fran Lebowitz impressed me, but I want to read her books and buy plastic food

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mark brown
mark brown

study of the evolution if lettermans studio

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jordan Mačka
jordan Mačka

Robin and Steve vibes

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David Palmer
David Palmer

She ended up looking like David Brenner.

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Julia Gibbs
Julia Gibbs

Thank you so much, Don, for putting this collection on YouTube!

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Magda Mihaila
Magda Mihaila

36:06 I hope Letterman kept the mask, you never know when it comes out handy. Oh, wait...

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Shahreen Nevin
Shahreen Nevin

She should of got her own show

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bobby Jean
bobby Jean

She once said that she'd love to have her own Talkshow...But without guests😂

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william hornabrook
william hornabrook

This is why verbosity and bluntness and sloth are great personality traits

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E. C.
E. C.

Selling her BS, one hot steaming slice at a time. No, I'm good.

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MacGizmoGuy
MacGizmoGuy

“Fun is not what it used to be...” — The observational brilliance of Fran makes her a national treasure!

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MyYouTube
MyYouTube

Something to be learned here?

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digitaldina
digitaldina

her talking about that health manual obsession reminds me of what happens when I look up issues on webMD lol

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Constance Miller
Constance Miller

"Jews don't voluntarily sleep outside unless there's a pogrom." 😂🏕 my mother said her idea of 'roughing it' was a hotel without a bathtub. They'd of got along great.

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Ten Contento
Ten Contento

uintissential New York.... FABULOUS.

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Ten Contento
Ten Contento

I really love this woman. She is q

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discopants and haircuts
discopants and haircuts

That first show, ancient! Love it tho, bring back the conversations to late night!

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John McIntosh
John McIntosh

OMG!! I remember his daytime show! An incredibly funny, wild, inventive oddity in the middle of the day!!!!!!!! A key comedy moment in my life

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Trusty Milkshake
Trusty Milkshake

Compare this to the Marilyn Manson interview. It’s a powerful summary of late night talk show hosts. David implied she was ugly, and after that he always said she was attractive in photos. It’s so self evident that Dave responded to the backlash he got. Dave isn’t a looker himself, but what’s worse is how fake he comes off as. Also that was a savanna monitor not an iguana.

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Cornelius abdon
Cornelius abdon

When two smart witty legends meet... so refreshing.

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Racso T.
Racso T.

Looks like Letterman was strangely impressed with Fran. The first time he looked a little confused but amused.

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Henry Mullin
Henry Mullin

She is so bright

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startube47
startube47

Where are the 2 1/2 hour Brother Theodore segments?!

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Don Giller
Don Giller

YouTube’s search engine actually works. Over three hours.

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Chloé Traisnel
Chloé Traisnel

SHE'S SO COOL

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TheThinker39
TheThinker39

Thanks very much for assembling and posting this wonderful collection of Fran's appearances with David Letterman. A real treasure!

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J K
J K

In Italy they don't have Family Feud"? They invented family feud, it's called Vendetta!

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Arry Stophanes
Arry Stophanes

Hip to the actual groove

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David DeMaria
David DeMaria

This woman is genius and light years ahead of her time.

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Infra Red
Infra Red

You're the best, Don.

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Sabrina Rosario
Sabrina Rosario

she is sensational

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Elena Fusaroli
Elena Fusaroli

01:53:23 Ha, I love people from New York! "You'd come here anyways, wouldn't you? Even for free, I mean." "No, I come here for the big money." "Oh, okay. Well, always nice seeing you, enjoy your, your... Whatever." "Yep. Thank you." And they are just fine and dandy with that exchange. Hilarious :D

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Kyle Robison
Kyle Robison

1:55:00 best COVID take down advice! Lol

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Dazla Darren
Dazla Darren

36:20 How ahead of the times!!!! (Dave had a comment in another video from 90-92 about him being in a lift on the 98th floor of the WTC, passing out and stopping at the 8th floor, not sure if was around the time of the first WTC attack but is very weird since we all know what happened in 2001)

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Don Giller
Don Giller

The first attack occurred in late February 1993. So Dave’s comment occurred before.

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Kaleb Chesnic
Kaleb Chesnic

“I write so slowly that I could write in my own blood without hurting myself.” Genius and relatable

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georgina talamo
georgina talamo

The mask!!!!! Prophetica

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Hal
Hal

never met somebody so committed to a hairstyle

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tubeyou89119
tubeyou89119

The juxtaposition between her strong opinions and soft talking is so charming. 17:49 I enjoy this episode the most, especially the whole story on Japan and the plastic food.

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Howard Biel
Howard Biel

It’s a crime that someone like this abandons high school. She should be an inspiration to all students

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John Nash
John Nash

She was kicked out!

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Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie Taylor

Prince followed by Fran Lebowitz. God, I wanna be in that audience!!

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tubeyou89119
tubeyou89119

Jeanane Garofalo could play the young Fran in a movie.

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Sloppy and Sunshine
Sloppy and Sunshine

Fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing. Fran is inspiring! I just discovered her!

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R. T.E.
R. T.E.

36:14- Fran gives Letterman a mask because in Japan it's considered polite to not spread your germs - still so fitting in 2021

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CJ Jersey
CJ Jersey

If you catch some old Law and Order (any version) episodes, Fran pops up occasionally as a judge.

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uwu_ash
uwu_ash

I love the progression of their relationship over the years

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AMT
AMT

LOVE HER !!

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Brian Nirvana
Brian Nirvana

6:17 truer words have been said, but none wiser than Fran.

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RR P
RR P

She is like a female Larry David/Woody Allen hybrid.

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The Real Slim Adie
The Real Slim Adie

To whomever collated this, I salute you.

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tambob82
tambob82

@Don Giller You fucken gem you!

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Don Giller
Don Giller

Thanks!

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MewWolf5
MewWolf5

I have a friend who went to Japan a few years ago and talked about all the fake food. I hadn't realized this wasn't a new phenomenon! I wonder if Fran still has this stuff.

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Cheer P
Cheer P

A beautiful face (especially her eyes) and a sharp mind. She and Dave are a team! Thanks for uploading this compilation.

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paul nijsten
paul nijsten

Hope she lives a hundred in good health. Whish I was 40 years younger - and she too. I would be 14 though......

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ImmortalChaos
ImmortalChaos

She's so fascinating, man do I love her lips. Thank you for this fran-tastic edit.

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ThePwebb
ThePwebb

Very cringe worthy the first 2 interviews (Dave asking her about having kids), but as he gets to know her over the years he really seems to appreciate her. I hope that when Dave finally asked Fran if she wanted to come over for dinner and watch wrestling and she says yes, that they really did hang out watching wrestling.

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Billy Malvo
Billy Malvo

theres something i really find attractive about her. she would have made it past the second date, though i may have not made it past her second date haha. i am attracted to her intelligence and her sense of humor. i also enjoy that shes plain looking. its probably the same reason young women found bukowski attractive. i dont know. shes beautiful

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hank
hank

Dave was so light hearted then!

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Mandy Simmons
Mandy Simmons

Thank you for this Don Giller! Dave is part of my misspent youth. I was a night owl back then and I'd go to bed howling with laughter. Now I cannot stay awake past 8pm. Oh well time goes by so fast.

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Toby Beasley
Toby Beasley

-- - ok....... i have a crush now - ---

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Toby Beasley
Toby Beasley

> i REALLY liked her ....until it got to the "Animal \ no dogs" part

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Flanigan a-go-go
Flanigan a-go-go

Im smitten 🥰 ( Christ She's incredible )

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Ani Easton Baker
Ani Easton Baker

this compilation is a gift 🙏🏻

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Mary Ellen Cervantes
Mary Ellen Cervantes

I normally don't laugh at comedians, but, I laughed and laughed and laughed through this whole compilation! I love her so much! Thank you for this video!

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Austin Woods
Austin Woods

"This is the greatest clip show ever assembled by man... or woman." - Martin Scorcese

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thomas mills
thomas mills

Michael Shannon

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Dylan Notsor
Dylan Notsor

Younger Fran was way pretty.

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Dela Sessi
Dela Sessi

you can skip from one color of her pullover to another. To my mind: she's the best in blue

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Gamina Wulfsdottir
Gamina Wulfsdottir

What a breath of fresh air. The woman exudes intelligence and erudition.

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James Stange
James Stange

I theoretically have billions and billions of dollars of potential entertainment at my fingertips and I found myself watching old interviews of Fran Lebowitz for two hours today

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Jinx Hott
Jinx Hott

Its interesting that some of the most brilliant people seek her out as a guest or companion. Just to enjoy her wit and conversation.

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Mirror16
Mirror16

She is a big part of that billions of dollars of potential entertainment at your fingertips

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Constance Miller
Constance Miller

One billion dollars well spent.

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Axl Hezekiah
Axl Hezekiah

@Evan Mathew Whoa! It took like 20 mins but it reallyworked!

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Elena Fusaroli
Elena Fusaroli

That's the misterious and unique power of pure artists and their art: they can be relevant and engaging even 100, 200 years after they are gone. I am Italian and "discovered" Bill Hicks' and George Carlin material from the latest 80s when I was in my twenties, in 2006-2007. To me, their routines sounded more current and accurate than any other work I'd heard before, and those routines were already 20-25 years old when I first listened to them. Look at their material today: it is even more relevant than back then! True artists embrace the entire human condition, they speak for generations and to generations, and you can always get how good their points are and learn from them if you are willing to listen to them carefully. Fran is a true artist, that's why she sounds incredibly interesting :)

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James Stange
James Stange

I love a lot of things about Fran Lebowitz but I hate her chain smoking and I’m gonna side with the dentist on this one she was terrible for lighting up

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Perry Paikowski
Perry Paikowski

smoking cigarettes does not make a person "terrible" psycho

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Clementine Tufts
Clementine Tufts

These later interviews bring back all my adhd college essay writing ADHD/dysgraphia trauma. Love her, she’s an ADHD idol. Her pandemic popularity is a salve to the nuerodivergent soul.

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Garfield Harrison
Garfield Harrison

What's interesting about Fran ,she would be considered boring for social media. Fran, didn't put out that much books but she frequently was a guest on Letterman. I mean really. Every time she came on the show. There was nothing new to promote. Metropolitan Life and Social Studies. Not very prolific. But, I like her quirk and off personality. She admitted she works very little.

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bibliopolist
bibliopolist

I guess she was a welcome last-minute guest because she was readily available, living in walking distance to the studio.

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ZeroPointField
ZeroPointField

She could be Bette Midler’s sister

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Planet Johnny
Planet Johnny

She's been remarkably consistent in her thoughts over the years. :)

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Garfield Harrison
Garfield Harrison

She has a very interesting face. She is definitely a thinker. I love it. I never really paid attention to her. Wonderful. I have to check out her books.

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Ella Querin
Ella Querin

best 2h30 mins ever.

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Pilletta Doinswartsh
Pilletta Doinswartsh

Netflix: "Pretend It's a City" is Marty Scorsese talking with Fran. It's good.

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Culture Sculptor
Culture Sculptor

Never saw Letterman when he was just learning his craft. Watch him struggle for questions, but the cool suavity of handling discomfort is still there.

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sazji
sazji

She was spot on about people who use the phrase “trust me” a lot.

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Star Gazer
Star Gazer

Dave needs to chat with her on his new show

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S C
S C

Yes!!

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Star Gazer
Star Gazer

This is great, never missed Fran.

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Star Gazer
Star Gazer

She is unflappable 💜💜

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dryan22
dryan22

She's gotten a lot of mileage from telling different people the same observations she's been collecting for 35 years, the material hasn't changed much.

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adhd trader
adhd trader

Stocks crash, people forget

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Vegan Piranha
Vegan Piranha

Society hasn’t change much hence

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Cole J
Cole J

Is 1984 the year when everything kinda clicked into place, or is there some other reason why the clips before then feel so different than the later ones?

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Cole J
Cole J

@Evan Hughes The audience is more hyped up, Paul seems more involved, Dave's interviewing skills seem way better and he seems more connected with the audience.

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Evan Hughes
Evan Hughes

In what way?

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France Duffoó
France Duffoó

There’s something comforting about slowing down the speed on this to .5 and hearing them interact in a sort of fuzzy and drunkenly manner.

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Perry Paikowski
Perry Paikowski

@France Duffoó Ah yes I've been doing this with my pods etc without connecting it to the COVID fog, thank you!

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Lindsay Vigue Photography
Lindsay Vigue Photography

I just slowed it down after reading this comment. I am cracking up! Thanks!

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Nathaniel Dougher
Nathaniel Dougher

@France Duffoó Dang thats quite dark. i hope all those symptoms go away!

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France Duffoó
France Duffoó

@black licorice It’s called brain fog after COVID

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Cole J
Cole J

Dave: Now what exactly are those [croissants]? Me: Gee, are croissants a recent thing here? Fran: Have you noticed you've seen them wildly proliferating all over the place? Me: Wow.

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Ivanka
Ivanka

this 20 something finds so many of her observations hilarious and really very refreshing. “i have 2 main hobbies... smoking and plotting revenge.” gotta love it. i wish more of my contemporaries had her sardonic view, quick wit and general attitude of “i genuinely couldn’t give a fuck if i tried.”

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The Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter

As a fellow 20-something, I agree with all of this!

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MrMustacrackish
MrMustacrackish

It is so weird seeing Letterman tread lightly around a guest. You can see he's genuinely enjoying himself but she has him on his back foot

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Spellbound46and2
Spellbound46and2

@Thomas Kelly Oh I was just curious what the origin of the saying was, thought I'd share it.

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Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly

Thanks for providing a clearer explanation of that idiom @Spellbound46and2. I thought I had a handle on what it meant. I was close. I was thinking _defensive,_ but also more _at a disadvantage._

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Spellbound46and2
Spellbound46and2

@Thomas Kelly  "(cricket, of a batsman) Having the weight on the back foot in order to play a defensive stroke"

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Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly

_"She has him on his back foot."_ I don't recall ever having heard that particular idiom before, but it is so very descriptive, and certainly apt! 😄

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Alexander the ferret
Alexander the ferret

Thank you for uplading this collection, Don Giller. Much appreciated.

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Dingle Berry
Dingle Berry

Dave made Fran laugh.

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Dingle Berry
Dingle Berry

She was very pretty but I doubt she knew it.

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Audrey Kelly
Audrey Kelly

I bet she just didn't care and hearing about it probably helped shape her personality.

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Dingle Berry
Dingle Berry

She called out Travolta before anyone else. You go Fran .

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Estella Moore
Estella Moore

Love Fran

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dk nj
dk nj

Classic interview footage. Dave’s “desk” is about as substantial as an end table from Ikea.

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Janet Gies
Janet Gies

Yeah, and he can’t hold his head up without his palm.

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echopathy
echopathy

You can see when Dave has fun with a guest. She's as fast as Rickles. And Dave's all smitten.

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Mandy Simmons
Mandy Simmons

I did not know who she was ( I saw these back in the day late at night LOL ) and I remember thinking that he was smitten with her intellect.

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Carl Harrison
Carl Harrison

I always loved watching Fran and now even more I did not watch some of these. Thanks for filling my life with Fran. Larry "BUD" Melman and even a collapse of The Artist formally Known as Prince also.

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Scort Douglass
Scort Douglass

This exists because someone made the decision to allow it.

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Don Giller
Don Giller

Not really.

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Amelia Wojnicz
Amelia Wojnicz

Dave is adorable in a nice way. I have always liked him, but hate the hair on his face now.

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Amelia Wojnicz
Amelia Wojnicz

Never saw hair on Paul's head. Fran never changes. The first time I saw her, I thought it was a guy with long hair, until I heard her name. She's very quick witted and hilarious. I don't have any of her books but will consider browsing through one or two.

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nzrabbit77
nzrabbit77

'I just did the wives!' lol she's amazing

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