Letterman

Letterman’s last show was last night.
I hadn’t watched Letterman’s show in years.
I used to watch him.
I was only eleven, my bedtime was before his show aired, and we were in the Eastern time zone.
But we had a VCR. One of those JVCs with the bright colored buttons.
We’d tape it and watch the next day.
Or on the weekend.
Carson outgrew interesting people and went all Hollywood.
Letterman hadn’t sold out yet.
Brother Theodore. Stupid Pet Tricks.
Andy Kauffman.
No, he didn’t get The Tonight Show.
He just corrupted himself into one.
Why bother watching anymore?

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