How Well Do You Know David Letterman?

Dave has been entertaining us for over 30 years on late night TV. Test your knowledge of David Letterman's late night shows with this quiz.
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What year did Late Night With David Letterman premier?
1978
1982
1987
1991
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Who was the very first guest on Late Night With David Letterman?
Bill Murray
Tom Snyder
George Carlin
Jane Fonda
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Who was this Late Night regular?
Paul Shaffer
Larry
Harvey Pekar
Merril Markoe
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On air regular Biff Henderson has a real job on the show. What is it?
Director
Cue Card Guy
Stage Manager
Bouncer
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How many appearances did cantankerous comedian Brother Theodore make on Letterman's show in the 1980s?
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1
16
38
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What happened during Sonny and Cher's memorable 1987 appearance on Letterman?
Cher slapped Sonny
Cher slapped Letterman
Cher left the interview early in tears
Sonny and Cher sang
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What happened during Drew Barrymore's memorable 1995 appearance on Letterman's show on his birthday?
She slapped him
She slow-danced with him
She flashed her breasts at him
They sang a duet together
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In 1993 Letterman switched networks. From which to which?
From NBC to ABC
From NBC to TNT
from NBC to CBS
From CBS to NBC
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What university did David Letterman attend?
Ball State University
Indiana University
Ohio State University
Harvard University
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How tall is David Letterman?
5'7
5'10
6'2
6'5
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What is the name of Letterman's production company?
Dave Inc.
Worldwide Pants
Sit Ubu Sit
NYC Productions
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During her memorable 1994 Letterman appearance, how many times did Madonna use the "F" word?
once
14 times
31 times
89 times
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1
What year did Late Night With David Letterman premier?
1978
1982
1987
1991
2
Who was the very first guest on Late Night With David Letterman?
Bill Murray
Tom Snyder
George Carlin
Jane Fonda
3
Who was this Late Night regular?
Paul Shaffer
Larry
Harvey Pekar
Merril Markoe
4
On air regular Biff Henderson has a real job on the show. What is it?
Director
Cue Card Guy
Stage Manager
Bouncer
5
How many appearances did cantankerous comedian Brother Theodore make on Letterman's show in the 1980s?
none
1
16
38
6
What happened during Sonny and Cher's memorable 1987 appearance on Letterman?
Cher slapped Sonny
Cher slapped Letterman
Cher left the interview early in tears
Sonny and Cher sang
7
What happened during Drew Barrymore's memorable 1995 appearance on Letterman's show on his birthday?
She slapped him
She slow-danced with him
She flashed her breasts at him
They sang a duet together
8
In 1993 Letterman switched networks. From which to which?
From NBC to ABC
From NBC to TNT
from NBC to CBS
From CBS to NBC
9
What university did David Letterman attend?
Ball State University
Indiana University
Ohio State University
Harvard University
10
How tall is David Letterman?
5'7
5'10
6'2
6'5
11
What is the name of Letterman's production company?
Dave Inc.
Worldwide Pants
Sit Ubu Sit
NYC Productions
12
During her memorable 1994 Letterman appearance, how many times did Madonna use the "F" word?
once
14 times
31 times
89 times