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When did David Letterman phone it in?

1995 (when Jay Leno took over #1)
2 (40%)
2000 (when he had open heart surgery)
0 (0%)
2001 (when Everybody Loves Raymond entered syndication and 9/11)
0 (0%)
2003 (when his son was born)
0 (0%)
2009 (when he married)
2 (40%)
He never phoned it in
1 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: May 20, 2015, 12:19:22 AM

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Offline SolEX01

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When did David Letterman phone it in?
« on: April 23, 2015, 12:19:22 AM »
The great late night talk show host, David Letterman, will air his final episode on May 20, ending 33 continuous years on TV.  Some say that Letterman has phoned it in for quite a while; the purpose of this poll is to determine when Letterman started phoning it in.

One key date is when Everybody Loves Raymond became syndicated.  Since Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, developed the show, he's made more money from syndication than from hosting The Late Show.
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Re: When did David Letterman phone it in?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 03:08:47 PM »
Bump.

Letterman gives 7 instances where he almost decided to call it quits.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/david-letterman-im-awash-melancholia-leaving-show-133800026.html