Bill Cosby is enough of a living legend to receive first-guest status from David Letterman and also perform his stand-up before hitting the panel.

During his stand-up, watch as it’s interesting how Letterman’s audience is more onboard with the idea of fried turkeys than he is.

During his panel, Cosby tells Letterman about his youth and how he used to disrespect both education and the military, and how that shaped the idea that he should pursue stand-up comedy instead. Essential viewing. Roll the clip!