Jerry Seinfeld’s last David Letterman appearance pays tribute to his first

If Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up material on Friday night’s Late Show with David Letterman felt more than a bit dated, maybe even overdone, that’s because it most certainly was both of those things. In fact, Seinfeld had dug into his own archives and relearned the set he performed when he first appeared on Late Night with David Letterman three decades earlier, on another network!

It does remain true, however, when we turn on the local TV news and watch the weather report, we still just want to know what clothes we’re supposed to be wearing.

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Here are a couple of snippets of Seinfeld’s TV act from 1982, Letterman’s first year in late-night.

Meanwhile, back in this week on TV…

Seinfeld asked Letterman to show him how he still has the energy to bound onstage running at the top of each broadcast. So here is that.

Then Seinfeld took the opportunity to turn the tables, or at least the chairs and height advantages, on Letterman, making Dave a guest on his own program and forcing him to question his decision to retire. What’s he ever going to do now???

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