David Letterman & Oprah "Late Show - Super Bowl Of Love" ad
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Uploaded on Feb 4, 2007
Late Show ad featuring David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey, which aired during the Super Bowl on Feb 4, 2007.
Letterman and Oprah had a "bitter feud" for years.. The story goes that years ago, Dave (and Merrill Markoe?) were having lunch and saw Oprah eating on the other side of the dining room. Having some fun, Dave tells his waitress something like, "Oprah graciously offered to pay for our lunch" and then enthusiastically waved to Oprah. The waitress looks over to Oprah, as Winfrey politely waves back to Dave. Dave smiles and nods and the waitress takes the check away. Dave gets up and leaves. Oprah is stiffed with the tab.
I don't know if that's true or not. I don't think I made it up.. although, that isn't really beyond me. I think it's hilarious.
On the air, Dave made Oprah jokes left and right.. and apparently Ms. Winfrey didn't like it. Letterman taped some shows in Chicago and invited Oprah to be a guest, but was told, "Oprah is TOTALLY out of town." Which he mocked on air for weeks.
After years of snide jabs at her, Dave started a different approach - he sung Oprah's praises and begged her to be on the show.. even keeping a daily diary of his quest in an "Oprah Log". After weeks, he gave up on his quest and staged a skit where the Oprah Log had been stolen from the glass case he kept it in.
When his son was born, Oprah sent Dave a child's swimming pool full of children's books. This made Dave think there was hope yet. He begged her to be on his show to reconcile in what he said would be a "super bowl of love". She ignored him for years.. but eventually DID appear on his show to promote the opening of The Color Purple on Broadway and it was the 4th highest rating his program has gotten in 25 years on the air.
This 10-second spot aired during the Colts vs. Bears Super Bowl and makes reference to all of that and hinges upon his being from Indianapolis and her living in Chicago.
Watch the Late Show with David Letterman weeknights on CBS, and visit them online at: http://www.cbs.com/lateshow/ - they've got a better copy of this video on their site.
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