Here’s the thing, amid all the David Letterman farewell news and notes: My brother’s mother-in-law once was flown to New York to show Dave how to arrange flowers—and she was funny, or Dave made her funny without making fun. True fact!
So I was and remained a fan. But that’s got nothing to do with trucks or trucking. (Although the in-laws might have had a small pickup or commercial van to deliver those flower arrangements around the ArkLaTex, back in the 1980s.)
To have an excuse to write something, I did a quick Google search and came across this Johnny Carson spot. (For those of us of a certain age, including Letterman, Johnny was and will always be the king of late night television.)
But I digress.
First the crime: Johnny steals Dave's ratty pickup.
Then the time, featuring Judge Wopner—the original TV jurist.
Part two, for some reason:
Then there’s this stand-up farewell bit from Norm MacDonald, featuring an early Letterman garbage truck joke that Norm can hardly tell without getting all emotional. It’s not that funny, but it’s a truck and bureaucracy joke. And a tribute.