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Season 02, Episode 01 830224

S02 E01

Feb 24, 1983
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830224 Feb 24, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 02 830201

S02 E02

Feb 1, 1983
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830201 Feb 1, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 03 831116

S02 E03

Nov 16, 1983
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831116 Nov 16, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 04 830524

S02 E04

Feb 4, 1983
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830524 Feb 4, 1983 1st Anniversary Special Late Night celebrates its first anniversary with a 90-minute all-star gala, featuring Hollywood's own Army Archerd, who introduces luminaries, such as Captain Haggerty, Howard Taylor, and Calvert DeForest as they emerge from their limousines and enter the NBC studios at Rockefeller Center to watch a clip show. Dave introduces "El Knob Grande," also known as The Giant Doorknob. James Brown appears for three segments, performing "I Feel Good" and "Doin' It to Death."

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Season 02, Episode 05 830215

S02 E05

Feb 15, 1983
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830215 Feb 15, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 06 831103

S02 E06

Nov 3, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 07 830301

S02 E07

Mar 1, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 08 830818

S02 E08

Feb 14, 1983
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830818 Feb 14, 1983 Dave makes a Bad Phone Call to "Hogan's Heroes" star Larry Hovis; Dr. Ruth Westheimer answers audience questions; Tommy Casabona drills a hole in Dave's desk to accomodate the desktop microphone cord (see recap); former "Saturday Night Live" creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels visits

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Season 02, Episode 09 831031

S02 E09

Oct 31, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 10 830505

S02 E10

May 5, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 11 830509

S02 E11

May 9, 1983
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830509 May 9, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 12 831117

S02 E12

Feb 21, 1983
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831117 Feb 21, 1983 Sly Stone (performing "Dance to the Music" with the WMDB) and Sandra Bernhard make their debut appearances on Late Night- Sly, his first and last; Sandra, her first of 28. Also, on "Get To Know Your Staff," George Meyer reveals that he's a gag writer by day, crimefighter by night.

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Season 02, Episode 13 831102

S02 E13

Nov 2, 1983
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831102 Nov 2, 1983 ""New Dial-It Services;"" Bill Cosby; comedian-juggler Michael Davis.

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Season 02, Episode 14 831220

S02 E14

Feb 23, 1983
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831220 Feb 23, 1983 Dave invites poorly-seated audience member Cathy Renault to tell a monologue joke and sit onstage; Andy Kaufman and wrestling great Freddie Blassie visit; Alba Ballard and her assistant show off costumed birds.

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Season 02, Episode 15 840111

S02 E15

Jan 11, 1984
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840111 Jan 11, 1984

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Season 02, Episode 16 830223

S02 E16

Feb 23, 1983
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830223 Feb 23, 1983 Dave invites poorly-seated audience member Cathy Renault to sit onstage; Andy Kaufman & Freddie Blassie visit; Alba Ballard and her assistant show off costumed birds.

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Season 02, Episode 17 830208

S02 E17

Feb 8, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 18 831123

S02 E18

Nov 23, 1983
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831123 Nov 23, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 19 830214

S02 E19

Feb 14, 1983
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830214 Feb 14, 1983 ""Bad Phone Call"" to TV's Larry Hovis; Dr. Ruth Westheimer answers audience questions; Tommy Casabona drills a hole in Dave's desk to accomodate the desktop microphone cord (the legendary RCA 77DX); former ""Saturday Night Live"" creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels visits.

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Season 02, Episode 20 830427

S02 E20

Mar 4, 1983
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830427 Mar 4, 1983 The second Friday special of the year features Steve Khan subbing for Hiram Bullock, Madeline Khan as guest, Chaka Khan performing "Tearin' It Up," and saxophonist Dave "not a Khan" Sanborn making his first appearance on Late Night.

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Season 02, Episode 21 830531

S02 E21

May 31, 1983
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830531 May 31, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 22 830523

S02 E22

May 23, 1983
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830523 May 23, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 23 Show #0285

S02 E23

Sep 21, 1983
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Show #0285 Sep 21, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 24 Show #0286

S02 E24

Sep 22, 1983
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Show #0286 Sep 22, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 25 Show #0287

S02 E25

Sep 26, 1983
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Show #0287 Sep 26, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 26 Show #0288

S02 E26

Sep 27, 1983
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Show #0288 Sep 27, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 27 Show #0290

S02 E27

Sep 29, 1983
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Show #0290 Sep 29, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 28 Show #0291

S02 E28

Oct 3, 1983
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Show #0291 Oct 3, 1983 Dave introduces his Columbus Day gift collection and fronts an Afterschool Special called ""They Took My Show Away;"" Gilda Radner promotes Roseanne Roseannadanna's ""Hey, Get Back to Work!"" book, which has an unusually long forward. Later she and Dave call Mrs. Elizabeth Gilles, the prototype for Gilda's Emily Litella character on ""Saturday Night Live.""

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Season 02, Episode 29 Show #0292

S02 E29

Oct 4, 1983
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Show #0292 Oct 4, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 30 Show #0293

S02 E30

Oct 5, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 31 Show #0294

S02 E31

Oct 6, 1983
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Show #0294 Oct 6, 1983 R.E.M. performs ""Radio Free Europe.""

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Season 02, Episode 32 Show #0295

S02 E32

Oct 10, 1983
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Show #0295 Oct 10, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 33 Show #0296

S02 E33

Oct 11, 1983
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Show #0296 Oct 11, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 34 Show #0297

S02 E34

Oct 12, 1983
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Show #0297 Oct 12, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 35 Show #0298

S02 E35

Oct 13, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 36 Show #0299

S02 E36

Oct 17, 1983
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Season 02, Episode 37 Show #0300

S02 E37

Oct 18, 1983
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Show #0300 Oct 18, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 38 Show #0301

S02 E38

Oct 19, 1983
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Show #0301 Oct 19, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 39 Show #0302

S02 E39

Oct 20, 1983
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Show #0302 Oct 20, 1983

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Season 02, Episode 46 Show #0221

S02 E46

May 4, 1983
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Show #0221 May 4, 1983 Dave introduces a new clip policy: promos from specific movies are replaced with the "General All-Purpose Film Clip," a scene from a 70s porno flick called "Oui Girls

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Season 02, Episode 58 Show #0233

S02 E58

May 24, 1983
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Show #0233 May 24, 1983 It's "Camping with Barry White Night" as the bass-voiced singer gives sage advice on camping do's and don'ts. Also, Bobcat Goldthwait makes his network television debut.

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Season 02, Episode 119 Show #0294

S02 E119

Oct 6, 1983
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Show #0294 Oct 6, 1983 Dave goes across the hallway and annoys Sophia Loren, who is in the Live-at-Five make-up room; Chris Elliott makes his first appearance as The Conspiracy Guy, as his rant is cut off with a "Please Stand By" note to the home viewer; in their network television debut, R.E.M. performed "Radio Free Europe" and a rough cut of "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)."

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Season 02, Episode 128 Show #0303

S02 E128

Oct 31, 1983
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Show #0303 Oct 31, 1983 From a maniac's camera point-of-view, Larry "Bud" puts a pumpkin on his face and stalks Dave with a knife; Pee Wee Herman drops by dressed as a pirate; Frank Zappa makes his last appearance on the show.

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Season 02, Episode 130 Show #0305

S02 E130

Nov 2, 1983
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Show #0305 Nov 2, 1983 "New Dial-It Services;" Bill Cosby discusses child-rearing; comedian-juggler Michael Davis.

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Season 02, Episode 137 Show #0312

S02 E137

Nov 15, 1983
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Show #0312 Nov 15, 1983 It's the very first "Custom Show": an NBC page fills in for Bill; the theme from Gilligan's Island is played; the audience picks the monologue jokes; and Dr. Ruth is selected as the first guest, edging out Teri Garr. The names of each and every audience member is included in the closing credits.

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Season 02, Episode 138 Show #0313

S02 E138

Nov 16, 1983
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Show #0313 Nov 16, 1983 Larry "Bud" greets bus passengers arriving at the New York City Port Authority with hot towels, constantly moving the microphone away from his mouth before finishing his sentences. Dave described the odd behavior and overall incompetence to "a ventriloquist in training."

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Season 02, Episode 139 Show #0314

S02 E139

Nov 17, 1983
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Show #0314 Nov 17, 1983 Andy Kaufman brings on the set his adopted black kids Herb, George, and Tony (also called Tino). Meanwhile, B.B. King performs "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Hummingbird."

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