my show logs from the weeks in 1988 when Dave didn't have writers

6/28/88: FIRST NEW SHOW OUT OF 16 WEEKS OF RERUNS (DAVE RETURNS WITHOUT WRITERS)   Dave calls the producers' alliance money-grubbing scum, premiere of the Late Night Security Cam, Pete Fatovich plays the accordion, Billy Crystal, inventor Carl Brandenfels, Susan Sarandon

6/29/88: Dave calls upstairs to NBC to let them know he's back, Paul tells a joke, premiere of Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killers: #1 is "This Day in History" and "Menu Helpers", Pete Fatovich plays the accordion again, Dudley Moore, herpetologist Jack Culver/Colter ?, Pat Riley, Graham Parker sings

6/30/88: no show (Wimbledon)

7/01/88: Steve Ferrone sitting in on drums, Dave announces Paul is now a Doctor of Fine Arts, Dave erroneously claims tonight's show is #1000 (it won't happen until the next new show on 7/05/88), Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killers: Late Night lockers, Top Ten Things That Would Delight and Amaze Our Founding Forefathers, Sandra Bernhard, surprise visit by Sandra's pal Madonna, Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, skateboarder Danny Cramer (3)

7/05/88: LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW #1000: Alan Schwarzberg sitting in on drums, Jerry Vukitch shaves Dave, Liza Minnelli interview / sings, Late Night Security Cam, Top Ten Ways Mikhail Gorbachev's Proposed Reforms Will Affect Life in the Soviet Union, voodoo expert Ernest Bratton, Marv Albert / Achievement Awards

7/06/88: discussion on the #1000 show mix-up (the show was really yesterday), Dave makes toast with the GE four-slice toaster, Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: Eric and Emily (a balancing act), Top Ten Really Nice Things About New York in the Summer, Anton's back, Stupid Human Tricks, John Cleese, comedian Alan Havey

7/07/88: a visit to Hurley's at 6th Ave. and 49th St., Jay Leno, back to Hurley's, artist/teacher Connie Gordon, k.d. lang

7/08/88: Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: fourteen mimes, Top Ten Jobs Ed Meese is Thinking about Taking, Late Night Security Cam, Bruce Willis, Dave visits a boxing gym, singer/writer Henry Lee Summer, Tama Janowitz

7/12/88: premiere of the Late Night Fig Cam, Dave gets a physical from Dr. William Igkobelus, Carol Kane, Edd Hall (traitor!) tells about his Mason Shoe dealership, Pat McLaughlin sings, Dick Enberg

7/13/88: Late Night Fig Cam, Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: Melons, Top Ten Rejected Jeopardy Categories, Charles Grodin being his usual obnoxious self, Carol Leifer, Katherine Pollard (first scoutmaster)

7/14/88: Late Night Fig Cam, Dave gets his carpet worm samples checked by Jim Herman (pest control consultant), Top Ten Other Names Considered for the RCA Building, Stupid Pet Tricks, Ron Silver, Jake Johannsen

7/15/88: Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: Michael Dukakis mowing, Dave calls Johnny Carson to ask permission to do Stump the Band, Late Night Fig Cam, Richard Lewis, Dave hits a few balls at Yankee Stadium, Robert Palmer, Dr. Clark Baumgartner with passive exercise equipment

7/19/88: Brian Setser sitting in, Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: Al Hirt, making toast, Top Ten Questions Democrats Hope to Have Answered in Atlanta, Michael Palin, tailor Joe Retura measures Dave for a Suit, Al Unser, Jr., Brian Setser plays

7/20/88: Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: old ladies' birthdays, Top Ten Things You'd Rather Not Hear on a Long Flight, Jungle Jack Hanna, Eddie Murphy, Joseph Retura (tailor) with Dave's incomplete suit, Security Cam, the Countess of Romanones (spy)

7/21/88: visiting the Jacobs Laundromat via the GE K-1 satellite (cost $14,000), Top Ten New Projects Being Considered by the Ayatollah, Jackie Mason, back the the laundromat, Joseph Retura comes back with Dave's suit, Iggy Pop

7/22/88: bubbles, Joe Returo delivers Dave's new suit / video of Dave getting fitted for it, Top Ten Things GE Executives Do on Their Weekends, Buck Henry, Chris Elliott stops by to balance his checkbook, regurgitator Stevie Starr, singer Marty Jones

8/01/88: Steve Ferrone sitting in on drums while Anton's in Europe, Sanborn sitting in, Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: Swiss steak, Jeff Altman, Late Night Security Cam, the weather, Lyle Lovett, cartoonist Linda Berry

8/02/88: Dave tells about getting in trouble at LAX, clip of Paul doing the National Anthem in Milwaukee, Martin Short, Top Ten Reasons Producers Don't Want to Settle the Writers' Guild Strike, Sally Love of the Smithsonian Bug Museum, Fats Domino

8/03/88: more Paul Newman stories, Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: the Del Rubio Triplets, toast, Tony Randall, Chris Elliott, SPFX guy Bob Short, Anthony Edwards

8/04/88: Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: birthdays, to Loewe's Summit Hotel via satellite, Don Rickles, Top Ten Ways Things Would Be Different in This Country if George Bush is President, singer Basia, Billy Scripture

8/05/88: Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer: Jack Rollins in the control room + Mr. Lucky and his performing dog, outside cam, Larry Bud in the make-up room, Top Ten Other Pranks Planned by Mathias Rust, Security Cam, Father Guido Sarducci, the traitor Edd Hall with more on his Mason Shoes dealership, Steve Forbert, Jerry Hall