In 1991, David Letterman appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson shortly after it was announced that Jay Leno would replace Carson as the host of The Tonight Show. It was no secret that Carson had hoped his good friend Letterman would get the job, as did Letterman. That’s why this clip is so awesome. Shortly after Dave comes out and sits down, Johnny simply asks Dave, “Just how pissed off are you?”
Enjoy this look back at David Letterman sharing his true feelings about Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1991!
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Mark OBrien says
I loved Carson. On the other hand in all the year’s Letterman had his show, I can’t think of a single thing he said that was funny. We are all entitled to our opinions. To me, he had the humor of a 5-year-old!