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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Working in the Congressional Budget Office requires break dancing skills.
Show #3923
Sylvester Stallone, Anna Faris, and Deltron 3030.
PLUS: New York Giants Merchandise, Someone From the Congressional Budget Office; Biff is a Grandfather!; Tweets From Viewers, a Top Ten List; and Sue's Reviews!

" . . . and now, renowned jingle composer . . . . . . . David Letterman!

ACT 1:
- "The New York Giants are 0-6. Not good for the hometown. Things are so bad, Archie Manning called a press conference and said Eli is the son of Frank Sinatra."

Oh, to be a New York Giant fan . . . . . It's like the 1970s all over again, but the marketing gurus over there at the Meadowlands MetLife Giants Stadium are in Super Bowl form. They've figured out a way to capitalize on the Giants 0-6 record. We take a look at what they are doing.
ANNOUNCE: "It's shaping up to be a disastrous season for the New York Giants. That's why the New York Giants Merchandise Store is now the Sarcastic New York Giants Merchandise Store. (sarcastic tone) New York Giants fan." (see Giants mug)
"Giants #1." (see #1 foam finger)
"I Heart the New York Giants." (see Giants bumper sticker)
"Hurry down, before we're sold out."

Hey, who is that? Standing next to Dave is somebody in a suit from the Congressional Budget Office.
GUY: "I'm from the Congressional Budget Office."
DAVE: "Oh! Is everything OK?"
GUY: "Well, I've got bad news, Dave."
DAVE: "Really? Oh, no."
GUY: "We can't raise the debt ceiling . . . . but the good news is . . . . we can raise the roof! Hit it, Paul!"
Paul and the band start playing "raise the roof" music. The guy starts doing that 90's raise the roof thing with his hands, urging the audience to join along. He then begins to break dance. When done, he attempts to do some street gang handshake with Dave. He exits.

Not soon enough for my taste.

ACT 2:
Congratulations! Last week, Biff Henderson became a grandfather for the very first time! His daughter Celeste and her husband Larry are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Sydney Milan Woods: born October 10th, weighing in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Congratulations, Celeste and Larry. Congratulations, Biff and Carolyn.

We got some tweets! I haven't seen these beforehand, and I didn't even get a chance to watch it until Wednesday morning. Some tweets we received:
- From Ronnie Glover at The Land Slide - "Why haven't I been invited to be on your show?"
Dave: "Well, because you're Ronnie Glover at The Land Slide."

- Dave: "This is from Bill Lehecka at Bill Lehecka . . . . Hey, clever handle!"
Bill: "Have you ever owned a beaver?"
Dave: "I'm currently leasing. Thank you."

- Dave: "This is Jim Baker at Jim Baker 0314"
Jim: "Where do babies come from?"
Dave: "Well, apparently quite a few come from Frank Sinatra!"

- Dave: "Scott Layou at Flyers Fan 1221."
Scott: "May I have one of your double-eraser pencils?"
Dave shows off one of his double-eraser pencils. They're a real collector's item. Why the double eraser? Well, before he got his medication just right, Dave would throw pencils to get people's attention. One too many times he got someone right in the eye. Dave has Biff send one off to Scott at Flyer Fan 1221

- Dave: "This is from Nicole Cook at Pinky Green Love"
Nicole: "Say 'Buttermilk butterflies blew through bitter butter on butter bitter lane on buttermilk Friday tonight.'"
Dave: "Sounds like you're having a stroke!"

4. Only experience with kinky sex is getting your thing stuck in a toaster

We've been adding a pre-show Q&A reference into the Top Ten recently. Usually it's #6.
Tonight: "#6 - Let's face it . . . . you're no 'Doug from Seattle.'"

ACT 3:
It's the Rock! The real Rock, not the Dwayne Johnson Rock. Coming this spring will be Broadway's "Rocky, The Musical." It'll probably be just like "A Chorus Line" but with boxing. It's been tried out in Germany of all places to great reviews. How do you say, "Yo, Adrian" in German? Dave shares some exciting news. When "Rocky, The Musical" is in previews here in New York, for the first six weeks everybody who comes to the Late Show will be invited to attend a showing of "Rocky, The Musical" for absolutely free! For a second there, it seemed real. Sylvester was as surprised as the audience. Try it and let me know how it goes.
"Rocky" was a life-changer for Sylvester. Before making the film, he was on hard times. He ended up selling his beloved dog to a stranger for $40. He needed money that badly. And when he sold the "Rocky" script, Sylvester searched the guy down and wanted to buy the dog back. The guy agreed . . . . for 3 grand. Stallone wasn't in the position to toss away $3,000, so instead he offered the guy a spot in the movie. Not sure who it is, but Sly describes him as small guy. I'll have to go back and try to pick him out.

What's the story behind Sylvester and Arnold Schwarzenegger? Was their animosity between the two? Sylvester low-balls it and says there was no real problem with them besides some violent hatred. I imagine it's because they were both up for the same parts. Who are you going to go with, Sylvester or Arnold, Rocky or Conan? But they eventually came to appreciate the competition between each other. It made them work harder, made them better, made then stronger. And then Arnold went into the Science Fiction genre . . . . Dave jumps in softly to clarify the science fiction mention " . . . being Governor . . ." Big laugh.

We see a photo of Stallone boxing DeNiro . . . Rocky vs. the Raging Bull. It's for the movie, "Grudge Match." Much of the boxing scenes were choreographed, but guys being guys, the choreography took a backseat to improv.
And then we see some photos of Stallone's abstract art work. The first piece we look at is upside down. Ooop!

And you can see Sylvester Stallone in "Escape Plan" with Arnold, opening Friday.

ACT 4:
We are on TV. Have been for years. But it's impossible to keep track of all the new fall shows. Luckily, our costume designer Sue Hum, is an entertainment buff who watches everything and reports back to us. Dave welcomes Sue with her new feature, "'Sue's Reviews' with Costume Designer Sue Hum" Sue is off to the side by the spiral staircase.
SUE: "In the new Fox show, 'Dads', friends Eli and Warner are entrepreneurial video game developers whose stereotyped loving fathers move in with their sons. My favorite scene is when the dads accidentally get ripped on marijuana brownies, and BOOM! . . . . everybody gets jiggy! It's a laugh riot. I give it four Hums."
Four Sue Hum heads appear.

ACT 5:
ANNOUNCE: "We're back at it tomorrow as Dave welcomes Bill O'Reilly, and The Head and The Heart. Chess Move Suggestion! Rook to F3. Hope it helps."

ACT 6:
Anna stars on the new CBS program, "Mom." And she is a mom. Baby is 14 months. Dad is actor Chris Pratt. We see a photo of the baby. It's the familiar shot of a baby deep into his morning oatmeal. 5% goes in the mouth, 95% goes over everything else. Super cute baby. The family is currently baby-proofing the house, safe-guarding it so baby doesn't do personal harm. Anna's mom made a long to-do list. #12 was to fix the door to the bar. That's usually a middle school safeguard, but you can never be too safe.
Dave asks about some of Anna's old jobs. She says she once worked as a waitress at a retirement home in Seattle. Before she could even finish saying "Seattle" Dave was asking if she knew Doug. Doug is the guy who asked a question in the pre-show Q&A and then was revisited in the Top Ten. Yikes. That was lightning quick. I looked in the show-notes and found no mention of Anna living and working in Seattle, so Dave was unaware that Seattle would ever come up. I get how Dave could make that quick reference, but to be so quick with the name "Doug," now that was impressive.

"Mom" - it's on CBS, Mondays at 9:30 PM.

ACT 7:
From their new album, "Deltron 3030: Event 2," Deltron 3030 performed the highly efforted "City Rising From The Ashes." Nice sound; loved the horns and choir.

And that was our show for Tuesday October 15, 2013.

Monday's weather for Columbus Day was perfect . . . cloudy with a chance of meatballs. I thought of that Tuesday after the show; too late to pitch; too late to tweet, too late to tell . . . but nothing is too late for the Wahoo.

Wow, our cue card boy Todd was the breakdancing congressional budget guy during the monologue. Who would have ever thought all that practicing in his bedroom as a teen would pay off on Broadway? I'm hoping for the same opportunity if and when I'm asked to do the Robot.

When I would be asked if I had read "50 Shades of Grey," I'd always answer the same way: "I'm going to wait for the movie." Now that there is going to be a movie, it isn't as funny. Doesn't quite work.

With Giant fans having little to root for, this is what most of us are doing.
We're rooting against the Dallas Cowboys - we hate the team and their bandwagon fans.
We're rooting against the Philadelphia Eagles - their fans are just awful awful people.
The Redskins . . . we're kinda rooting for them. I've always heard good things about their fans, even when if we're wearing a Giant jersey at their place.

Oh, and here's a prediction . . . the New York Giants will end up with more or as many wins as the New York Jets this year.

How did I miss this? During the top of the show, I was busy typing up an info card for Dave about Biff being a grandfather. And then in the ACT 2 I was . . . . I don't remember. I think I was typing up some information about Sylvester Stallone's art work. So what did I miss? One of the tweets read by Dave was from no other than longtime Wahoo reader, one-time contributor of a full Wahoo issue, and the idea-man behind Cameo Mention of a Wahoo reader, Bill Lehecka. Congratulations, Bill Lehecka. No longer will people ask, "Who the hecka is Bill Lehecka?"

Sorry, Bill, if I had known I would have tipped you off, though it may have been more exciting learning about while watching.

The Wahoo Gazette: Putting The Blah In Blog.

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Michael Z. McIntee
Twitter: @WahooMike

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