We knew this was coming, and boy, was it worth the wait!
David Letterman resumed production of his late night talk show yesterday after a two week scheduled hiatus, during which an extremist posted death threats on an internet message board used by Al Qaeda against him, and as we expected, a majority of not only his monologue, but also his "top ten," were in reference to the debacle!
Here are some HIGHlights:
“Thank you very much for being here tonight. We have great audiences night in and night out, but tonight especially, it means a lot to me. Tonight, you people are more, to me, honestly, more than an audience … you’re more like a human shield. I’m so sorry, I’m a little late coming out. Backstage, I was talking to the guy from CBS. We were going through the CBS life insurance policy to see if I was covered for jihad. You’re not going to believe what happened. A guy, a radical extremist, threatened to cut my tongue out. I wish I had a nickel for every time a guy has threatened … I think the first time was during the Academy Awards. I have a fatwa on me. And they say the guy that issued the fatwa is an Internet jihadist. Internet jihadist, and I said, ‘Well, heck, who says Obama isn’t creating jobs?’ And so now, State Department authorities are looking into this. They’re not taking this lightly. They’re looking into it. They’re questioning, they’re interrogating, there’s an electronic trail — but everybody knows it’s Leno.”
“Top 10 things that went through my mind after heard about the threat:”
Number 8: “Why is the staff in such a good mood?”
Number 4: “How can someone be so angry at a time when Kim Kardashian is so happy?”
Number 3: “Some people get Emmy nominations; some people get death threats.”
We're thrilled to see that as serious as these threats could be - despite the man in question confusing Letterman as Jewish - that he's not letting them affect the quality of his show, and laughing at the sheer silliness of it all!
[Image via AP Images.]
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