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Quote of the Day: Late Night with David Letterman

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Cher: I never thought I’d want to do this show with you.
David Letterman: Now why?
David Letterman: Now let’s explore this a little. Why? Because you thought I was a…
Cher: An asshole

33 years ago today (May 22, 1986), Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night.

Quote of the Day: Dorf on Golf

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Dorf: Now Leonard, with dat well-trained caddy eye of yours, how far would you say we are from da nearest hole?

[Leonard takes a long moment to look far across the course.]

Leonard: Far.


Dorf: Leonard, why don’t you consider getting to bed a little early tonight? You wouldn’t want to miss a visit from the IQ fairy.


R.I.P. Tim Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)

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Quote of the Day: M*A*S*H

[Hawkeye was telling Dr. Sidney Freedman about what he initially thought was a chicken clucking inside the bus]

Dr. Sidney Freedman: Then what happened?

Hawkeye: Then I went back toward the front of the bus.

Dr. Sidney Freedman: And what happened next?

Hawkeye: There’s something wrong with it. It stopped making noise. It just–just stopped.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: She-she killed it! She killed it!

Dr. Sidney Freedman: She killed the chicken?

Hawkeye: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I didn’t mean for her to kill it.

[sobbing]

Hawkeye: I did not–I–I just wanted it to be quiet. It was–it was a baby! She, she smothered her own baby.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: You son of a bitch, why did you make me remember that?

Dr. Sidney Freedman: You had to get it out in the open. Now we’re halfway home.

The series finale of M*A*S*H aired on this day, 36 years ago (February 28, 1983). Over 125 million tuned in to watch! To this day, it is the largest audience for any television series (excluding sports and news events) ever. It is still the standard of which every television series finale is compared.

You can get the complete series from Amazon by clicking on the box set below:

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Quote of the Day: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century


The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.

Happy 76th birthday to Gil Gerard!!!

If you’d like to get this television series from Amazon, click on the poster below:

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