By the way, the conventional wisdom is that Dave bombed as Oscar host in 1995 because he didn’t take it seriously and has never been asked back. But I heard over the weekend the truth is that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences asks Letterman EVERY year since to host the Oscars, and he declines. Heck, he was responsible for one of the single most memorable monologue moments in recent years (“Oprah….Uma. Uma…Oprah. Hmm.”) P.S. Since that line was an homage to a famous Anne Bancroft routine from her early 1970s TV special, see the original here on YouTube.
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