David Letterman made a surprise appearance at the CBS upfront announcements this week.
Letterman usually keeps away from these types of events but came to this one to promote his CBS talk show which is going head-to-head with The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon from next year.
CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said “What’s going on out there in late-night? All of a sudden, everybody’s got a Jimmy: they have a Jimmy, they have a Jimmy… we thought we don’t have a Jimmy. Jimmy Buffet is too tropical, Jimmy Carter too political, Jimmy Hoffa not available. There are a lot of Jimmys out there but there is only one Dave, David Letterman”. Dave then came out to a huge applause and joked “I’m honored to be here for your pledge drive”.