The Place: Late Night with David Letterman. Broadcast Wednesday November 4th, 1987. The Scene: It is 5:30 in the evening on a weekday. David Letterman is hanging out of a window of the NBC building in New York City with a bullhorn. He is calling down to the pedestrians below on the sidewalk in front of Radio City Music Hall. He has attracted quite a crowd. "Attention people of New York City... Attention citizens of New York City... My name is Robert C. Wright. I am the president of NBC. The most powerful television network in the world. I'm not wearing pants. I am not wearing pants. You people go home. The christmas tree is not up yet. Go back to Long Island. We don't want you here." David then reads the evening's Top Ten list to the crowd below: Top Ten New York City Pedestrian Tips ------------------------------------- 1. If it doesn't smell like chilli, it probably isn't. 2. If you catch an exploding manhole cover, you can keep it. 3. Cabs driving on the sidewalk are not permitted to pick up passengers. 4. It's bad manners to lie down inside someone else's chalk body outline. 5. Don't lick food from a stranger's beard. 6. Avoid paperwork for your next of kin by keeping dental records on you. 7. Jon Gotti Always has the right of way. 8. Yelling at cab drivers in english wastes your time and theirs. 9. Remember: Regular hot dogs do not have fingernails. 10. The city does not employ so called 'Wallet Inspectors'.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)