I’m an old fashioned guy. I don’t completely understand you kids and your Jimmy Fallon and your crazy Conan O’Brien (actually, I understand O’Brien — he’s fucking great). I’m a Letterman guy, and will be until he hands the show over to Jon Stewart in a few years (it’ll happen, although he just signed an extension to 2011-2012 — watch and see if Stewart’s next contract doesn’t end there, too). And without fail, Bruce Willis is always a great guest. There’s a few folks, like Willis, and Tom Hanks, and Howard Stern, and maybe Drew Barrymore, who are generally the very best late-night talk show guests. And I always feel strangely jealous when they show up on another show; I feel like they are obligated to be funny only for Dave.
Anyway, Bruce really is one of Dave’s guys — hell, he hosted the show for Dave while he was recuperating for heart surgery a few years back. And last night, Willis showed up on the show, not as a guest plugging something, but just because: That’s what Willis does. And he may make the occasional bad movie, but who has got a bad word for Willis? No one, that’s who. And it’s because he does cool shit like this:
If the video from CBS isn’t working, you can also watch the clip on this YouTube video. The good stuff starts at the five-minute mark: