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Which late night network talk show band do you like the best?
(USA based, because those are the only ones I know of.)


(Sorry, Letterman is the Late show, not late night. I haven't seen him much since he changed networks.)
 

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The Tonight Show band with Skitch Henderson. :D
 

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We only get Letterman down here. Who's Conan Obrien?
 

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pc1234 said:
The funnier one - with the better band... :D
The one with the modified bouffant hairdo. It's stacked on the front of his head! :D :D (No wonder he's so funny!)

He used to be a comedy writer for who?? :?
One of the big names but it won't come to me at the moment.
 

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ratracer said:
He used to be a comedy writer for who?? :?
One of the big names but it won't come to me at the moment.
The Simpsons and SNL - he also does a killer Elvis impersonation for his crowd warm-up...
 

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pc1234 said:
The Simpsons and SNL - he also does a killer Elvis impersonation for his crowd warm-up...
SNL - that's who I was thinking of!! Wasn't aware he wrote for the Simpsons though.

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coolsax2k7 said:
can I 'just say no' to television in general?
NO!! Don't you know that TV is the man's way of programming your mind to bend and conform to his smallest desires!! Can't believe you resist! You will be assimilated! :borg: You don't understand the power of the dark side! :violent1:

But on the other hand. How can you watch TV when you're either at work, shedding, or on SOTW? Sides, most of TV is so boring nowaday anyway. In other words, this is your mind w/o TV ---- :toothy7: . This is your mind with TV ---- :compress: :cyclopsa: :shaking2: :sick: :sleepy2: :tongue9:
 

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Carl H. said:
Which late night network talk show band do you like the best?
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I'd have to say Paul Schaffer and the CBS Orchestra is my favorite. There is so much intelligence, tongue-in-cheek and humor in what Schaffer plays. He's so damn quick, too, providing an impromptu accompaniment, or "dialing music" for Dave.

Maybe it's also that Paul Shaffer has been in my consciousness for like 30 some odd years...Remember the skit on SNL where Bill Murray was the lounge singer at Meatloaf Mountain? "Star Wars!!! Nothing but Star Wars!!" His accompanist??! Paul Shaffer.

I sometimes watch the show and key in on Will Lee's playing. He has always been a favorite bass player of mine way back to the days of the early 70's Brecker Brothers.

I think my preference in band has something to do with my preference in show (and host). My current favorite "bit" is "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches". I have always found Leno kinda un-funny and forced. I have dug Letterman for close to thirty years, going back to when he had the daytime show. Anybody else remember that show?

The few times I have heard the Max Weinberg 7, I have liked them. I love Max's playing and his kit is a nice object lesson for kids who think they need a million toms in their kit. He makes a ton of music on his minimalist kit. It's just on too late for me to watch regularly to get familiar with the band. I did, however, go to a taping of the Conan O'Brien Show in 1998. His guest that evening was Halle Berry:D :D It was cool to hear the band play the full tunes going in and out of commercials. It was weird at the end of the show, you know the part when you're watching at home and the credits are rolling and the band is wailin'.... As soon as the director signaled that they were "clear" the band just stopped... really unsatisfying and bothersome (to me anyway)...
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Dog Pants said:
We only get Letterman down here. Who's Conan Obrien?
Conan Obrien is funnier than H.... Dog, you'd really like him, I bet. Also the Max Weinberg band is fabulous. They have a great sax player and trumpet player, and guitarist. Actually all the band members are excellent and I really like the tunes they do. Too bad you can only hear a few seconds going into & out of the commercial breaks. Every now & then they give us a bit more. But only hearing a small portion of a tune is really frustrating.
 

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what would happen to this poll if the "Saturday Night Live" band was added to the list.........
 
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