Letterman too sick to interview Danica

Posted by Iannucci | 3/21/2007 | 2 comments »
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Remember a few weeks ago where they did the pre-Oscar thing of having movie stars interview each other? Well, that’s what happened last night on the The Late Show.

Reportedly David Letterman developed a mysterious illness right before his show yesterday, so instead of getting a last minute replacement they just let the guests handle the show. So Adam Sandler was interviewing Don Cheadle (and vice versa) and then Sandler took a stab at interviewing Danica Patrick.

Anyone ever hear of the phrase “inmates running the asylum”? Sandler said of the whole thing "I was just babbling and the poor girl was staring at me, like, 'where's Letterman?'"

It wasn’t just her, Adam. IndyCar fans were sadly deprived of whatever playfulness or real tension might have occurred between former employer and employee. I can’t imagine that Dave would chicken out on this interview, but I can imagine that he might have intentionally set her up for this disaster.

2 comments

  1. Jennifer Coomer // March 21, 2007 9:37 AM  

    That's true. I really did feel jipped. I wanted to see what was going to happen!

  2. pressdog // March 21, 2007 10:41 AM  

    Completely true story: I'm running a test on my VCR to make sure I can record the race this Saturday. I get done with that and there's Danica wearing these white shoes with her black dress and being interviewed by Sandler who clearly had no clue what he was doing. Felt bad for Danica. Dude, seriously, why not just grab people out of the audience to fill in for Dave. DEBACLE. What's he got, typhoid? He couldn't cowboy up and do the show? I only watched about 30 seconds of the stammering and I turned it off.