Watch David Letterman Return to Late Night TV on 'Kimmel'

Lawrence Kim
October 18, 2017

The former "Late Show" host joined "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Brooklyn on Tuesday, where the bushily bearded legend was just happy "to be out of the house", he said. "... I think that this show, and what late night has become, is a result of him playing with the genre, and experimenting and exploring".

He explained the thought behind the unique gift.

Of course, the successor to David Letterman was not Jimmy Fallon but Stephen Colbert, who had a rocky start but who helped take the show to #1 in the ratings partially due to his focus on politics and on criticizing Donald Trump. He expected that Conan would return the horse quickly, but Conan's wife took to the horse and they haven't given it back, which means Letterman's out the cost of the horse.

And he didn't hear anything else about it until Conan made an appearance on The Late Show. Poking fun at O'Brien's demeanor during the show, Letterman joked, "Now it's like he's losing his mind".

That's not the end of the story, as Conan during an appearance on Friday's Late Show, told current host Stephen Colbert that the horse had "gone insane".

"Some parts-no I don't", Letterman said after a bit of hesitation. The lesson here: Maybe just go with an edible arrangement next time.

Letterman dodged questions about his upcoming Netflix show, admitting only that Howard Stern would be a guest on one episode. He also reminisced on his television days. Conan doesn't mention whether Dave ever asked him to return the horse, so it's really not clear whether Dave is still out the cost of the horse, or how much money everyone spent during this entire endeavor. "I miss wearing makeup", he responded.

Now that he's retired, he said he feels like a different person.

"Paul, you didn't tell me you work here now", Letterman yelled over to Shaffer upon sitting down at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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