The thing that I will miss most about David Letterman’s show is the way that he involved regular-ass people in his show. Though he always adopted a bit of an asshole persona, he sold it by staying genuine.
Dave was the first late night guy that I tried to watch regularly. My favorite thing that he ever did was a now long forgotten bit called “Stop Calling Me Chief” where he would interview someone on the street and relentlessly address them as “Chief.” They won the game if they said “Please stop calling me chief.”
These bits seem to be really hard to find now, perhaps partially due to (terrible) rapper Chief Keef’s release of the song “Stop Callin Me” - the existence of which is funny enough for me to forgive the fact that I can’t find any other videos of this stupid old late night sketch.