With so much focus on the ruckus from the Sarah Palin top 10 list, let's remember some of the unforgettable scenes from the past 25-plus years that made David Letterman an icon for a generation of late-night TV viewers
Bill Murray first guest on Late Night (Feb. 1, 1982)
''You've got everyone under your spell, it's obvious,'' says Murray, commencing decades of seemingly spontaneous chats with Dave. On Letterman's debut in late night, Murray feigns anger. ''I had a chance to strangle Richard Nixon and I didn't do it and I regret it and now I'm inches from you... I'm gonna make every second of your life a living hell!''