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Bill Murray will be David Letterman’s last guest on ‘Late Show’

Bill Murray has showed up on costume many times on David Letterman’s show. Here, he was Liberace.
Bill Murray has showed up on costume many times on David Letterman’s show. Here, he was Liberace. CBS

Bill Murray, who was David Letterman’s first late-night guest, will also be his last interviewed guest.

Murray has been on Letterman’s show 43 times over the last 33 years. In his first visit in 1982, when Letterman was on NBC, Murray told him: “You got out of Indianapolis and didn’t look back. I’m just waiting for the other shoe to fall on you, man, and I want to be there when it hits the floor! I had a chance to strangle Richard Nixon and I didn’t—and I regret it!”

Watch the appearance below.

Murray will appear on the “Late Show” on Tuesday. Tom Hanks and Eddie Vedder are scheduled to appear on Monday.

Letterman’s last show is Wednesday. CBS says the show will be “an hour filled with surprises (and) memorable highlights.” And, one last Top 10 list.

Letterman will give his only TV interview before leaving to Jane Pauley on “CBS Sunday Morning.” (It airs at 8 a.m. Sunday.)

One tidbit Letterman shares in that candid interview is how he started drinking when he was 11.

“And I drank right through 'till I was 34,” he told Pauley. “And I had the show at NBC and I just said to myself, 'You're a fool, you're a dumb fool. You can't do this. You know, they just don't give these shows to everybody. You have one. And you drink yourself into trouble, you're done, pal!’

“And I just quit. Never took another drink.”

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