Picks and Pans Review: Late Night with David Letterman

updated 12/27/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/27/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

Pizza delivery races, trick-or-treaters dressed as real estate salesmen, and the last laugh in practical jokes—the whoopee coffin—make Letterman the best thing to happen to late-night TV since Tom Snyder started going to bed earlier.

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