Letterman’s comeback Top 10 list


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The ‘Late Show’ Top 10 Demands of the Striking Writers (as seen on the show Wednesday night):

10. From ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ Tim Carvell: ‘Complimentary tote bag with next insulting contract offer.’


9. From ‘The Colbert Report,’ Laura Krafft: ‘No rollbacks in health benefits, so I can treat the hypothermia I caught on the picket lines.’

8. Daytime television writer, Melissa Salmons: ‘Full salary and benefits for my imaginary writing partner, Lester.’

7. From ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent,’ Warren Leight: ‘Members of the AMPTP must explain what the hell AMPTP stands for.’

6. From ‘The Colbert Report,’ Jay Katsir: ‘No disciplinary action taken against any writer caught having inappropriate relationship with a copier.’

5. From ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ Steve Bodow: ‘I’d like a date with a woman.’

4. Writer and director, Nora Ephron: ‘Hazard pay for breaking up fights on ‘The View.’’


3. From ‘Law & Order,’ Gina Gionfriddo: ‘I’m no accountant, but instead of us getting 4 cents for a $20 DVD, how about we get $20 for a 4-cent DVD?’

2. From ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ Chris Albers: ‘I don’t have a joke – I just want to remind everyone that we’re on strike, so none of us are responsible for this lame list.’

1. Thurber Award-winning author, Alan Zwiebel: ‘Producers must immediately remove their heads from their asses.’

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For the Record: An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled a writer’s name as Gina Johnfrido. It isGina Gionfriddo.