Letterman returns, delivers striking writers' top 10 list
If you've been following the Writer's Guild of America strike (we have been just a little bit) and all the drama that comes with it, then you know that the principal heroes of late-night television returned last night in all their bearded glory.
David Letterman, in expressing his solidarity for those on strike, presented the following top 10 list of requirements from specific writers:
10. "Complimentary tote bag with next insulting contract offer" - Tim Carvell, from The Daily Show
9. "No rollbacks in health benefits, so I can treat the hypothermia I caught on the picket lines" - Laura Krafft, from The Colbert Report
8. "Full salary and benefits for my imaginary writing partner, Lester" - Melissa Salmons, daytime TV writer
7. "Members of the AMPTP must explain what the hell AMPTP stands for" - Warren Leight, writer for Law & Order: Criminal Intent
6. "No disciplinary action taken against any writer caught having inappropriate relationship with a copier" - Jay Katsir, from The Colbert Report
5. "I'd like a date with a woman" - Steve Bodow, from The Daily Show
4. "Hazard pay for breaking up fights on The View" - from writer and director Nora Ephron.
3. "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?" - Gina Johnfrido, from Law & Order
2. "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" - Chris Albers, from Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1. "Producers must immediately remove their heads from their -----" - author Alan Zweibel
Stay tuned for more updates on the WGA strike as they develop.
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