VIDEO: Preview Bill Murray's 'Liberace-Styled' Entrance on Tonight's 20th Anniversary Episode of THE LATE SHOW
Bill Murray makes a grand entrance Liberace-style on the Late Show with David Letterman when Murray, the first guest to visit the LATE SHOW when it premiered on Aug. 30, 1993, helps the host mark 20 years on the CBS Television Network, Thursday, Aug. 29. Check out a first look below!
Arriving onstage in a white vintage Rolls-Royce below a sign onstage in script lettering that reads "Billy," Murray, resplendent in a white Liberace-style outfit, complete with a cape, a white toy poodle and wearing Liberace's signature hairstyle, Murray gets escorted out of the Rolls by a young, blonde man wearing a gold-and-white chauffeur uniform to take his seat next to Letterman.
Murray's entire interview, including the special "billboard" he took out for Letterman for his 20 years at CBS and his unearthing - using a pickaxe and a jackhammer - of a time capsule near Letterman's desk onstage with "artifacts" from Aug. 30, 1993, can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
As of tonight's broadcast, the multiple Emmy Award-winning Late Show with David Letterman will have broadcast 3,897 episodes and four Primetime specials in its 20 years on CBS. Since its debut on the Network on August 30, 1993, the critically-acclaimed show has been honored with nine Emmy Awards, including six for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program," and a staggering 73 Emmy nominations. Over the past 20 years, the groundbreaking LATE SHOW has remained one of the funniest and most creative shows on television. The broadcast, hosted by Letterman, a 2012 Kennedy Center honoree and a pioneer in the late night talk show field beginning with the 1982 premiere of his iconic "Late Night with David Letterman," remains the longest running late night television host in history at 31 years and counting.