Skip to main content

Tina Fey literally gave Letterman the dress off her back on air last night

Tina Fey's #LastDressEver - David Letterman
Tina Fey plus David Letterman equals late night comedy gold. As the last days of Letterman’s 30+ year run tick down, the actress/comedian/producer extraordinaire appeared on Late Night with David Letterman last night, and literally took the dress right off her back to give to Dave, claiming it’s the last fancy dress she’ll ever wear on a talk show.

Before disrobing on air, Fey explained to Letterman, who is set to retire following his last show on May 20, that she gets all gussied up for her appearances out of respect for him. And with Letterman gone, she’ll have no need to dress up on air again.

It’s not like she’ll get all dolled up for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, she jokes – “that’s creepy he’s like my brother.” After all, the two headed up the hallowed Weekend Update segment on SNL for years.

“I’m gonna wear special underwear for James Cordon? That’s not gonna happen,” Fey continued.

Perhaps Fey didn’t realize this might be a dig to Stephen Colbert, who will be taking over Late Night. Maybe he only deserves casual dresses – only someone of Letterman’s caliber will get a Kate Middleton-style classy frock. And speaking of special underwear, Fey had a special message (on both sides) written just for Dave in the multi-tiered spandex outfit that appeared under the dress. But it’s best you watch for yourself to find out what happens. #lastdressever

It seemed Letterman was genuinely taken aback and touched by the gesture, but, in typical fashion, after the clothing was gone and the audience had been calmed, Dave had one more joke to serve up as Fey stood in her skivvies: “I’m told we have time for one more segment,” he quipped.

Late Night With David Letterman has run for over 30 years, first on NBC then CBS, and has seen a steady stream of high-profile guests, and fun segments. The last episode will see a number of celebrity appearances, with Fey reportedly among them. And you can bet she’ll be wearing pants.

Christine Persaud
Christine has decades of experience in trade and consumer journalism. While she started her career writing exclusively about…
Why The Last Ronin could be the best TMNT movie ever made
The Last Ronin wields the weapons of his fallen brothers.

Four decades ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird unleashed their independent comic book series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and took the industry by storm. Eastman and Laird’s Mirage Studios pulled off a feat that few other comic book companies in the 1980s were able to match. The success of the comic allowed the TMNT to cross over into an animated series in 1987, which only made the Turtles more popular. Toy lines, action figures, video games, and all manner of merchandise followed before Turtlemania reached its high point in 1990 with the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

In a way, it’s been all downhill from there. The Turtles’ popularity has waxed and waned over the last 40 years, but they’ve never quite recaptured the frenzy of Turtlemania. Even the most recent animated movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, managed to earn only $180.5 million worldwide. Mutant Mayhem received good reviews, but those aren’t the kind of numbers that scream box office hit.

Read more
If you have to watch one Disney+ movie this April, stream this one
An imagined underwater alien civilization in Aliens of the Deep.

It would be understandable if Disney+ subscribers feel a little jealous of Hulu in April. That's because the new additions to Hulu include The Big Lebowski, The Fifth Element, Hellboy, Ocean's 11, Jumanji: The Next Level, and even Wonder Woman. The only major Disney+ movie to debut in April was Wish. For families with kids or animation lovers, Wish might be enough. But when picking the one movie to watch on Disney+ in April, we decided to dive a little deeper into the streaming catalog. That's how we settled on our choice for the one Disney+ movie that you have to watch this month: Aliens of the Deep.

Between the premiere of Titanic in 1997 and Avatar in 2009, director James Cameron threw himself into the realm of underwater exploration and directed or co-directed two documentary films. Cameron's first documentary, Ghosts of the Abyss, is not on Disney+. But Aliens of the Deep has a permanent home here. This movie was originally an IMAX release and it was filmed in IMAX 3D. The streaming experience may not be able to replicate that, but Aliens of the Deep is still visually dazzling even in 2D. And now, we'll share the three reasons why you should watch Aliens of the Deep this month.
It's one of James Cameron's passion projects

Read more
Everything you need to know about Umbrella Academy season 4
The cast of The Umbrella Academy stands together in the main room of the family mansion.

More than a year ago, Netflix announced that its superhero series The Umbrella Academy would be returning for a fourth and final season. It's one of the best shows on Netflix, and has been consistently inventive throughout its run on the streaming service. The show first premiered in 2019, and is adapted from a comic book series of the same name. Season 3 ended on a pretty suspenseful cliffhanger, so fans of the show were undoubtedly pleased with the news that the show would be back for one more rodeo.

If you're looking forward to the show's fourth and final season, you're not alone. Here's everything we know about the upcoming season, including who will be returning, how many episodes i will have and when it's coming out.
Who is in the cast of Umbrella Academy season 4?

Read more