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Premiere, Letterman
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From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Almost immediately, Dave wanted Matt to do his Matthew McConaughey impression, but they got sidetracked by talking about Matt's personal life - getting married last year at this time at City Hall, having a baby, and Matt and Lucy wanting to raise the children bi-lingual, which prompted the spanish-speaking cue-card guy to talk to Matt in spanish. Matt replied (in spanish), and then the cue-card guy said something crazy in spanish and stormed off. It was a planned skit, of course, and it ended the first segment.

When they came back from the commercial break, they talked about "The Good Sheppard," about Angelina Jolie and Robert DeNiro, and then they showed a clip from the movie, which was really good, but in my opinion, it was a great scene for costar John Turtuuro more so than for Matt. Anyway, they finally got around to Matt doing his Matthew McC. impression, which was hilarious. Dave loved it, as did the audience.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 13th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - it's different from what was posted above - and all versions are great.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 13th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
As a follow-up question, did Matt stay for the Barbara Walters segment (and mention the Hugh Jackman lapdance)?
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The second chair was empty when they came back from commercial to introduce Walters. I wondered if he would stick around to chide her about it, but I am guessing he had to head off to the premiere.

-JH
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
No, Matt left after his segment, but that's standard for all the guests on the Letterman show. You might be thinking of the Tonight Show, where guests often stick around and sit on the couch during the other guests' segments. Anyway, I'm afraid I only heard a little of Barbara Walters...she was talking about her "10 Most Fascinating People" show, so no, I don't think she mentioned the Hugh Jackman lap dance thing!

Lastly, just to fill you in since you apparently missed the whole show, Dave was extremely laudatory towards Matt at the beginning when he announced the guests on that night's show -- calling him a great actor, a humanitarian, a great all-around guy, etc., etc.... Laying it on thick(!), and obviously in an amusing way, but you can tell he really likes and respects Matt.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 13th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the reports everyone - Letterman's not shown anymore in Australia but I've just seen the clips via youtube.

They really set up the McConaughey segment, but people seem to love it.

Matt's never been as open about his wife and family before, but Dave was asking pretty loaded questions. Good stuff.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I want to thank everyone as well, especially "Just Jared". I couldn't get the show here, either and am deeply grateful for the recaps and clips on "YouTube". It was all that and more!

~Maureen~
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