In 1989, David Letterman appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In addition to Letterman’s appearance, the show kicked off with a skit featuring Carson as Abraham Lincoln doing standup, and it’s hilarious.
Enjoy this look back at David Letterman on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1989!
Check out Letterman’s other appearances on with Johnny Carson both on The Tonight Show and on his own show:
- David Letterman Visits The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984
- Johnny Carson Visits the Late Night with David Letterman Show in 1985
- Johnny Carson Asks David Letterman “Just How Pissed Off Are You?” on The Tonight Show in 1991
- Clint Eastwood, David Letterman, and Bob Hope on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1992