Letterman, Winfrey Bury Hatchet -- [Winfrey: "What Hatchet?"]
Winfrey again: "I've been hearing for the past week you talking about it, and I didn't know if you were really serious or you were just doing your 'Dave thing.'" She must have missed the "Late Show" following Letterman's bypass surgery. He invited the doctors, who, "...saved my life," onto the show to publicly thank them, becoming visibly moved as he did so. The moment became fodder for one of Letterman's trademark, self-depricating, running gags. So, this is certainly not the first time Dave has demonstrated how brilliant he can be while he juggles being serious with the 'Dave thing.'