"From the home office in Lebanon, Pennsylvania . . ." To fans of NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman," that nightly introduction means one thing (drum roll, please): Another edition of the enormously popular "Top Ten" lists is about to be delivered.
To meet the demand for classic "Top Ten" lists, Pocket Books has published "The 'Late Night with David Letterman' Book of Top Ten Lists," a compilation of 175 of the funniest "Top Ten" lists presented on the late-night series.
On Sept. 18, 1985, host Letterman announced the first of the now famous litanies: Things That Almost Rhyme with Peas. Since then, "Late Night" fans have heard more than 500 lists. Subjects range from politics to sports to current events to the just plain absurd.