Here is a really nice video from Rolling Stone profiling Hello Deli’s Ruppert Gee, the regular foil of David Letterman over the years that Dave has been at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Ruppert has been part of some epic bits and it is noted in the video that Ruppert has appeared on the Letterman show over 200 times.
I’ve always enjoyed helping people out – almost to a fault. There are times when you help out a friend knowing that they will get you back sometime down the line. There is the ever present ‘don’t burn bridges’ mantra that is even more relevant in today’s uber-networked world (an ideal that is probably impossible to uphold with 100% success, but that is another analysis altogether).