Dick Cavett Revisits Alcohol-Soaked 'Worst Show'

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In a brand new book about The Tonight Show With Jay Leno written by show producer David Berg, one of the many memorable guest anecdotes involves how Quentin Tarantino, in 2003, hit “The Jay Bar” cart a little too hard and paid the incoherent, frenetic price.

Reading about that brought back memories of an even more epic artifact from the annals of late night slosh. Back in September 1970, Dick Cavett – on an ABC show shortened to 45 minutes from the usual hour and a half by Monday Night Football – welcomed Husbands director John Cassavetes together with the film’s co-stars Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk.

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