David Letterman has been on game shows before

The other night on his show David Letterman made the comment about Regis Philbin saving television again by hosting the new Million Dollar Password on CBS that debuted Sunday night. What may not be well known by anyone less than 40 years old, Letterman use to guest star on game shows during the late 70’s and early 80’s before he got the Late Show on NBC in 1982. The one I remember him best being on was Password Plus, hosted by the late great Allen Ludden.

Here is a clip from a bonus round on an episode Letterman guested on:

The other game show I thought he did great on was called “Liars Club”, but I can’t find any clips on YouTube.

Letterman also tried to host a game show in 1977 called The Riddlers which wasn’t picked up by the networks: