In September 1993, The Late Show with David Letterman did a segment called "Meet the Neighbors" where they visited Hello Deli owner Rupert Jee. His deli was right around the corner from the main entrance of the Ed Sullivan Theater, and just next door to the theater's stage door.
Over the course of several decades, Jee has been a Late Show staple and game for a variety of endless, wacky and lovable shenanigans. And his appearances have made him famous. "It's really sad for me knowing that Dave will be retiring" said Jee, who estimates that he has made about 200 Late Show appearances over 22 years. "Dave's creative and unorthodox approach has created a new standard in late night entertainment. His DNA is apparent in almost all talk shows. Although he will be riding into the sunset, his legacy will be firmly rooted in this industry. And the neighborhood will never be the same with Dave leaving."
Jee shared his favorite Late Show moments. To see them all, click on this Parade.com story.