• Dec 11, 2006


David Letterman is at it again. And this time we're taking it personally. Long a fan of Dave and his destruction of household items for our amusement, we have to draw the line somewhere. In his latest shtick, Letterman has his crew drop a safe from the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater in which his show is taped. The 300-pound hunk of metal is unceremoniously dumped from the roof and plummets towards the street below, coming to a cushiony halt atop a Buick LeSabre's rear seat.

Not a particularly big fan of the Buick, but it did appear to be in good working order and we can think of more than a few people who could use some wheels to get themselves to work, so this seems especially wasteful.

Aww, we're just joshin'. This is hilarious! One only has to watch to marvel at the "precision" with which this stunt was arranged. It seems a miracle they even hit the car and didn't make a crater in the sidewalk. The suspension of the Buick appears to take the impact with aplomb and we actually discussed whether or not the car might still be drivable. Certainly the safe looks no worse for the fall. We're pretty sure there will be complaints about the vehicle's untimely demise, but laughter has been said to be the best medicine, so that and a chill pill should help everybody get over themselves it.

[Source: The Daily Reel]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      GM issued a statement and has asked for a investigation by the Dept of Transportation demanding to know why other foreign automakers including Ford were subjugated to similar testing. GM claims media bias and has said that its new cars starting next year will have strengthened roofs and will be able to pass the new "anvil" standard.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Haha! One wonders how you get a permit for such a thing and then how that conversation goes exactly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "GM issued a statement and has asked for a investigation by the Dept of Transportation demanding to know why other foreign automakers including Ford were subjugated to similar testing. GM claims media bias and has said that its new cars starting next year will have strengthened roofs and will be able to pass the new "anvil" standard."

      People have sued GM in the past for poor roofs. In fact a case I read had a pair of teenagers dropping a piece of concrete off a highway over pass, it landed onto a corvette that had a dinky plastic cover of a roof. It smashed the guys head and he "lived." GM argued that criminals intervened to cut off liability, but the CA Supreme Court said even a falling rock is a danger they should have guarded against because its foreseeable, therefore they were liable.
      • 8 Years Ago
      can we get some of these other clips of them smashing junkers
      • 8 Years Ago
      My grandfather has been brought to tears.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This was on Speed's show 'shooting cars' a few months back. The people from the late show asked for a big car to smash. So the shop they asked found a good big car that had no engine or trans. They weren't hating on GM or anything. That is just the car they had sitting around ready to be smashed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sick of people trying to speak French to sound cool. It's a "Buick The Sword."
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another Domestic off of the road. Today has been a good day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      David Letterman is just the best.

      He's still funny as ever. Leno on the other hand...eh.
      • 8 Years Ago
      WOW.... How lame...

      Video and the comment by burger238 right there ^