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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl: TV spot brings Leno, Letterman together

AP Television Writer

NEW YORK Super Bowl viewers were rubbing their eyes over a TV spot pairing CBS late-night host David Letterman with longtime NBC rival Jay Leno, plus Oprah Winfrey.

Aired early Sunday in the CBS-aired game, the ad depicted Letterman and Leno glumly sharing a couch watching the Super Bowl, with Winfrey between them trying to make peace.

The spot revisits a promo from the 2007 Super Bowl with Letterman and Winfrey watching the big game.

In the new spot, Letterman grumbles, "This is the worst Super Bowl party ever."

Leno replies that Dave's "just saying that because I'm here."

The spot was secretly taped last week at New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre, home of Letterman's "Late Show."

Next month, Leno returns to "The Tonight Show" as Letterman's rival.