The Most Iconic (and Cringeworthy) Moments in Talk Show History

Where were you when Drew Barrymore flashed David Letterman on national television? What about when Tom Cruise jumped up and down on Oprah's couch and proclaimed his love for Katie Holmes? The list of iconic moments in talk show history goes on—and we've compiled them all for you in one place.

Arnold Schwarzenegger announces his run for governor

These days, Arnold Schwarzenegger is just as much a politician as he is a major movie star—but people were blown away when the Terminator actor announced his run for the governor of California on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


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The More You Know

  • In the United States, people will spend about 17 days of their life watching commercials.
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show' broke race barriers
  • There was a quiz show scandal in the ‘50s
  • Several products and businesses featured on the TV series Seinfeld experienced huge success after their appearance on the show, including Snapple, Junior Mints, and Tom's Restaurant in NYC.
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