David Letterman on 'Regis and Kelly': Jay Leno is a 'knockwurst'

david-letterman-regis-kelly.jpgDavid Letterman made a rare foray outside the Ed Sullivan Theater on Friday (April 30) to visit his buddy Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly." And -- surprise -- he got in a few digs at his late-night rival Jay Leno.

"I just loved it," he said of the Leno-Conan O'Brien-NBC mess that went down earlier this year. "We all got to see Jay -- I've known Jay since 1975 or so. When we were all in California trying to become comedians, he was without question the funny guy. He was the guy. ... But then there's also a side of Jay where he's just a little -- I don't know -- he's a bit of a knockwurst. You know what that means?"

Seeing the confused looks on Philbin's and Kelly Ripa's faces, Letterman added, "I'm not sure I do either." (Nor, frankly, do we. We do like knockwurst, though, so thanks for making us hungry, Dave.)

Letterman also shared his thoughts on Leno's oft-quoted "we both got screwed" comment and recounted the filming of their Super Bowl promo with Oprah Winfrey. Take a look (the Leno material starts about eight minutes in):



Also, "Live" posted a behind-the-scenes clip with both Letterman and Ripa giving Philbin the business during a commercial break.



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Photo credit: "Live with Regis and Kelly"
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