Exclusive: 'Law & Order' takes on Letterman scandal!

Law-Order-Letterman_lTop 5 reasons I’m pretty sure Law & Order is ripping the Letterman affair from the headlines for an upcoming episode:

5. How could they resist?

4. Fresh intel reveals that the show is casting the role of a talk-show host who’s popular, married and has kids.

3. Said talk-show host is in her 40s.

2. Wait, 40s?! And her?! Okay, well, I never claimed it was a perfectly parallel episode.

1. The lady Letterman in the murder mystery was cheating on her spouse with a younger female co-worker. (What is this, 90210?) Oh, and it wasn’t the first time!

Things go from tawdry to deadly when an Internet scandal sheet catches wind of the bedhopping, an extortion plot is hatched, and somebody winds up in a body bag. (Thankfully, at least Dave managed to avoid that last part.)

So what do you think, peeps? Too soon? Too tacky? Is Letterman too beloved, even now, to be subjected to this? Or is he getting what he has coming to him — albeit with a lesbian twist and a coupla decades shaved off his age? You know the drill: Sound off below.

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  • lily

    i need House spoilers!!!!

  • ryan

    Come on, you knew it was gonna happen. Its Law and Order.

    • Rider

      True enough. Here are the people/groups who get most excited in the face of a major crime/national crisis:

      1. CNN
      2. Nancy Grace
      3. L&O writers

  • Rjmoons

    Seems like lazy writing to me. They cant come up with any new ideas so they take them from reality.

    • amanners

      Um, it’s Law & Order. All of their plots are “ripped from the headlines.”

      • Joel

        Yeah, seriously. Law and Order is actually a pretty good social commentary for a procedural. That “Jon and Kate” ep was pretty good and was EXCELLENT at showing just how pointless shows like that are. Now if only they’d do something about the Jay Leno show.

      • JDMB

        Hmm, Jay Leno… How can we work that in? TV exec makes bonehead decision, his station(s) tank in the ratings even worse than they were before, and is murdered by a cabal of producers from shows titled “Westland”, “Life as a Cop”, etc. And the jury verdict? JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE!!!!! ;-D

  • Bia

    HAHAHAH I think it’s awesome. Off course they are ripping from Letterman, and I thinks it’s great. even more with the lesbian twist.

  • allan

    That would take less effort to write than the so called reality shows.
    Next, one of the kids on Modern Family will fly any in a balloon.

  • maiv

    not surprising. i think they just changed it to a woman in order to not directly copy it, but it doesn’t really matter

  • Matt

    L&O needs to get some fresh dope.

    • TriciaA

      again…hello…for 20 years Law & Order eps have been “ripped from the headlines.” it’s worked!

  • dryedmangoez

    Ripped from the headlines!

    • pretty shopaholic

      …more like “ripped-off”….

      • Maria Angela

        Ripped from / off it’s STILL GOOD!

  • Gillian

    If it’s anything like the show’s take on the Spitzer scandal, I look forward to it.

    • sutherngurl

      Best Law & Order episode I’ve seen to date… Jack McKoy was in top form that episode!

  • Vetinari

    “Ripped from the headlines” type plots always seem so creatively lazy to me.

  • Stella

    Hmmm,Is letterman the first host that slept with women on his show? YAWN!It would be a story if he slept with Paul or Alan.

  • Alisa

    You know what? I’m sick and tired of hearing what a great guy Letterman is and how much dignity and class he’s displaying. He didn’t do either and obviously thinks he can slide through this one like the slimy snake that he is. Sorry, snake. Good luck, L&O, who cares if it’s “creatively lazy” or he’s not the “first host that slept with women on his show,” it’s a story like any other TV story and this time it is ripped from the headlines. Yes, it happens all the time and the fact is that we think that these men are swine (sorry, swine) for doing it. Why is Letterman exempt?

  • ClearlyDemented

    I’m still waiting for the Billy Mays episode.

  • dom

    Hey I love Letterman, and have been very impressed by the dignity he has displayed in dealing with something that really isn’t any of our business anyway. But it’s a news story, so it’s fair game.

    • carol

      Dignity?are you kidding? the old man told his side before anyone else could so he could get people on his side. it is not about the extortion it is about sleeping with young girls while having a relationship for 23 years and not stopping even after he got married! dirtbag!

      • wakeforce

        The young girl in question was over 21 AND she got promoted over other women. Maybe SHE took advantage of Letterman!

      • TriciaA

        Please! SHE took advantage…get real!

  • Dave


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