These 6 Photos of Julia Roberts & David Letterman Kissing Are Both Strange & Sweet

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As we could down the days until David Letterman's last taping of the Late Show, the comedian is loving the extensive line of old friends who are now making their way back to the show. And one in particular is bringing the smooches. Julia Roberts, one of Letterman's most remembered and iconic guests returned to the stage and shared one last kiss.


She first appeared on his show in 1988 when she was promoting Mystic Pizza, and remembers the fear of sitting in front of the quick-witted performer. 

"I, as a fan of the show, did not want to come on because I had seen you absolutely dismember young actresses of my kind of peer group,"  Roberts recalled on the May 13 show. "I thought, 'I'm gonna go on and he's gonna know within 10 seconds what my IQ is,' and you are going to, like a samurai, just sort of like Benihana me into pieces, and I'll be left for dead and forgotten."

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But instead, the two exchanged a kiss. And that moment would start a tradition that lasted more than 25 years. Now, as a final goodbye, they shared a last one.

And clearly, they're pros. Take a look at Letterman and Roberts' kisses through the years:

The one that started it all and the most surprising:

julia roberts david letterman kiss

Most David-take-charge-esque:

julia roberts david letterman kiss

Most likely to repeat again that exact same night:

julia roberts david letterman kiss

Most likely to get Dave in trouble (seriously, dude, watch those hands):

julia roberts david letterman kiss

Most likely to get much steamy later:

julia roberts david letterman kiss

Most likely to be remembered forever:

julia roberts david letterman kiss

Want to see them in action? Take a look:

Are you surprised the two are such good friends?


Image via Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

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