"Late Night with David Letterman" was one of the great influences that shaped my adolescence. If I have any sense of humor whatsoever it has been molded by Letterman and his cast of loony characters. My favorite was Larry "Bud" Melman.
I'm saddened to hear that Larry "Bud" Melman, who used his real name, Calver DeForest, when Letterman moved to CBS, has passed away. I noticed he hasn't appeared on Letterman for a few years now, but it always made me happy when he showed up on the show. Memories came rushing back when I read the news of his death, including the fact that he looked exactly like my high school history teacher.
Thanks for the laughs, Mr. DeForest. You are missed.