In 1985, Douglas Adams made the media rounds to promote his then-new novel So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. Part of the promotional tour found him making an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. You can experience the awkward television magic that resulted by watching the video featured here. The most interesting part of this is how Letterman remarks “good luck with the film” at the end of the segment. At the time, Adams was working with Ivan Reitman on a movie version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. We all know how that turned out.
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.