UNDATED (CNN) -- If the pants go down, will the ratings go up? Here's more on the double pants drop by Alec Baldwin and David Letterman. Hairy legs vs. funny socks.
It was a day destined to go down in television history; the day, not one, but two major stars dropped their pants!
So what if Alec Baldwin may have been trying to distract from his latest meltdown, shoving a photographer. Such short term memories departed as he stood there in his shorts. Dave then said, "But now I'm thinking, 'Should I take my pants off?'"
Sure you should. Dave modestly disrobed behind the chairs. But there are perils to publicly dropping your pants.
A blog called Seriously OMG said, "he has some sexy gams. I just wish he took a weed wacker to them."
Dave said, "They'll be examining my junk." Well, actually, Dave, it's your socks that everyone's examining. We've seen them before, for instance the time you showed them to vogue editor Anna Wintour. But you always kept your pants on.
Fans always wanted to know why you wear white socks, and Dave would say, they're grey, that he got them as a gift or in bulk at Costco. When an audience member said he was inspired by Dave to wear the same socks, letterman gave him three pairs. But no one showed more interest than Regis Philbin.
When Letterman and Baldwin finally did drop trou, Dave made his own tabloid headline, "Letterjunk." and when the credits rolled on letterman, they should have read "world-wide no pants."