Blissful belated birthday, Drew! On February 22, or “Two Twenty-Two,” as Drew Barrymore calls it (or “Drew Twenty-Drew,” as we name it), The Drew Barrymore Present celebrated its benevolent ruler’s birthday with a really particular episode together with some shock friends. Savannah Guthrie hosted the “Barrymore Bash” and colluded with kindly legendary woodland man David Letterman to shock the heck out of Drew. First, Guthrie launched Letterman as a shock Zoom visitor, which appeared to already make Drew excited sufficient. Then, Letterman pretended that his Zoom wasn’t working and that he couldn’t hear something, strolling away from his display screen in mock “frustration.” Then, Letterman walked into the studio, and Drew Barrymore misplaced her dang thoughts, weeping completely satisfied shock birthday tears. “You’re truly crying! Oh, that breaks my coronary heart. God bless you!” Letterman informed her. “I can’t thanks sufficient for all the pieces, and the friendship you demonstrated for us once we had been on the present. It meant a terrific deal then, and this implies a terrific deal as effectively. Thanks for — or did I invite myself? I don’t understand how this occurred.”
After the business break, Barrymore determined to retaliate with a shock of her personal, hopping up on the studio desk and dancing in a not-quite-complete re-creation of the time she acquired up on Letterman’s late-night desk and flashed him in 1995 on his birthday. It’s a humorous second that turns heartfelt when Barrymore recalled the best way Letterman graciously dealt with her well-intentioned little bit of youthful late-night theater. She mentioned:
“I had no plan of doing that. It was a type of moments in my life the place I felt like a magnet was pulling me. And it was all very playful and effectively supposed, and I simply had no concept the place it was going. And I nearly was like, Ought to I be embarrassed? Did I do one thing unhealthy? Am I in bother? And I knew in that second that, with one flip, you would have gone, ‘Why did you try this? What’s mistaken with you?’ And as a substitute, you had that smile, and also you mentioned to everybody, This second is okay. I hope that I may very well be half the person Dave is true now, and simply let one thing harmless and spontaneous be harmless and spontaneous.” Because the present cycled by means of visuals of Barrymore on Letterman through the years, she continued, “You compelled me to take a danger, and also you allowed it to be paid off with kindness and reciprocity and goodness and humor, which is my final, actually — I feel that’s the best award and reward that folks can provide one another in life.” What sweeties, the each of ’em.