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Late-night's best: What else the SEALs found in Osama bin Laden's compound

May 9, 2011 | 10:44 am

Don Rickles appears on a Dean Martin celebrity Roast

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SNL: a number of new conspiracy theories are surfacing claiming that Osama Bin Laden is not really dead. Which means Barack Obama will go down in history as the first black person ever to have to prove that he killed someone.

Letterman: So in Bin Laden's compound the SEALs found medicine, old newspapers and, guess what, the complete collection of Dean Martin Roasts.

Letterman: So maybe you heard that chipper Katie Couric is leaving CBS News. She'll....

...be replaced by the No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri.Ayman Al-Zawahiri replaces Katie Couric as CBS News anchor

Leno: Well, we finally found out how those SEAL helicopters got into Pakistan undetected. The air traffic controllers were all asleep.

Letterman: Everyone talking about who will replace Osama bin Laden. Insiders say his fast-driving nephew Osama bin Diesel.

Fallon: Everyone’s still talking Bin Laden. Hillary Clinton says watching the raid was 38 of the most intense minutes. Which means she’s never had to assemble a chair from Ikea.

Conan: Obama celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the White House. He whacked a giant piñata and then gave it a burial at sea.

Leno: Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. People were so drunk in Mexico they were breaking into Guatemala.

Conan: New study says Cinco de Mayo is the fourth drunkest holiday in America. The first three are St. Patrick’s Day.

Fallon: Another White House party for President Obama. This week he’ll host a poetry night. Obama will recite Yeats, Hillary will recite FroThousands of China Students make their way in to exams in Wuhan China 2011st, Biden will recite some Seuss.

SNL: This week, children at more than 1,700 schools in North America sang the song "I Wanna Play" at the same time. While simultaneously over in China, more than a billion kids were doing math.

Leno: Exxon Mobil claims only 6% of its profits come from gas sales. Right, so apparently 94% comes from the sale of Slim Jims and Dr Pepper.

Fallon: Starbucks has now become a place for thieves to steal iPads & laptops. Scary. Can you imagine being robbed while just trying to pay $6 for a coffee?

Conan: The man credited with developing the compact disc has died, at the age of 81. As per his wishes, he will be buried in a plastic case that is impossible to open.

Leno: So Take Your Son and Daughter to Work Day here in the U.S. It's a little different over in China: It's Take Mom and Dad to Work Day.

Fallon: For the second year, Jacob and Isabella are the most popular baby names in the U.S. The least popular baby name? Donald Sheen Bin Laden.

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-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photos: Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts; Hamid Mir / Reuters (al-Zawahiri); AFP / Getty Images (Thousands of Chinese students make their way into exams in Wuhan).

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