David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks" has been a hilarious staple on his television shows for the past three decades. It started off as a segment on his morning show on NBC, and quickly evolved into a bi-annual showcase of the weird tricks people train their pets to do. Long before the Late Show began, the first "Stupid Pet Tricks" aired on The David Letterman show on June 26, 1980. There have been a total of 126 Stupid Pet Tricks throughout Letterman's storied late night television career.
Each stupid pet trick is even zanier than the last. The original Air Bud dog appeared on the show to shoot baskets in 1994, inspiring dog owners everywhere to get serious about dog training. Grabel, the talking Yorkie, can say "Obama." Carrie the golden retriever dances the merengue (shoulda named her Baby, mirite?). Bitey the hamster loves to go bowling. As Dave would say, "We've got the urine-proof carpet out, so it must be time to start the show!" From skateboarding dogs to hypnotized lizards, "Stupid Pet Tricks" has a ton of hilarious videos for pet lovers to watch long after Letterman retires from late night comedy.Vote for your favorite "Stupid Pet Trick" below - from dog tricks, dumb cat tricks, and so much more! And if you're really into this topic, we recommend you check out The Easiest Tricks to Teach Your Dog, because, hey, you've got to start somewhere.