IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

George Clooney makes an arresting decision on 'Late Show,' handcuffs himself to David Letterman

David Letterman is leaving the "Late Show" on May 20, but not if George Clooney has a say in it.
/ Source: TODAY

The days are ticking down to David Letterman's final "Late Show" appearance on May 20, and the tributes keep rolling in. He's been kissed by Julia Roberts, Tina Fey stripped for him and Adam Sandler serenaded him. But they all treated Letterman's exit as a fait accompli.

On Thursday night, George Clooney wasn't having any of that.

"Let me see your wrist," he requested Letterman after taking a seat.

Letterman obliged, and Clooney promptly slapped a pair of handcuffs on him, linking the two men together.

"Wait a minute!" cried Letterman.

Clooney stood and repeated "nope" and "no" several times before tossing the keys into the audience. "You're not going anywhere, David Letterman."

"Is this something left over from the bachelor days?" Letterman quipped to the newly-married Clooney.

"You're not going anywhere," repeated Clooney.

"Well, neither are you," countered Letterman.

"It could make for an awkward evening," said Clooney.

Hey, we're happy to have them share double-hosting duties, so long as Letterman sticks around. Nice move, Mr. Clooney!

"The Late Show" concludes its run with David Letterman as host next Wednesday, May 20, on CBS. His final guests will be Tom Hanks, Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray.

Follow Randee Dawn on Google+ and Twitter.