Diablo Cody on David Letterman

David Letterman plays an important role in the Diablo Cody mystique. Back when she was just a humble stripper/memoirist, Diablo made her now legendary first appearance on Letterman, where she was bequeathed with the first and only "Dave's Book Club" stamp of approval. For those who haven't seen it, here's the now-famous star turn:

So it was with much anticipation that I tuned into her triumphant return on Tuesday night. Details after the jump.

Diablo looked liked a latter-day Bettie Page in a leopard-print cocktail dress. No sooner was she introduced than Dave brought up her book, rakishly suggesting that Candy Girl should be her next screenplay. Not to be outdone, Cody sarcastically explained why it likely won't happen: "I finally have a modicrum of credibility with the whole Oscar thing. I'll go write Juggs The Movie."

The most memorable part of the first Letterman appearance was Cody's claim that if the writing gig didn't work out she'd get "right back on the pole," and she referenced it by saying that was no longer an option. "I would go back to it if the goods weren't aging," she said. But she went on to explain that "phone sex is great training for a screenwriter."

Toward the end, Dave wanted his share of the Oscar glory, saying, "I like to think I had something to do with this."

To which Diablo said, "I think you did!"

I'll post a YouTube clip of the latest appearance as soon as it becomes available. In the mean time, please to enjoy Matt Smith's probing interview with Diablo Cody, or peruse the archive of her blog, Pussy Ranch.

Here's the YouTube clip of last night's appearance (Thanks Jason!):

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