David Letterman: Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President

By on October 1, 2011


When In Manila, it’s good to know that Filipinos are slowly making their way to the mainstream markets, and to the world!


Check out this uber-funny Letterman Top 10 List from talk show host and comedian David Letterman!


He’s famous for making these Letterman Top Ten List on his show and it’s really cool to know that Filipinos now have a part in this! Might I add that it’s funny as hell too!


Now I know there are like crazy sensitive Filipinos who will find a way to think this as offensive…. all I have to say is get a sense of humor guys!


And after looking into this…. as much as this would be a fun thing on the David Letterman show, we’ve come to believe that this was never on the show. We could not locate any official video of this or of anyone actually saying they’ve seen the show. Furthermore, the humor, though really good and personal, may not be a good fit for their show as non-Filipinos might not know what a “Balikbayan Box” is. Though there are many Filipinos in the US, there are still many states, cities, and areas that do not have Filipinos, thus the people there would never understand these very cultural jokes. 


So, just enjoy it for the laughs. But we don’t think it was actually on Letterman. 


Here we go!


David Letterman: Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President




Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President
By David Letterman


10. The White House is not big enough for in-laws and extended relatives.


9. There are not enough parking spaces at the White House for 2 Honda Civics, 2 Toyota Land Cruisers, 3 Toyota Corollas, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW, and an MPV (My Pinoy Van).


8. Dignitaries generally are intimidated by eating with their fingers at State dinners.


7. There are too many dining rooms in the White House – where will they put the picture of the Last Supper?


6. The White House walls are not big enough to hold a pair of giant wooden spoon and fork.


5. Secret Service staff won’t respond to “psst… psst” or “hoy.hoyhoy!”


4. Secret Service staff will not be comfortable driving the presidential car with a Holy Rosary hanging on the rear view mirror, or the statue of the Santo Nino on the dashboard.


3. No budget allocation to purchase a Karaoke music-machine for every room in the White House.


2. State dinners do not allow “Take Home”.




1. Air Force One does not allow overweight Balikbayan boxes





David Letterman: Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President



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