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    “Free the Glutens!” Tom Waits' 2015 Interview Still a Classic

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    Tom Waits made an appearance on David Letterman a few years back that is still a classic, and still has folks chuckling about gluten.

    “Free the Glutens!” Tom Waits' 2015 Interview Still a Classic - Image: CC--Andreas Lehner
    Caption: Image: CC--Andreas Lehner

    Celiac.com 10/09/2018 - Remember that time George Clooney handcuffed himself to David Letterman, and Tom Waits showed up and stole the show and then spun into that wild riff on gluten, and everybody had a good laugh? We do.

    Tom Waits has long been a favorite, but when he shows up on David Letterman, fun times are guaranteed for all. Even when Waits pokes some of his chronic hipster brand fun at gluten.



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    In case you missed it, it’s one of those great moments of television that just keeps on giving, and we can take the jokes.

    At well over half a million views and counting on one YouTube channel alone, the episode continues to please. The fun starts at 5:27:

    Get more on Tom Waits, including the latest Tom Waits news, album and concert information at: Tomwaits.com.



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    Jefferson Adams

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


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