01/18/2012 05:13 am ET Updated Jan 18, 2012

'Late Show With David Letterman': Ricky Gervais Talks Golden Globes (VIDEO)

Ricky Gervais' controversial stint hosting the Golden Globes last year helped propel him into fourth place in two (count 'em) categories of Twitter's "Hot Topics" lists of 2011.

This year Gervais may have toned down the gags at the Globes, but he showed "Late Show" (Weeknights, 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS) host David Letterman that he's still capable of dishing out a good old tongue-lashing.

Discussing how his gags were better-received by the audience at this year's Globes, Gervais joked "Last year they had a right stick up their a***, maybe they had it removed."

Next in line for some Gervais-style ribbing was Letterman.

Talking about he'd love to have lunch in London with Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Letterman tried to remember the name of "the tasteless white fish that everybody gets there."

As Letterman fumbled for the right words, Gervais -- who this week has been mooted as a possible late night talk show host -- addressed his remarks to the production crew, suggesting they might want to edit the section out of the telecast.

When Letterman finally remembered the name of the fish, Gervais quipped "What's that, Grandad? 'Dover Sole!'"

"The Late Show With David Letterman" airs Weeknights, 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.

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