Ken Tucker
April 16, 2009 AT 05:32 PM EDT

You may recall that in 1995, Drew Barrymore’s birthday gift to David Letterman was to flash him, one of the more memorable talk-show appearances. Last night on the Late Show, Barrymore remained fully clothed to promote her new HBO movie Grey Gardens. But her tongue-piercing and her proclamation, “I’m a good-time gal,” both delighted and alarmed the wily Letterman.

“It’ll get infected… and you may lose most of your tongue,” Dave mock-scolded her. Barrymore said she got the piercing to play a movie role as a roller-derby contestant (the upcoming Whip It!). The character’s name? “Smashley Simpson.” Execellent!

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