This clip of Tom Cruise on David Letterman later tonight, in which he laughs about his fear of psychiatry and his insane, megalomaniacal tendencies, is one piece in a set: Scientology Prince asserts normalcy.
Cruise's attempt at redemption started with a conciliatory lunch with Sumner Redstone, the Viacom CEO who had canceled his contract because he was acting nuts. It continued through with a carefully-constructed, well-received impersonation of Redstone in the movie "Tropic Thunder."
Tonight he's on Letterman, reading this Top Ten list and being a good sport about Scientology-related items like the "Vicks Vaporub" and the "power-mad" ones.
But you know what? He still seems creepy and crazy.