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  • Guest2014
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    #340094

    The best late night talk show host bids goodbye tomorrow night.  10 years and a month, he was on.  His epic trip to Paris was must-watch TV. Share memories of him, shall we, here…

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    Tonbone
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    Before he had Geoff as his sidekick he would open the show with Syd the Rabbit and I miss that a bit it would have been cool if he would have had them both at the sametime. 

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    Macbeth
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    I am going to be so emotional. I won’t be able to handle this – Craig Ferguson is the best late night talk show host of the 21st century and probably in the top three ever (alongside Johnny Carson and David Letterman)

    Jimmy Fallon may be a smooth comedian, but I despised how rehearsed his show is. Craig improvises the entire show, and treats his guests like people, not celebrities. He and Graham Norton bring out the very best in their guests. His show is not just a plugging contest or a popularity show where guests promote their work – guests come to have a chat with Craig, and he is just so playful and funny. He was a true comedian, because he himself was funny and didn’t depend on writers like Fallon and Meyers do.

    I will truly miss Ferguson, because he helped redefine late night talk shows. Fallon and Meyers may be more popular, but Ferguson did something new and different, and its always the unique people who are remembered. Craig is going to be more in demand than Fallon, because he has appeal to the market that Fallon doesn’t. I like Fallon, but his show wasn’t close to being as remarkable as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

    If you need further convincing, go look at these last two weeks of show on LLS, and see how people like Tim Meadows, Larry King and Kristen Bell act around Craig – he treats his guests well and has intelligent conversations with them, and has made some great friends and brought out the best in people.

    (a note as well: Craig is I think the first late night talk show host ever to make his name in movies before TV. If you haven’t seen them, go watch The Big Tease, I’ll Be There (which he directed) and Saving Grace – all of which he wrote himself. Hopefully he gives movies another try)

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    Craig Ferguson’s first years were a catharctic experience, sometimes his monologues reached a deep greatness.

    Certainly one of my two favorite people in show business, these last two weeks were are so emotional. Larry King read a simple poem to him the day before yesterday and it was so good.

     It’s gonna be a huge loss. I’m already following him in the Celebrity Name Game, and continue to everywhere he decides to go next.

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    Craig Ferguson’s first years were a catharctic experience, sometimes his monologues reached a deep greatness.

    Certainly one of my two favorite people in show business, these last two weeks were are so emotional. Larry King read a simple poem to him the day before yesterday and it was so good.

     It’s gonna be a huge loss. I’m already following him in the Celebrity Name Game, and continue to everywhere he decides to go next.

    I agree on everything you said Just out of interest, who is the other person?

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    We do find out Secretariat’s identity tonight, I hear. 🙂 

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    “Iceland is in the North Atlantic. It’s capital city is Reykjavik . . .”

     

    Yeah. Tonight’s finale will be really sad to watch. Craig Ferguson has been my favorite for years. He’s so creative and unique. There will be a huge gaping hole in the late night landscape after tonight that’s for sure.

     

    Late night TV doesn’t get much better than when Larry King voiced Geoff Peterson in 2011 — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyt64atjBMw

     

    Josh Robert Thompson (voice of Geoff) was on the cold open last night — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wnJcowxs0

     

    Why does Jay Leno have to be the final guest? Ugh.

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    Tonight’s opening:  ‘Bang Your Drum’ with more guests than Colbert’s finale last night:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/watch/craigs-friends-bang-their-drum-for-his-final-night/vp-BBh0muW
     

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    I agree on everything you said Just out of interest, who is the other person?

    Gary Oldman, who’s in my avatar and i greatly admire as an artist. 

     Really looking forward for Craig’s last monologue in the show. Hope it’s gonna be an inspired one!

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    Out of all the Tweets and Emails intros, next to the Indian-themed version, the co-best, IMO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykWmbBEMS04 (2:10-2:28) 

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    As it turned out, Ferguson taped his final episode yesterday and is now resting at home in his native Scotland.  And tonight, Kristen Bell gave birth to her second daughter, Delta, an hour and a half before his final show airs 🙂

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    Strong finale minus the Jay Leno interview. The ending was perfect with nods to The Drew Carey Show and the series finales of Newhart, The Sopranos, and St. Elsewhere.

     

    Now what?

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    Strong finale minus the Jay Leno interview. The ending was perfect with nods to The Drew Carey Show and the series finales of Newhart, The Sopranos, and St. Elsewhere.

     

    Now what?

    Hopefully a new talk show that he can do that won’t be so strenous (Emmy) and allow him to do other things as well, including a new comedy tour and album (Grammy) and maybe even a stage play or a musical (Tony) and then cap it all off with some more movie work (Oscar)

    Yes, I just said Craig Ferguson should win the EGOT – deal with it  

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    From EW:  

    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was something special, proof that one of television’s oldest formats still has plenty of room for something unique and personal. Maybe you didn’t catch his show all that often—staying up until 1:30 a.m. can be tough—but whenever you did, it was usually worth it.

    Craig Ferguson didn’t get emotional at any point during his final episode of The Late Late Show—and he doesn’t think you should, either. As he said on the show, and in a recent interview with People—he’s just a guy who tells jokes, and he’s not going to stop telling jokes.

    So congratulations to Ferguson and his team for telling jokes in such a singular way—one full of puppets and robot skeletons and a dancing horse; what they built certainly felt like art. Here’s hoping they never stop bangin’ on that drum.”

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    Jay Leno gets a bad rap, but this finale was all the proof that you need that he deserves it.

    The first half was good.

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