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Old 10-08-09, 04:12 PM
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The Craig Ferguson Appreciation Thread

I did a search before posting this & half the threads were about how much everyone hated him, so I may be alone on this. I love the man, just a complete genius IMO, he is so much funnier than the other talk show hosts. Yes, he is definitely acquired taste, you do have to "get him", he is so ridiculously quick & witty, I think that is why many don't find him that funny. He's the only late night host that actually does a pure monologue & they are simply genius at times. And the puppets, sweet Jesus the puppets, what can I say, God Bless Craig Ferguson. . .



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I was dying the other night when he opened the show doing Hanson's "MmmBop"

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I was dying the other night when he opened the show doing Hanson's "MmmBop"

and of course, that was the first night i actually tuned into Craig on a whim. To say he's an aquired taste is an understatement. Although he's not really my cup of tea, he's better then Fallon, and has good interview skills
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and of course, that was the first night i actually tuned into Craig on a whim. To say he's an aquired taste is an understatement. Although he's not really my cup of tea, he's better then Fallon, and has good interview skills
I've never been a big fan of his talk show, but I saw him do stand-up about two years ago and he was downright hilarious. He had the whole crowd in tears.

And Fallon sucks.
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Old 10-08-09, 05:37 PM
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I first watched his show a few months ago, and I'm hooked. I actually bought a second TV tuner for my computer so I could record his show in HD to watch the following day (already record NBC late night on the other one).

I think he's the most sincere out of all of the late night folks, and I really enjoy his interviews.
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Old 10-08-09, 05:41 PM
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< I LOVE Craig Ferguson. I was just checking out his musical opens last night I love when he has guests on from the UK because I think he really relaxes and has fun.

My other Faves from CF:

When he talked about his dad after he died
When CF talked about how Britney Spears needed help from his point of view as an addict.

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Old 10-08-09, 05:51 PM
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Re: The Craig Ferguson Appreciation Thread

This thread is long overdue. I was going to start one a few times myself, but laziness won out. His "Why Everything Sucks" rant is fantastic, and "Istanbul" is my favorite opening that he has done. Another favorite of mine:

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Originally Posted by Drav3n View Post
I was dying the other night when he opened the show doing Hanson's "MmmBop"

When I saw that, I came looking for a thread like this one so I could give west-coasters a heads up. Of course, finding no such thread and being too lazy to start my own, I let it drop.

I need to watch Craig more often. I probably only catch an episode once every two or three weeks.
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I think he's the most sincere out of all of the late night folks, and I really enjoy his interviews.
His sincerity can't even be compared to the others. He is the same person on & off camera, he's been open about his addiction on camera & his personal life. Conan is brilliant, but he is dreadful in interviews, he always makes it more about himself, he has to force his "conan" schtick into every second of his interviews, I can't watch him he is so annoying. Craig will actually book guests himself that he is a fan of, especially authors b/c he is a book addict, & has really great, dark taste.

More Craig comedy gold is any time he does Aquaman. Glad to see some other fans here, I wasn't too sure, like I said, I found two threads made about hating him.
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His sincerity can't even be compared to the others. He is the same person on & off camera, he's been open about his addiction on camera & his personal life. Conan is brilliant, but he is dreadful in interviews, he always makes it more about himself, he has to force his "conan" schtick into every second of his interviews, I can't watch him he is so annoying. Craig will actually book guests himself that he is a fan of, especially authors b/c he is a book addict, & has really great, dark taste.

More Craig comedy gold is any time he does Aquaman. Glad to see some other fans here, I wasn't too sure, like I said, I found two threads made about hating him.
Yep and ooooh shit! Don't get me started on his Michael Caine and Sean Connery bits.





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Re: The Craig Ferguson Appreciation Thread

looking at my guide, and it mentions that Jean Reno (Leon) is on tonight, which could be good, as well as Sophia Bush (i think she's still on One Tree Hill right)
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It's his natural idiosyncrasies that are so funny, like the long pause he gives . . .
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i hope to see alot of videos posted in this thread! lol

i usually watch ferguson at night and sometimes watch fallon on hulu (depending on whos on). i dont mind fallon, but he needs to learn to stop laughin at his jokes...it gets annoying real quick.

ferguson is hysterical and can be downright filthy...which i prefer! lol
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Re: The Craig Ferguson Appreciation Thread

I discovered Craig about 2 months ago and while I don't watch it every night, I watch the monologue whenever my Tivo catches it, which is pretty often. He's hands-down the best monologue on TV. Hilarious! And I love how he doesn't just do one joke after another about current news stories, but rather takes a topic and just talks away.
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Old 10-08-09, 07:42 PM
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Just a note, I find that the guests that show as being on the show in advance are often incorrect. My guide had Jeff Dunham on last night's show, when in fact David Milch was instead (a great surprise).

Two more great things about Ferguson. One, he often has authors on, unlike anyone else in late night. They often make for great guests, and I often end up buying books just based on the exposure. The second thing is he'll admit when the show wasn't great. At the end of last night's show, he said that it wasn't a great show, and he would give it a 4 out of 10. And he nailed it exactly. I probably would have given it the same grade. Not sure how it makes the guests feel, but I like that honesty.
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Old 10-08-09, 09:22 PM
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I like Craig's freewheeling, conversational interviews.

My problem is that they are too short!!

It seems like there are a lot of guests that would have no problem yakking with Craig about whatever pops into their heads for 20 minutes, but they are always stopping fun interviews after one (too short) segment and shooing the guest off the set.

BTW: Kristen Bell fans should look around for clips of her appearances with Craig. They are always great fun --especially the magic act!


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I only started watching Craig after Conan moved to the Tonight Show. It's always great when his interviews run long and a guest has to get bumped. They should just book one guest per night.

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I discovered Craig about a year ago and it ruined me on other late night talk shows. They just seem stale now, even Conan. I'm sure Craig has a stable of writers, but it's just him out there onstage - no band, no sidekick. I also love the puppets!

Tonight's interview with Sophia Bush was a perfect example of why I love this show.


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I only started watching Craig after Conan moved to the Tonight Show. It's always great when his interviews run long and a guest has to get bumped. They should just book one guest per night.
Reminds me of the great Jason Ritter week of '09.

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I'm sure Craig has a stable of writers, but it's just him out there onstage - no band, no sidekick.
He has said that he comes up with the topics for his monologue along with his writers, but he only has a rough outline of topics and he basically ad-libs them.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I like Craig's freewheeling, conversational interviews.
My problem is that they are too short!!
Originally Posted by mallratcal View Post
They should just book one guest per night.
I agree.

I agree.
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My other Faves from CF:

When he talked about his dad after he died
When CF talked about how Britney Spears needed help from his point of view as an addict.
Someone posted about this a while ago and I followed a YouTube link to the Spears monologue which I thought was great.

They really needs to start screening CF on a UK channel. I'm sure he'd be miles better that Jonathan Woss or Graham Norton. I really do need to write a letter to BBC3/4 or maybe to one of the C4 stable of digital channels or even to Virgin 1. I'm sure the repeats/rebroadcast rights wouldn't be too expensive.
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BTW: Kristen Bell fans should look around for clips of her appearances with Craig. They are always great fun --especially the magic act!


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It's usually a riot or two when Ewan McGregor is on the shows. It must be the presence of two Scotsmen in the room.

Does everyone remember when McGregor played himself playing "Dirk Weems" in the "ESPN UK" sketch. Classic!
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One of my Favs

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