Friday, December 19, 2014

#782. Farewell to Craig and Geoff

Tonight marks the final episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and I for one am pretty sad about that.

I mean, who else in the history of late night television ever had a robot for a co-star?  Good ol' mohawked Geoff, I think I'll miss you most of all.

But seriously, Ferguson always looked like he was having a blast, and his enthusiasm was contagious.  Jimmy Fallon knows how to have a good time, and Conan O'Brien is a master of the absurd, but the rowdy Scot who once penned a memoir entitled American on Purpose, was perennially unheralded but always great, in an era of hosts clearly aware of tradition and usually overly constrained by it.  Ferguson always played fast and loose.


7 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

It's easy to play it fast and loose when no one is watching. I never watch any of those late night shows. It's all celebrities and bands hawking their wares.

Tony Laplume said...

That was the beauty of no audience. Luckily Craig realized he had such an opportunity and gave whoever did real bang for their buck.

The Armchair Squid said...

I really like Craig Ferguson but I'm much sadder about Stephen Colbert. Yes, I know he's just moving to another network but his character dies - the end of an era in late night TV.

Tony Laplume said...

I'm sure he will get to be smarmy, just not in a political way.

The Armchair Squid said...

On Comedy Central, Colbert could never hope to be more than Stewart's side kick. On CBS, he can be his own man.

His send off was really good.

Spacer Guy said...

By all showbiz standards Geoff the robot is a star, he'll have no problem getting another job.

Tony Laplume said...

Can you say Geoff Peterson: The TV Series? Because I can!

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