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 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Last week on one of Ferguson's nightly shows, he was commenting about the Oscar nominations and amazingly made jokes about John Williams being nominated for anything he does, even if it sounds like a classical piece everybody's heard. The jokes were not really funny or fresh, but it was still surprising to hear the subject mentioned at all in a late night monologue!

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)



Start at about 9:58. Thanks to Jason Leblanc at JWfan for the heads up!

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Pedestrian Wolf   (Member)

I don't remember when this aired, but he had a great bit years ago about John Williams theme songs being subliminal reminders about how pathetic their listeners were. I.e., that the unspoken lyrics of the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme are essentially, "He's a hero!/You're a loser..."

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Pathetic.

Some uneducated idiot blasting off about his wrong-headed view - and getting laughs from other airheads.

Is this really passing for wit these days? Pouring hate on someone because he is actually talented and respected?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

Pathetic.

Some uneducated idiot blasting off about his wrong-headed view - and getting laughs from other airheads.

Is this really passing for wit these days? Pouring hate on someone because he is actually talented and respected?


Um, what? I didn't notice any "pouring hate" going on there. Was is hilarious? No. Was it "pathetic"? Equally, no.

And Craig Ferguson is far from an "uneducated idiot" - indeed he's the only talk show host in America I'd be able to stomach watching if I was living over there.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Pathetic.

Some uneducated idiot blasting off about his wrong-headed view - and getting laughs from other airheads.

Is this really passing for wit these days? Pouring hate on someone because he is actually talented and respected?


He's a comedian. He pokes fun at everyone. But there's ZERO disrespect or hate in that bit whatsoever. Chill out!

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

He's a comedian. He pokes fun at everyone. But there's ZERO disrespect or hate in that bit whatsoever.


Agreed completely.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

That was hilarious! I lost it at the "Shave and a Haircut" bit. big grin

I hardly ever get to watch Ferguson's show because it's on so late, but he's a far better host and entertainer than obnoxious David Letterman and classless Jimmy Kimmel.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Craig Ferguson's my favorite late night talk show host. His show is so unique! The 100% improvised exchanges between him and Geoff Peterson are amazing. Check out these two classic bits



 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

How funny! (He's basically right, too.)

Dan

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

How funny! (He's basically right, too.)

Dan


Couldn't let that one pass, could you...?

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Craig Ferguson's my favorite late night talk show host. His show is so unique! The 100% improvised exchanges between him and Geoff Peterson are amazing.


Indeed. Makes me look forward to late night edits so I can watch the show! It is the best late night program on TV right now!

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I love Geoff the Robot!

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Geoff's Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman impressions are hilarious. Seems like ages ago when Geoff's only lines were pre-recorded bits like "in your pants" etc. Now he's a living, breathing, laughing skeletal sidekick!

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Quickly! There's no time!

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

And let's not forget that Williams often makes jokes about Ferguson.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Pathetic.

Some uneducated idiot blasting off about his wrong-headed view - and getting laughs from other airheads.

Is this really passing for wit these days? Pouring hate on someone because he is actually talented and respected?


He's a comedian. He pokes fun at everyone. But there's ZERO disrespect or hate in that bit whatsoever. Chill out!

-Erik-


Just because he´s a comedian it does not mean he can just ridicule others by stating things that are wrong. Where´s the humor in saying that Williams´ music always sounds like the same stolen classical bit? That sure is disrespectful and hateful.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Oh lighten up and quit being so over sensitive! It's an over exaggeration for laughs. You didn't find it funny.... fine.... but there is nothing malicious in the bit whatsoever.

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 9:45 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Where´s the humor in saying that Williams´ music always sounds like the same stolen classical bit?

Nowhere in there does he say anything about John Williams "stealing classical music" or "all John Williams music sounds the same." I can't believe this brief little joke is something anybody could have a problem with. He's not making fun of Williams one bit.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2013 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

BTW, you won't believe who he made fun of tonight? Lance Armstrong, The French, cycling, Larry King, last night's studio audience, and Alice Cooper.

CRAIG FERGUSON IS OUT OF CONTROL AND HAS TO BE STOPPED!



-Erik-

 
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