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!
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..."
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!
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!
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.
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.