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(Buzzfeed)   Because his pretaped monologue featured several Batman jokes, Craig Ferguson took the monologue off the program and replaced it with this heartfelt address   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 96
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2012-07-22 12:04:50 AM  
Was watching that last night...

Classy move.
 
2012-07-22 12:25:08 AM  
He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.
 
2012-07-22 12:32:49 AM  

Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.


I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.
 
2012-07-22 12:46:15 AM  
Q: How many Batmans does it take to change a light-bulb?

A: None. They like the dark.


...

Batman and Robin are camping in the desert, set up their tent and are asleep. Some hours later, Batman wakes his faithful friend. "Robin, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

Robin replies, " I see millions of stars."

"What does that tell you?" asks Batman.

Robin ponders for a minute.

"Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.

Chronologically, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three.

Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.

Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you, Batman?"

Batman is silent for a moment, then speaks:

" Robin, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent."



...



There is a big room with four corners. In the first corner, you find Superman. In the second corner you find Batman. In the third corner you find Spiderman. And in the fourth corner you find a gorgeous, extremely intelligent, 100% natural blonde woman with a ultra-thin magazine-model figure. In the center of the room there is a pot of gold. Who gets to the pot of gold first?

A: None, because none of these characters exist.
 
2012-07-22 12:46:37 AM  

Lsherm: Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.

I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.


I like the guy too, but don't be so naive.
 
2012-07-22 12:52:25 AM  

Mark Ratner: Lsherm: Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.

I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.

I like the guy too, but don't be so naive.


OK, then let's look at it as the best possible solution for getting a prerecorded show on the air. Fair enough?
 
2012-07-22 12:58:30 AM  

Lsherm: Mark Ratner: Lsherm: Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.

I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.

I like the guy too, but don't be so naive.

OK, then let's look at it as the best possible solution for getting a prerecorded show on the air. Fair enough?


Word.

*fistbumps*

/has he been here long enough, where we can claim him has our own funny American with an accent?
 
2012-07-22 01:01:57 AM  

Mark Ratner: Lsherm: Mark Ratner: Lsherm: Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.

I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.

I like the guy too, but don't be so naive.

OK, then let's look at it as the best possible solution for getting a prerecorded show on the air. Fair enough?

Word.

*fistbumps*

/has he been here long enough, where we can claim him has our own funny American with an accent?


Nah, he's definitely not American. If you watch the video, he really wants to rail against our gun laws, but he doesn't know how to do it, and it pains him.
 
2012-07-22 01:23:43 AM  

Mark Ratner: /has he been here long enough, where we can claim him has our own funny American with an accent?


He actually has dual citizenship. He kinda made a big deal about taking the citizenship test and all the formalities about it on the show.
 
2012-07-22 01:40:24 AM  

Donnchadha: Mark Ratner: /has he been here long enough, where we can claim him has our own funny American with an accent?

He actually has dual citizenship. He kinda made a big deal about taking the citizenship test and all the formalities about it on the show.


Good for him. I think he's hilarious, but I don't get the chance sometimes to stay up late and watch him.
 
2012-07-22 03:07:53 AM  

Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.


Craig's made these kind of monologues before. He was the only late night host to refuse to mock Brittney Spears when she was going through her problems because it was too close to his own past issues with alcohol. He's genuinely one of the good ones.
 
2012-07-22 03:22:32 AM  

baka-san: Was watching that last night...

Classy move.


Agreed.

I was kinda wondering if any of the late night shows were going to mention it, then I remembered they actually tape Friday's shows on Thursday.
 
2012-07-22 03:58:56 AM  

fusillade762: baka-san: Was watching that last night...

Classy move.

Agreed.

I was kinda wondering if any of the late night shows were going to mention it, then I remembered they actually tape Friday's shows on Thursday.


I was looking forward to Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert's take on it, and remembered they don't even have Friday shows.

/Monday will be an interesting night.
 
2012-07-22 04:16:22 AM  
Leno would've rerun an old show.
 
2012-07-22 04:28:11 AM  

Coelacanth: Leno would've rerun an old show.


How can you tell they're new?
 
2012-07-22 04:29:55 AM  

Coelacanth: Leno would've rerun an old show.


But he didn't, he mentioned it and moved on.
 
2012-07-22 04:46:31 AM  
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2012-07-22 04:58:56 AM  

fusillade762: baka-san: Was watching that last night...

Classy move.

Agreed.

I was kinda wondering if any of the late night shows were going to mention it, then I remembered they actually tape Friday's shows on Thursday.


I think only Ferguson pre-tapes Friday show on Thursday and Kimmel is always a rerun on Friday.
 
2012-07-22 05:23:42 AM  

Phoenix_M: fusillade762: baka-san: Was watching that last night...

Classy move.

Agreed.

I was kinda wondering if any of the late night shows were going to mention it, then I remembered they actually tape Friday's shows on Thursday.

I think only Ferguson pre-tapes Friday show on Thursday and Kimmel is always a rerun on Friday.


I've seen Letterman do it too. Though recently they've been showing mostly re-runs on Friday. Conan doesn't even bother doing a Friday show.
 
2012-07-22 05:24:14 AM  
Not to rip on anyone I see posting here, but if only slate.com "Dear Prudie" threads were met with such scrutiny...
 
2012-07-22 06:27:50 AM  

Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.


The network pretty much lets him do his own thing. It's not considered an important time-slot, and he gets them better numbers than they expect, consistently (and has for years now). Him doing this was almost certainly his decision and entirely his decision.
 
2012-07-22 06:45:52 AM  

Mark Ratner: Lsherm: Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.

I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.

I like the guy too, but don't be so naive.


There's a fine line between naivete and crushing cynicism. You're so far on the other side, there's no reason to argue anything. You made your judgement with absolutely no information whatsoever. That's cynicism. And it flies in the face of what you just watched. So shad up.


Meanwhile, I came to this board to say that though I don't watch his show, this guy has consistently shown a great deal of character whenever his work comes across my field of view. He's classy as fark.

(And he deserves better than a bunch of self-aggrandizing bullshiat from Mark Ratner. No fist bump, douche.)
 
2012-07-22 07:17:05 AM  
Good on you, Craig. One of the reasons you're one of the best late night hosts we'll ever see.

Now, can you please convince Kristen Bell to come back and do a show in her underwear?
 
2012-07-22 07:40:02 AM  
I like Geoff.
 
2012-07-22 07:57:37 AM  

BalugaJoe: I like Geoff.Balls


FTFY
 
2012-07-22 08:11:40 AM  

Lsherm: Nah, he's definitely not American. If you watch the video, he really wants to rail against our gun laws, but he doesn't know how to do it, and it pains him.


I think he might disagree with you:

www.harpercollinscatalogs.com
 
2012-07-22 08:14:31 AM  
This guy has always been a class act. This isn't the first time he's done something like this. As mentioned before he came on & said he wasn't going to poke fun at Britney when she melted down. Every other host as afiak did. You can't fake that kind of emotion. He, like the rest of us, was stunned by what happened. He could have run what was taped in it's entirety or he could have just run a rerun.

Craig pretty much gets to do whatever the fark he wants to on his show. The producers were hounding to get a live band so his show could be like pretty much every other late night show. He basically said fark you. It's my show & had some strange type of band. It was a while ago so I don't remember exactly what was in the "band." In the end they let him get his way. You'll notice he doesn't have a band. His point was made very clear to the network. So Mark Ratner I may be nieve but I'd rather be nieve than cynical. Especially after this weekend's events I'd rather try to look on the bright side of life. I'd rather think people as a whole are better than they are.
 
2012-07-22 08:35:09 AM  
I hate how because people die in a huge news story type killing they are somehow more deserved of sympathy or prayers or whatever, innocent people get shot everyday and nobody outisde of their loved ones gives two shiats or gives a second thought to it. BUT HOLY shiat a bakers dozen dies at a movie theater at the big new movie and they are heroes and deserviing of getting talked about for the next 2 weeks; getting their 15 minutes of fame after they die. I know this isn't popular sentiment and that I'll be viewed as an asshole; whatever. There are kids starving to death as we speak who the world will never know as individuals. People die, it's a part of life; most circumstances don't warrant they are any more special than any other.

/rant over.
 
2012-07-22 08:49:50 AM  

nimawai: This guy has always been a class act. This isn't the first time he's done something like this. As mentioned before he came on & said he wasn't going to poke fun at Britney when she melted down. Every other host as afiak did. You can't fake that kind of emotion. He, like the rest of us, was stunned by what happened. He could have run what was taped in it's entirety or he could have just run a rerun.

Craig pretty much gets to do whatever the fark he wants to on his show. The producers were hounding to get a live band so his show could be like pretty much every other late night show. He basically said fark you. It's my show & had some strange type of band. It was a while ago so I don't remember exactly what was in the "band." In the end they let him get his way. You'll notice he doesn't have a band. His point was made very clear to the network. So Mark Ratner I may be nieve but I'd rather be nieve than cynical. Especially after this weekend's events I'd rather try to look on the bright side of life. I'd rather think people as a whole are better than they are.




So much this^.

I don't watch paid programming-that is how I look at nitetime talkshows. Everyone who comes on latenite shows are plugging a TV show,movie,book or album.

I did catch Furgeson's show that nite he said all that about Britney Spears, and it gave me instant respect for him.So when I am off on some nites, I sometimes flip over on his show when I am watching TV. He is funny and I always wondered why he didn't have a band like all the others.

/sorry for any misspellings or run on sentences.
/this my evening and I have had a few drew scrivers.
 
2012-07-22 08:53:39 AM  

Mark Ratner: Lsherm: Mark Ratner: He's a hero. An inspiration to us all that had a pre-taped monologue, but had no choice after the fact, than deliver a heartfelt message because our bosses at the network told us to do it.

I think he probably chose to do it. The usual response is to just run an old show. He even referred to it in his monologue.

I like the guy too, but don't be so naive.


It was likely a full team decision.
 
2012-07-22 09:11:35 AM  
what was the jist od what he said? I don't watch late night tv.
 
2012-07-22 09:26:38 AM  

The1andonlyZack: I hate how because people die in a huge news story type killing they are somehow more deserved of sympathy or prayers or whatever, innocent people get shot everyday and nobody outisde of their loved ones gives two shiats or gives a second thought to it. BUT HOLY shiat a bakers dozen dies at a movie theater at the big new movie and they are heroes and deserviing of getting talked about for the next 2 weeks; getting their 15 minutes of fame after they die. I know this isn't popular sentiment and that I'll be viewed as an asshole; whatever. There are kids starving to death as we speak who the world will never know as individuals. People die, it's a part of life; most circumstances don't warrant they are any more special than any other.

/rant over.


It's not that these people are more special than anyone else. I think it's more the shock that a human being can do something like this. It's pretty unthinkable. Yes people die every day. Most are anonymous. Quite a few no one cares about. It happens.

IMO There were a couple heroes. The guy who shielded his girlfriend is a hero to me. He knew he was risking his life to save hers. That to me is a hero.
 
2012-07-22 09:33:58 AM  

The1andonlyZack: I hate how because people die in a huge news story type killing they are somehow more deserved of sympathy or prayers or whatever, innocent people get shot everyday and nobody outisde of their loved ones gives two shiats or gives a second thought to it. BUT HOLY shiat a bakers dozen dies at a movie theater at the big new movie and they are heroes and deserviing of getting talked about for the next 2 weeks; getting their 15 minutes of fame after they die. I know this isn't popular sentiment and that I'll be viewed as an asshole; whatever. There are kids starving to death as we speak who the world will never know as individuals. People die, it's a part of life; most circumstances don't warrant they are any more special than any other.

/rant over.


But, uhhmm, do you like Craig Ferguson?
 
2012-07-22 09:36:56 AM  

I try to catch Craig's show when I can. Yes, he does tend to lean a lot on sexual jokes (Lesbian's Row, all the gay sexual innuendos with Geoff) which sometimes gets repetitive, but it's a funny show. I think Ferguson does guest interviews better than any of the other hosts. And I like the weirdness of the show (big cash prizes, awkward silence, the march of the host and the women). Nice he did this opening change.


I hope he stays in this time slot because if they ever offered him an earlier time they would probably sanitize his show to death.

 
2012-07-22 09:58:20 AM  
images.tvrage.com
 
2012-07-22 10:01:31 AM  
Class act. His words about recovery have always been on point as well.
 
2012-07-22 10:09:54 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: [images.tvrage.com image 250x205]


That was him? Beer milkshakes?!
 
2012-07-22 10:14:07 AM  
This is what happens when you try to get out of working on Friday by taping two shows on Thursday.
 
2012-07-22 11:13:22 AM  

rc3ntexas: I don't watch paid programming


Huh?? It's ALL paid programming.

And you're doing yourself a disservice, cause Ferguson hosts a consistently funny, offbeat show, and his guest interviews are an absolute joy to watch, he always gets MUCH more fun out of them than other hosts, even the good ones like Letterman and Conan. And one of the surprising factors is, like mentioned above, Ferguson has a rare humanity about him, very honest and down-to-earth.
 
2012-07-22 11:14:18 AM  

gopher321: There is a big room with four corners. In the first corner, you find Superman. In the second corner you find Batman. In the third corner you find Spiderman. And in the fourth corner you find a gorgeous, extremely intelligent, 100% natural blonde woman with a ultra-thin magazine-model figure. In the center of the room there is a pot of gold. Who gets to the pot of gold first?

A: None, because none of these characters exist.



Yeah, but neither does the pot of gold.
 
2012-07-22 11:18:14 AM  
FFS, why does Fark keep linking to Buzzfeed when they're just embedding the YouTube video?

Oh yeah, $$$
 
2012-07-22 11:34:07 AM  
I got distracted by this sidebar item instead and forgot to watch the Craig Ferguson thing: Link
 
2012-07-22 11:34:25 AM  
Ya'll are wearing out your knee pads on this thread.


Pace yourselves, knobgobblers. Obama might need you to defend him one tab over.
 
2012-07-22 11:35:50 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

dude is funny, yo
 
2012-07-22 11:37:16 AM  

The1andonlyZack: I hate how because people die in a huge news story type killing they are somehow more deserved of sympathy or prayers or whatever, innocent people get shot everyday and nobody outisde of their loved ones gives two shiats or gives a second thought to it. BUT HOLY shiat a bakers dozen dies at a movie theater at the big new movie and they are heroes and deserviing of getting talked about for the next 2 weeks; getting their 15 minutes of fame after they die. I know this isn't popular sentiment and that I'll be viewed as an asshole; whatever. There are kids starving to death as we speak who the world will never know as individuals. People die, it's a part of life; most circumstances don't warrant they are any more special than any other.

/rant over.


www.worstpreviews.com

It's because it's not part of the plan.
 
2012-07-22 11:44:13 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: rc3ntexas: I don't watch paid programming

Huh?? It's ALL paid programming.

And you're doing yourself a disservice, cause Ferguson hosts a consistently funny, offbeat show, and his guest interviews are an absolute joy to watch, he always gets MUCH more fun out of them than other hosts, even the good ones like Letterman and Conan. And one of the surprising factors is, like mentioned above, Ferguson has a rare humanity about him, very honest and down-to-earth.


So we agree then?

Like I said he is the only one I watch when I have the time.

I don't disagree with anything you said.
 
2012-07-22 12:14:10 PM  

stoli n coke: Now, can you please convince Kristen Bell to come back and do a show in her underwear?


Anyone's underwear, really. I'll loan her mine, if she likes.
 
2012-07-22 12:26:23 PM  
I'm pretty certain he is wearing a Breitling B-1 (maybe titanium?). I almost picked up a used one last week but the seller was in the UK and I hate Int'l transactions for stuff like that.

/got nuthin', classy move by Craig
 
2012-07-22 12:48:44 PM  

Oysterman: fusillade762: baka-san: Was watching that last night...

Classy move.

Agreed.

I was kinda wondering if any of the late night shows were going to mention it, then I remembered they actually tape Friday's shows on Thursday.

I was looking forward to Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert's take on it, and remembered they don't even have Friday shows.

/Monday will be an interesting night.


I think it's unlikely he was 'forced' to this by CBS.

Why?

This is the same guy who came on a few years back when Britney Spears was having her melt-down and said he would stop making fun of her. He was a drunk/addict and knew what it was like and felt she needed more understanding/treatment than being a point of ridicule.

He seems like a stand-up kinda guy and good on him for doing it.

Now this:
1) Interesting to hear his normal tone of voice with more of the Scottish burr coming out
and
B) what's up with the ring on his right hand middle finger? That just looks poofy.
 
2012-07-22 12:53:22 PM  

The1andonlyZack: I hate how because people die in a huge news story type killing they are somehow more deserved of sympathy or prayers or whatever, innocent people get shot everyday and nobody outisde of their loved ones gives two shiats or gives a second thought to it. BUT HOLY shiat a bakers dozen dies at a movie theater at the big new movie and they are heroes and deserviing of getting talked about for the next 2 weeks; getting their 15 minutes of fame after they die. I know this isn't popular sentiment and that I'll be viewed as an asshole; whatever. There are kids starving to death as we speak who the world will never know as individuals. People die, it's a part of life; most circumstances don't warrant they are any more special than any other.

/rant over.



I don't think it's fair to rail against the people that died though. Saying they're getting their 15 minutes of fame? Wtf? I'm sure their families would much rather have had them come home that night. Yes, there's a lot of bad shiat that happens in this world and this is some bad shiat. Media insanity aside, there are a lot of people hurting and devastated. Dismissing this as a baker's dozen being murdered like it's nothing makes you more of an asshole than anything else you said.
 
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