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2013-06-25 05:22:32 PM
Far and away the funniest and most intelligent of all the late night hosts.
 
2013-06-25 06:34:34 PM

Speaker2Animals: Far and away the funniest and most intelligent of all the late night hosts.

 
2013-06-25 06:42:15 PM
He's funny from time to time but he grabs hold of a certain joke and then beats it into the ground for weeks at a time.
 
2013-06-25 07:02:03 PM
 
2013-06-26 12:33:22 AM

Popcorn Johnny: He's funny from time to time but he grabs hold of a certain joke and then beats it into the ground for weeks at a time.


Your confusing him with David Letterman. Letterman holds on for YEARS. He does a Bush and Cheney joke (that might have been funny 7 years ago) in every show now.
 
ecl
2013-06-26 01:44:17 AM
Fallon is better than Ferguson because he can sing and tell jokes that people laugh at because they are funny, not because they enjoy a British accent. I am a fire marshall
 
2013-06-26 03:03:34 AM
The show really has become more and more like Craig Ferguson's Playhouse. And that's a good thing. I really see Fallon becoming as vanilla as Leno as time goes on, but that's what gets the ratings. Actually, with Leno, you can kind of tell that he's smarter and more subversive than he lets on. Fallon is just kind of like a friendly dog.
 
2013-06-26 04:33:11 AM
ecl: they enjoy a British Scottishaccent. I am a fire marshall

FTFY
 
2013-06-26 05:25:10 AM
Fallon is a fakeass faker.  Craig fo lief.
 
2013-06-26 09:01:35 AM

Speaker2Animals: Far and away the funniest and most intelligent of all the late night hosts.


This. Craig's greatness comes from his being completely relaxed in front of the camera. Everything he does is straight from the heart.
 
2013-06-26 09:02:09 AM
What's most incredible is that censors in the US would choose to pixelate or bleep out a word on a late night TV show. Virtually every other western country in the world is more liberal than that and have watersheds - points in the schedule where children are assumed to have gone to bed and where swearing and nudity are an every day part of drama and comedy shows.
 
2013-06-26 09:26:06 AM

Speaker2Animals: Far and away the funniest and most intelligent of all the late night hosts.


Only one who gets more than a mild chuckle from me.  Although Leno, having taken the gloves off a bit, has improved substantially

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browntimmy: I really see Fallon becoming as vanilla as Leno as time goes on,

True.  Ferguson wouldn't work in the earlier slot.  Thank god for DVRs.

ecl: Fallon is better than Ferguson because he can sing and tell jokes that people laugh at because they are funny, not because they enjoy a British accent.


For you, perhaps.  I find him dull and predictable.  Ferguson, on the other hand, I find witty, frequently unexpected, and sometimes so funny he makes me cry.  The week of shows when he had a backup band was one of the funnies things I've ever seen on TV.  BTW, Ferguson has stronger singing chops, and his jokes are unscripted.
 
2013-06-26 09:26:45 AM

drxym: What's most incredible is that censors in the US would choose to pixelate or bleep out a word on a late night TV show


Yeah, but it gives him more material, so it balances out.
 
2013-06-26 09:49:43 AM

drxym: What's most incredible is that censors in the US would choose to pixelate or bleep out a word on a late night TV show.


Networks live to suck the dicks of sponsors. At that hour, they could let much more go and FCC would not care.

Hell, even in the Zimmerman case, MSNBC had to cut away from the live feed because the attourney was saying "Fark". MSNBC is completely free from FCC violation, so they only reason to censor was so Nabisco or GM doesnt get angry and shove their cocks in their mouths.
 
2013-06-26 10:00:51 AM

Galloping Galoshes:   BTW, Ferguson has stronger singing chops, and his jokes are unscripted.


This, this and more this. Watch Leno and you'll see he can't even remember to breathe without looking at those cards on his desk. I don't think he's had an unscripted moment with a guest in years.
 
2013-06-26 01:09:40 PM
craig with stephen fry.  one of the greatest interviews ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90H3dN2HbI
 
2013-06-26 01:50:18 PM

alienated: ecl: they enjoy a British Scottishaccent. I am a fire marshall

FTFY


While Scotland isn't England, and therefor not an English accent, it is part of the island of Great Britain and therefore one of the British accents.
 
2013-06-26 02:16:17 PM

toddism: craig with stephen fry.  one of the greatest interviews ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90H3dN2HbI


It's amazing to me that that was on network television.
 
2013-06-26 02:58:02 PM

TeamEd: toddism: craig with stephen fry.  one of the greatest interviews ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90H3dN2HbI

It's amazing to me that that was on network television.


because it was a thoughtful conversation or because there was a gay atheist involved?
 
2013-06-26 04:18:34 PM
FASHION!

/watched that cold opening
//made me laugh
///Craigy Ferg is brilliant
 
2013-06-26 04:44:53 PM

TeamEd: It's amazing to me that that was on network television.


and that is a sad state of affairs...
 
2013-06-26 04:57:50 PM

Hempmonkey: Popcorn Johnny: He's funny from time to time but he grabs hold of a certain joke and then beats it into the ground for weeks at a time.

Your confusing him with David Letterman. Letterman holds on for YEARS. He does a Bush and Cheney joke (that might have been funny 7 years ago) in every show now.


Look, I think Ferguson is the cat's pajamas. My girl and I watch every night (via YouTube because we don't stay up that late, and the CBS player sucks the big green donkey cawk). But let's be honest here. Letterman may be doing Bush and Cheney jokes, but Ferguson does  Clinton jokes. All. The. Time.

The fact that he's winging it makes his returning to the same wells again and again somewhat understandable, but here's a list of subjects, off the top of my head, it's time for him to move on from:

Kardashians
Clinton
"Put the lotion in the basket"
his own nipples
his own junk
"Do. you. see. what. I. did. there?!" and variants (these are OK from time to time, but not 4 times a week)
Bieber
Bieber's monkey
"We call him a comedian, he's not really a comedian."
Pretending the audience doesn't like him...every...single...night (once in a while is fine, and would make it funny again)
Doing their own Twitter-segment jingles (caveat: when the "jingle" lasts only 4 seconds, it's funny)

Also, bring back the damn puppets.

Having said all that, Ferguson is so much funnier and so refreshingly unscripted - especially in that he doesn't do interview prep and refuses to just be a billboard for whatever his guests are promoting - that even with my complaints, he's the only late-night host I can watch anymore. The rest are unwatchable to me because their rigid, scripted structure is all I can see anymore.

(To be fair, I haven't even seen any others for a couple years now, save for the Matt Damon episode of Kimmel.)
 
2013-06-26 05:00:14 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Hempmonkey: Popcorn Johnny: He's funny from time to time but he grabs hold of a certain joke and then beats it into the ground for weeks at a time.

Your confusing him with David Letterman. Letterman holds on for YEARS. He does a Bush and Cheney joke (that might have been funny 7 years ago) in every show now.

Look, I think Ferguson is the cat's pajamas. My girl and I watch every night (via YouTube because we don't stay up that late, and the CBS player sucks the big green donkey cawk). But let's be honest here. Letterman may be doing Bush and Cheney jokes, but Ferguson does  Clinton jokes. All. The. Time.

The fact that he's winging it makes his returning to the same wells again and again somewhat understandable, but here's a list of subjects, off the top of my head, it's time for him to move on from:

Kardashians
Clinton
"Put the lotion in the basket"
his own nipples
his own junk
"Do. you. see. what. I. did. there?!" and variants (these are OK from time to time, but not 4 times a week)
Bieber
Bieber's monkey
"We call him a comedian, he's not really a comedian."
Pretending the audience doesn't like him...every...single...night (once in a while is fine, and would make it funny again)
Doing their own Twitter-segment jingles (caveat: when the "jingle" lasts only 4 seconds, it's funny)

Also, bring back the damn puppets.

Having said all that, Ferguson is so much funnier and so refreshingly unscripted - especially in that he doesn't do interview prep and refuses to just be a billboard for whatever his guests are promoting - that even with my complaints, he's the only late-night host I can watch anymore. The rest are unwatchable to me because their rigid, scripted structure is all I can see anymore.

(To be fair, I haven't even seen any others for a couple years now, save for the Matt Damon episode of Kimmel.)


This is a repeat post you roll out every time Ferguson is mentioned, isn't it?  Admit it; you'll feel better.
 
2013-06-26 05:20:35 PM

Galloping Galoshes: drxym: What's most incredible is that censors in the US would choose to pixelate or bleep out a word on a late night TV show

Yeah, but it gives him more material, so it balances out.


After 10PM you are legally allowed to show full penetration XXX fetish porn.  No network does this because they like their sponsors.
 
2013-06-26 05:25:57 PM

Galloping Galoshes: 100 Watt Walrus: Hempmonkey: Popcorn Johnny: He's funny from time to time but he grabs hold of a certain joke and then beats it into the ground for weeks at a time.

Your confusing him with David Letterman. Letterman holds on for YEARS. He does a Bush and Cheney joke (that might have been funny 7 years ago) in every show now.

Look, I think Ferguson is the cat's pajamas. My girl and I watch every night (via YouTube because we don't stay up that late, and the CBS player sucks the big green donkey cawk). But let's be honest here. Letterman may be doing Bush and Cheney jokes, but Ferguson does  Clinton jokes. All. The. Time.

The fact that he's winging it makes his returning to the same wells again and again somewhat understandable, but here's a list of subjects, off the top of my head, it's time for him to move on from:

Kardashians
Clinton
"Put the lotion in the basket"
his own nipples
his own junk
"Do. you. see. what. I. did. there?!" and variants (these are OK from time to time, but not 4 times a week)
Bieber
Bieber's monkey
"We call him a comedian, he's not really a comedian."
Pretending the audience doesn't like him...every...single...night (once in a while is fine, and would make it funny again)
Doing their own Twitter-segment jingles (caveat: when the "jingle" lasts only 4 seconds, it's funny)

Also, bring back the damn puppets.

Having said all that, Ferguson is so much funnier and so refreshingly unscripted - especially in that he doesn't do interview prep and refuses to just be a billboard for whatever his guests are promoting - that even with my complaints, he's the only late-night host I can watch anymore. The rest are unwatchable to me because their rigid, scripted structure is all I can see anymore.

(To be fair, I haven't even seen any others for a couple years now, save for the Matt Damon episode of Kimmel.)

This is a repeat post you roll out every time Ferguson is mentioned, isn't it?  Admit it; you'll feel better.


Actually, I'm pretty sure I have posted something along the same lines once before, maybe twice. But I don't go hunting for Ferguson threads in which to rant. Just couldn't let  Hempmonkey's post slide without comment since while Letterman may be stuck on a president who has been out of office for 5 years, his use of Letterman as comparison is losing argument since Ferguson is stuck on a president who's been out of office for 13 years.
 
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