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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Episodes: 2,027 (hour)
Seasons: 10

TV show dates: January 3, 2005 — December 19, 2014
Series status: Ended

Performers include: Craig Ferguson, Richard Malmos, James Adomian, Philip McGrade, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter, Ryan McGowan, and Shadoe Stevens (announcer).

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TV show description:
A late-night variety show starring TV’s Craig Ferguson, a comedian best known for his previous role on The Drew Carey Show.

Each episode features Ferguson’s largely improvised monologues and interviews with celebrities from movies, television and other areas of pop culture.

Comedic skits include Ferguson answering fictional viewer e-mail questions, mock interviews with celebrity and political impersonators, and parodies of other TV shows.

Series Finale

Episode #2,027
The episode begins with a video montage and performance of Dead Man Fall’s “Bang Your Drum” — featuring Ferguson singing, numerous clips, and lots of past guests banging drums. After the commerical break, a speedy montage is shown that features clips of Ferguson from the opening monologue of every episode. Ferguson enters and thanks the audience and all of the people behind-the-scenes. He makes it clear that he’s leaving this show but isn’t retiring.

Ferguson runs through a final round of Twitter mail, jokes with Geoff, and introduces a new character for the final episode — Pipey McPiperson. He receives an impromptu call from “Bill Cosby” who assures the host that he’s just fine and sorry the show’s ending. Ferguson admits that the show is actually not “live” but then, shows like Game of Thrones aren’t either.

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno serves as the final show’s sole guest — “just two guys with nothing to do.”

In the show’s final minutes, it’s revealed that Secretariat has been played by Bob Newhart all along. Ferguson then suddenly wakes up in bed next to Drew Carey as the pair reprise their roles from The Drew Carey Show in a “it was only a dream” sequence (ala Newhart). They turn out the lights and go back to sleep. The camera zooms in on a snow globe (ala St. Elsewhere) as “Don’t Stop Believin'” plays in the background (ala The Sopranos) and the scene suddenly ends, cutting to black.
First aired: December 19, 2014.

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Mr. Tran K March 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Wonder if this website is going to put The Late Late Show with James Corden on the list.


Judy January 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Clever, creative, humor. He was funny and was still nice to people. I loved hearing about Scotland & his ‘colorful’ experiences. A mistake to let him leave. Will really miss him & ‘energy’.


Judy January 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Replying to my own comment… meant to say that I will really miss him AND his ‘energy’. There’s no one like him … he came on stage with enthusiasm, like every day was his first day on the job – ‘he was glad to be there! That made him ‘fun’ to watch.


Jocelyn armstrong robinson January 9, 2015 at 7:35 am

He is the best talk show on TV. Hands down.. Jimmy Fallon follows close behind. Craig is an honest success story. He is real and in the ridiculous face of reality TV, who is more real than Craig? You are a bunch of idiots. Life is hard and he lived a hard life and succeeded. If that itself isn’t enough to grace your network I don’t know what is… Up the ladies of Beverly Hill’s? You call those ladies and a TV show but cancel. CRAIG? whomever you have hired to make these decisions, fire them. My dog could make better choices, if I had a dog. You have lost me as a viewer and many many more. The choices that you have made to keep or cut are mind boggling in their atupidity5or perhaps you’re just calling the American and Canadian viewers stupid and bending to their low IQ or so you would have us think.


Paul Zucker December 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

This was easily the funniest show I’ve ever seen on TV and I remember virtually the entire “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson!”


mk December 21, 2014 at 11:28 am

Please correct your “performers include” section. In addition to Craig it should include Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter and Ryan McGowan (who played Geoff, the front and the back of Secretariat respectively). Those other people were not performers. Shadoe was the announcer but never seen on camera.


mk December 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

Sorry, I should have said they haven’t been performers on the show for a very long time whereas the three I named were part of the show nightly, and Tim Meadows was a guest (though he helped in sketches from time to time).


admin December 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm

The description was written nearly 10 years ago, close to when the show started. I’ve added the additional names. Thanks.


Tran December 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Really going to miss Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show as well as Geoff (the robot) and Secretariat (the horse).


D. Holt April 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Best talk show host ever.


snowy December 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Craig Ferguson, best thing on late night TV. Maybe on TV period!


Rexmax November 23, 2012 at 6:09 am

Funniest show on late night.


James September 15, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I’ll $H!T my pants if this show ends.


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