Episodes: 2,027 (hour)
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).
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.
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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