History Series / TheLateLateShow

25th Apr '16 12:47:12 AM aye_amber
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** Subverted once, when on his wedding anniversary (and JosephStalin's birthday) he started comparing his wife to Stalin, and then he caught himself and stopped.
** Subverted on the shared birthday of ElvisPresley and DavidBowie "Elvis and David Bowie are very different though, one of them was a music legend who was whacked out on drugs and wore sparkly jumpsuits... actually, they are pretty similar if you think about it."

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** Subverted once, when on his wedding anniversary (and JosephStalin's UsefulNotes/JosephStalin's birthday) he started comparing his wife to Stalin, and then he caught himself and stopped.
** Subverted on the shared birthday of ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley and DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie "Elvis and David Bowie are very different though, one of them was a music legend who was whacked out on drugs and wore sparkly jumpsuits... actually, Actually, they are pretty similar if you think about it." "
20th Apr '16 7:06:17 PM Lirodon
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** Of course, something eventually going wrong is the point of the sketch, because an actual segment devoted to looking at celebrities' noses is a terrible idea, since one can just go on the Internet, and look at them themselves. But, [[{{Calvinball}} it is still not completely clear what Celebrity Noses is actually supposed to involve]].

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** Of course, something eventually going wrong is the point of the sketch, because an actual segment devoted to looking at celebrities' noses is a terrible idea, since one can just go on the Internet, and look at them themselves. But, [[{{Calvinball}} [[TheUnreveal it is still not completely clear clear]] [[{{Calvinball}} what Celebrity Noses is actually supposed to involve]].
18th Mar '16 11:41:53 PM Lirodon
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* BitingTheHandHumor: James gently tweaked CBS for their decision to fill the summer gap in the 11:35 slot between David Letterman's retirement and Stephen Colbert's debut with episodes of various prime time dramas by doing a few cold opens where he hosted a ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]''-style post-show called ''Talking [[Series/TheMentalist Mentalist]]'', where his guests talked about the rerun that had just aired. Later accompanied by its spin-off, ''Talking Talking Mentalist'', and ''Talking Series/HawaiiFive0'' (complete with bonus Chris Hardwick)

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* BitingTheHandHumor: James gently tweaked CBS for their decision to fill the summer gap in the 11:35 slot between David Letterman's retirement and Stephen Colbert's debut with episodes of various prime time dramas by doing a few cold opens where he hosted a ''[[Series/TheWalkingDead Talking Dead]]''-style post-show called ''Talking [[Series/TheMentalist Mentalist]]'', Mentalist'', where his guests talked about the rerun that of ''Series/TheMentalist'' hat had just aired. Later accompanied by its increasingly meta spin-off, ''Talking Talking Mentalist'', Mentalist'' (in which they talk about the previous ''Talking Mentalist''), and ''Talking Series/HawaiiFive0'' (complete with bonus Chris Hardwick)
14th Mar '16 10:58:19 PM Lirodon
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* SideEffectsInclude: Invoked by a recurring sketch, showing side effects of various activities.
25th Feb '16 10:49:18 PM crl85
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** Also, one of the writers will play a fictional expert in some field (from science to even gift-wrapping) the name of a European soccer player (especially those who played in the PremierLeague) to do a segment towards the end of the show. Unfortunately, Reggie and the band don't stop playing, causing there to be no time left for the segment. This usually results in the expert taking their anger out on James, to the point that they storm out of the studio, or James has to call for security.

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** Also, one of the writers will play a fictional expert in some field (from science to even gift-wrapping) with the name of a European soccer player (especially those who played in the PremierLeague) EnglishPremierLeague) to do a segment towards the end of the show. Unfortunately, Reggie and the band don't stop playing, causing there to be no time left for the segment. This usually results in the expert "expert" taking their anger out on James, to the point that they storm out of the studio, or James has to call for security.
25th Feb '16 10:48:11 PM crl85
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** Also, one of the writers will play a fictional expert in some field (from science to even gift-wrapping) the name of a European soccer player (especially those who played in the PremierLeague) to do a segment towards the end of the show. Unfortunately, Reggie and the band don't stop playing, causing there to be no time left for the segment. This usually results in the expert taking their anger out on James, to the point that they storm out of the studio, or James has to call for security.
24th Feb '16 9:13:39 PM Lirodon
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** Of course, something eventually going wrong is the point of the sketch, because an actual segment devoted to looking at celebrities' noses is a terrible idea, since one can just go on the Internet, and look at them themselves.
*** But we [[{{Calvinball}} do not know what Celebrity Noses is actually supposed to involve]].

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** Of course, something eventually going wrong is the point of the sketch, because an actual segment devoted to looking at celebrities' noses is a terrible idea, since one can just go on the Internet, and look at them themselves.
*** But we
themselves. But, [[{{Calvinball}} do it is still not know completely clear what Celebrity Noses is actually supposed to involve]].
6th Feb '16 2:56:56 PM jormis29
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* ReplacementFlatCharacter: Craig has said on the air more than once that the purpose of having Geoff Peterson on the show is to make him seem less creepy and weird by comparison, even invoking original TropeNamer [[{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]] as a precedent.

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* ReplacementFlatCharacter: Craig has said on the air more than once that the purpose of having Geoff Peterson on the show is to make him seem less creepy and weird by comparison, even invoking original TropeNamer [[{{Frasier}} [[Series/{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]] as a precedent.
3rd Feb '16 11:44:33 AM Lirodon
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* TroubledProduction (InUniverse): "I smell a good time, ''you'' smell a good time: it's time for Celebrity Noses!" Which promptly goes wrong; it is purportedly a game segment, but is repeatedly stalled by various complications (such as Reggie having issues getting the theme music right, the intro graphic glitching, James losing the cards, and Reggie insisting the segment be broadcast online via Periscope even though it's going to be on TV eventually), then they run out of time and can't even do the segment. The Christmas edition went as far as doing a SmashToBlack after James was repeatedly told by the producer ([[CreatorCameo specifically, Ben Winston, the actual co-executive producer]]) that they were out of time.

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* TroubledProduction (InUniverse): "I smell a good time, ''you'' smell a good time: it's time for Celebrity Noses!" Which promptly goes wrong; it It is purportedly a game segment, some type of game, but is repeatedly stalled by it promptly goes wrong in various complications ways (such as Reggie having issues getting the theme music right, the intro graphic glitching, James losing the cards, and Reggie insisting the segment be broadcast online via Periscope even though it's going to be on TV eventually), then they run out of time and can't even do the segment. The Christmas edition went as far as doing a SmashToBlack after James was repeatedly told by the producer ([[CreatorCameo specifically, Ben Winston, the actual co-executive producer]]) that they were out of time.
22nd Jan '16 10:33:21 PM nombretomado
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** On February 24, 2010, he did a show without the usual StudioAudience or comedy bits, and featuring only one guest (StephenFry). As Craig explained in the opening, it was intended as a sort of homage to Tom Snyder.
** Occasionally, shows will feature one guest. In 2013 alone, both Stephen Fry and Robin Williams were the only guest. Considering the guests involved, this seems less of an error or due to a 2nd guest not showing up, but more by design. The StephenFry appearance in particular, as it was taped well in advance of its airdate.

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** On February 24, 2010, he did a show without the usual StudioAudience or comedy bits, and featuring only one guest (StephenFry).(Creator/StephenFry). As Craig explained in the opening, it was intended as a sort of homage to Tom Snyder.
** Occasionally, shows will feature one guest. In 2013 alone, both Stephen Fry and Robin Williams were the only guest. Considering the guests involved, this seems less of an error or due to a 2nd guest not showing up, but more by design. The StephenFry Creator/StephenFry appearance in particular, as it was taped well in advance of its airdate.



* SoundEffectBleep: During the the teaser and the monologue, the censors pixilate Craig's mouth and mute the audio when he swears. When one of the puppets swears (i.e., Sid or Wavy Rancheros), there's a beep and sometimes pixilation over their mouths. During other segments of of the show, the censors place CG flags of other nations over the mouths of Craig, Geoff and the guests, accompanied by speeded-up audio of Craig saying a phrase supposedly associated with that country. These include;

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* SoundEffectBleep: During the the teaser and the monologue, the censors pixilate pixelate Craig's mouth and mute the audio when he swears. When one of the puppets swears (i.e., Sid or Wavy Rancheros), there's a beep and sometimes pixilation pixelation over their mouths. During other segments of of the show, the censors place CG flags of other nations over the mouths of Craig, Geoff and the guests, accompanied by speeded-up audio of Craig saying a phrase supposedly associated with that country. These include;
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