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Craig Ferguson's Run
When Craig Ferguson said what's on his mind (which is frequently), it tended to go here.
- December 7th, 2009: Craig finds out how highly he rates in a Canadian magazine's poll for "which late night talk show host would you sleep with" (he leads with a whopping 74%). Now normally, this would go in the Awesome section, but then Craig does this at the end of the show.
- Also from March of that year, Craig seduces the viewer.
- July 31, 2009: This sketch, which is basically a storm of Sean Connery jokes but manages to get impossibly funny. "I'm STANDING on water and I got a HAT on top of my HAT!"
- September 4, 2009: This email from "Joe Bob" in Hicksville, Kentucky...and Craig's response to it.
- Early 2010: "Look, you try doing my job and not talking about all the crap that's going on at NBC!"
- Also in early 2010: You know how they'll have a clip from the show the guest is on to promote just before they bring out the guest? Well, this is the best clip Craig's ever seen.
- April 14, 2010: Somebody screws up the Angela Lansbury Running Gag.
- June 15, 2010: The Stan Lee interview.
- July 19, 2010: This Mary Lynn Rajskub interview, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the secondary chair. If ever there was a foursome fit to do a great show together, this grouping of Craig, Jeffrey, Mary Lynn, and Geoff might just be it.
- August 3, 2010: Somebody screws up the Angela Lansbury gag again.
- Fall 2010: During a Tweetmail segment, Secretariat comes out and the costume starts falling off the guys who are inside the thing. So what does Craig do? He brings the thing out three more times!
- October 15, 2010: Craig and a Dalek.
- January 6, 2011: The interview with Alex Kingston. Rabbits. Just...rabbits. Wow.
- May 19, 2011: Craig and Geoff's exchange in this Tweetmail segment.
- July 19, 2011: Geoff's response when asked if he ever smoked.
"Actually I did smoke once...then I died. See? See? CBS cares."
- September 5, 2011: Geoff comes back from the Labor Day weekend a bit tipsy.
Geoff (slurred): Did you see that horse, man? That was crazy!
- A recent episode featured a monologue discussing Dick Cheney's new book. Geoff claims that he's a big follower of politics, so Craig asks him if he's Republican or Democrat.
"I'm a gay robot skeleton."
- November 10, 2011: Larry King (of all people) fills in as Geoff's temporary personality and voice. The entire Letters segment was a riot, and even Craig had a hard time keeping it together.
Larry King Geoff: I walked the streets of Manchester when I was a human, when I was a normal Jew, just walking the streets. I was not a robot.
Craig: This is either the worst or best idea I've ever had in my [¡AY CARAMBA!] life.
- Any Craig Ferguson interview with Melina Kanakaredes.
- February 9, 2012: Craig finally gets to interview "Weird Al" Yankovic. Craig expresses how much he's wanted to have him on, and Al replies "I wouldn't have known! Nobody called!" Upon hearing this, Craig turns to his producer and says "You sack of [TOOTSI FROOTSI]!!" Honestly, the whole interview belongs here.
- February 25, 2012: "I JUST SAW MYSELF ON THE MONITOR."
- May 16, 2012: Craig visits his old school and comments on some graffiti. (See Sound Effect Bleep on the main page.)
Craig: And it seems like the children enjoy the same style of artwork that we enjoyed when we were little, too. You see, this is a (haggis!), these are (whiskey!), this is (breenge!) flying (shortbread!) *beat* (Shut yer face!), this individual's (Dumbledore!)
- June 27, 2012: Geoff and Craig do impressions of each other during the monologue.
- August 29, 2012: It's the third episode on Craig's new set at Studio 56 and in the Tweets and E-Mails segment, a person asks why Secretariat's barn area is shown with daylight and the city behind Craig's desk is nighttime.
- Whenever the audience seems to be getting a bit emotional over some of the remarks he makes towards his sidekicks, Craig will assert that they're merely conventions of the show to make everything funnier. Eventually reaches it's peak after a variant of the "What Did We Learn on the Show Tonight, Craig" intro didn't do well with a lot of people. It went roughly like this;
"We had to change that one. Because a lot of people didn't like the fact that the cat ascended to Heaven. It's not a real cat. It's a drawing of a cat. [Geoff] is an appliance, [Secretariat's] not a real [¡AY CARAMBA!] horse! I DON'T EXIST!"
- March 15, 2013: Before the show the producer, Michael, made a joke to the effect of "You know how yesterday was Pi Day, well today's Friday", so Craig spends a third of monologue just shitting all over Michael for trying to be helpful.
- April 8, 2013: Craig has an epic corpsing episode when he tries to tell a cat joke during the monologue.
- September 9th, 2013: "The Price Is Right and my penis are very different of course! One's been around for over 50 years but Drew Carey made it bigger than ever....." Craig doesn't even finish that joke.
- November 2, 2012: A cold open gets derailed when SECRETARIAT starts corpsing!
Craig: (laughing) I can hear the horse laughing!
- Anytime Cool Old Legends like Betty White, Julie Andrews, Don Rickles, or Robin Williams visit the show. Every. Single. Time.
- Betty's appearance on Craig's third-to-last show, especially the climax: she dances with a someone in a pink baby hippo suit while a choir sings "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas".
- March 6, 2014: Josh Robert Thompson cracks Craig and himself up with his bizarre voice for Philly Cheesesteak shop owner Serge.
- When Drew Carey hosted on April Fools Day 2014, one of the tweets asked where Drew first met Craig. Drew deadpanned "ChristianMingle".
- Anytime Craig makes a comment about the high quality production and content of his show..... and immediately cracks up laughing.
- Craig gets irritated when the producer tries to flag him down for saying "vagina." Craig says words similar to slang terms for "penis" in the interview at least twice, then taunting the producer by saying, "It's a real word!" .
- The final segment of Craig's tenure on The Late Late Show goes straight towards the Gainax Ending route. It squeezes references to three other shows' finales into about three minutes, including St. Elsewhere, Newhart (featuring a Bob Newhart cameo!), and The Sopranos. According to this skit, the whole show was just a terrible dream by The Drew Carey Show's Mr. Wick, who wakes up in hysterics next to Drew (in another cameo!). They finally get back to sleep as Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" plays, while the camera does a slow zoom into a snow globe, featuring a tiny Craig, Geoff and Secretariat - before the abrupt cut to black. It's a strange but oddly befitting way to finish up Craig's tenure with the show.
- The very last Tweetmail ever read: "Craig, I just started watching your show on Monday!"
James Corden's Run
- James makes a guest appearance in the touring production of The Phantom of the Opera, believing he's going to play the Phantom himself. Instead, well... Better still: during the curtain calls, besides just taking his bow with the rest of the male company, he then hammily basks in the applause, pushes in front of the Phantom to bow again, and even takes a selfie with the crowd. Christine's stankeye makes it even better.
- The final show of 2015 features a cold open, where James, dressed as Santa Claus, walks around CBS Television City singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with lyrics rewritten to reflect the fact that it's the final show of the calendar year. He gives out gifts to people who clearly aren't thrilled about getting them. At one point, Santa!James interrupts the taping of a scene of The Bold and the Beautiful, and while singing, hands each of the two actors (in this case, Scott Clifton, who plays Liam Spencer, and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who plays Steffy Forrester) a gift, much to their confusion. He then crashes the set of The Price Is Right, where he kisses host Drew Carey on the cheek before hopping into a golf cart, and driving away. An enamored Drew calls after him, "I love you, Santa!" Santa!James also walks through The Late Late Show control room, where many people are already passed out from so much drinking; even the Steadicam operator passes out.
- James was hired to be the MC of one of Walmart's shareholder meetings (which are quite an extravagant affair). His hosting devolved into a hilarious roast of Walmart excecutives, making fun of their names, looks and for marrying into the Walton family. He even insulted the audience multiple times. He ended up hugging one of them awkwardly for 3 minutes and smattering him with kissess. The next executive refused to get within 3 feet of him.
- Two words: Carpool Karaoke. The segment that helped humanize celebrities and made everyone tune in to see who'd jam with James next has no shortage of funny moments:
Nick: (discussing his brother Joe's song "Cake by the Ocean") It's about sex!
- The Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas installment, where Nick and Demi shake off their Disney roots in a much funnier way than their contemporaries.
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers installment, which features Anthony Kiedis wrestling James on some random person's front yard (and Flea can't stop laughing) and, later on, Anthony, James, and Flea go shirtless.
- Right after "Can't Stop," Flea and James spontaneously break out into a rendition of "Food, Glorious Food."
- Adele rapping Nicki Minaj's verse in "Monster"!
- Elton John's ride, which involves costumes.
- James's debating with Stevie Wonder about who's going to drive.
- The epic Chris Martin installment, which culminates in them singing the "whoa-oa-oa-oa"s from "Viva la Vida" while biking to the Super Bowl.
- The Broadway edition, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Audra McDonald, and Jane Krakowski. They all "awww" when "Seasons of Love" comes on, and Ferguson takes Marius's friendzoning of Eponine to another level.
- Selena Gomez convinces him to take a detour and ride a rollercoaster. Watching James corpse while attempting to sing "Come and Get It" on the coaster is pretty funny (especially since Selena is relatively chill).
- The Tonys bit about nominees that starred in Law & Order.
- "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" with Christina Applegate and Mila Kunis. Come her second turn, Kunis is given a choice between eating a cow's tongue or trying to explain the plot of Jupiter Ascending (and, for that matter, why she took the job). She chooses to eat the cow tongue when she finds that even she can't figure it out, to the horror of James and vegetarian Applegate.
- James poses as a choreographer for Dancing with the Stars. If you've seen any of James' other filmed segments, you have a pretty good idea of how this turns out.