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** The monologues on both his mother's and his father's passing.

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** The monologues on both his mother's and his father's passing.deaths.


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** Ferguson went on a spree with these in his last few weeks as host. Geoff had a copy of UsefulNotes/CarlJung's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28Jung%29 Red Book]]'' on his podium, and Craig noted how his new haircut made him look like Creator/SamuelBeckett, quoted [[{{UsefulNotes/Existentialism}} Jean-Paul Sartre]], and delivered [[TakeThat Take Thats]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko Mark Rothko]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp Marcel Duchamp]].
* GrowingTheBeard: Geoff Peterson became much funnier and more interactive with Craig after Josh Robert Thompson began voicing him live in lieu of Geoff's original batch of canned responses. More specifically, the segment where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAHSUTB5BJc Geoff started the "I've got a place there" running gag]] and made Craig totally lose it marked the point where Geoff really began to shine.

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** Ferguson went on a spree with these in his last few weeks as host. Geoff had a copy of UsefulNotes/CarlJung's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28Jung%29 Red Book]]'' on his podium, and Craig noted how his new haircut made him look like Creator/SamuelBeckett, quoted [[{{UsefulNotes/Existentialism}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}} Jean-Paul Sartre]], and delivered [[TakeThat Take Thats]] a TakeThat to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko Mark Rothko]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp Marcel Duchamp]].
* GrowingTheBeard: Geoff Peterson became much funnier and more interactive with Craig after Josh Robert Thompson began voicing him live in lieu of Geoff's original batch of canned responses. More specifically, the segment where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAHSUTB5BJc Geoff segment]] where he started the "I've got a place there" running gag]] {{running gag}} and made Craig totally lose it marked the point where Geoff really began to shine.


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-->'''Craig:''' ''[reads tweet]'' "Some of us [[WatchItStoned really do watch the show high]], you know." Oh, I know. ''[whispers]'' Some of us ''do'' the show high.

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-->'''Craig:''' ''[reads tweet]'' "Some of us [[WatchItStoned really do watch the show high]], you know." Oh, I know. ''[whispers]'' Some of us ''do'' the show high.high.
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* WhamLine: "This Sunday, I was fifteen years sober." The change in mood is palpable as the audience realizes that [[SincerityMode he's serious about not mocking Britney Spears]], and he's going to be covering some rough ground in this episode.


* EarWorm:
** ''"...Okay? Hey, hey! Tomorrow's just your future yesterday..."''
** Secretariat's leitmotif. It's probably just production library music, but it sure can get stuck in your head. Admit it, it's stuck in your head now.
** Many of the Check the Tweets intros can apply here.


* DudeNotFunny: Entertainment media took note when Craig said during his monologue that he would not joke about Britney Spears, citing his own struggles with alcohol and drugs. He later made a similar statement about Charlie Sheen. At first, some saw the Britney stance as a ratings ploy, but with the Sheen statement he may be legitimately trying not to go after some obvious AcceptableTargets.

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* WhamLine: "This Sunday, I was fifteen years sober." The change in mood is palpable as the audience realizes that [[SincerityMode he's serious about not mocking Britney Spears]], and he's going to be covering some rough ground in this episode.


* FanDumb: Some fans are indignant that Craig Ferguson wasn't announced as David Letterman's replacement for ''Series/TheLateShow'', seeming to not realize or forget that Craig was never interested in being Letterman's successor and that he'd said that his style of comedy was better suited for a later time slot.

Added DiffLines:

* AcceptableTargets: [[CanadaEh Canadians]] (the wacky next-door neighbor. Craig's Scottish, and Scotland is basically England's Canada. [[Creator/RussellBrand And England is Scotland's Mexico.]]), the French (they enjoy fornicating and judging you), the Germans (they like pooping on each other), and West Hollywood.
* AwardSnub: Over nearly two decades and multiple hosts, the show has received exactly one Emmy nomination: Craig Ferguson as best variety show performer in 2006.[[note]]He lost to Music/BarryManilow. Craig later won multiple Daytime Emmys for his hosting work on ''Series/CelebrityNameGame''.[[/note]] But he won a Peabody Award in 2010 for his interview with Desmond Tutu.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Any of his lip-synching openings ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4phHwSSing Istanbul]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwqhw1tnKhM Wonderful Night]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULW2h_TK2Ik Say Hey (I Love You)]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ToDnU3xcl4 White Lines]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwkK5-ibYcw Look Out, There's a Monster Coming]]''.
** In one of the more obscure references he's ever made, the theme from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsjj-_NB3es Fireball XL5]]''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9P4SxtphJ4 Craig's version]] of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme, which took a while before it actually aired on ''The Late Late Show'' itself and got leaked to Website/YouTube in the meantime.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvAPov24d4Q&feature=channel&list=UL The opening to the week in Scotland]]. Yes, that is actually Craig himself signing. And yes, that is Steve Jones of the Music/SexPistols on guitar.
** Billy Connolly proved to be the first guest on the show to actually know how to play a harmonica (which every guest gets an opportunity to play at the end of their segment). Of course, Craig was prepared for such a day, awarding Billy with a ''golden mouth organ'' for his efforts.
** David Pogue became the second Golden Mouth Organ recipient in the coda of his interview, immediately after [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretending to have no clue what he was doing]].
** As did the aforementioned Wilford Brimley.
** And to wrap up his tenure, Craig pulled out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHRC184WqD0 all the stops]], complete with cameos from many good friends. The song itself ("Bang Your Drums" by Dead Man Fall [[note]]Within 24 hours of the episode, the song, by an unknown Scottish band, became the top selling song on iTunes.[[/note]]) starts with the studio version, before cutting to Craig, with two drummers, Steve Jones again, more musicians, belting out an epic live version.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** Occurs every so often when-(''[[StockSoundEffects ding-dong!]]'') "Hey, who's that at the door? (''checks door'') [[HappyDance IT'S SECRETARIAT!!!]]"
** Craig had Wilford Brimley on the show only because he thought he'd seen the retired actor getting salad at his local grocery store. Brimley openly stated in the interview that even he didn't know why he was there, since he didn't have anything to promote.
* ContinuityLockOut: Not as bad as most examples, but it can sometimes occur due to the loads of running gags and minor characters who can disappear and reappear at anytime.
* CultClassic: In as much as a talk show can achieve this status. Craig's love of smut, nerdy references and improvising was too niche to find mainstream success like Leno did, but he won a devoted following, from internet geeks to fellow comedians to some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood. [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Bob Barker]] even made it a point to stop by when he retired.
* DudeNotFunny: Entertainment media took note when Craig said during his monologue that he would not joke about Britney Spears, citing his own struggles with alcohol and drugs. He later made a similar statement about Charlie Sheen. At first, some saw the Britney stance as a ratings ploy, but with the Sheen statement he may be legitimately trying not to go after some obvious AcceptableTargets.
* EarWorm:
** ''"...Okay? Hey, hey! Tomorrow's just your future yesterday..."''
** Secretariat's leitmotif. It's probably just production library music, but it sure can get stuck in your head. Admit it, it's stuck in your head now.
** Many of the Check the Tweets intros can apply here.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Secretariat.
** The hand puppets. Most notably, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaFy_BkiuoE Wavey, the Waving Crocodile]] (''[[CatchPhrase "Whattado, everybody!"]]''), and Sid the Cussing Rabbit.
* FanDumb: Some fans are indignant that Craig Ferguson wasn't announced as David Letterman's replacement for ''Series/TheLateShow'', seeming to not realize or forget that Craig was never interested in being Letterman's successor and that he'd said that his style of comedy was better suited for a later time slot.
* GeniusBonus:
** Not many late-night talk shows throw in jokes about Søren Kierkegaard or Gustave Flaubert. Even fewer do so while maintaining a full quota of [[LowestCommonDenominator poop and fart jokes]]. And probably none except Craig can do both within [[SophisticatedAsHell the same joke]].
--->'''Craig:''' I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Craig, wasn't [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] the father of Existentialism?" Well, he might be. Others say the father of Existentialism was [Jean-Paul] Sartre, perhaps even [Arthur] Schopenhauer. There's only one way to find out all three of them should go on ''[[Series/{{Maury}} The Maury Povich Show]]'' and take the [[DaddyDNATest paternity test]].
** September 2, 2011: Craig and Geoff manage to build a running gag out of the phrase [[IcarusAllusion "careful, Icarus."]]
** Ferguson went on a spree with these in his last few weeks as host. Geoff had a copy of UsefulNotes/CarlJung's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28Jung%29 Red Book]]'' on his podium, and Craig noted how his new haircut made him look like Creator/SamuelBeckett, quoted [[{{UsefulNotes/Existentialism}} Jean-Paul Sartre]], and delivered [[TakeThat Take Thats]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko Mark Rothko]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp Marcel Duchamp]].
* GrowingTheBeard: Geoff Peterson became much funnier and more interactive with Craig after Josh Robert Thompson began voicing him live in lieu of Geoff's original batch of canned responses. More specifically, the segment where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAHSUTB5BJc Geoff started the "I've got a place there" running gag]] and made Craig totally lose it marked the point where Geoff really began to shine.
* HoYay: Pretty much Geoff's raison d'etre.
* {{Moe}}: Hilariously the audience seems to consider ''Secretariat'' to be this, judging by how everyone always freaks out whenever Craig mocks him. Craig even lampshades the weirdness of this.
-->'''Craig:''' It's not a real horse!
* TearJerker:
** The pulling of Craig's Batman-themed monologue after the shootings in Aurora, Colorado resulted in a sobering monologue from Craig's desk in its place, in an empty studio. When Craig gets serious, it's ''really'' disarming.
** The monologues on both his mother's and his father's passing.
** The very last ''"Ladies and gentlemen, Craig Ferguson!"'' and the subsequent longest ovation in the history of the show.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Some of the special effects cards. Also, Craig sometimes does tricks directly into to the camera to screw with the stoned people watching. Joked about during one Tweetmail segment.
-->'''Craig:''' ''[reads tweet]'' "Some of us [[WatchItStoned really do watch the show high]], you know." Oh, I know. ''[whispers]'' Some of us ''do'' the show high.

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