Tag: Craig Ferguson

  • Craig On The Other Side Of The Desk
    Craig On The Other Side Of The Desk

    Here’s a fun run of appearances by Craig Ferguson on Conan shows. First up, from 2000, featuring a weird story about how he ended up being cast on The Drew Carey Show. Followed up, in 2003, also on Late Night, doing a variation on some of the same material, interestingly. If you want to know…

  • Craig Ferguson Created Doc Martin
    Craig Ferguson Created Doc Martin

    Wait, what? Craig Ferguson created Doc Martin? That can’t be right. That’s like one of those facts that seems incongruous, if not totally bogus. You know, like the one about Mrs Brown’s Boys starting life as a novel*, then being turned into a movie starring Anjelica Houston. Wait, what? No, focus. Bing Hitler created Doc…

  • Jingle Rant
    Jingle Rant

    Just a quickie today, and it’s this brilliant run from Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show.

  • Let’s Take A Walk In The Feelings Garden
    Let’s Take A Walk In The Feelings Garden

    Do you know what I miss? The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. And I miss it because of things like this. Here’s the Jim Gaffigan bit he references. That appears to be an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to me. Compare it to the full version and notice the changes made…

  • Craig Ferguson’s Pilot
    Craig Ferguson’s Pilot

    With thanks to @whydontyoutube, here’s the full pilot episode of Granada’s The Craig Ferguson Show, which aired 30 years ago. It features Helen Atkinson-Wood, Paul Whitehouse, and Charlie Higson. Here’s Craig as his early career alter-ego at the Montreal Festival in 1987. And this is a clip from The Dirt Detective, an STV show from…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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