Hello! What a great ending to my day — late night with you. Now, I didn’t get my feet up in those stirrups like you suggested, but I did settle in with a little Scottish shortbread. Get your mind out of the gutter. I meant Scottish shortbread cookies.
Great monologue this evening. You were all over the place, but still managed to pull it all together. This is what makes you my preferred late night talk show host. Okay, there may be more to it than that, but the monologues right up there. Paris, diaries, and oh so many other things. Forgive me for the lack of details. All I know is that I was laughing out loud and enjoying the show.
Sketch: Clay Aiken on the Grammys. Even though it wasn’t him, I was still getting creeped out. What is it about that guy that makes my skin crawl? Is it because he’s like a youngish blond Tom Cruise/Barry Manilow wannabe? And that hair! Eesh!
Sketch: Sean Connery’s This Day in History, which always cracks me up. The wig, the Connery voice, it’s all too silly.
First guest: Jeff Probst, Survivor host. Is it just me or does his hair look darker again? What’s up with that? Back to the two of you.
Jeff complimented you on your tribute to your father. As he pointed out, you gave many people a chance to reflect on their own relationships with their parent. I still find myself thinking about their mortality and how I really need to tell them how much they mean to me while I can.
You asked Jeff if Survivor was still interesting to him and if he still looked at it as a sociology experiment. He continues to have fun and be amazed at how relationships develop during the course of the game. As well, he mentioned that he found himself looking inward more often, examining himself and the type of person he was, is, and wants to be.
Second guest: Lauren Holly, currently on NCIS with Mark Harmon. Most people probably haven’t followed her career as long as I have. I’ve been watching her since she was on All My Children (as Julie Rand Chandler). I’d seen her on other shows before that, but those were one shot deals.
So, the two of you spoke about meeting at a CBS party. From there, you went into how she met her husband and how she knew she was going to marry him. It was quite sweet. It was a blind date that he didn’t really want to go on. Being a man, he brought his friend along. But, Lauren only had eyes for her future husband.
The evening wrapped up with a song by Ne-Yo. He sang “So Sick” from his record (or do I have to say CD these days?), In My Own Words — due out February, 28. Not bad. I’m not much of a hip hop-soul kinda gal, but it wasn’t too bad. At least he has a pleasant voice and doesn’t rap.
The Cow of Time signaled the end of the show. Thanks again for a nice evening, Craiggles. Until next time!
Your cheeky wee monkey and saucy little minx,
Check out The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Monday-Friday, 12:30 AM, Pacific. If you can’t stay up that late and/or refuse to record the show, you can always catch up on the monologues and skits on the LLS website, although you’ll be missing so much if you don’t watch the entire hour.
About the author: Joan Hunt adores Craig Ferguson and television in general. She is not a stalker, even though the restraining order says otherwise. She lives many miles safely south of Los Angeles and CBS Studios. She also likes presents. Presents like the Walkers Shortbread Rounds that her daughter gave her for Christmas (a long-standing family tradition and thoughtful gift).