Late Late Show Highlights

The pre-opening credit segment from last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was decent enough to recommend watching:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npXH-o45DMM[/youtube]

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

It’s a great day for America everybody. Not a great day here in Los Angeles. The Dodgers, who are a baseball team here you may have heard of, they filed for bankruptcy today. Digging out of this mess is going to be hard for the Dodgers, but not as hard as winning two games in a row.

It’s a great day for the FBI. They’re still happy about the arrest of Whitey Bulger. His capture has, you know, captured people’s imaginations. It’s an amazing story. His younger brother Billy was a politician. He was president of the Massachusetts State Senate. So, one brother was operating in a world with no morals, dealing with the lowest of the low, and the other one was a mobster.

Some people in Boston, not everyone, but some people in Boston think that Whitey Bulger is kind of a folk hero, sort of a modern day Robin Hood. Now, Robin Hood, as we all know, stole from the rich and gave to the poor. And Whitely Bulger stole from the rich and gave beatings to everyone who got in his way while flooding his home town with heroin. So, potato-potahto really.

I read today that he’s being charged with racketeering. You know, I think they should come up with a better name than “racketeering.” I mean, this guy was a very very bad man. “Racketeering” sounds like cheating at tennis.

The desk segment was Craig talking about part of his Paris trip. It was pretty entertaining:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAI54QX7CQY[/youtube]

Dennis Miller was the first couch guest. He is a comedian and talk radio host. The interview was good, but I think it was the loosest definition of the word “interview” I have ever seen. They basically just acted like two guys hanging out on the street corner catching up on a Monday morning after a weekend of causing trouble. The banter back and forth was fun, Craig was his usual goofy self and Dennis told some jokes. Here’s the interview.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LW6d22o_fk[/youtube]

Melissa Joan Hart was the second couch guest. She stars on the show Melissa & Joey. The interview was ok. Melissa was fine, just not really interesting to me. She was a good sport and handled Craig’s humor well, but other than that I was just “meh” about her.

The closing segment can be skipped.

Fine show. I give it:

– Woody

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