It’s a great day in America! Why? Because Craig Ferguson is bringing crossover television back for your viewing pleasure.
At the top of his show last week, Craig appeared in a mini-episode of “The Big Bang Theory” — in true crossover style — and then had the cast take over his show for the rest of the night in a collection of sketches and interviews.
Thanks, Craig. We used to depend on television sitcoms and their associated spin-offs for crossover nights. You know, when Doug from “King of Queens” would appear on “Everybody Loves Raymond” — the show that birthed his series — and vicey versey.
Or remember the night that Paul Reiser’s character on “Mad About You” caused a blackout that affected everyone on “Friends”? Even though those two series weren’t spin-offs, they did share a common setting — New York City — and the character of Phoebe’s sister, Ursula Buffay, who waited tables at their favorite restaurant.
I guess it makes sense that it would take a show outside of the TV sitcom realm to remind us that crossover television works. Sitcoms have only recently regained their stronghold on the prime time schedule — thank you, “Modern Family” — and the only spin-offs of late have been the ever redundant “CSI’ and “Law and Order.”
Take a lesson from the Craigy Ferg, programmers everywhere. Crossover TV is fun.
And it’s great for America!
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I’ve been fairly vocal in my fandom of the Craigy Ferg, better known as Craig Ferguson, host of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS.
Did I drop his name enough? I think you know who I mean.
I usually watch him do his thing via DVR in the mornings while I eat breakfast, and yesterday I got not only the expected laughs from his opening monologue, but this very important reminder:
Today is Grandparents Day.
Believe you me — no one can describe, dissect and go on a diatribe about the matriarchs and patriarchs in our lives with more unexpected passion than the great Craigy Ferg. It was hilarious.
But why take my word for it? See for yourself. I have conveniently inserted a link to the aforementioned monologue for your viewing pleasure.
There’s other chit-chat at the start of the clip, but if you go to 4:40, you’ll get right to the senior funnies. It’s totally worth it and builds to great grandparent-y goodness.
If you’re not inspired to call your grandpa and grandma afterward, you’re heartless and humorless and all those other -less words. But I trust you will.
You’re good eggs, after all.
Dedicated to Edith and Omar Hayden, and Onie and Lucian Curtsinger, my grandparents, who have left this world, but who I’m sure are avid readers of The Sticky Egg.
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I could count on one hand the number of times I have watched “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” (Actually, it may only take one finger.)
I’m not up that late that often, and when I am, I tend to watch the hilarious Craig Ferguson on CBS. Love the Craigy Ferg.
But the appearance of RPatz — yes, I’m predictable, shut up — made me set my DVR to record Jimmy’s program last night. And while drinking my breakfast, I intended to fast forward through the program and watch Robert’s no-doubt stilted interview…’cause I just like to look at him.
But right before Robert came out, Jimmy rolled a short film called “Late,” a parody of “Lost” on ABC. Now, I’ve never watched “Lost,” but I subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, so it sure feels like it.
Last night’s film was the second ‘episode’ of the parody, and it was inspired….definitely worth a look.
“Late” — Episode 1
“Late” — Episode 2 (scroll down)
Don’t want you to miss out because you value sleep…or Craigy Ferg, like me.
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