"Don't steal from *this* show! That's like taking pants from a hobo!"
July 11, 2011 3:42 PM Subscribe
posted by Rhaomi (12 comments total)
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After Kad & Olivier sign off and the Satisfaction production logo fades, viewing audiences are oftentimes treated to a cold open of an empty talk show set... one that quickly becomes the impromptu dance floor for a shameless Frenchman making an absolute giddy fool of himself while lip-syncing pop songs alongside a menagerie of... wait, *what*?!
That's right. The Late Late Show
's Craig Ferguson appears to have a not-so-secret French admirer
-- one who's not above ripping off both his opening titles and his signature dance sequences
(including the iconic animal puppets
by The Jackson 5, "Flashdance"
by Irene Cara, "On the Floor"
by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, "Waka Waka"
by Shakira, "Men in Black"
by Will Smith, "Let's All Chant"
by the Michael Zager Band, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
by Wham!, "It's Raining Men"
by The Weather Girls, and "Vive Le Vent (Jingle Bells)"
by Tino Rossi.
Luckily, Ferguson's sense of showmanship is more prodigious than litigious
-- he responded to Arthur's "homáge
" by booking a pair of translatlantic crossover shows, with Arthur visiting LA that week and Ferguson flying out to Paris just last month. Video of both shows (plus lots more) inside!Arthur visits The Late Late Show:
Monologue - Tweetymail - Michael Sheen interview - Casablanca outro - post-mortem
Later: Craig chats with Conan about the crossover
Unfortunately, there's no comparable coverage of Craig's visit to Ce Soir Avec Arthur
... but there is one whopper of a trailer
. See also Craig's take on the trip
More dancing intros!
- "I Melt with You" (featuring the Mythbusters)
by Modern English (previously
- The infamous Doctor Who cold open
, initially blocked due to copyright
). Also: Craig shows off a Dalek
"Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett
"Look Out, There's a Monster Coming" by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
"Chant of the Wanderer" by The Sons of the Pioneers
"Dracula's Lament" by (and featuring!) Jason Segel
"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins
Lots more previously
(broken links fixed in this comment
, except for "I'm Yours" here
The saga of Geoff Peterson, the robot skeleton sidekick built by Mythbuster's Grant Imahara:
Construction montage - introduced with (what else?) a musical open - interviewing Grant - bonding time - a trip to Vegas - a vocal upgrade
The show's increasingly bizarre Twitter/email jingles:
Techno - Hair Metal - Eurotrash - 80s Pop - Western - Retro Sci-fi - Bollywood - Keytar
* Who's that at the door? The story of Secretariat!
(An idea also borrowed by Arthur
Wavey and Nadine reunite
- Raffling Chris the Leatherboy
- Corky the Recession Puppet
- HD Wavey vs. Crap-o-vision Wavey
- "Sid the Rabbit" rants about the censors
- Jimmy Fallon's Friendship Sweater
A fun interview round-up from kmz
- The Late Late Show on TVTropes
- Every episode opening segment in (rough) chronological order