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November 11, 2011 10:57 PM   Subscribe

Omar Little meets Craig Ferguson and Skeleton Robot Larry King. (With a cameo by Secretariat.)

The whole show with Larry!Geoff was pretty great:
  1. Intro
  2. Tweets and Emails
  3. Molly Shannon
  4. Above interview
  5. Ending
Role reversal from one of the previous times Larry King's been on the Late Late Show.
posted by kmz (22 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is part of two weeks of "guest sidekicks" doing the voice for Robot Skeleton Geoff Ferguson. Larry was just the first to get face time.

previously...
Monday 11/7: Alfred Molina (trying to escape the black hole that was Law & Order L.A.)
Tuesday 11/8: Dominic Monaghan (still totally Lost)
Wednesday 11/9: Tom Lennon (Harold & Kumar's new white friend)

Friday 11/11 (you just missed it, should be on YouTube in a few hours): Louie Anderson (as the fattest robot skeleton you ever saw)

And next week, Lauren Graham, Paula Poundstone, Shadoe Stevens (yeah, he actually shows up live for once), Angela Kinsey and somebody else who they're not through waterboarding yet.

Maybe not an event equal to the Week in Paris (which didn't even get a MeFi post), the French plagiarizer, the Cornel West interview, the Amanda Palmer and Friends performance, The Doctor Who kerfuffle, the Stephen Fry interview, the monologue about his dad, the monologue about Britney Spears or the monologue about the Jonas Brothers (spoiler)... but then, with Craigy Ferg (the man who made me proud to have the name Craig), every day is A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA!!!

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posted by oneswellfoop at 12:13 AM on November 12, 2011 [9 favorites]


Omar's gone... preppy. Weird.

Yes, I know, I know. But he'll always be Omar to me.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:24 AM on November 12, 2011


Omar's just a big ole sweetie.
posted by xmutex at 12:33 AM on November 12, 2011


They didn't even mention Michael K's role on "Community".
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:37 AM on November 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Omar's gone... preppy. Weird.

He wore a tie with more style than anyone I know.
posted by robcorr at 1:10 AM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I watched this last night and loved it. It makes me want to get off my ass and finally watch Boardwalk Empire. My father has assured me that the character Michael plays is "very interesting."

Who is the guy who's been doing the voice of Geoff since they stopped relying on the canned phrases? He's some sort of comedian, I figure, just from the way he works it. I don't know how to describe it. But I'd love to know his name!

Here's Ferguson making fun of Larry King in some other episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmjiwLNP8JM
posted by autoclavicle at 1:35 AM on November 12, 2011


Josh Robert Thompson has been the voice of the Robot Skeleton Sidekick from the beginning, but has only been doing it 'live' (in an off-stage booth operating the controls) for about 6 months.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:55 AM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Michael K Willaims is I think the world's happiest man.

Check out his twitter feed. He's like a part-time motivational speaker on there.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 4:40 AM on November 12, 2011


After seeing his work as Chalky White, I'd say that Williams gets to be known as Williams even though Omar will always be special.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:19 AM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Day at a time, I s'pose.
posted by Fizz at 5:47 AM on November 12, 2011


And next week, Lauren Graham, Paula Poundstone, Shadoe Stevens (yeah, he actually shows up live for once), Angela Kinsey and somebody else who they're not through waterboarding yet.

Should be Jason Schwartzman.

Week in Paris (which didn't even get a MeFi post)

I'd been thinking about doing one, but I haven't had the time to really curate it. It had some great bits, but also a lot of not so great moments. And I thought Kristen Bell was mostly underused, which is always a shame.

Josh Robert Thompson has been the voice of the Robot Skeleton Sidekick from the beginning, but has only been doing it 'live' (in an off-stage booth operating the controls) for about 6 months.

JRT did a pretty good IAmA on Reddit.

He's also got an uncanny Morgan Freeman impression.
posted by kmz at 5:49 AM on November 12, 2011


And oh, for anybody who doesn't know, TVsCraigFerguson, the main Youtube Craig Ferguson source, was hijacked a few weeks ago. There's TVsCraigFerguson2 but unfortunately Malinky's been pretty swamped lately. DrPinch2190 is now my goto source.
posted by kmz at 5:53 AM on November 12, 2011


Maybe not an event equal to the Week in Paris (which didn't even get a MeFi post)

Au contraire, mon ami!
posted by Rhaomi at 5:57 AM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


This show has given me a new favorite Craig Ferguson moment...during the tweets/emails segment when Larry King is blathering on and on and Craig just completely loses it. Gaspingly funny.
posted by altopower at 9:36 AM on November 12, 2011


Geoff Peterson makes Craig Ferguson CRY!
posted by homunculus at 10:23 AM on November 12, 2011 [5 favorites]


Oh my God, homunculus. Now I'm crying. And I can't breathe.

Holy cow. This kind of thing is why CraigyFerg is far and away the best of the late-night hosts.
posted by tzikeh at 11:17 AM on November 12, 2011


Just read the Playboy interview Craig did and learned more about Geoff's genesis. Thank goodness Craig's son said he couldn't have a robot skeleton army and for Grant Imihara!
posted by dragonplayer at 1:38 PM on November 12, 2011


Probably missed them by just a few years, but the idea that I could have been partying with Craig Ferguson AND Omar at Save The Robots while candyflipping sometime in the nineties is blowing my friggin mind.
posted by FeralHat at 3:47 PM on November 12, 2011


Back in the day the good stuff aired on The Late Show. Now its been pushed back to The Late Late Show. Craig Ferguson's take on it is reminiscent of the of the original Tonight Show with Steve Allen.
posted by Huplescat at 5:36 PM on November 12, 2011


Thanks for this because via it I discovered Michael K. Williams is on twitter... I don't think I'd been that excited since finding out David Lynch was on there
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:32 AM on November 13, 2011


What I like about the show is that Craig is one of the more versatile entertainers out there. He appears to be able to do everything, and do it well. Between this, and the Halloween show and the France experiment, it seems to me he is the most innovative thing on TV right now. Kudos to him, and to Letterman's World Wide Pants, for keeping it up. It almost makes up for "Everybody Loves Raymond".

What I also enjoy is seeing just how small that studio is.

(What also surprised me was what a good sport Larry King is, and that his talents go well beyond being able to say "Mary from Hackensack, HELLO!")

FeralHat- unfortunately, Craig worked there in the 80's, if memory serves.
posted by gjc at 7:49 AM on November 13, 2011


Oh man, that was hilarious. I never would have guessed that Larry King was put on this planet just to voice a robotic sidekick, but here indeed is the proof.
posted by meese at 5:31 PM on November 13, 2011


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