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post #241 of 317
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

Although, I only saw 2 shows was there more?

The entire week. Although they cut the material into pieces to make up the week so to a large degree if you see one show you see them all. Not to say I didn't enjoy the entire week.
post #242 of 317
It seemed erratic that way.
post #243 of 317
Both these and the Paris shows were made the same way, obviously. Shoot a bunch of intros. Shoot a show in a venue, then cut it up into nightly segments. Shoot a dinner party (or tea with crumpets) and cut that up into segments. Shoot a bunch of random set-pieces that can be inserted anywhere. Shoot some featured interviews on location. Shoot b-roll of the horse. Bring it all home for editing.

It's not how other talk shows visit other cities, obviously. The whole thing has the feel of a video blog on a local access channel, as parodied by Monty Python.

More than that, it's what you get when a show isn't trying to *be* anything except itself. Impossible to pigeonhole; sans categorie.

Not always successful, not always funny. I didn't like the band, for example, and wished for more variety in the music.

But it's ultimately about Craig himself, and his innate charm, intelligence, inquisitiveness, and profound sense of the absurd. That's what shines through in these location shows, and I find it to be fascinating.
post #244 of 317
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

More than that, it's what you get when a show isn't trying to *be* anything except itself. Impossible to pigeonhole; sans categorie.

Up front The Late Late Show is the only late night talk show I record regardless of the guests. Sid the cussing rabbit, his opening with audience members and watching how guests wade their way through What's in my Box is entertaining often enough to give each episode a try.

However, I think the show is fairly easy to pigeonhole and to a large degree attempts to be something... the formula is very well defined. Perhaps too well defined and at times I wish they would break the mold and go with what potentially would be more interesting. As an example he pretty much does the identical routine with every guest regardless of how interesting or boring they may be. I'd prefer him to dig into or play off of the more interesting guests and drop his shtick. As is to a large degree his guests are irrelevant as they aren't allowed to be unique and are only there so he can perform his shtick.
post #245 of 317
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

I'd prefer him to dig into or play off of the more interesting guests and drop his shtick.

i only saw him do that with Ringo Star
post #246 of 317
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

However, I think the show is fairly easy to pigeonhole and to a large degree attempts to be something... the formula is very well defined. Perhaps too well defined and at times I wish they would break the mold and go with what potentially would be more interesting. As an example he pretty much does the identical routine with every guest regardless of how interesting or boring they may be. I'd prefer him to dig into or play off of the more interesting guests and drop his shtick. As is to a large degree his guests are irrelevant as they aren't allowed to be unique and are only there so he can perform his shtick.

I was talking specifically about the Scotland and Paris episodes. I agree with you about the routine ones.
post #247 of 317
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Originally Posted by skullboy0 View Post

When they show "lesbian row" you can occasionally see him standing next to the bleachers.

When Craig goes over to "talk to Geoff" after the monologue & he leans past Geoff, he's talking to Josh.

JRT is next to "lesbian row" (just past the seats, left) and Geoff is controlled from there. Many of the writers stand there during the "monologue" also....
post #248 of 317
Did DJ Qualls get away with a "f*** it" last night? They threw a flag in front of his mouth but it sounded like they forgot to censor the audio. lol

I think Craig's faux-rant over the Tweet-mail intro wore them out.
post #249 of 317
That's what I heard! I wondered about it (since they did put up the flag) so I did a quick replay and heard it again. The censors fell asleep on the job!
post #250 of 317
I dunno about that, but the missing the intro part was funny. lol
post #251 of 317
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Originally Posted by TBarclay View Post

That's what I heard! I wondered about it (since they did put up the flag) so I did a quick replay and heard it again. The censors fell asleep on the job!

LOL. I rewound it too to make sure I heard what I heard.
post #252 of 317
Howie Mandel is great with Craig
post #253 of 317
The current Mandel kills me the guy is annoying as hell. I didn't see that night.
post #254 of 317
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

Did DJ Qualls get away with a "f*** it" last night? They threw a flag in front of his mouth but it sounded like they forgot to censor the audio. lol

I think Craig's faux-rant over the Tweet-mail intro wore them out.

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Originally Posted by moob View Post

LOL. I rewound it too to make sure I heard what I heard.

Nope, it was baguette (or however you spell the OOH-LA-LA thing). The French flag should've been a dead giveaway.
post #255 of 317
For the Morgan Freeman interview instead of using a soft filter on the closeup camera shot they are keeping it out of focus and it looks goofy compared to the other camera shots.
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post #256 of 317
What was on Freeman's lift hand? Arthritis hand or something?
post #257 of 317
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

What was on Freeman's lift hand? Arthritis hand or something?

Lately he has been wearing a compression glove on his left hand, the one that was badly injured and sustained extensive nerve damage in his bad car accident a few years ago. He wears it on "Through the Wormhole," the weekly science show he hosts on The Science Channel, too.
post #258 of 317
Oh ok, didn't know that. Sucks.

I finally watched the episode that had Jenna Elfman, didn't disappoint. Love her. Hilarious. Man she's tall. lol...
post #259 of 317
Katherine Rose Perkins on and she's funny cute. lol
post #260 of 317
Craig mentioned on twitter he's moving to a new studio.

Craig Ferguson ‏@CraigyFerg
Only 2 weeks left in the old dark damp studio. Then the show moves to an older bigger darker damper studio. #winning #retrohashtags
12:04 PM - 16 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details

Not sure what studio they are moving to, currently the show is in Stage 58.
http://www.cbstelevisioncity.com/stages
post #261 of 317
From what I understand, he's moving next door to Stage 56.
post #262 of 317

Anyone catch the first show from the new studio? All and all not a bad upgrade although the fireplace budget could have been increased (a little). Looks like the audience has roughly doubled and the stage area is four or so times larger. Pretty much the same vibe updated to fit into a larger space.

post #263 of 317
I saw it. Pretty much agree with you on everything. Fake fireplace looked really cheap. Like the extra entrance/exit locations. Nice that there's a dedicated performance area now.
post #264 of 317
Does Geoff have his own outlet now?
post #265 of 317
The first half hour of Monday's show went by fast. Then it came to a crawl. Couldn't wait for it to be over. Haven't watched last night's show yet.

Now if he could get some different guests. Seems like we see the same ones over and over (although some, like Ariel Tweeto, could be there more).
post #266 of 317
Finally saw the first new studio show, great stuff. Love Bell.
post #267 of 317
I thought Bell was great as usual as well. The crowd on the other hand...

I like the new studio. Looks pretty similar to the old one, except Secretariat is way creepier now. lol
post #268 of 317
WCBS-DT NYC FiOS
Lighting for the interview area seems a bit dark in the new studio.
Here's a sample from Friday.
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Edited by icemannyr - 9/7/12 at 10:40pm
post #269 of 317
Week 2: It's almost seems like they're trying to duplicate the ambiance of the old studio. The lighting seemed a bit brighter last week ... but it could be my imagination.
post #270 of 317
The lighting is a bit odd... You'd think it would be a quick fix too.

Monica Potter interview was hilarious. Lol
Edited by Vipfreak - 9/7/12 at 11:34pm
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