If you follow an Angeleno on Twitter, you know that L.A. had some crazy high winds yesterday (up to 70 mph). And it affected Craig Ferguson’s taping of “The Late Late Show” when the winds knocked out power at CBS Television City.
Show publicist Katie Barker says lights started dimming and then suddenly went black about 5:45 p.m. as Ferguson was interviewing actress Alicia Silverstone, leaving both in the dark as to what was going on. Producers decided to keep the blackout as part of the show and handed Ferguson a flashlight. [Variety]
The clip of Silverstone’s interview is below, and the power goes out at the end of the video just before Ferguson goes to commercial. Before that, it’s a whole lot of Ferguson doing an amazing job of making great television out of Silverstone’s boring-ass diet book. He really is a tremendous host, and I’d watch the show more, but… it’s CBS. “NCIS” is the number one TV show in the country. I kind of take that personally.
UPDATE: I added the clip of Ferguson using a flashlight at the end of the show.