While most late-night talk shows are stuck in the same band-plays-over-announcer introduction that “The Tonight Show” has employed since the ’50s, Craig Ferguson begins every “Late Late Show” with a cold open, and all of the best ones involve dancing and puppets.
In last night’s episode, Ferguson donned an admiral’s uniform and a Flock of Seagulls wig, then lip-synced and danced to Modern English’s “Melt With You.” And he was joined by puppets Sid the Bunny and Wavy the Alligator, Jamie and Adam from “Mythbusters” (with Adam in a spacesuit), his robot sidekick, and background dancers dressed in All White Everything (video below).
Man, I wish I wasn’t too old and employed to spend all of my nights getting high and watching late-night television. This would have wrecked my mind.
Thanks to Seth for the tip. For no good reason, here are two more of my favorite Ferguson cold opens.
I want more like this!
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