Meet Craig Ferguson’s Robot Sidekick

Last night, further cementing his status as the most interesting talk-show host — certainly the one who plays the most games with the medium and the format — Craig Ferguson, who has long complained about his show’s low budget and the lack of a sidekick, introduced his “robot skeleton sidekick,” Geoff Peterson, built specially for him by the guy from Mythbusters. And put him on the couch. I think my favourite part of that is just the decision to give this mohawked skeleton robot a name as prosaically normal as “Geoff Peterson.” Sometimes a normal name is funnier than a funny name.

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Also, in that clip, the audience (some of it anyway) applauds when Kristen Bell mentions Small Wonder. That proves audiences will applaud anything.

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Meet Craig Ferguson’s Robot Sidekick

  1. Craig is the funniest late night show host on TV these days. His humour pushes the envelope. Thank God for PVRs is all I can say!

  2. He and Kristen Bell are hilarious together. I laughed at the robot too, but much of that was nervous laughter.

  3. Aaargh! I PVR Letterman every night, then record the opening of Ferguson, but for some reason I only got the first half hour of Letterman Monday night/Tuesday morning. "Oh well, Letterman was a repeat, what would I have missed on the Late, Late Show?" The robot's introduction, that's all.

    • "but for some reason I only got the first half hour of Letterman Monday night/Tuesday morning"

      NCAA basketball game went long.

    • If you type in the keywords 'craig ferguson' on Youtube, you'll find that a wonderful person with the moniker 'Malinky2Stoatir' uploads each episode of the Late Late Show (in 5 or 6 segements) later in the day after each episode airs. Malinky's a lifesaver for many of Craig's fans. :)

  4. hello

  5. I have always felt Craig would feel much more at home in Canada, our censorship laws are much more suited to him

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