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