In the wee hours of the morning, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson airs and I have this irresistible desire to watch him and see what he is up to now. His rugged good looks are reminiscent of Dean Martin's, who was one of my favorite celebrities. Dean would have a drink in his hand pretending to be intoxicated. That's hard to do when you are swallowing iced tea. His antics were silly and slightly mocking, but entertaining. Craig reminds me of Dean and he is most definitely silly. His Scottish accent and winning smile charm me most times, even when he is being extremely naughty. The glint in his eyes and his devil-may-care attitude and funny expressions make me laugh, even when I don't want to.
He utters the "P" word over and over just for audience reaction and much to my chagrin. None of us could ever have contemplated the full impact of Lorena Bobbitts' terrible and malicious wounding of her abusive husband, and how the "P" word would be thrown around the air waves. The FCC should censure the use as far as I am concerned. In all truth nasty words are boorish and tiresome! And those personal hygiene and marital aids ads for men and women (talk about overkill) should also be removed from my television.
Craig Ferguson and his skeletal robot, which utters things like "In Your Pants" and "Balls" and "Sex Games", complete with head turning and bony arm gestures, are comical to behold. Craig and his sidekick Geoff keep us tuned in night after night. Last night was different. No bad words and no bony sidekick. Amazing.
When I heard Craig announce February is Black History Month, with a wiggle to his ample eyebrows, I thought "Oh no, what is he going to do now?" He stated that Geoff wouldn't be there with him during his interview and then he revealed who would be joining him.
Dr. Cornel West and Craig Ferguson were a combination that impressed me as I'm sure it did his other millions of viewers. This interview was the most intimate I have ever watched on late-night television. Intimate might sound lover-like but there was a meeting of the minds and Craig's sincere questions and body language were perfect. He also revealed some personal history which made me like him even more. Dr. Cornell West's explanations and the eloquence of his words kept me glued to my TV and their candid and honest conversation was absolutely beautiful. Their common message to all of us is: Courage is what is needed in our country in order to start the healing process.
I highly recommend you watch the clips and read the articles. George Clinton and P-Funk performed "One Nation Under A Groove" and the audience was on its feet, clapping to the beat, singing along and dancing. Something very special happened in the wee hours of the morning and in case you were asleep I wanted you to know about it.