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Craig Ferguson Considers Suing a French 'Late Late Show' Rip-Off (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 23rd 2010 8:05AM
Craig Ferguson Considers Suing a French 'Late Late Show' Rip-Off Look at the photo to your right. Do you see how angry Craig Ferguson is? He's usually so calm! But on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37PM ET on CBS), we learned an important lesson. DO NOT MESS WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. Otherwise, he'll get mad ... for five seconds or so.

Why is Ferguson so steamed? It's because of 'Ce Soir Avec Arthur' -- a French talk show, of all things! 'Ce Soir' has stolen Craig's opening credits -- down to the fountain, the microphone, and everything else: Compare them for yourself.

Craig is enraged: "You can't steal from us!" he screams. "We don't [EXPLETIVE DELETED] have anything!!" Okay, he's (mildly) enraged, but still being jokey and self-effacing about his own show.

Look, France and the U.S. have an arrangement. We mock them for being snobby; they mock us for being boorish. They give us the Statue of Liberty, we save them during World War II. Those are the rules; it's fair and balanced. But stealing the 'Late Late Show' theme throws the whole thing out of whack. This will not stand!

Luckily, guest Ben Stein has an idea: Sue the French! Ben is a former lawyer; he's ready and willing to get all litigious and whatnot. But now, Craig's anger is fading ... and he needs time to think about it. ... No, Craig! Stay mad! Sue the French! Administer the coup de grâce! Zut alors! Show some espirit de corps, Mr. Ferguson! (Okay, we're out of bad French now.)

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jene

Craig, you forget that you are now an American Citizen and the rest of the world can do what it wants to you and you even have a President who will thank them for doing so!

November 28 2010 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Craig IS the late night King. He is outragiously goofy and I watch his show as often as I can.

November 28 2010 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dean

Who????

November 28 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jean

I love Craig Ferguson. Actually I think he should be on prime time late night instead of so late. He is hilarious. He is better than Jay Leno and I like Jay. He is the best. Go get um Craig. I luv ya. You are wonderful and if I can stay awake that long I love watching you.

November 28 2010 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Julie

Craig Ferguson is not funny, not talented and a real bore. I cannot figure out how he got a late talk show. I can't stand to watch it and don't!

November 28 2010 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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TheFred3733

1) No way is the French-dude talented enough or sexy enough to be any real threat, 2) ...Geoff Peterson is cuter than his sidekick and probably more talented as well, 3) ...but the Robot Skeleton Army should evade France and kick their butts anyway!!

November 23 2010 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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