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Craig Ferguson Addresses Keith Olbermann's Departure from MSNBC on 'The Late Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 25th 2011 3:03AM
'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Keith Olbermann has become an enigma in a matter of a few days. On Friday, he abruptly announced that it would be his last show for MSNBC. Then, he started Tweeting various cryptic updates, keeping his fans and the press waiting on the edge of their keyboards. His directions, as they were, pointed to a possible surprise appearance on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' (Weeknights, 12:37AM on CBS), but that didn't happen ... or at least, we didn't see Olbermann.

Craig Ferguson took on Olbermann's departure in his monologue, but he didn't have any insider insight. "First there was Larry King, and then Regis has announced he's going, and now Olbermann," Ferguson said. "Horrible things always happen in threes. It's like the Jonas Brothers."

Ferguson also cited that certain something that Olbermann has that upsets people -- opinions -- but didn't indicate if that had anything to do with what happened. In fact, in a bit with his skeleton robot sidekick, Geoff, he indicated exactly just how little he knows about what happened.

Geoff called the viewers "consumer zombies," and Ferguson chastised him for it. "You'll end up getting fired or leaving or having your contract voided or whatever the f*** happened to Keith." But wait ... we couldn't help notice that Geoff sounded a little bit like Keith tonight. Is it possible Olbermann got around his no-TV appearance agreement with NBC by voicing Ferguson's robot sidekick for the evening? Conspiracy theorists and voice analysts, start your engines!

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Oh wow, OK that looks like a lot of fun dude.


January 26 2011 at 8:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

1. Geoff Peterson was voiced by the talented Josh Robert Thompson, same as always.

b. Craig has a live studio audience, and shows them every night.

III. Commenters who don't know what the frell they're talking about should do some basic research, or keep their fingers off the keyboard.

January 26 2011 at 2:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Please have them turn off or at least down during drama shows.

January 25 2011 at 3:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Olbermann... his replacement for a short while said he was "a communist and proud of it."... I would say same for NBC and Olbermann

January 25 2011 at 1:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I don't watch Fergason. He isn't that funny. He has canned laughter. Doesn't show an audience so may have few that come or none at all. I watch Jay (by the way Leno with Bradshaw were rather unkind in their comments a week or so ago. I don't like bashing.) I then watch Jimmy after Leno. I just LOVE his show.

January 25 2011 at 12:39 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Bini Turkaj

seriously? you got to be retarted!

January 27 2011 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Violet's News

Oh by the way, these bags are told to report abuse right away if it doesn't agree with
their attacks.
Not one will tear up their medicare card or social security. So much for a bus ride
and a free donut.

January 25 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Art Buller

Olberman is gone. Who cares? A man without a job. He looks like and has the personality of a long time homeless guy, so I am sure he will survive just fine. Having said that, this Fufgeson dude is the most unfunniest guy to ever hit television, or any other venue where they have. The audience laughter has to be technically augmented. He has never said anything funny, and there is certainly nothing funny in this clip. If you can't make a funny of Keith Overbite, you are hurting. I think bad things should happen in fours this time, and Furgi should be down the road with Overbite, but I will only turn to it now and again just to see if he can come up with something funny. He can't.

January 25 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

Craig Ferguson? Who the hell is that?

January 25 2011 at 12:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Violet's News

These are apparently the same people who went on the bus to Washington to spit at the reps,
and insult the President for a free trip and a donut?
The next mass attack was at DWTS, making double and triple calls for Palins' chunky daughter,
so she stayed in the contest, and making it okay to cheat but the problem is losing credibility??
A lot of people got off DWTS after that. Just like a lot of people got hurt with the negative hype
off the same protestors. It took just one to believe the hate.
Now, it's Olbermann, the most popular news program on tv, since there are 500 channels
with re-runs and nothing on it, but the Losers?
Most have no idea what Keith is even talking about but they are told to make noise and hype
hate toward a man a lot of people enjoyed and respected.
Keith financed and sponsored free medical clinics around the states for people who never
saw a doctor and couldn't afford one, which is what all the negative commentators should
do. Maybe they will earn credibility. Meanwhile, it's only hate.

January 25 2011 at 12:34 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

TO ALL............... With NBC/MSNBC/CNBC changing ownership this may be the first of many who will be asked to resign. Comcast will not allow NBC get away with their biased opinions and name calling and reporting stories out of context. May be the next time Chris Matthews gets a tingle down his leg it will be him peeing in his pants after receiving his 'Pink Slip'. When Fox News reporters and pundits make a mistake they apologize (Glen Beck calling President Obama a racist) and Bill O'Reilly playing a clip by the NAACP out of context. Speaking of the media I wonder how many of you think that the Republican controlled Congress will cut off funds to The Public Broadcasting/NPR? Comments please.

January 25 2011 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Simon's comment

Totally agree with you Simon . I think Mr. Matthews might try Depends re: that tingling feeling

January 25 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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