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Craig Ferguson Says Goodbye to the ‘Late Late Show’ With a Nod to ‘Newhart’, ‘St. Elsewhere’, and ‘The Sopranos’

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After almost 10 years brilliantly hosting the award-winning Late Late Show on CBS, the incredible Craig Ferguson opened his final show with a composite of all of his monologues beginning with the first broadcast in 2005 through the present.

Later on in the show, many of Craig’s guests throughout the years came back to perform the Dead Man Fall song “Bang Your Drum” with him.

Craig finally put his role to bed by first unveiling Secretariat as a the incredible Bob Newhart, who informs Craig that the entire series was all a dream, reminiscent of the 1990 finale of his own Newhart series. The scene then fades into Craig waking up in bed with comedian Drew Carey, a snow globe on the night table and the Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin’” playing on the radio before the entire scene all cuts to black, respective nods to the 1988 St. Elsewhere finale and The Sopranos finale in 2007. Simply brilliant.

The 1990 Newhart Finale

The 1988 St. Elsewhere finale

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Comedian Zach Sherwin Raps About the Podcast ‘Serial’ Over the Theme Song for the Show

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In “Listening to Serial,” comedian Zach Sherwin raps about the podcast Serial (previously) over the show’s theme song. Sherwin’s lyrics make reference to the show itself, but also some of the larger issues that surround it. Sherwin also includes the perspective of fellow comedian W. Kamau Bell about the issues of race as they relate to the show.

via David Prager

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A 5-Year-Old Girl Explains to Her Dad Why She Really Likes the Look of Princess Leia’s Slave Outfit From ‘Star Wars’

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UK animation team The Brothers McLeod created a cute animated short based on a recorded conversation between comedian Adam Buxton (previously) and his 5-year-old daughter. The subject of their talk revolved around the slave outfit that Jabba the Hutt made Princess Leia wear in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Some people find Leia’s outfit to be demeaning. Buxton’s daughter, however, explained how she really likes the look of the costume and would wear it even after being rescued or escaping the clutches of Jabba.

A conversation with my 5 year old daughter about Jabba The Hutt’s fashion ideas.

via Popular on YouTube

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‘2014: You Are History’, A Musical Year-in-Review by JibJab Highlighting Some of the Major Events of 2014

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2014: You Are History” is a musical year-in-review by JibJab that highlights some of the major events of 2014 in the areas of politics, pop culture, and entertainment. The song includes references to Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show, the mid-term elections, and the passing of celebrities like Robin Williams and Joan Rivers.