May 11, 2005

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August 2, 2007

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was a CBS talk show hosted by Craig Ferguson. The show featured a variety of comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and stand-up comedy performances.

The third incarnation of CBS's Late Late Show franchise, Ferguson's show debuted in 2005 after previous host Craig Kilborn left The Late Late Show to focus more on writing and producing, and Ferguson's tenure lasted until 2014; James Corden began his version of The Late Late Show in 2015.


  • May 11, 2005 — Kermit the Frog appears with Ferguson for the first time to promote The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. He declares his religion as Amphibitarianism, explains he went through a 12-step pork withdrawal program in the 80s and served as a numbers runner on Sesame Street. He and Pepe introduce musical guest Tori Amos.
  • November 15, 2005 — Pepe the King Prawn
  • June 19, 2006 — Pepe the King Prawn
  • February 10, 2008 — Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn reporting from the Grammy Awards
  • June 2, 2009 — Fozzie Bear makes an uncredited surprise appearance in the cold open to the show alongside Denis Leary, and again at the very end

Muppet Mentions

  • When the show's producer couldn't secure the rights to the Doctor Who theme music after two days of rehearsing an opening number with guest Matt Smith, Ferguson lamented over the failure throughout the show. In the show's closing, Ferguson called out his performers to assist in a solo a cappella rendition of two lines from "Rainbow Connection."

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