My joke ends up on Craig Ferguson's Show

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by billdcat, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. billdcat

    billdcat Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I was stunned Monday night while viewing Craig Fergusion reading
    viewer mail.
    A joke that I posted here a week or two ago here on the board,
    that I think I made up was used.

    The joke was about "If Wiley Coyote has money to buy all that stuff
    from Acme Products, why doesn't he just go buy a nice dinner?".

    To which our host Steve Hoffman replied "Its the thrill of the hunt!".

    Craig read a letter from a viewer in North Carolina asking the same question
    that I had posted here on the board.
    Then Craig Fergusion answered "Its The thrill of the hunt!".

    Well I almost fell off my girl friend!

    Does Craig Ferguson (or one of his staff) read the Hoffman Board ? ? ?
    If so, Howdy ! :wave:
  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    anythings possible, but I think it's just a coincidence...
  3. slinkyfarm

    slinkyfarm Forum Resident

    Winchester, KY
    Maybe one of his viewers in North Carolina reads the forum.
  4. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    I saw that too.
  5. deem

    deem Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    I would not be surprised at all if someone from his staff is a member of this forum. You know why? There was a thread a few months back discussing favorite late night hosts. Someone posted in that thread that they though Craig was okay, but that his show was ruined by use of a laugh track. IIRC, the very next day on his show Craig said he was tired of people on the internet accusing him of using a laugh track. Coincidence perhaps, but I thought it was really strange.
  6. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    South Plymouth, Ma
    Fly talks to another fly and says, "Let's see how I can use one of my pickup lines on this fem-fly".

    So he flys down to her on a pile of poo. "Excuse me, is this stool taken?"

    Stolen, so there.
  7. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    How was Eric Idle last night? Couldn't stay up for it.
  8. cooper16

    cooper16 Forum Resident

    San Jose, CA
    I doubt those viewer mail questions are really sent in by viewers. More than likely they are the work of the show's writers.

    Remember Rosanne Rosannadanna from SNL? Every letter she ever read on the air was from the same person. "A Mr. Richard Fader of Fort Lee, New Jersey writes..." :)
  9. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Bangor, Maine
    Congratulations, Bill!

    I think Craig's show is wonderful and his monologue is untouchable. Certainly the best since Carson. He has a very natural, "one on one" delivery and an ability to convey the material in a manner that makes it all look and sound spontaneous. The great ones always make it look easy and he is definitely one of the greats.
  10. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

    Wow, look who's trying to get his name mentioned on a future show.
    :D ;)

    Of course, if Ferguson really does have a "mole" who swipes material from SH Forum members, I'm very surprised he hasn't used Sean Keane's "I met my wife in a nightclub..." joke yet.
  11. Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits Just Another Compilation

    While I have my doubts that it's more than coincidence, I can't pass up the opportunity to get a plug from good ole' Fergie:

    HEY CRAIG!!! "ASHLEY TISDALE" by MY BRAVE FACE is available for download now from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and more. Go to to find out more about the group.


    [Ah, no matter how old I get, I'll still be starved for attention. lol.]
  12. DjBryan

    DjBryan New Member

    Very Clever Jared :agree:
  13. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Bangor, Maine
    :laugh: I didn't think of that but I can see where someone else might.
  14. munson66

    munson66 Forum Dilettante

    Toronto, Ontario
  15. Dave D

    Dave D Done!

    Milton, Canada
    I heard a similar joke about 100 years ago. It's not new, or original.
  16. gener8tr

    gener8tr Senior Member

    Vancouver, WA USA

    I think this is the funniest line of all! :laugh:
  17. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    hey,Craig..I hope you're reading this forum...never a dull moment here in this forum...a million laughs here,it is!:laugh: (While you're at it,Craig,how's about a Shout-Out to our members here? Hey..doesn't hurt to give us a mention,Y'Know!) Michael Boyce
  18. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam

    While the premise of the joke might not be original, I think Bill's "thrill of the hunt" tag is. People have been making jokes about the Road Runner for decades. Why would this old concept make its way onto TV in 2008 if it weren't inspired by some new addition to the old idea? Are today's professional comedy writers any more ethical than the thieves of yesterday?

    EDIT: I just read those posted clips and it has indeed been around for awhile, but, still - Ferguson's writers were not original.
  19. nosticker

    nosticker Forum Guy

    Ringwood, NJ
    I thought I was the only one who called Steak and Ale "Ache and Stale" until I read the Bennigan's thread.

  20. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Senior Member

    I haven't seen/heard that one....

    Is there a link, or can you repeat it?
  21. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member


  22. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Senior Member

    Nothing that memorable about his appearance.
  23. heaudio

    heaudio New Member

    Glendale, AZ
    He sure asked a lot of questions for someone from New Jersey....
  24. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    This very thing happened to me about 1980. A joke I'd been performing at various venues in New York City was stolen. I was shocked to see my joke done on the Johnny Carson show.

    The guy, who had a New York accent only had one other joke that was actually funny. I figured he stole that one too. His 4 or 5 other jokes were lousy. I suppose he actually might have written them.

    In the highly competitive world of comedy, stolen jokes are commonplace.
  25. deem

    deem Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    ^ So what was your joke?
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