The Whovian in me was absolutely delighted to see the TARDIS included in the opening musical number. If Craig has another opportunity to do a week of shows on location, I hope he continues to use the TARDIS as his primary means of transportation.
Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols fame was a nice treat too.
Ariel Tweto was adorable as usual.
David Sedaris is always great, but Ariel and Rashida are not the best conversational companions for him.
Oh yes. I agree completely. If they plan for the dinner conversation with Ariel, Rashida, and David to close the show for the duration of the week like they did with Jean Reno and Kirsten Bell during the Paris shows, I expect awkwardness of epic proportions. When you invite David Sedaris to dinner, you have to expect unlikely subjects - like colostomy bags - to discussed.
I didn't like the crazy amputee talk at the dinner, though.
I got hung up on the colostomy bags and completely forgot (repressed?) this topic. Yeah, it was weird.
I noticed this in the Paris shows too, but whenever Craig tries to steer the conversation towards the ponderous, such as in the graveyard when he & Kunis start talking about God, the afterlife and all that, it comes off as very forced and pedestrian. It gives off the vibe of a couple of college students who have just taken their first philosophy course trying to impress each other. It's like Craig feels compelled to talk about weighty stuff since these are his "special" episodes. I still largely enjoy these shows, but I always roll my eyes whenever he awkwardly segues into one of those discussions.
Honestly, I feel like Craig has a genuine interest in the "weighty stuff." Craig is the only late night host who likes to namedrop Kierkegaard, rant on the "deification of youth
," and invite a moral philosopher
to be a guest on the show. Plus, the topics touched upon in his book Between the Bridge and the River
are fairly dark and weighty, so I've never felt like the discussions on the show that have ventured into weightier subjects - either during the course of a regular show or one of his special shows - have ever been forced. The reactions of the guests are varied, and some guests obviously aren't comfortable with discussions of that nature, so I can see how it may look forced if one party isn't reciprocating. All that being said, I have a degree in philosophy so I have a natural inclination to get interested when such topics crop up. It's definitely a case of YMMV.
Edited by dbrits, May 16, 2012 @ 3:11 AM.