Did anyone else catch Ferguson’s 1,000th show last night? He did the entire thing (except for the guests) as puppets, with Wavey as the host. Even Aquaman and Sean Connery were puppets.
The idea worked unevenly, I thought, but was frequently hilarious. I have to hand it to him, rather than bringing on some bigshot guests to bloviate about how great the show is, or wallowing in greatest-hits clips, he went in a totally different direction.
The opening musical number was a gas, with all of his usual participants playing parts, and with Craig NOT the center of it, in fact not even in it; and it was sweet at the end to have everyone gathered around his desk (with Craig as Prince Charles) for the finale. It was also classy of him, I thought, to give credit to everyone involved in pulling this show together, and in the way he did it.
Oh, and speaking of the desk reminds me: Does the pedestal with the desk and guest chairs sit on a separate part of the stage for the whole show, or does it get swung into and out of position? Does anyone know?