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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Dear Aquaman"

Did you know that Aquaman appears on a nationwide TV show almost every week? No?

If not, then get thee to CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where every so often the affable Mr. Ferguson dons the familiar orange and green tights and answers questions from viewers looking for help with their problems, in a segment called "Dear Aquaman"
(it arrives at the :30 mark):

I had never seen The Late Late Show until a few years ago, when we first tuned in to see what, if anything, Craig had to say in tribute to the recent passing of Johnny Carson.

For my money, I thought Craig's tribute to the former King of Late Night was by far the most touching and well said, and after that we would make it a point to watch the show when we up that late.

But I had somehow never seen the "Dear Aquaman" segment until my pal and F.O.A.M.er Craig Wichman pointed it out its existence to me, and I loved it as soon as I saw it.

I was so intrigued at how this sketch came about that I got in contact with the Late Late Show writer behind "Dear Aquaman", Ben Stout, and he generously agreed to an interview with the Shrine, which we'll see here tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


...and I'll pass along credit to new Captain Action graphics dude, pop-culture guru, fellow Silver Ager, and all-around good guy Jim Alexander, who pointed it all out to me!

-Craig W.