It's an American show hosted by a Scot (alongside a gay robot skeleton and two interns in a horse costume), but even The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson isn’t beyond taking a shot at the Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup futility streak (at 46 years and counting). During his Monday night monologue, which was dedicated almost entirely to the Toronto mayor
Rob Ford’s crack-smoking scandal (with a only a side dish of
Justin Bieber at a brothel), Ferguson joked that “The real reason Toronto police knew Rob Ford was smoking crack was because he predicted Maple Leafs would win the Stanley Cup.”
The Leafs joke is around the five-minute mark, but I’d suggest watching the whole video as it, just as with all Ferguson monologues, is pure comedic gold.
There was a second hockey-related joke later in the bit, with a map of Canada showing the upper part of Quebec and the east coast as “Hockey Fights.”
If you’re not a regular watcher of The Late Late Show, you should be. I look forward to your passive, and non-passive, aggressive emails (and comments).
Edward Fraser, The Hockey News’ managing editor, joined THN in 2005 after covering the Jr. B Stratford Cullitons. The London, Ont., native graduated from the University of Western Ontario – where he did campus radio color commentary for both men’s and women’s hockey – with a Master’s in Journalism.