Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Matt Smith Makes Bowler Hats Cool on Ferguson's LATE, LATE SHOW
Matt Smith wears a bowler hat now. Bowler hats are cool.
Making his third (Third!) guest appearance on CBS' The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night, Doctor Who star Matt Smith returned to the late night talk show under the pretense of promoting the upcoming release of Doctor Who Series Six on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 22nd, the day before Doctor. Of course, Smith was in town to accept the Best Sci-Fi Actor award at the Spike TV Scream Awards held on October 15th at Universal Studios, but does it really matter? I think not.
This time, the featured Doctor Who clip preceding Smith's introduction came from the Series Six finale, "The Wedding of River Song," showing the Live Chess match between The Eleventh Doctor and Gantok. Smith arrived wearing a black bowler hat and discussed his acceptance of the Scream Award, saying that after he accepted the award on stage, some show representative took the award away from him backstage and told him they would engrave it and send it back to him later.
Smith also mentioned that he had just finished filming the untitled 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special and once again brought up the campaign to get Ferguson to appear on Doctor Who at some point. Ferguson shrugged at the subject, remarking "I'm too busy, so they (the showrunners) can say 'Good.'" The host also fretted that Whovians will be mad at him if he's not good.
After flashing the Series Six DVD to the camera for a very brief second, Ferguson ended the segment with offering Smith a Big Cash Prize of $50 if he answered the question of whether the traditional "Jack and Jill" nursery rhyme is actually about Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI of France. Smith said that was false, but Ferguson said that it was true (even though this is only a possible theory and the rhyme's true origins remain unknown). Regardless, Ferguson gave Smith the $50 anyway, but as the show ended, Smith gave the $50 to a pair of visiting Swedish women that were featured at the beginning of the program.
If you'd like to see the full interview, you can view it below thanks to the kindness of YouTube user Indigenous4logic...