Shit is getting real on late night, people! First it was David Letterman’s death threats, now yesterday Craig Ferguson’s anthrax scare had both real and sexy fireman alike in a dance-panic over an envelope of white powder received by the Late, Late Show. “I’ll test it for you if you want!” Ferguson reassured the police officers who responded. “I have a special test that I conducted between 1979 to 1992!”
Two people were reportedly held at the studio around 3:00pm after being exposed to the substance, but luckily a hazardous materials team determined that it was benign, meaning Craig was then free to go riff-crazy. “My first concern was for the staff, and by staff I mean my penis,” Ferguson explained, later in the show joking, “I was going to come out and talk about the earthquake, but I can’t do that now. Because the earthquake only scared millions of people on the East Coast, but the white powder did something much worse — it scared me.” Ever worse than that, the incident basically disproved one of the main benefits of having a robot sidekick: the inability to inhale.