WHERE TO FIND STEPHEN’S FUNNY THINGS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Generic Christmas Sentiments by Jake Yapp
You can hear the song on the BBC Sounds player right here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06w1n86
And you can find out a bit more about Jake Yapp at his website JakeYapp.co.uk
The (parody) speech written for Richard Nixon to deliver if the astronauts didn’t make it.
Firstly, here’s the real speech by Nixon’s speechwriter Bill Safire, which was (thankfully) never delivered:
From: Bill Safire. July 18, 1969.
Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice. These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding. They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; the people of the world will mourn them; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown. In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man. In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood. Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts. For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.
And now here’s the parody version, which you can find over at Clickhole.com:
WHERE TO FIND BILL’S FUNNY THINGS FOR THIS EPISODE:
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Here’s the clip with Robin Williams that Bill played:
And you can find loads of episodes here, at The Craig Ferguson Late Late Show Archive: https://www.youtube.com/c/LateLateShowwCraigFergusonArchive/videos
Well, you can find The Onion.com at www.TheOnion.com.