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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Farewell To The Interns

Three times a year, the Late Shows says goodbye to a batch of college interns.  As always, this winter and spring we've had a great bunch of young men and women, and CelebriGum wants to acknowledge a couple of them.  Jesse was stationed near the special window every afternoon, and on a few occasions he took pictures when I couldn't:

Donald Trump


Judy Greer




Jennifer Connolly (as seen in the January 15th entry)




Here's Jesse going back to the offices after a show.  Thanks for everything, Jesse!


And here's a silly video that includes a cameo appearance by our hard-working writers' intern, James:






Farewell, James!  And good luck with the garbage, pigeon! 

3 comments:

  1. The Toast in the MachineMay 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    True fact: Thanks to Bill Clinton, the word "intern" will elicit spontaneous chuckles, whether deserved or not, for another 16 years. :(

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  2. In the video I was struck by the relationship of the grey of the gum and the grey of the pigeon. On another topic, what could a writer's intern possibly need to leave the building to go get (for the writers, I'm assuming)? He wasn't carrying coffee. He was carrying a paper of some kind. Was it a betting sheet from the dog track?

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  3. I believe James was carrying additional passes of Top Ten jokes to the head writers at the dressing room. The Top Ten is an ongoing process during the afternoon, right up to and sometimes even past the start of the show.

    Interns also are constantly running over with "dubs" of videotape bits on VHS tapes. Yes, we still use VHS tapes.

    Toast, I just hope that I can elicit spontaneous chuckles, whether deserved or not, for another 16 years.

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