The latest episode of CBS's How I Met Your Mother, which aired Monday night, has caused a bit of controversy. The episode involved Jason Segel's character traveling to China in a parody of kung fu films that saw cast members Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor (pictured), and Alyson Hannigan putting on costumes, accents, and makeup to play Asian characters. The episode received a ton of criticism online, including a ton of people who used the Twitter hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism.
Co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who also wrote Monday's episode, apologized via Twitter yesterday, saying:
With Monday's episode, we set out to make a silly and unabashedly immature homage to Kung Fu [...]
From Letterman last night, here's Will Ferrell singing "Christmastime is Here" with a boys' choir, who he's been traveling and performing with all over the country recently. All of the practice Will Ferrell's been doing on tour definitely shows.
Last night on Letterman, Stephen Colbert showed up dressed as a sockless dandy beggar (and undercover rich man, if you watched The Colbert Report) and announced his Where’s Waldo-like appearance in the new Hobbit movie, which comes out in theaters this Friday. Colbert didn't give away his exact role or location in the film, but he did do his pointy ear pop trick again, which never gets old.
Chris Elliott appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, and since his career really began when he started writing and performing bits on Letterman's Late Night show, it's not a huge surprise that his appearance, ostensibly to plug his new returning Adult Swim show Eagleheart, really was just one giant, marathon-themed sketch. Even Dave seemed impressed.
Rob Lowe stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman last night, and Letterman couldn't wait to ask him about his decision to leave Parks and Recreation, so Lowe assured him that he expects to return as a guest star in the future. Letterman's admiration for Amy Poehler and her show are well-documented, so it's no huge surprise when he defends her honor against Lowe's terrible accusations.