Friday’s 'extreme weather' edition of The Late Late Show got a massive reaction
Total chaos. End of days. Repent your sins...
...and that was just Marty Morrissey's appearance as an on-the-scene wedding correspondent, introducing one lucky bride as hailing from, "Brazil... in South America."
— Justine Stafford (@JustineStafford) March 2, 2018
And yet, somehow, Marty wasn't the real story.
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) March 2, 2018
No, that was the rather unique situation faced by Ryan Tubridy as he dealt with an audience that resembled a 9am Friday lecture where only the mature students bothered to turn up.
— Regina Looby (@reglooby) March 2, 2018
Now, you might wonder if there's some 'fake news' on the go here, but...
— THOMAS HEENEY (@theeney) March 2, 2018
Not long into the Late Late's very own red level weather event, Ryan proceeded to interview a couple of people off the street - still wearing snow-covered jackets - about the Great Snow of '82.
It's a classic, 'What have I gotten myself into?' facial expression from Tubs, in fairness.
Are you trying to tell me that Twink & Linda Martin wouldn't have skiied out to Montrose to appear on the #LateLate?
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) March 2, 2018
The stuck-together-by-goodwill-alone quality of tonight’s #LateLate is restoring a little bit of my faith in humanity. 30 audience members and a slim guest list. Ryan might interview himself yet. #LateLateShow
— Eithne Shortall (@eithneshortall) March 2, 2018
Elsewhere, Oliver Callan launched into impromptu impressions of seemingly everyone in government, while Joe Duffy was on hand to deliver a 'sliced pan for everyone in the audience' zinger.
"There's a free interview for everybody in the audience" #LateLate
— Paul Moore (@ElChiefMoore) March 2, 2018
Comedian and actor Deirdre O'Kane, meanwhile, won a lot of plaudits for her thoughtful stance on the #MeToo movement:
“Maureen O’Hara didn’t live to see this movement. We are so lucky... We are in it. We are going to benefit from it and it is a great thing. I think it is a great thing for good men. Let good and decent men rise up and be recognised” - @DeirdreOKane1 on #metoo #latelate pic.twitter.com/G7OtPmrzVL
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) March 2, 2018
Later, Tubridy put on yet another brave face when discussing an exhibition about the Famine.
The above image is a bleeding potato, apparently.
And that's as good a place as any to leave this summary of one of the stranger, more unique Late Lates in a while. At least there was no random bin segment, eh?
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