Thankfully Craig Ferguson’s anthrax scare on the Late, Late Show turned out to be just a hoax; if not we couldn’t make fun of it, and where’s the justice in that? Yesterday the show’s studio received an envelope of a unknown white substance. “Someone sent here an envelope packed with white powder. I said, I’ll test it for you if you want,” the last night joked during the show’s taping later that day. “I have a special test that I conducted between 1979 and 1992.” While two people were held temporarily after being exposed to the power, a hazardous materials team arrived and was able to determine right away that the substance was benign. Subsequently, we’d like to know what Craig’s tests come up with!
Today CBS confirms that anthrax was actually cornstarch sent to the show from a European address. “The LAPD and FBI are currently investigating the situation,” the network said in a statement. Oh, so clearly someone was just mailing their grandmother some souvenir cornstarch from Albania and it got lost in the mail. Alternately, someone be crazy!