Craig Ferguson’s Cheeky Twitter Debut

He drops a few f-bombs in his first day on the microblogging service

Last Updated: February 8, 2010 @ 10:17 PM

Craig Ferguson is now on Twitter — and he’s just as cheeky online as he is on-air.

"Can I say fuck on this thing?" the CBS "Late Late Show" host tweeted Monday evening around 9:45 p.m., less than 12 hours after first signing on to the mircoblogging service.

Then, two minutes later: "Oh this is too awesome. Fuckity fuckity heck. (don’t want to go too far)."

Among the early highlights of the feed from @craigyferg (whose authenticity was confirmed by a CBS pr rep):

– "I follow no one. Except Dave I suppose. Or the local news. Or the smell of ham."
– "Watching the who @ the superbowl made me sad. Like watching my grampa play the spoons."
– "I’m concerned I watch too much Mythbusters. I may need geek rehab."

Craiggers isn’t the first late-night host on Twitter.

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon jumped on to the service even before his show premiered last year. He’s now got more than 2.4 million followers and has sent out nearly 2,000 tweets since joining.

Ferguson announced his Twitter debut on his show early Tuesday morning. No surprise, his follower count started skyrocketing, jumping by 2000 in the space of a few minutes.

The always self-deprecating Ferguson summed up the importance of his Twitter bow thusly:

"The fact that I am on twitter probably means it’s on the way out," he wrote.