Craig Ferguson Passes Citizenship Test

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The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will become an American citizen.

Ferguson, who was born and raised in Scotland, told viewers Monday that he notched a perfect score on his citizenship test, taken Friday in Los Angeles. He will officially be sworn in as an American in a few weeks.

“All of you born here, if you had to take that test — well, Canada would be building a fence right now,” Ferguson quipped on his CBS show Monday night.

In June 2007, Ferguson was made an honorary citizen of Ozark, Ark., after favorable mentions of its catfish. Ferguson then campaigned on air to garner the designation elsewhere and now, according to an Associated Press report, he is an honorary citizen of 16,109 communities in the U.S.

To ace the test, Ferguson was required to answer questions like “What month is the new president inaugurated?” and “Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court?”

Ferguson didn’t waste any time getting into the American political debate, remarking on President Bush’s final State of the Union address during his show, joking that it was like a “farewell, special edition of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?–Caris DavisMonty Brinton/CBS

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