Craig Ferguson (Haraz N. Ghanbari/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

While there, he managed to persuade the country’s first minister, Alex Salmond, to sit for an interview — Salmond’s first on an American talk show — in which they discussed a myriad of topics. For example:

Ferguson: In an independent Scotland, which, of course, you are championing and is what you are working to achieve, what is the role of the relationship between an Independent Scotland that you propose and the United States of America?  What would that look like?

Salmond: Friendly.

Ferguson: Friendly would be a good idea, I think.

The interview airs Tuesday night — here’s a clip: