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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele — among two of the funniest people on the planet (excepting their extended cameo on "Fargo") — were on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (the host of which is also funny) to answer various questions about their long and fruitful collaboration.
Among these questions: Where did the name bit come from, exactly? It's the famous and hugely popular sketch in which...Read more »
The great white whale of reunions (“Friends," what else?) has eluded fans for years, no doubt because this whale is not going to surface, ever. Yet on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the show's premiere this September, you will absolutely find someone somewhere -- many someone’s in fact -- still playing with the idea, or hoping, or, in the more disturbed corners of fandom, praying.
That's...Read more »
Gary Oldman tried to diffuse the controversy generated by comments made to Playboy by apologizing Wednesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- a long cri de coeur that disavowed a whole range of observations (about Mel Gibson, "political correctness" and Jews) which were quite obviously idiotic and bizarrely out of sync with anything anyone in the world is apparently talking about these days. "Especially to younger fans I should be an example and an inspiration and I'm an [expletive] and I should know better."
Kimmel instantly punctures the moment, however: "I'm so surprised you call your fans 'Team Oldman.' " (What's especailly peculiar about this clip is that it concludes with a billboard from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" -- a commercial! So, in the end, everything really is just about ticket sales.)
Here's a good Washington Post blog that lays out the oddity of this whole Oldman controversy.
Some late-night skits are funny, some are funny and weird.
But it's a rare trick when a late-night host, even Jimmy Kimmel (who's essentially become the nation's master TV prankster), pulls them off so successfully, as he did on Tuesday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," with an assist from the Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and the redoubtable Cousin Sal.
Check out (former Laker) Metta World Peace's limo ride from heck.
What do you think -- is Jimmy Kimmel the best prankster on late-night TV?