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Kimmel Care

It needs no commentary, you should watch it all.

Ok, a little commentary. I don’t like Jimmy Kimmel. I remember him from The Man Show with Adam Carolla and thought he was the dumb one. I was wrong, Adam Carolla is much dumber.

Dumb?

  • One skit featured Carolla and Kimmel setting up a booth at a farmer’s market and successfully asking people to sign a petition to “end women’s suffrage”, demanding the repeal of the 19th Amendment.
  • One recurring skit featured Kimmel’s impression of former Utah Jazz star Karl Malone. Kimmel would appear in a blackface make-up while wearing a bald cap and body suit, filmed at an angle which made it look like Kimmel (who is much shorter in real life than Malone) was very tall, and dole out advice on subjects such as history, health, and China. The impression pokes fun at Malone’s well-known inarticulacy, and Kimmel’s impression strongly implied that Malone was stupid, reliant on having the “Jamz” star player repeat himself constantly, speak in an odd Southern accent, and throw in a large number of double negatives.
  • The 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons occasionally featured segments entitled “The Monkey Bar”, where chimpanzees duplicated real-life human exploits in a similar style to that of the 1970s American Broadcasting Company program Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. One such performance entailed a conversation in a bar which referred to a penguin joke. In another, (not in the Monkey Bar setting) Jimmy Kimmel sent his (then) wife, Gina, to Poland in order to allow him to be with his new “simian wife”, referred to by his real-life children as “monkey mommy”.

They also lampooned Bill Forester who was dying of Prostate Cancer throughout the filming. When does someone taking prat falls down the stairs stop being funny?

Never much of a physical comedy fan myself. Still, while I’ll not stop watching Stephen, Jimmy has a point.