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Jimmy Kimmel Live!_table_infobox_0

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_0_0
Created byJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_1_0 Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_1_1
Written byJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_2_0 Steve O'Donnell

(head writer; 2003–08) Gary Greenberg and Molly McNearney (co-head writers; 2008–present)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_2_1

Directed byJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_3_0 Andy FisherJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_3_1
Presented byJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_4_0 Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_4_1
StarringJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_5_0 Sal Iacono (cousin)

Dicky Barrett (announcer) Cleto and the Cletones (band) Guillermo Rodriguez (security/sidekick)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_5_1

Theme music composerJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_6_0 Cleto Escobedo III

Les Pierce Jimmy Kimmel Jonathan KimmelJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_6_1

Opening themeJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_7_0 "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", sung by Robert GouletJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_7_1
Country of originJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_8_0 United StatesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_8_1
Original languageJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_9_0 EnglishJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_9_1
No. of seasonsJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_10_0 17Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_10_1
No. of episodesJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_11_0 2,979 (as of August 4, 2019)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_11_1
ProductionJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_12_0
Executive producersJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_13_0 Jimmy Kimmel

Daniel Kellison (2003) Duncan Gray (2003–06) Jill Leiderman (2006–2020) Jason Schrift (2007–2018) Doug DeLuca (2007–present) Sharon Hoffman (2020–present)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_13_1

ProducersJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_14_0 Erin Irwin

Ken Crosby Chris Fraticelli David Craig Tony RomeroJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_14_1

Production locationsJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_15_0 Hollywood Masonic Temple

Hollywood, California (2003–present) Zappos Theater Paradise, Nevada (2019)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_15_1

Running timeJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_16_0 60 minutes (2003-present)

30 minutes (during Spring/Summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Kimmel's hiatus)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_16_1

Production companiesJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_17_0 Touchstone Television (2003–2007)

ABC Studios (2007–2020) ABC Signature (2020–present) Jackhole Productions (2003–2020) Kimmelot (2020–present)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_17_1

DistributorJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_18_0 Disney–ABC Domestic TelevisionJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_18_1
ReleaseJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_19_0
Original networkJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_20_0 ABCJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_20_1
Picture formatJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_21_0 480i (4:3 SDTV) (2003–09)

720p (16:9 HDTV) (2009–present)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_21_1

Original releaseJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_22_0 January 26, 2003 (2003-01-26) –

presentJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_0_22_1

External linksJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_0_23_0

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_0

is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_1

The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California as part of ABC's lead-out programming for Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_2

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_3

is produced by Kimmelot in association with ABC Signature. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_4

Having aired for more than twice as long as either The Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) or Politically Incorrect (1997–2002), it is the longest running late-night talk show on the network. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_5

Overview Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_0

For its first 10 years, the show aired at either the midnight or 12:05 a.m. timeslots before moving to 11:35 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_6

ET beginning on January 8, 2013 to more directly compete with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman while bumping the ABC nightly news program Nightline to 12:37 a.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_7

ET. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_8

Following the subsequent retirements of Leno in February 2014, Letterman in May 2015, and Jon Stewart in August 2015, Kimmel became the third-longest serving current host in network late-night television after Conan O'Brien and Bill Maher. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_9

Contrary to its name, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_10

has not aired live editions regularly since 2004; instead, it is shot at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on the day of broadcast. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_11

On occasion, a special live edition is broadcast, usually after major events like the Academy Awards ceremonies (except in years where Kimmel has hosted the actual ceremony) and four to seven half-hour episodes with some basketball theming under the title Jimmy Kimmel Game Night airing in primetime that lead into ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals in June each year (in 2020, it will air in late September–early October instead). Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_12

Until 2009, new episodes aired five nights a week; from 2009 to 2012, the Friday episode was a rebroadcast of a recent episode. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_13

Starting with the January 2013 move, the Friday episode had been retitled Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_14

This Week, which showed highlights from the entire week of shows. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_15

However, the show has since reverted to airing a rebroadcast of a recent episode on Fridays, though current events do allow for new occasional Friday episodes. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_16

On April 14, 2009, after the March sweeps break, the show began broadcasting in 720p high definition. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_17

On April 1–5, 2019, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_18

was aired as a secondary home at Zappos Theater in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas where he grew up in the Las Vegas Valley and graduated at the Ed W. Clark High School. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_19

Kimmel attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and did not graduate. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_20

On August 15, 2019, ABC and the show were fined $395,000 via a settlement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for misusing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) tone on the October 3, 2018 episode. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_21

In May 2019, Kimmel and ABC agreed to extend his contract to host the show until 2022, which would be the show's twentieth season. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_22

On March 16, 2020, the show suspended production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_23

Two weeks later, on March 30, the show resumed production from Kimmel's house, resuming its original 12:05 a.m. timeslot; Nightline returned to 11:35 p.m.. On April 13, episodes were reduced to 30 minutes in length. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_24

Nightline moved to 12:05 a.m., followed by an encore of the 11:35 p.m. show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_25

On June 18, 2020, Kimmel announced he was taking a hiatus from the show; a series of guest hosts filled in with 30-minute episodes until the show returned. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_26

On September 21, 2020, Kimmel returned to the program, which also resumed taping from the studio without a studio audience. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_27

The show also resumed its 60-minute format, with Nightline returning to 12:35 a.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_28

History Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_1

The show began on January 26, 2003, replacing Politically Incorrect; ABC had originally intended to give Jon Stewart his own late-night program following Nightline, but Kimmel was chosen instead. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_29

The show, stunted early on by an ABC affiliate body which was fulfilling existing syndication contracts for post-local news sitcom repeats and entertainment newsmagazines and thus delaying the show (and making the "Live!" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_30

title somewhat of a misnomer), started behind the ratings of Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, but gradually moved up in the ratings into 2004, and became a fairly strong competitor, capturing about half the audience of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_31

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_32

is ABC's first attempt at a traditional late-night talk show since its attempt to revive The Dick Cavett Show in the 1980s. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_33

ABC had earlier attempted to directly compete with NBC's Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1960s and 1970s with The Les Crane Show, which was more of a serious interview program than light entertainment, The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969), featuring Rat Pack member Joey Bishop with Regis Philbin as sidekick, the original Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) with Dick Cavett in a show that featured a mixture of cultural, popular entertainment and intellectual figures and was considered more highbrow than Carson and even a short-lived revival of NBC's Tonight Starring Jack Paar under the name Jack Paar Tonite, which alternated weeks with Cavett in 1973. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_34

While Cavett was the longest-lasting and best remembered of these attempts, none seriously threatened the domination of the Tonight Show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_35

ABC's long-running Nightline series which premiered in 1979 during the Iran hostage crisis and continued at 11:30 until 2013 was able to compete with the Tonight Show, however, particularly on days when there were major news events or ongoing crises. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_36

The growth and development of cable news and the emergence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle eroded Nightline's originally unique, and later preeminent position as a source for late evening national and international news and its value as a counterprogramming against Tonight and other late-night talk shows. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_37

As a result, in 2012, Nightline switched places on ABC's schedule with Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_38

At the start of 2019, when Hearst Television's newest affiliation agreement for their ABC affiliates kicked in and forced them to give up their ability to delay the program for extended local newscasts or syndicated programming, the show now airs across the network on most stations at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_39

Despite its name, the show has not regularly aired live since 2004, when censors were unable to properly bleep censor a barrage of swearing from actor Thomas Jane. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_40

For special nights such as the Oscar show, it does air live, but with a broadcast delay of a few seconds. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_41

Talent Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_2

The show's house band is Cleto and the Cletones, led by saxophonist Cleto Escobedo III, a childhood friend of Kimmel. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_42

The other "Cletones" of the band are Cleto Escobedo Jr., the bandleader's father, on tenor and alto saxophone, Jeff Babko on keyboards, Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Jonathan Dresel on drums. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_43

Like other talk shows with live bands, Cleto and the Cletones play the show's opening and closing themes and play into and out of commercial breaks. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_44

(They usually play through the entire break for the studio audience.) Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_45

The show's opening theme was written by Les Pierce, Jonathan Kimmel and Cleto Escobedo III and sung by Robert Goulet. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_46

The show originally had guest co-hosts each week who would sit at the desk with Kimmel and participate in skits and questioning each night's guests. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_47

The show also featured guest announcers, until comedian Andy Milonakis took over as the show's announcer from late 2003 to 2004. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_48

He would also appear in comedy bits for the show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_49

Then in 2004, Mighty Mighty Bosstones singer Dicky Barrett took over as the show's announcer when the Bosstones went on hiatus. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_50

The band has since become active again, and performed live on the show in 2009. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_51

Since its inception, stand-up comedian Don Barris has performed as the warmup comic for the in-studio audience, although he rarely appears on camera; before joining JKL, Barris was the warmup comic for The Man Show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_52

Francis "Uncle Frank" Potenza, Kimmel's real-life uncle, served as a security guard for the show, and appeared regularly in bits on-camera with Kimmel and other employees of the show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_53

He was a New York City police officer and a personal security guard for Frank Sinatra. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_54

Potenza did not appear regularly from December 2009 through March 2010, due to illness. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_55

(In the interim, he did appear on the seventh anniversary show on January 26, 2010.) Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_56

However, he later returned as a semi-regular. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_57

Potenza died on August 23, 2011, at the age of 77. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_58

Guillermo Rodriguez is the parking lot security guard for the show, and frequently serves as a celebrity gossip correspondent in a segment called "Guillermo's Hollywood Round-Up." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_59

Veatrice Rice was another parking lot security guard who had several of her own segments on the show until her death from cancer on January 21, 2009. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_60

Kimmel and Matt Damon Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_3

Frequently at the end of the show, Kimmel thanks the guests as usual, but then adds, "Our apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_61

Kimmel told TMZ.com that he says this "for no good reason at all," continuing, "A star like Matt Damon would never be scheduled to appear near the end of the show where he can be bumped." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_62

Damon told Parade magazine that Kimmel said he first did it at a low moment at the end of a show which had substandard guests. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_63

The show's producer liked the joke, and Kimmel continued to do it on subsequent shows for their amusement. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_64

On September 12, 2006, Damon appeared on the show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_65

A montage of clips demonstrating the numerous times Kimmel performed the bit was shown and, after a very lengthy introduction by Kimmel, Damon appeared on stage. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_66

After a few seconds, Kimmel apologized and stated that the show was out of time. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_67

He asked Damon if he could return the next night, to which Damon replied, "Go f**k yourself." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_68

An infuriated Damon continued to curse at Kimmel throughout the rolling of the credits, ultimately slapping the desk and walking off the set. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_69

In the December 17, 2006 issue of USA Weekend, Kimmel acknowledged that the Damon incident was a joke. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_70

In the show which aired on June 5, 2007, Kimmel sent his sidekick Guillermo to the Ocean's Thirteen premiere to interview Damon, though when he started the interview, he said that they were out of time, at which point Damon assumed that Kimmel sent him. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_71

In the August 2, 2007 episode, Kimmel then announced that Guillermo was taking on the role of Jason Bourne, who was played by Damon, for The Bourne Ultimatum. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_72

A clip was shown in which Guillermo was playing Bourne, until Damon showed up and thought that Kimmel was now trying to bump him from his movie. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_73

Damon tried to chase Guillermo but Guillermo slapped him and jumped through a wall. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_74

In Kimmel's 2010 post-Oscar show, he featured a clip called "The Handsome Men's Club," which ended with Damon telling Kimmel, "We're all out of time," then bursting into evil laughter after Kimmel was ejected from the club for not being handsome enough. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_75

However, it turned out to be a dream, as he wakes up next to Ben Affleck. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_76

Damon was part of the all-star cast assembled by Kimmel for his 2012 Oscars parody, which was a mock trailer for a non-existent blockbuster called Movie: The Movie. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_77

Damon appears briefly in a full grape suit, only to be informed his scene had been cut from the "film" after which he is shown storming out of the studio (as part of the trailer), cursing at Kimmel. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_78

In the mock trailer for the sequel, 'Movie: The Movie 2', Damon appears again as an alien who is munching on a sandwich only to think he is munching something else. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_79

He walks out cursing Kimmel again. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_80

However, it later shown to just be a toy. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_81

In August 2013, Guillermo crashed a Matt Damon interview, about his upcoming movie Elysium, by promoting his own movie called "Estupido", about a stupid man, which poster had an arrow pointing towards Matt Damon. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_82

At the end of the interview, Matt removed the poster, revealing on the other side the name of another Guillermo movie called "Ass Face", also with an arrow pointing towards Matt. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_83

Matt accuses Guillermo of acting on Kimmel's orders and, facing the camera, starts to say "you...", at which time it cuts to Guillermo's promo which ends with Matt's face turning into an ass. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_84

In February 2014, Damon was invited with the cast of Monuments Men. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_85

Damon sat in another seat. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_86

A fake fire was activated at the end of the show when Kimmel asked Damon a question. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_87

During Kimmel's 2016 post-Oscar special, Ben Affleck wore a very large coat for his appearance, and Damon emerged from the coat for the interview. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_88

However, he was removed from the studio by an enraged Kimmel, who then moved on to interview Affleck. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_89

Later, Damon appeared in a sketch about the movie that Affleck stars in, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, reprising his role as astronaut Mark Watney. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_90

When Kimmel hosted the 89th Academy Awards on February 26, 2017, he renewed his feud with Damon, first in a skit harshly criticizing Damon's film We Bought a Zoo, having the announcer introduce him as only the unnamed "guest" of Ben Affleck, and personally conducting the orchestra to play him off while Damon was talking (before announcing the nominees and award winner). Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_91

On an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Damon praised Fallon for his speedy invitation process, which Kimmel poked fun of. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_92

In June 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic when Kimmel was hosting the show from his house, Damon emerged from one of Kimmel's bedrooms, revealing to have been there during the whole pandemic and demanded to be on the show, when Kimmel wanted to take a break. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_93

Then it was revealed Kimmel's wife, had been cheating on him with Damon again. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_94

This resulted in Kimmel telling Damon he is not on the show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_95

"I'm Fucking Matt Damon" video Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_4

In a segment that aired on January 31, 2008, Kimmel's then long-time girlfriend Sarah Silverman appeared on the show and announced, via a music video, that she had been "Fucking Matt Damon." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_96

Damon took an additional jab at Kimmel's long running gag by telling Kimmel at the end of the video, "Jimmy, we're out of time. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_97

Sorry." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_98

On February 24, on Kimmel's third post-Oscar show, he debuted his rebuttal video announcing that he's "fucking Ben Affleck". Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_99

Kimmel introduced his star-studded musical by addressing Damon and vowing, "You take something I love from me, I’m gonna take something you love from you." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_100

Affleck is Damon's longtime acting and writing collaborator; the two first became prominent as such for Good Will Hunting and later channeled this collaboration into Project Greenlight. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_101

In addition to Affleck, the video featured Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford, William Shatner, Hynden Walch, Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Benji Madden and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte, Dicky Barrett, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lance Bass, Dominic Monaghan, Meat Loaf, Pete Wentz, Joan Jett, Huey Lewis, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Rebecca Romijn, Josh Groban, Jessica DiCicco, and unnamed choir singers as recording booth singers, along with Brad Pitt as a delivery man. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_102

The video gained widespread media attention, with Kimmel jokingly telling the New York Times, "Every once in a while, Hollywood rallies itself for a worthy cause." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_103

On its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list, Entertainment Weekly put Damon as an action star at No. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_104

60 and the Silverman video on No. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_105

62, writing, "A talk-show host's famous comedian girlfriend confesses in a catchy song that she's shtupping No. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_106

60? Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_107

Yeah, that'll go viral." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_108

In late February 2008, Quick Stop Entertainment premiered a parody video entitled "I'm F**king Seth Rogen" as a promotion for Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_109

The Seth Rogen version was unedited. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_110

The videos have also been parodied in a scene at the end of Disaster Movie; in the original version all the characters sing that they're "dating" each other, but in the uncensored DVD version they all sing they're "f**king" each other. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_111

In July 2008, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" had received a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, competing against two songs from the Flight of the Conchords show, one from MADtv, and another from Phineas and Ferb. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_112

It won in that category, as well as for editing. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_113

Silverman, who accepted the award, thanked Damon who, she stated, had little to do with the video's popularity, and Kimmel "who broke my heart—who will have a special place in my heart." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_114

Jimmy Kimmel Sucks! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_5

For the 10th anniversary episode on January 24, 2013, Damon took over hosting duties; for the occasion, the show was renamed Jimmy Kimmel Sucks! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_115

The episode began with a sequence of clips showing Kimmel "bumping" Damon, and continued with Damon taking command of the show, while Kimmel was tied to a chair and gagged for the remainder of the episode. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_116

Damon then replaced Guillermo with Andy Garcia and bandleader Cleto with Sheryl Crow, before bringing in Robin Williams to do the monologue. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_117

The show had numerous guests, including Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Moore, and Sarah Silverman, along with an on-screen cameo by Ben Affleck during Damon's monologue. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_118

There were also numerous taped pieces congratulating Damon on hosting, including by Jennifer Lopez, Sally Field, John Krasinski, Robert De Niro, Don Cheadle, Oprah Winfrey, and Kimmel's parents. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_119

Damon also "revealed" that Kimmel keeps "bumping" Damon out of jealousy: a clip shows Kimmel's unsuccessful attempts to audition for all movie roles that Damon played. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_120

At the episode's end, Damon turns the "We ran out of time" joke on Kimmel after asking Kimmel if he had anything to say. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_121

The episode was the highest-rated late night show that evening, and ABC elected to rebroadcast it in primetime the following week. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_122

Jay Leno parody Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_6

During the 2010 Tonight Show conflict, Kimmel donned a gray wig and fake chin, performing his entire January 12, 2010 show in character as Jay Leno. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_123

With his bandleader, Cleto Escobedo, parodying Leno's bandleader Kevin Eubanks, Kimmel started out his monologue with "It’s good to be here on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_124

Hey, Cleto, you know what ABC stands for? Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_125

Always Bump Conan." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_126

He also referenced the "People of Earth" letter written by Conan O'Brien, noting how O'Brien declined to participate in the "destruction" of The Tonight Show, commenting as Leno that "Fortunately, though, I will! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_127

I'll burn it down if I have to!" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_128

Leno called Kimmel the next morning to discuss the bit, and at the end of the call, Leno suggested he come over and appear on his show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_129

When his booking department called to confirm his appearance on a "10 at 10" segment, Kimmel agreed immediately. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_130

When he received the questions for his January 14 appearance—such as "What's your favorite snack junk food? Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_131

"—he realized Leno intended to neutralize the scathing parody and paint the two as friends. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_132

Kimmel, however, was upfront with wanting to discuss the fiasco at hand, and upon his appearance, attempted to steer the questions that way: when asked about his favorite prank, he responded, "I think the best prank I ever pulled was, I told a guy once, 'Five years from now I'm going to give you my show.' Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_133

And then when the five years came, I gave it to him and I took it back, almost instantly." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_134

Another example came from when Leno asked, "Ever order anything off the TV?" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_135

Kimmel replied, "Like when NBC ordered your show off the TV?" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_136

Following similar remarks to more questions, Kimmel closed the segment with this comment: "Listen, Jay. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_137

Conan and I have children. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_138

All you have to take care of is cars! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_139

We have lives to lead here! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_140

You've got eight hundred million dollars! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_141

For God's sakes, leave our shows alone!" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_142

Leno never fought back and accepted the bit as comedy (he ascribed it as Kimmel attempting to score some publicity), but Leno's producer, Debbie Vickers, was furious. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_143

Kimmel discussed the appearance during an interview with Marc Maron for the latter's podcast in 2012. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_144

Kimmel stated that he felt O'Brien was not given a proper chance, but that he was also motivated by his own history with Leno. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_145

According to Kimmel, Leno had some years prior been in serious discussions with ABC about the possibility of jumping ship from NBC. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_146

During this period, Leno initiated a friendship with Kimmel, wanting to ensure that they would be on good terms if the move was made. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_147

(Under that scenario, Leno would have taken Kimmel's time slot and become his lead-in.) Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_148

However, after Leno made the arrangement to remain at NBC, "those conversations were gone," according to Kimmel. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_149

Realizing that Leno's relationship with him had been artificial, Kimmel felt "worked over," reasoning that Leno was using the ABC discussions as a bargaining tactic to try to get his old job back. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_150

Sets Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_7

The stage where the show is taped has gone through many changes, from the addition of a platform in front of the stage for Kimmel to do his monologue, to various stage backgrounds. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_151

In January 2005, the show's original set, at the TV studio in the Hollywood Masonic Temple (now known as the El Capitan Entertainment Centre), which had video screens in the background and the band performing on the left side of the stage, was replaced with the current set, which has a city in the background. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_152

The band now performs on the right side of the stage. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_153

In the special February 25, 2007 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_154

(the second "After the Academy Awards" show), the second set was slightly tweaked when an illustrated picture of a city, which was seen in the background from January 2005 to February 2007, was replaced with a 3D collage of Los Angeles and Hollywood (including the adjacent Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre) across from the studio where his show is broadcast from). Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_155

The 3D image, which was first used during Lionel Richie's outdoor stage performances in the September 16, 2006 episode, was created by artists Colin Cheer and Brian Walters. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_156

A brand-new set was unveiled January 8, 2013, coinciding with the show's move to the earlier 11:35 p.m. timeslot. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_157

The new set is similar to the previous one, though the desk and chairs are no longer a stationary set element, and are only brought out for the guest interviews. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_158

Later, the traditional city duratrans was replaced with a large floor-to-ceiling curved video display known as the "Wall of America", which most of the time displays the traditional background, but is now also able to be used for video pieces and bits, along with interviews (including ones where Kimmel is not at his desk; an instance of this was an interview through Cisco's Jabber Guest with actress Viola Davis after the first-season finale of How to Get Away With Murder in February 2015 where she was unable to fly to Los Angeles from the East Coast due to weather issues) which are branded under Cisco Systems's telepresence technology. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_159

The desk/chairs component of the set is also not permanently staged unlike most talk shows, being quickly built on-stage only after Kimmel has finished his monologue, skits and bits at center stage. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_160

Music Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_8

The Jimmy Kimmel Live Concert Series segment comprises a musical performance at the end of the show, which is performed either in a more intimate space on the second floor of the Masonic Temple, or a nearby outdoor stage, along with rare on-location performances. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_161

Coors Light sponsored most of the show's musical performances from 2004 to 2006. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_162

In June 2005, the show partnered with Pontiac for its concerts, which were held on the "Pontiac Garage" outdoor stage in Hollywood, until the sponsor's parent company, General Motors, filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and announced the termination of the brand. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_163

Beginning in October 2009, Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light (initially Bud Light Golden Wheat in 2009–10) replaced Pontiac as the segment's sponsor. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_164

In January 2013, Sony took over sponsorship. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_165

In 2014, AT&T took over sponsorship, then in 2015 Samsung replaced AT&T as the segment's sponsor, in 2016 Cîroc replaced Samsung as the segment's sponsor and in 2017 Mercedes-Benz became the segment's sponsor. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_166

Openings Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_9

Cold open Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_10

When the show aired at 12:05 ET, the show began with a two-minute segment before the theme song and actual show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_167

Originally a miniature monologue and preview of the guests, the segment expanded to include miniature skits and other ways to plug a product from one of the show's sponsors. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_168

(These, better known as "integrated commercials," are rarely repeated.) Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_169

The cold open device was later adopted by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and also remains in use by James Corden for occasional segments for his version. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_170

These segments were dropped when the show moved to 11:35. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_171

For ABC's O&O stations and some affiliates, Kimmel does tape a promo introducing the night's guests and bits meant to be bedded into a late segment of their local newscasts. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_172

Show opening Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_11

The show's original opening sequence was a stop-motion piece which showcased Kimmel in casual gear with his dry cleaning stopping at various places in Hollywood until arriving at the theater. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_173

On October 27, 2011, the show introduced a new opening sequence that shows Kimmel zip-lining through Hollywood until he arrives at the theater. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_174

In January 2015, the show premiered a new opening, created by Industrial Light & Magic. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_175

The sequence begins with Kimmel turning on the lights of Los Angeles from the Hollywood sign before the background instantly changes to several locations in Los Angeles before transforming into the theater where Kimmel leads the camera in. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_176

In 2016, after Kimmel grew out his beard, the sequence was modified slightly to remove Kimmel's presence. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_177

However, with every broadcast, the show's announcer, Dicky Barrett, consistently starts off by saying, "From Hollywood, it's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_178

Tonight..." and then listing the show's guests. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_179

At the end of the opening, Barrett comes up with a different introduction quip every time such as "without further ado" or "I warned you" and finishing with saying "Here's Jimmy Kimmel!" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_180

while elongating the "-el" sound just to give the show its own uniqueness. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_181

Notable segments Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_12

Jimmy Kimmel Live!_unordered_list_0

  • The Harrison Ford vs. Chewbacca Feud. On July 27, 2011, Ford appeared in a pre-show segment in which he is shown arguing in his dressing room with Chewbacca, his former co-star from the original Star Wars trilogy over an unexplained issue apparently related to Chewbacca cheating with Ford's wife. On April 17, 2013, during another appearance on Kimmel, Chewbacca appeared in the audience during a question-and-answer session; Ford reignited the argument regarding Chewie's apparent dalliance with his wife, and the staged segment ended with a furious Ford "storming" out of the studio. Finally, on November 24, 2015, Ford settles his feud with Chewbacca by saving him from suicide, and remembering together the good old times.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_item_0_0
  • Feud with Kanye West. The rap musician launched a tirade directed at Kimmel on Twitter after a September 25, 2013 sketch involving two children re-enacting West's recent interview with BBC Radio 1 in which he calls himself the biggest rock star on the planet. Kimmel reveals the following night that West called him to demand an apology shortly before taping. In October 2013, Kimmel had West back on the show and apologized to him.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_item_0_1
  • Birth of William Kimmel. Returning to the show on May 1, 2017 after a hiatus, Jimmy, in his monologue, tearfully recounted the open-heart surgery his newborn son, William, had to undergo after it was discovered he had a congenital disease. Furthermore, the host made an impassioned plea to lawmakers in the United States government on both sides to ensure everyone has access to health care, referencing repeated efforts by Republicans in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (an effort, by coincidence, House Republicans managed to reach later that week, on May 4). To care for his child, Kimmel took the rest of the week off, with guest hosts Will Arnett, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell and David Spade filling in. In November 2017 Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence filled in as guest hosts for Kimmel when his son had his second heart surgery.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_item_0_2
  • No Studio Audience. On January 27, 2020, Kimmel elected to tape the show in an empty studio following the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who had appeared on the program 15 times by Kimmel's count. An emotional Kimmel explained that he didn't feel it was appropriate to do a comedy show under the circumstances and instead spent the hour reflecting on Bryant's legacy.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_item_0_3
  • Guest Host Pete Buttigieg. On March 12, 2020, former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg guest-hosted the program. Buttigieg delivered the opening monologue, interviewed actors Patrick Stewart and Tony Hale, and briefly played the keyboard. Segments included a skit in which Buttigieg applied for a new job at Wetzel's Pretzels and a mock game show (hosted by LeVar Burton) in which he tested his knowledge of Star Trek against Stewart. (He lost.) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several crew members and Buttigieg's husband Chasten served as the in-studio audience. This marks the first time a politician has hosted an American late night talk show. This was also the final broadcast of the show before it was shot from lockdown.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_item_0_4

Mean Tweets Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_13

In March 2012, in honor of Twitter's sixth anniversary, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_182

featured a segment called "Mean Tweets" with celebrities—including Will Ferrell, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Roseanne Barr, Anna Faris, and Kathy Griffin—reading aloud actual tweets directed toward them by Twitter users while the song "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_183

plays in the background. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_184

The segment was extremely popular, with more than 38 million views on YouTube by April 2015. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_185

Additional "Mean Tweets" editions have aired, featuring celebrities including Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, Britney Spears, Sofía Vergara, Jon Hamm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Aaron Paul, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Hugh Grant and Bill Murray. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_186

The tweets selected for the segment are invariably abusive, vulgar, or rude, often objecting to the celebrity's physical appearance or perceived lack of talent. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_187

In many cases, the celebrity is then afforded the opportunity for a brief (albeit scripted) response to the mean tweet. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_188

The show has also aired several themed editions of "Mean Tweets," including special NBA, NFL, college football, and music editions. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_189

In March 2015, President Barack Obama, who was a guest star, took part in a "President Obama edition" of "Mean Tweets," during which he read tweets from people mocking his jeans and blaming him for the high price of beer. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_190

The Obama segment attracted more than 10 million views in one day. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_191

On occasion, Kimmel will introduce a surprise celebrity guest for a live on-stage "Mean Tweet", which was later made into a compilation. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_192

Celebrities who appeared on stage include Jeff Bridges, Dwayne Johnson and Halle Berry. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_193

This Week in Unnecessary Censorship Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_14

A Thursday-night segment, which features clips of innocuous television shows (such as newscasts) deliberately edited (typically with bleeps) to make them appear offensive. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_194

Jimmy Kimmel YouTube Challenge Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_15

Kimmel will give out a challenge to viewers asking them to videotape themselves pulling a prank on a family member or significant other, and then revealing that "Jimmy Kimmel told me to do it". Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_195

The best clips are then aired on the show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_196

Lie Witness News Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_16

A correspondent not seen on camera will ask pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard a fake question related to an actual current news event. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_197

Most of the people answering the question will usually play along, giving the impression that they believe that the so-called fake event really happened. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_198

Jimmy Kimmel Pedestrian Question Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_17

Kimmel will send a "correspondent" not seen on camera to ask a set of random pedestrians a question related to a certain theme. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_199

Kimmel will then have the audience guess the answer to the question, then will reveal the answer to the audience. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_200

Halloween candy YouTube segments Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_18

Starting in 2011, every Halloween, Kimmel asks his viewers to take away their children's Halloween candy, videotape their kids' reactions once they tell their kids that they ate their Halloween candy, and post it on YouTube with the respective hashtag. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_201

Once his team has compiled all the YouTube videos, he airs them on his broadcast days later. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_202

These segments have attracted criticism for potential promotion of emotional abuse. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_203

Other end-of-show segments Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_19

At the end of some shows, there are comedians doing comedy. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_204

This is occasionally seen in place of the Jimmy Kimmel Live Concert Series segment. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_205

Another end-of-show segment is the rarely seen Future Talent Showcase. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_206

International broadcasts Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_20

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_207

airs worldwide on multiple outlets. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_208

In Australia, The Comedy Channel began airing the program in September 2009; however, it was replaced in March 2010 by the return of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_209

The Comedy Channel resumed airing the program from September 22, 2015. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_210

In Canada, the show previously aired on BiteTV and CHCH. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_211

The show aired on Citytv from 2012 until September 20, 2014. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_212

Even after its move to 11:35, Citytv continued to tape delay the show to midnight to maintain its hour-long late night newscasts. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_213

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_214

began airing on CTV Comedy Channel (formerly The Comedy Network) beginning on September 22, 2014, initially airing in simulcast with ABC. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_215

However, in January 2015, the program was yet again tape-delayed to midnight in favor of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_216

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_217

aired on The Comedy Network until the end of August, 2017. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_218

The following month, the show was added to CMT Canada's schedule, initially airing in simulcast with ABC. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_219

The show aired on CMT Canada until August, 2018 and has not aired on a Canadian channel since. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_220

However, the show is still available to Canadians through imported ABC stations included in standard pay-TV packages. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_221

In India Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_222

premiered with its 14th season, and has aired on weeknights since at 9:00 pm (IST) STAR World India. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_223

The show airs 12 hours after the U.S. broadcast since September 23, 2015. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_224

Ratings among late night talk shows Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_21

Jimmy Kimmel Live!_table_general_1

SeasonJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_1_0_0 Nielsen RankJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_1_0_1 Nielsen RatingJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_1_0_2 Tied withJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_1_0_3
2002–03Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_1_0 4Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_1_1 1.7Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_1_2 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_1_3
2003–04Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_2_0 5Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_2_1 1.6Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_2_2 Last Call with Carson DalyJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_2_3
2004–05Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_3_0 1.5Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_3_1
2005–06Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_4_0 1.6Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_4_1 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_4_2
2006–07Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_5_0 1.8Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_5_1
2007–08Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_6_0 4Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_6_1 1.7Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_6_2 The Late Late ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_6_3
2008–09Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_7_0 5Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_7_1 The Daily ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_7_2
2009–10Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_8_0 3Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_8_1 The Late Late ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_8_2
2010–11Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_9_0 4Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_9_1 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_9_2
2011–12Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_10_0 3Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_10_1 1.8Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_10_2
2012–13Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_11_0 2.5Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_11_1
2013–14Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_12_0 2.6Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_12_1
2014–15Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_13_0
2015–16Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_14_0 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_14_1 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_14_2 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_14_3
2017–18Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_15_0 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_15_1 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_15_2 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_15_3
2018–19Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_16_0 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_16_1 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_16_2 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_1_16_3

Controversies Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_22

Detroit sports violence Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_23

During Game 2 of the 2004 NBA Finals in Detroit, Kimmel appeared on ABC's halftime show to make an on-air plug for that night's episode. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_225

He suggested that if the Detroit Pistons defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, "they're gonna burn the city of Detroit down ... and it's not worth it." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_226

Kimmel was referring to the violence that erupted in Detroit after the Tigers won the 1984 World Series. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_227

Officials at Detroit's ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV, immediately announced that night's show would not air on the station. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_228

Hours later, ABC officials followed suit and pulled that night's show from the entire network. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_229

Kimmel issued a tongue-in-cheek apology at first, saying that if "the Lakers win, I plan to overturn my own car." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_230

WXYZ's then-news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor rejected the apology, saying that Kimmel "tried to turn it into another bad joke." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_231

Kimmel apologized again, saying he failed to take into account the embarrassment many Detroiters still felt about the 1984 violence. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_232

The second apology was enough for ABC to reinstate the program the following evening. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_233

Kimmel would later broadcast a series of shows from Detroit in an effort to make amends. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_234

"Kill the Chinese" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_24

During the October 16, 2013 episode, Kimmel held the "Kids Table" segment to invite several 6–7-year-old children to discuss the U.S. debt problem: "We owe the Chinese a lot of money, 1.3 trillion dollars." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_235

A boy immediately suggested to "kill everyone in China." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_236

This comment elicited some laughter from the audience and Kimmel laughed it off and commented, "That's an interesting idea." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_237

He later asked, "Should we allow the Chinese to live?" Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_238

The boy stuck to his answer. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_239

The show has drawn fire from offended Asian Americans and Chinese citizens. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_240

An online poll showed that 90% of the respondents were angered, saddened or guarded about the show. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_241

Overseas Chinese communities and domestic Chinese citizens alike have rallied together and created a petition to the White House and a campaign on Facebook boycotting Kimmel's decision to air the comment on his show and asking that the show be investigated for its promotion of genocide and racism against the Chinese. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_242

The petition demanded that ABC should "cut the show and issue a formal apology." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_243

The petitioner argued that "[t]he kids might not know any better. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_244

However, Jimmy Kimmel and ABC's management are adults. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_245

They had a choice not to air this racist program, which promotes racial hatred." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_246

Meanwhile, not all viewers of the parody found it objectionable. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_247

Gu Xiaoming, a professor at the School of Humanities at Fudan University, believed that some were reading too much into comments from a child, and the show reflected Americans' anxiety on the debt crisis to some extent. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_248

The clip of this segment has since been removed from Kimmel's YouTube account, but can still be seen when viewing the entire episode. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_249

On November 7, 2013, the White House petition had drawn more than 100,000 signatures. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_250

The White House was expected to review the filing and issue some sort of public response for petitions that gather enough support to pass the 100,000 mark. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_251

With respect to the petition, White House spokesman said, "Every petition that crosses the threshold will be reviewed by the appropriate staff and receive a response." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_252

ABC first sent an apology letter to the 80-20 Initiative, an organization promoting equal opportunities for Asian Americans, for allowing the comment "Kill everyone in China" to air. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_253

This letter, signed by ABC senior executives, read in part: "We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_254

Our objective is to entertain." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_255

This letter also said that ABC had removed the controversial comment from all media platforms and would remove it from future airing. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_256

The chairman of the 80–20 Initiative, S.B. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_257

Woo, lodged the protest with ABC after he found out the segment was actually not live, and he considered this apology not a victory at all and could be more satisfactory for Asian-American communities. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_258

During the October 28, 2013 episode of his show, Kimmel addressed this issue, stating that "I thought it was obvious that I didn't agree with that statement, but apparently it wasn't, so I just wanted to say, I'm sorry, I apologize." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_259

On October 28, 2013, Asian Americans marched through the streets of San Francisco protesting about Kimmel's show and his supposed condoning of genocide. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_260

They gathered around ABC headquarters in New York City and demanded a more elaborate apology and that an ABC representative come receive letters of protest. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_261

On November 1, 2013, Chinese American demonstrators, mainly from Houston, gathered outside ABC's local office building to protest the offensive skit the show aired "kill everyone in China." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_262

The crowds shouted slogans like "Shame on ABC," "Boycott ABC," and "Fire Kimmel.". Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_263

However, protesters were still not satisfied with ABC's apology and organized a nationwide protest against ABC on November 9 in 27 cities, including a rally outside ABC's headquarters in Burbank. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_264

The 80–20 initiative, however, accepted ABC's November 8 apology and has said it would like to "build bridges" with ABC. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_265

YouTube Gaming Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_25

During the August 27, 2015 episode, Kimmel made a sketch parody making fun of the YouTube Gaming platform, and the "let's play" culture in general. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_266

He received a great deal of criticism from the members of the gaming community on YouTube. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_267

The upload of the sketch is the most disliked video on his channel. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_268

Kimmel received death threats in the video's comments section, which Kimmel made fun of with two other videos a few days later. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_269

The two reaction videos also received negative reception. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_270

Melania Trump accent joke Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_26

In an April 2018 segment, Kimmel made a joke about First Lady Melania Trump's pronunciation of words while reading to children at an annual White House Easter celebration. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_271

The comments offended some viewers who objected to jokes about Trump's Slovenian accent. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_272

The comments led to a Twitter feud between Kimmel and pundit Sean Hannity (Hannity called Kimmel a "despicable disgrace" and "ass clown"; Kimmel rejoined that Hannity was the "whole ass circus"). Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_273

Kimmel made comments about the relationship between Hannity and President Trump. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_274

Kimmel later said "By lampooning Sean Hannity's deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize, I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady's accent." Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_275

Kimmel said that his wife and son were the subjects of "vile" death threats as a result of his comments. Jimmy Kimmel Live!_sentence_276

Awards and nominations Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_27

Primetime Emmy Awards Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_28

Jimmy Kimmel Live!_table_general_2

YearJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_2_0_0 CategoryJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_2_0_1 Nominee(s)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_2_0_2 ResultJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_2_0_3 Ref.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_2_0_4
2012Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_1_0 Outstanding Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_1_1 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Doug DeLuca, Jason Schrift, Erin Irwin, Jennifer Sharron, Ken Crosby, David CraigJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_1_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_1_3 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_1_4
2013Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_2_0 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_2_1
Outstanding Directing for a Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_3_0 Andy Fisher (Episode: "Episode 13-1810")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_3_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_3_2
Outstanding Writing for a Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_4_0 Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Sal Iacono, Jimmy Kimmel, Rick Rosner, Danny Ricker, Eric Immerman, Jeff Loveness, Josh Halloway, Bess Kalb, Joelle Boucai and Bryan PaulkJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_4_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_4_2
2014Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_5_0 Outstanding Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_5_1 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Doug DeLuca, Jason Schrift, Erin Irwin, David Craig, Molly McNearney, Tony Romero, Gary Greenberg, Jennifer Sharron, Josh Weintraub, Ken Crosby and Seth WeidnerJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_5_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_5_3
2015Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_6_0 Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_6_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_6_2
2016Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_7_0 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_7_1
2017Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_8_0 Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_8_1 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig, Gary Greenberg, Tony Romero, Jennifer Sharron, Ken Crosby, Molly McNearney, Seth Weidner and Josh WeintraubJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_8_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_8_3
Outstanding Directing for a Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_9_0 Andy Fisher (Episode: "The (RED) Show")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_9_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_9_2
2018Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_10_0 Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_10_1 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig, Jennifer Sharron, Gary Greenberg, Tony Romero, Ken Crosby, Molly McNearney, Seth Weidner and Josh WeintraubJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_10_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_10_3 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_10_4
2019Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_11_0 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig, Molly McNearney, Jennifer Sharron, Gary Greenberg, Tony Romero, Josh Weintraub, Ken Crosby, Seth Weidner and Danny RickerJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_11_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_11_2
2020Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_12_0 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig, Molly McNearney, Jennifer Sharron, Gary Greenberg, Tony Romero, Josh Weintraub, Seth Weidner, Danny Ricker and Ken CrosbyJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_12_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_2_12_2

Creative Arts Emmy Awards Jimmy Kimmel Live!_section_29

Jimmy Kimmel Live!_table_general_3

YearJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_3_0_0 CategoryJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_3_0_1 Nominee(s)Jimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_3_0_2 ResultJimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_3_0_3 Ref.Jimmy Kimmel Live!_header_cell_3_0_4
2007Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_1_0 Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_1_1 Ervin D. Hurd, Parker Bartlett, Randy Gomez, Jr., Greg Grouwinkel, Mark Gonzalez, Garrett Hurt, Ritch Kenney, Kris Wilson, Mike Malone, Marc Hunter and Guy Jones (Episode: "Jay Z Show")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_1_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_1_3 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_1_4
2008Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_2_0 Outstanding Picture Editing of Clip Packages for Talk, Performance, Award or Reality Competition ProgramsJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_2_1 James Crowe (Episode: "5th Year Anniversary Show – I'm F***ing Matt Damon")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_2_2 WonJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_2_3
Jason Bielski (Episode: "After the Academy Awards – I'm F***ing Ben Affleck")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_3_0 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_3_1
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_4_0 Ervin D. Hurd, Parker Bartlett, Randy Gomez, Jr., Greg Grouwinkel, Garrett Hurt, Ritch Kenney, Kris Wilson, Gary Taillon and Chris Gray (Episode: "After the Academy Awards")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_4_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_4_2
Outstanding Original Music and LyricsJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_5_0 Tony Barbieri, Sal Iacono, Wayne McClammy, Sarah Silverman and Dan Warner (Song: "I'm F***ing Matt Damon")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_5_1 WonJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_5_2
2009Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_6_0 Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for Variety, Music or Comedy ProgrammingJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_6_1 Christian Hibbard and Matt Ford (Episode: "Episode 09-1182")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_6_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_6_3
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_7_0 Ervin D. Hurd, Parker Bartlett, Randy Gomez Jr., Marc Hunter, Garrett Hurt, Ritch Kenney, Bernd Reinhardt, Kris Wilson, Roy Walker, Guy Jones and Chris Gray (Episode: "Episode 09-1182")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_7_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_7_2
2010Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_8_0 Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality ProgrammingJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_8_1 Rodney Munoz (Episode: "Episode 09-1266")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_8_2 WonJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_8_3
Outstanding Short Form Picture EditingJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_9_0 Kevin McCullough (Episode: "Episode 10-1304 – The Late Night Wars")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_9_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_9_2
Brian Marsh (Episode: "Episode 10-1330 – The Handsome Men's Club")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_10_0 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_10_1
2011Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_11_0 Outstanding Short Form Picture EditingJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_11_1 Brian Marsh (Episode: "After The Academy Awards – The President's Speech")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_11_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_11_3
Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_12_0 Christian Hibbard (Episode: "Michel Gondry Directs")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_12_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_12_2
2013Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_13_0 Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_13_1 Ervin D. Hurd, Kris Wilson, Ritch Kenney, Parker Bartlett, Greg Grouwinkel, Randy Gomez, Garrett Hurt, Bernd Reinhardt and Guy Jones (Episode: "Episode 12-1776")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_13_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_13_3
2014Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_14_0 Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_14_1 Ervin D. Hurd, Parker Bartlett, Danny Bonilla, Nick Gomez, Randy Gomez, Greg Grouwinkel, Garrett Hurt, Ritch Kenney, Bernd Reinhardt, Kris Wilson and Guy Jones (Episode: "In Austin")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_14_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_14_3
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_15_0 James Crowe, Jason Bielski, Brian Marsh, Kevin McCullough and Matt Williams (Episode: "Behind the Scandelabra")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_15_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_15_2
2016Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_16_0 Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_16_1 Ervin D. Hurd, Kris Wilson, Parker Bartlett, Greg Grouwinkel, Nick Gomez, Garrett Hurt, Bernd Reinhardt, Mark Gonzales, James Alario, Kevin Murphy, Carlos Rios, Marc Hunter and Guy Jones (Episode: "In Brooklyn")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_16_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_16_3
2017Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_17_0 Outstanding Original Music and LyricsJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_17_1 Jonathan Kimmel & Gary Greenberg ("The Ballad of Claus Jorstad (Devil Stool)")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_17_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_17_3
2018Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_18_0 Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_18_1 Ervin D. Hurd, Guy Jones, Randy Gomez, Jr., Parker Bartlett, David Plakos, Nick Gomez, Garrett Hurt, Mark Gonzales, Bernd Reinhardt, James Alario and Damien Tuffereau (Episode: "Jimmy Kimmel Live In Brooklyn: Billy Joel And Tracy Morgan")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_18_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_18_3 Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_18_4
2020Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_19_0 Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_19_1 Christian Hibbard, William Peets, Kille Knobel and James Worman (Episode: "Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn – Jason Alexander, Tracy Morgan, John Krasinski, Paul Shaffer and Music from Kanye West")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_19_2 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_19_3
Outstanding Short Form Variety SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_20_0 Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Molly McNearney, Tony Romero, Seth Weidner and Danny Ricker ("Jimmy Kimmel's Quarantine Minilogues")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_20_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_20_2
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_21_0 Ervin D. Hurd Jr., Guy Jones, Parker Bartlett, Greg Grouwinkel, Garrett Hurt, Kris Wilson, Mark Gonzales, Nick Gomez, Bernd Reinhardt, Damien Tuffereau and Steve Garrett (Episode: "Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn – Jon Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Ripa and Music from David Byrne")Jimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_21_1 NominatedJimmy Kimmel Live!_cell_3_21_2

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