Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

Seventh-seeded Connecticut played eight-seeded Kentucky. They say this is the most unlikely college basketball final since the tournament expanded to sixty-four teams in 1985. Neither team was expected to do much of anything. So, if you won your office pool, congratulations, knowing nothing about college basketball finally paid off.

Wisconsin lost on a last-second three-pointer. Wildcat fans back in Kentucky were so fired up, they literally fired things up. Some people set their couches on fire, which has turned into kinda a post-sporting event tradition. How does that work, exactly? I mean, if you burned your couch, for the next game there’s nowhere to sit. You’re on the floor going, “Why did we burn our couch?” Sounds like a conspiracy perpetrated by the Louisville IKEA.

The comedy segment bit was “Sign Language Rap Battle”. It was original and entertaining:

Johnny Depp was the first couch guest. He stars in the upcoming film Transcendence. The interview was very good. Johnny was outgoing, funny and told some interesting stories. He’s normally a shy and social awkward guy in public and on late-night talk shows, but this time he did well and was reasonably coherent. I liked an appreciated his effort with Kimmel on the whole kissing thing. Here’s the interview:

Jessica Paré was the second couch guest. She is on the show Mad Men. The interview was great. Jessica was delightful, had a wonderful sense of humor and told some amusing stories. Honestly, there really isn’t much more to say. Jimmy and Jessica were just completely terrific together and created a solid interview. See for yourself:

Chuck E. Weiss was the musical guest. He was fine. Depp surprised everyone by coming out and playing guitar for the second half of the song, which was pretty cool.

You know what, as far as enjoyment goes, this was a flawless show. I give it:


– Woody

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