Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

All of the late-night talk shows are on vacation this week, except for Jimmy Kimmel Live! The hard working team at JKL was kind enough to entertain the viewing public while everyone else stretched their day of independence into five. And for these people I give thanks.

Here were my favorite monologue jokes and bits:

With all that’s going on in Iran right now it seems very odd to note there’s a TV show over there, a sitcom – it’s weird that they have a sitcom in the first place – this sitcom is a direct rip-off of Modern Family. They used Iranian actors and made shot-for-shot recreations of Modern Family episodes with the same plots and the same jokes. The only difference is their Modern Family has no gay characters. Apparently they don’t want to see homosexual relationships portrayed as normal over there. You see, Fox News, we’re not so different after all.

Up until this point, the most modern family on Iranian TV was The Flintstones.

The name of the show is Haft Sang, which translates to “seven stones.” So look out for Seven Stones, followed by an all-new How I Met Your Mullah.

There was no comedy segment.

Susan Sarandon was the first couch guest. She is in the new film Tammy. The interview was good. Susan was nice, open and shared some interesting stories. I would also include that she had an awesomely dry sense of humor and fearlessly spoke her mind. I wish she and Jimmy could have kept talking for the rest of the show. She’s such a force, and has been in so many great films, that it would have been wonderful if their conversation could have gone on a lot longer. Here’s most of the interview. Susan told two stories that aren’t included, but they were the most boring ones anyway:

Ramon Rodriguez was the second couch guest. He stars on the television show Gang Related. The interview was fine. Ramon was friendly, unpretentious and told some amusing stories. While their conversation covered some decent topics, it wasn’t until the last two minutes of the interview, when Ramon discussed some of  his preparations for his roll on Gang Related, that it really got going for me. I wish Jimmy had spent more time asking him questions about that, cause it was fascinating. Unfortunately, there isn’t a clip of my favorite part of the damn segment. So, instead, you’re stuck with this:

Robin Thicke was the musical guest. He gave an ok performance.

Enjoyable show. I give it:


– Woody

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