Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel as Jay Leno: Brilliant!

Tonight's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," featuring the host doing a Jay Leno impression, was absolutely hilarious -- presuming, of course, that you've seen enough Leno monologues to be familiar with his tropes. From the constant musical stings to the asides directed at bandleader Cleto/Kevin (wearing a baseball cap, natch) to the "Did you hear about this?" before almost every joke, it sounds like Jimmy and his writers had a lot of fun putting this one together. Here's a sample, but it's worth watching the whole thing (check out the JKL YouTube channel).

Jimmy even did some "headlines" after the commercial. My only disappointment: that he didn't ask his bandleader, "Cleto, what do I love?" The response to that, of course: "Stupid criminals!"

Many viewers may not realize it, but this was not Jimmy's first time donning Jay's prosthetic chin -- he portrayed Leno during the E! Channel's reenactments of the Michael Jackson trial back in 2005.


  1. Anonymous said...

    This is great news for NBC. If Leno bolts, they can just get Kimmel as Leno for The Tonight Show! ~