Jimmy Kimmel caused quite the uproar earlier this fall with his ‘twerking fail hoax’ and he continues to prank people across the nation. Many of his skits revolve around this type of humor, so one typically has to enjoy it to get the most out of Jimmy Kimmel Regardless, his late-night talk show always delivers laughs, celebrity interviews, and stand-up type humor from the brain of Jimmy himself. This episode was highly anticipated due to the inclusion of the Halloween candy prank, and it was certainly a treat to watch.
This episode held pranks galore! Jimmy Kimmel’s crew was out and about asking costumed patrons what they thought of a certain actress who has passed on. The name they gave was fake, but people went right along with it, saying they wish she could join them. One energetic lad even remembered the fake actress for her work in the gay-rights movement, and others appeared quite emotional even though the dearly departed never existed. It’s certainly not the first time Jimmy has conducted this kind of prank (viewers may remember when he asked for reviews of an Apple product saying it was a new iPhone 5, when it clearly wasn’t). Depressing tribute to the mob mentality of humans, or hilarious prank? That is up to the viewer to decide.
The long-awaited Halloween candy prank was as funny as last year’s. In the prank, parents trick their kids into thinking they’re Halloween candy is gone. At the news that their parents have eaten their precious Halloween candy, the kids tend to go ballistic. Tantrums were thrown, tears were shed, and disbelieving stares ran rampant. One little boy did say it was okay and forgave his parents, and a couple others were more accepting about the ‘realities of life’. Both ends of the spectrum were well represented, and it was a hoot to watch parents play with and prank their kids. An especially distressed little girl even went through the hours and hours of work she endured to get the free candy. Adorable!
Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, was on the show. He is always entertaining and very popular, so he was well met by the audience. Jimmy had a ‘strong man’ test using one of those mallet and bell carnival games. Hemsworth competed against random Halloween-goers- dressed as Avengers heroes- and won handily. Author of “Crash and Burn”Artie Lange was also on and strolled onto the set, mallet in hand, and easily rang the bell of the strong man machine, proving his macho. This was comical because it matched his lackadaisical demeanor and he is not quite as physically fit as Hemsworth. He was a riot and was very funny, which piqued interest in his latest work.
Jane’s Addiction closed out the show with a performance which included models hanging from the ceiling during the song. A little strange, but variety is the spice of life and fans of the band will find it a fitting performance. It seems that Jimmy’s prankster ways and Halloween hoaxes are here to stay, so there is plenty to look forward to on the show in times to come.