• Gaydos

    Wait! I’m in the Writers Guild. Are we on strike?

  • Ray

    You would… you would.

    Gary Oldman as a centaur = LAUGHTER FROM HUMANS.

  • manonthemoon748

    This is the first time IN MY LIFE that I have found myself on Jeff’s side of the aisle, comedy-wise. Painful and smug.

  • BoulderKid

    Terrible. I turned it off at the Samuel L. moment.

  • ModernLifeIsRubbish

    I only laughed at Colin Farrell/Air Bud and Gary Oldman as centaur. But, in general, yes, not great. Lightly amusing in a who’ll-turn-up-next way, but the actual material is dull.

  • The Thing

    Much like all of Kimmel’s stuff on Late Night (or whatever the hell his show is called), I smiled once or twice, but wished I had that time back.

  • corey3rd

    A female black overweight Hitler? Debasement: The Movie.

  • DiscoNap

    Exhausting. Obviously he’s done primo stuff in the past. It might just be a network thing but it really seems like Clooney and Damon have turned Kimmel into their Joey Bishop. If there’s ever an Ocean’s 14 I’d be shocked if he weren’t in it.

  • Fortunesfool

    Black George Washington … um…didn’t 30 Rock do that in, like, Season 1. Lame.

  • http://5dagendieet.org/ Any1

    right…

  • cyanic

    Colin Farrell in a hairnet looking all Latino and very urban LA is erotic.

  • Super Soul

    Favorite moment: the Flashdance reveal

    Second favorite: none

  • Eloi Wrath

    He said it was filmed over the course of four months, bit by bit as each of the actors made their appearance on the show. It probably sounded awesome at the time but lost its way a bit during production. Nice idea, though – if they write a proper script and do the same thing next year it could be fun.

  • Mr. F.

    How is this not a Freidberg and Seltzer project??

  • JLC

    Has anyone else noticed that the people posting these things have gotten pretty good at choosing which “random frame” appears before you click the play button? In this one, it’s Kate Beckinsale draped with a sheet. In the Avengers Super Bowl spot, it was Scar Jo.

  • jujuju

    it’s supposed to be not funny. by design. smarmy parody

  • Raising_Kaned

    Kimmel’s kind of an odd duck as a comedic presence. One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older is that a good sketch/Iate-night show needs to have a distinct point-of-view in order to succeed (even if that POV happens to be incredibly predictable and rote — as is the case with Leno). I think it’s a matter of hiring writers, performers, and showrunners who all happen to find the same sorta shit funny.

    Letterman had a glorious decade-long run where he mastered (redefined?) this consistency; it took Conan 4-5 years to hit his stride, but he was almost as great for almost as long (and Conan on TBS is underrated; he’s arguably maintained his show’s identity much better than when Dave transitioned over to CBS). Dave Chappelle’s Show, In Living Color, even MadTV (to a lesser extent) all had their heyday — usually at the beginning of their run. SNL’s been around for so long that you almost have to break it down into cycles.

    I don’t really get Kimmel’s show, though — and not in the same way that I don’t “get” Ferguson (I at least understand what he’s doing, I just don’t really appreciate his brand of humor) — it just all seems so scattershot and schizophrenic. Maybe that’s just Jimmy, though — he’s always struck me as this sort of strange half-breed (half-Midwest, half-Hollywood; half working-class, half ; half-conservative, half-liberal).

    Given all the guest star power here and how game they seemed to be to do anything, this really should have been a LOT funnier. The Goldbum/Oldman thing was rather inspired, but the rest just seemed like white noise.

  • Raising_Kaned

    This is exactly the kind of parody that The Ben Stiller Show used to nail in its sleep. The writers on that show were VERY perceptive and attuned to cinematic conventions, some of which were heard from again (Odenkirk, Cross, Apatow), and some of which were not.

  • Raising_Kaned

    Last post in a row here (I promise), but here’s a good example of one of my faves from that show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP7f7YRdCWU

    Notice how you have to actually know who directed Cape Fear and actually be cognizant of some of his directorial trademarks to fully enjoy the skit? You don’t really see this kind of depth in silly humor much these days, although I’m pretty sure this is at least partially nostalgia talking now…

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    I forgot to laugh also, not my kind of humor.

    But it has te be said, pretty good quality overall. Will there be a next one?

  • N Diezl

    Best work Hanks has done since Philadelphia.

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    He said it was filmed over the course of four months, bit by bit as each of the actors made their appearance on the show. It probably sounded awesome at the time but lost its way a bit during production. Nice idea, though – if they write a proper script and do the same thing next year it could be fun.

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