Much like the half-time show and the commercials have become the main reason many opt to stay tuned to the Super Bowl, Jimmy Kimmel‘s post-Oscar episode may very well become the best excuse to sit through the Oscars. And, as expected, the late night funnyman certainly made it worth the while for viewers who endured the three-hour-plus Academy Awards last night.
One-upping last year’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! After the Academy Awards bit Hottie Body Humpilates, the host managed to get just about every single celebrity in Hollywood to participate in the spoof Movie: the Movie. Combining every movie genre imaginable with every star imaginable in every scenario imaginable (Tom Hanks as a robot lawyer, John Krasinski as a blind prince, Charlize Theron as a no-nonsense judge, Daniel Day-Lewis as Tyler Perry as George Washington, George Clooney as a brilliant but disabled scientist, Gary Oldman as a senator/centaur, Matt Damon as a humiliated grape, Gabourey Sidibe as Black Hitler, and Meryl Streep as Meryl Streep with a mustache, to name just a very few), the trailer for the movie was the montage we’d all desperately wanted all night. Watch it here:
So how do you top having every star on the planet? Oh, right, by getting the biggest name on the planet to appear on your show, too. Kimmel invited Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Oprah Winfrey to his post-Oscars party for an interview in which they discussed her history with Oscar, her tweeting habits, her plans for acting (“It’s something I will pursue in the future”), and how she more or less invented planking. (Is that anything Oprah can’t do?) Winfrey, being the ultimate good sport, also took part in a Kimmel sketch in which he pitched ideas for her OWN network, which ranged from the ridiculous (the Jimmy and Oprah Interview, in which they simultaneously chat up guests like Jennifer Aniston) to the downright brilliant (Book Club Fight Club and Oprah Repos Favorite Things need to become real programming.) Check out both the interview and the sketch below:
Kimmel also had fun playing with censorship (you weren’t the only ones, Undefeated winners) and nabbing an Oscar (sort of) from Academy Awards host Billy Crystal. A sound reminder that no one messes with Matt Damon. Watch both funny moments here:
What did you think of Jimmy Kimmel’s post-Oscar show this year, PopWatchers? Above and beyond last year’s, or did it pale in comparison to previous years? Would you set your DVR for Oprah’s Book Club Fight Club and line up for Movie: the Movie on opening weekend, too? Has Kimmel’s post-Oscar ep gotten better than the actual Oscars, or am I sleep-deprived mess? Share in the comments section below!