At the moment, the air is filled with rumors about Jimmy Kimmel being fired from ABC. During the latest episode of the show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he got a piece of shocking news from his sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez.
Then, Guillermo read a statement issued by the channel but it wasn’t what it appeared like. Continue reading further to find out whether the talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was fired from ABC or not.
Was Jimmy Kimmel fired from ABC?
The answer to the above question is a big no. Jimmy is still working with the channel. The host being fired was a joke. However, many fans believed that he was fired from the show Jimmy Kimmel Live1!.
During the episode, Jimmy gave a monologue about Tucker Carlson being fired from Fox News. Later on, a news graphic popped up on the screen, and that was when Jimmy’s sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez entered the picture.
As a part of the parody, Rodriguez read a mock statement by ABC. He stated that the channel had decided to “part ways” with the host and wished him luck for his future endeavors. He said, “We have some breaking news. After 20 years on the air, ABC TV has decided to part ways with its host, Jimmy Kimmel. This was a mutual decision.”
Guillermo further added, “And on personal note, I would like to say to Jimmy – don’t let the door hit you in your a** on the way out.” After the monologue, Jimmy joked around and said, “Well that’s a hell of a way to find out. Could have been worse I could have been traded to the Jets, you know?”
How did the netizens react to Jimmy Kimmel’s joke?
Jimmy’s joke went viral pretty quickly. Many netizens couldn’t believe the news and they shared their views on various social media platforms. One social media user wrote, “Wait wait wait…Jimmy Kimmel got fired, on his OWN SHOW??!! LIVE?! Lawd hammercy..”
Wait wait wait…Jimmy Kimmel got fired , on his OWN SHOW??!! LIVE?! Lawd hammercy.. pic.twitter.com/sfEfGVCCMD
— Bambina Domino (@_itsTheWife) May 18, 2023
Another one added, “So MSM decided it would be a great idea to get people’s hopes up with an article stating that Jimmy Kimmel was finally fired from ABC, only to pull a “this was just part of a skit” moment from under the rug. Very classy, MSM……you sure got me there……good one……”
So MSM decided it would be a great idea to get people’s hopes up with an article stating that Jimmy Kimmel was finally fired from ABC, only to pull a “this was just part of a skit” moment from under the rug.
Very classy, MSM……you sure got me there……good one…… pic.twitter.com/xZCvuy2WXC
— Sir_Bowler_Hat_at_Newgrounds.com (@ConstantlyMr) May 18, 2023
Followed by a third user who penned, “Wait is Jimmy Kimmel getting fired forreal??? or apart of his skit/monologue??????”
Wait is Jimmy Kimmel getting fired forreal??? or apart of his skit/monologue??????
— Drew Prince (@creativedrewP) May 18, 2023
When did Jimmy Kimmel’s show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ premiere?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! saw the light of day in the year 2003 which means the show has been on air for almost 2 decades now.
Prior to becoming the host of the show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy co-hosted Comedy Central’s The Man show and Win Ben Stein’s money. He has been entertaining the fans since the last 20 years.
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