Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I Like Jimmy Kimmel


I always knew Jimmy Kimmel was funny, but now I know that I like him.

Last night, for those of you who missed Jimmy Kimmel Live, the always entertaining host paid tribute to one of his sidekicks on the show, Uncle Frank (his real uncle, by the way). Uncle Frank, who passed away recently, was lovingly and humorously remembered by his nephew in a way that was so refreshingly non-Hollywood that I was kind of smitten by both of them.

Oh, I'd always thought Uncle Frank was a lovable old character, but now I think that Jimmy Kimmel HAS character...in amounts usually not seen in the entertainment industry.

You don't often come across genuine sweetness on television, and it did my heart good.

=)

17 comments:

Amy said...

What a sweet tribute that was! I don't think I have ever seen JKL, but I must say, I am impressed. He was clearly misses his crazy uncle very much. Thank you for showing me this, Sue!

jen said...

Thanks for sharing this. Makes you think how you'd react if you had such a public platform. Very refreshing.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i need to check this out...very cool...

Brian Miller said...

i like jens thought too...

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That is so cool...I'm sorry that I missed it, but glad I was asleep by the time Kimmel comes on last night! :)

Eva Gallant said...

Sorry I missed this...I, too, was sleeping!

Darlene said...

Sorry we missed it. We have never watched this show, but maybe we are missing something. We'll have to check it out. It sounds like he is someone I would like. There aren't too many that I do, especially when it's late in the evening.

anitamombanita said...

I think I need to start taping his show. I used to enjoy watching him back in my California days, but now having become a country bumpkin, I go to bed too early to catch his show. ;)

karen said...

I've always liked Jimmy Kimmel. He's very funny, but never in a disgusting way. This was very sweet. I wish he wasn't on past my bedtime.

karen said...

And thank you. You made me cry on my birthday.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing that, Sue. I've heard wonderful things about Jimmy Kimmel's show (I loved him on Ben Stein's show).

Cherie said...

I have never watched Jimmy Kimmel - I have no idea why. But I like the idea that he showed his true feelings and it was not hollywood glam.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How wonderful that he turned out to be a great guy!

Grandma Honey said...

I've never heard of Jimmy Kimmel. Where have I been???

I tried to check out the link but it wouldn't work. I'll try again later.

Natasha in Oz said...

I think Jimmy Kimmel Live has just started over here so I will have to check it out. It sounds like a fun show and he sounds like a nice guy.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Stef said...

Refreshing indeed. I don't watch the late night stuff, but every once in a while I will catch something human and heartfelt on tv that leaves me feeling good. Way to go Jimmy.

Donna said...

It's neat when a tribute such as this, genuine and loving is done....most especially in Hollywood. It serves as a wonderful example for the next generation as well.

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