Skip to comments.Vanity: Jimmy Kimmel "cartoon joke" Censored? (just on my ABC affiliate?)
Posted on 02/07/2006 10:16:08 PM PST by VOA
I was catching the opening monologue on The Jimmy Kimmel Show tonight.
He'd just had a segment on Britney Spear's baby-without-a-baby-seat and
he was mentioning the continued rioting over "the cartoons" when...
A commercial for "Everybody Loves Raymond" abruptly interrupts, followed
by a commercail for a local realtor. Then those are over...
and immediately the Jimmy Kimmel feed returns, on the topic
of an obese boy being visited by Richard Simmons.
What I presume was a joke about "the cartoons" simply vanished into the ether.
Maybe I'm being too conspiratorial, but did this happen to anyone else?
If you did watch at least the opening monologue, please let me know
if there was actually a "cartoons" joke.
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The only feature of broadcast television I dislike more intensely than Kimmel's face (absent the sudden appearance of old movies featuring Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, or Tony Franciosa) is that old dude's phony-pholksy voice-over during Whataburger commercials, which cause me to fly across the room to change channels whenever I hear it.
We're talking major irritant here.
Sorry, man -- but I'd be interested to hear whether the Mouse's favorite TV property censored him.
Come on, VOA. We all know networks don't censor anything. They believe in free speech.
My major irritant are those "work at home, make a gazillion dollars, visit this website NOW......."
The ad stays the same, but the website changes monthly.
And Lesko, the idiot with the question mark suit...that guy is annoying....
Oh, come on. Lesko is the bomb!
I'll take a look when it comes on in about an hour on the Left Coast. Kimmel is OK but midway thru, I always switch to Craig Ferguson, the wonderfully funny fellow on CBS after Letterman.
Craig is a Scot, a resident alien not entirely liberal -- yet -- but he needs some encouragement to stay away from the dark side. He's also a recovering alcoholic and very funny and sane on that topic. And others, of course.
I'm with you on not liking Kimmel; it's the work his staff does in
fishing things out of the media and TV to either re-broadcast or
to edit for parody.
Otherwise, the show ain't for me either.
But I suspect that my local affiliate (in a university town with
a fair smattering of followers of Mohammed) might have hurriedly
decided it was time to pull a cover-up.
But, it could just as well have been a very interesting technical goof.
Might have been a local thing. I was able to view his bit in its entirety. He said something about the Muslims protesting a cartoon, then they showed rioters with signs, that had been changed to say things like...down with family Circus, death to Billy and Jeffy. Not real funny. He did a similar bit yesterday, only the signs said something about Marmaduke. Hope this helps.
Jimmy Kimmel rocks. I'm sorry you don't like him, but he's a great comedian. He appeals to the Gen X crowd. Howie Long was reportedly upset over one of his skits of him, back when Kimmel was doing his "picks" on Fox NFL Sunday.
"We all know networks don't censor anything. They believe in free speech."
Oh, the misplaced commercials could have been a technical goof.
BUT, I'm in a university town with a modestly vocal Islamic contingent.
Could be someone at the local station said "HOLY MOLY! We can't let that
out...they will burn our station to the ground!"
Here is the group that has (AFAIK) been busted in our fine town.
The FBI swooped down on the home of the operator of this group about
2 years ago...and not a peep in the news since. (Steven "Jihad In
America"'s Emerson's terrorist map identifies at least two other Islamic groups
in our fine town)
....and I have this bridge for sale out in Arizona...interested? ;~)
No interruption in Denver.
thanks for checking in...I'm fairly sure this was local.
I wouldn't be suprised if my local ABC affiliate saw those burning Danish
embassies and decided to play it safe with our local Islamics. (post 13)
Who's Britney Spear?
The local countercultural, left-wing rag did a vivisection of the "Wizetrade" guys, and uncovered a can of maggots. They're all con artists and BS artists..... have to say the little wingo creeps did a public service. These are guys walking around pretending to be "successful business consultants" who never held an honest job in their lives, the kind of guys who would be at home in a carny midway. And as the ink-stained leftist wretches pointed out, they can't answer the question, "if this 'trading system' is so hot, why are you guys buying acres of insomniac air time peddling it to us?"
Which is a killer question. Hey, this is a "technical" trading system, right? If it's the middle of the night here, hell, Tokyo's open, why aren't they trading the Nikkei stocks? Why aren't they trading Hong Kong stocks and the Straits Times Index down in Singapore? They can't tell you, because there's no answer.
Or maybe Asian stocks are .... "different." Maybe instead of trading up-and-down, they trade sideways instead.
OK, OK, so I should have written "Britney Spears' baby".
But Kimmel did have a pretty good like about here "child endangerment" case:
"So this means Kevin Federline is the good parent?"
Jerry Lewis appeals to the French. From which we deduce what?
I'm sorry, but we're light-years apart on Kimmel. Generation gaps don't get it as an explanation, either -- as I pointed out, he's straight out of Letterman's school, and Letterman is certified Grade-A Boomer. And he's a smartass, too.
Letterman and Kimmel are a little bit like Carson was in that respect -- the aura of "cool" is what they work for. Carson was smooth enough to pull it off; Letterman is practiced enough that he can make it work when he isn't showing his butt-crack by beating up on someone like Teri Garr or Connie Chung. (He started that crap with Drew Barrymore and she nailed him, though -- she jumped up on his desk and flashed him -- way to go, Drew! [Trollop! Hussy!]) I don't like Letterman when he tries to use his intelligence to strip people naked -- even when he does it (successfully) to Madonna. The most recent guest I've seen him pull that with was Kate Beckinsale, who's got more class drunk on her butt than Letterman does attending a funeral stone-sober. He also showed it when he kissed up to Oprah that time. Kissing up or piddling down, at the end of the day the boy has no class.
Kimmel's like a younger, Gen-X Letterman. 'Nuff said.
Sorry 'bout that.
Next you gonna say it's the London Bridge, right? lol
VOA, you missed a funny sequence. Kimmel was at his best trashing the Muslims...something like, "People in those countries have no freedom of the press and therefore have no sense of parody. Besides, they're very crazy." Meanwhile, footage is shown of Muslims rioting, trashing buildings, carrying all kinds of banners including Down With Family Circus. I don't have a clue what Family Circus is, so I'm afraid that part went over my head........
H. L. Mencken award of the day.
I hardly think so. Kimmel is another lamer with no talent. IMO, Howie Long also sucks big time. Get real! These people are not funny.
Kimmel and the other guy did do a lot of funny bits on the Man Show. They did one bit where they went out on the street and set up a booth to "end women*s "suffrage"(my quotes). And of course all sorts of women eagerly put their names down on a petition to end the right of women to vote. Eventually one skeptical female called attention to the word suffrage and deduced that it was not about ending womens suffering. But they got a lot of signatures before they were found out. In my opinion Kimmel is mostly a smart-ass but a smart-ass who can be pretty funny at times.
"Family Circus", drawn by cartoonist Bill Keane has been a certified American institution in newspapers for most of my life, and I'm 50. It's very Norman Rockwell in character, as uncontroversial, as leftists define controversy, as you can find...
You know, they invented this thing called the "remote control" some time back. Might be time to trade in the old DuMont for a Zenith Space Command. :-)
It looks fine. Thanks for asking.
It's about the most inoffensive cartoon ever drawn - mildly cute family-oriented humor with focus on "kids say the darndest things" type lines.
Actually, this one is a little Zenith 13" color w/o remote. Got it as a stopgap while the big TV's down.
I'd like to thank the Academy,......
Dang, you probably aren't interested, huh?. Thought I had a fish.