Jimmy Kimmel Live: Patrick Dempsey and Dr Justin Schmidt

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live had a brilliant open. Kimmel was on fire as he covered the Dancing With the Stars protest from the day before.  Two men and four women come on the stage to complain that Ryan Lochte was a contestant on the show.

Kimmel explained that he knew how the small crowd felt, they wanted the Olympic gold medalist to be punished for his behavior. What the protesters did not understand, according to Jimmy, was that Lochte being on the show was his punishment.

Kimmel went on to ask where these protesters were when Paula Deen was on the show.  Footage from the show’s interruption was shown along with  Vanilla Ice’s irritation at the people not understanding that Lochte “is an American hero.” (Vanilla Ice may need to look up the definition of hero.)

Patrick Dempsey was on to promote the latest, and hopefully last, in the Bridget Jones franchise; Bridget Jones’s Baby. Eccentric author and doctor Justin Schmidt appeared to plug his latest book and show off a few stinging insects.

Before either guest came on, Jimmy concluded his monologue. The jokes covered overweight soldiers (SEALS can now be called WALR– USES), self driving trolleys (carts)  at Walmart and un-deplorable Trump supporters, one of whom came onstage for a free hat.

Drunk Donald Trump was up next, an extra slow version, followed by kids explaining where babies come from. This came up because a report stated that kids hate sex education.  Kimmel used emojis to teach sex ed instead of having a class. Very funny, but not quite on par with the kids on the street.

Next up was Dempsey, who entered just after a clip from his upcoming film was shown.  He spoke of filming in London and Jimmy tried to get Patrick to admit he was the father.

Things moved on to his family, his boys and girl, and what they thought of the film. Dempsey also talked about being his sons’ soccer coach, kind of, and what sort of coach he is.

They then talked about a photoshopped image and Patrick was finished.

Before Dr. Justin Schmidt brought out his stinging insects Guillermo was sent out as an undercover millennial to teach younger people the importance of health insurance.

The final guest, the doctor from Tucson, Arizona, came out to plug his book and introduce Kimmel to a few of his friends. First, Schmidt brought out two different varieties of ants.

He also had a Tarantula Hawk, a red wasp and a vinegaroon.  Schmidt was a crowd pleaser with his “pain index” and his delivery.  Jimmy went through some of the pain descriptions with Schmidt. They were very colorful.

Kimmel revealed that he had been attacked by yellow jackets when he was a kid.  Schmidt then brought out his bugs.

There was a quiz about which of the insects had stings that were more painful.  Jimmy asked his stage manager Alec if he wanted to take part in the insect exhibit.  Alec turned down the opportunity as earlier, during rehearsal,  the vinegaroon freaked him out.

The episode finished with Tame Impala singing  “The Less I Know The Better” from their latest album “But First.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs Monday through Friday on ABC.


Musical Guest:

Tame Impala

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Bob Odenkirk, Kendall Jenner & Kiefer Sutherland


Jimmy Kimmel Live! started, as per usual, with a monologue. First Jimmy introduced his guests: Bob Odenkirk, Kendall Jenner and “musical” guest Kiefer Sutherland.  The  guest musician was, once again, Robert Randolph who sat in with Cleto and the Cletones.

The monologue included “drunk” Donald Trump, Fox “news” reporting on the many illnesses of Hilary Clinton (Did they not see the pickle jar?) and HBO’s 11th season of Hard Knocks. The HBO series is narrated by Liev Schreiber, who was mentioned by Odenkirk later. Schreiber is another Emmy nominee for his Showtime series Ray Donovan.

This was followed by Jimmy doing an advertisement (in the future) for “Death Alert.”

Next up was  Miles Brown from  Black-ish  who taught Jimmy’s  77-year-old Aunt Chippy about the intricacies of Pokemon Go.  It was funny and cute.  Chippy did use a lot of expletives in her speech, making it quite colorful and Miles actually comments on it at one point.

There was even some “Pokemon Go Bullying” and a smart phone theft.

Bob Odenkirk was first up and they talked Emmys. Odenkirk is up for an Emmy for Better Call Saul the highly successful spin off of Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad. Bob won an Emmy years before for his work on Saturday Night Live.

The Better Call Saul star did a comedy riff about the “Emmy Village” and how all the nominees are staying there. It was quite funny although the audience was a bit slow to catch on to some bits. The Liev Schreiber gag was funny as was the Kevin Spacey one. Odenkirk managed to give Tim Conway a mention.

Jimmy gave Odenkirk a Kardashian quiz, which he failed abysmally. Clearly Bob is not bothered nor impressed by the reality TV stars. Thankfully, he was off stage when Kendall Jenner arrived for her time with Jimmy.

Jenner was there to talk about scoring the September cover of Vogue, quite a big thing actually, and we learned that she lives across the street from Kimmel. He asked her to babysit and she invited herself over for a meal.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall came out looking beautiful in a gold camisole, no bra, and a black skirt. They spoke about the Vogue shoot and how “sick” she felt in the Gucci outfit that is featured on the cover. Kendall revealed that she is a compulsive cleaner and Jimmy asked her to clean his house.

(It is interesting that in her childhood memories of running track, in middle school, Jenner still refers to Kaitlyn as her father.)

Kiefer Sutherland was the final guest. There was no interview, Sutherland performed the single “Can’t Stay Away” from his album “Down In A Hole.” More “rock-a-billy” than country the song was good, if not a little short on vocals, and the performance was a bit too busy.

Still, the Designated Survivor star clearly enjoyed what he was doing and the band was impressive. Sutherland can sing but he needs to be less athletic and focus on the lyrics and wowing the audience with his charm.

Overall, his performance was a five star win just for his enthusiasm alone. It will be interesting to hear more songs from the album.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.

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