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Published: Sunday, Dec. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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American Fork, UT

First, you're up awfully late if you are watching the kimmel show. Second, it's the kimmel show, and if you're going to be up late enough to watch late night tv you need to have a sufficiently sophisticated understanding of the humour that may be presented.

Salt Lake City, UT

Some things are not funny even in jest.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Just reflecting reality in America today.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

I recommend to anyone how has questions about this video to go to youtube and then search on "Donny Osmond Jimmy Kimmel" and you can watch the video in its entirety.

My first take on this is that the letter writer inaccurately portrayed the video. While Kimmel laughs at the first prank, he becomes increasingly uncomfortable with what Donny does. So Kimmel does not laugh at the fallen rider, hinting that he has become uncomfortable at the monster he has created in Osmond.

It wasn't a real cop. The cyclist was a stunt man. It was played as a humorous counterpoint to the "goody-goody" image that Osmond has. I'm sure that Osmond would never do those things in real life, which is what drives the comedy. Seriously, there are many, many things to get uptight about in our culture. I can understand perhaps not finding slapstick comedy funny, but to write a letter to both the Desnews and the other SLC newspaper which shall not be named is way, way overboard. The writer of the letter is taking this much too seriously.


Whew! Good thing nobody told Terrell that Santa isn't real, this year too.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I saw it, thought it was a funny bit. Lighten up.

Herriman, UT

Jimmy kimmel's brand of humor, being on that late, isn't exactly something I would watch with a child or teenager. But then again, I need lots of beauty sleep.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

As they said in the movie stripes: "Lighten up Francis!"


Wow, I saw the concert and thought the piece was hilarious! And no, I didn't think that it was a real cop in the bit. I don't see how anyone wouldn't realize the people harassed by Donny were paid actors and stunt workers. Lighten up a ojt things. Gosh.

Far East USA, SC

I, for one, appreciate some tasteless humor.

Late nite TV has lots of it. It is late night so that children are not watching.

I know that many want everything sanitized and geared to 10 year olds. I know that many feel that R rated movies have no place in society and should not be watched.

I am an adult. I understand that not everything in life is G rated. Nor should it be.

And I am thankful for that.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

2 points...

1. It's a joke, making light of Donny Osmond's being a goodie-goodie. Like that Pepsi commerical of the Osmonds vs. the Osbournes.

2. It must be an exceptionally boring news day. This letter seriously wasn't worth the time spend sending it in the Deseret News, let alone for the DN to take the time to print it.

3. Tasteless? You want to talk about being Tasteless? How about putting your own grand-children up to watching anything from Jimmy Kimmel. Now THAT's tasteless.

Kearns, UT

These were staged. Duh!!!

Kearns, UT

Do you really think that in today's society where everyone is looking for a lawsuit to pay off for them that they would do this prank for real? If Donny did something like that motorcycle stunt to me in real life, I'd be suing his and Jimmy's fanny for a whole ton of money. Donny ain't that stupid. Neither is Jimmy. Both were staged for comic effect.

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not a big fan of Donny and Marie. Anything for a buck.

Salt Lake City, UT

I just watched the clip on youtube. It is absolutely wrong, and I laughed hard through the whole thing. Funny stuff. I am so glad I don't live in a world where everything is geared towards children.

Does Terrell really not understand that the whole bit was staged? Tell me that there are really not people out there that are that naive. Terrell teach your granddaughter about the difference between reality and fiction. I am absolutely sure that she will understand.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. (Luke 6:42 KJV)

Nowhere can you find so many people working so hard to find fault on others as in Utah. Clean out your own house FIRST

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