Published: Sunday, Dec. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
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.
Some things are not funny even in jest.
Just reflecting reality in America today.
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.
I saw it, thought it was a funny bit. Lighten up.
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
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.
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.
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
These were staged. Duh!!!
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.
I'm not a big fan of Donny and Marie. Anything for a buck.
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
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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