“This is something we’ve been planning for years. It was a top secret operation.”
Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel pulled an epic prank for April Fools’ Day.
On Friday’s episode in their late-night communicate presentations, the 2 Jimmys swapped puts, with Fallon webhosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles and Kimmel taking up webhosting tasks at “The Tonight Show” in New York City.
And the most efficient section? Fans within the studio audiences seemed to not have instructed concerning the “Freaky Friday” second previously, making for a hilarious — and surprising — marvel.
Kimmel, 54, opened his “The Tonight Show” monologue by way of introducing himself as Fallon. After pronouncing it used to be “Freaky Friday tonight,” he began to make some jokes about present occasions, sooner than he then addressed his and Fallon’s epic switcheroo.
“Are you figuring out what’s happening now?” Kimmel requested. “You’re noticing what day it is, and or no, maybe? I don’t know. April Fools’ everybody!”
“Show of hands. How many of you are disappointed? Be honest. Okay. How many are very disappointed? Be honest,” he persevered. “And how are any of you were thinking, ‘Oh my God, Jimmy Fallon looks terrible. I hope he isn’t sick!”
“We pulled the old switcheroo,” he added. “In fact, right now, Jimmy F-word, as we call him back home, is hosting my show in L.A.”
“We swapped everything. We swapped shows, bands, even wives. Bad news, Nancy — fat Jimmy’s coming home,” Kimmel quipped, including, “This is something we’ve been planning for years. It was a top secret operation.”
As for Fallon, 47, he got here out at the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” degree, and stated, “Hi, I’m Jimmy. Please settle down. You’re going to offend the other Jimmy. Happy April Fools’ Day, everybody!”
“I swapped places with Jimmy Kimmel. Although as far as things you’ve seen on ABC this week, this one’s a distant second,” he joked, regarding the Oscars “Slapgate.”
“I feel like someone opened the late-night multiverse!”
In their monologues, each two Jimmys spoke about their stories buying and selling puts. They went directly to “check in” with any other by means of satellite tv for pc, and printed that the April Fools’ Day prank used to be two years within the making.
“We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Kimmel stated, to which Fallon spoke back, “Right. April 2020.”
“This is wild, bud,” Fallon later stated. “It’s been an amazing experience. I love that we did this. I can’t believe we pulled it off. I really can’t believe it!”
It seems that Fallon and Kimmel filmed some amusing segments in Los Angeles forward in their switcheroo. The duo shot a hilarious video, during which they addressed how folks regularly confuse them for one any other, and shared what enthusiasts say to them once they consider they’re speaking to the different Jimmy. Check it out within the video, above!
They additionally pranked some “Jimmy Kimmel Live” enthusiasts, who had been instructed they might be assembly Kimmel and taking pictures with him. However, the 2 stunned and shocked each and every fan by way of having Fallon randomly seem by way of shooting up in selfies, sitting in Kimmel’s chair and extra. And one fan from Milan, Italy did not even get the funny story till he used to be instructed — it used to be completely hilarious. See it pass down within the clip, under.
Kimmel and Fallon additionally pulled a prank on Kimmel’s Aunt Chippy, who got here out on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” pondering she can be interviewed by way of her nephew, most effective to seek out Fallon at the back of the table.
Meanwhile, the 2 Jimmys hosted the past due presentations as the opposite would, with each Fallon and Kimmel carrying out interviews and collaborating in video games and segments from each and every different’s presentations.
Fallon interviewed Justin Timberlake, who to start with pretended to be Matt Damon, poking amusing at Kimmel’s long-running pretend feud with the Oscar winner. Timberlake later took off his Boston equipment and seemed as himself, and the singer and Fallon performed a recreation of “Hot Sax” sooner than they went on to speak.
The iconic duo additionally put a spin on “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” notorious section, “Mean Tweets.” But as a substitute of studying imply tweets about themselves, the 2 learn “sweet tweets.”
As for Kimmel, he took on Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” section, and in addition interviewed Bridget Everett and Hugh Jackman. Kimmel additionally performed a spherical of “The Tonight Show” recreation, “Box of Lies,” and confronted off in opposition to Jackman.
Both in their musical visitors had been The Red Hot Chili Peppers. It’s unclear how they made it paintings, however the band carried out at each the “The Tonight Show” studio and at the rooftop of The Hollywood Roosevelt resort in Los Angeles.
One factor’s evidently: Fallon and Kimmel can have pulled one of the most largest April Fools’ Day pranks lately.