Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon trade hosting gigs in late-night April Fools’ joke

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Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel pulled an April Fools’ prank on their viewers Friday night by swapping roles and hosting each other’s late-night shows.

The TV switch was planned two years ago by the two. It was supposed to happen in 2020 but was foiled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Hi, I’m Jimmy. Please, just be quiet. You’re going be offensive to Jimmy. Everyone, Happy April Fools Day! Jimmy Kimmel was my new partner. Fallon joked that although there have been some surprises on ABC this week, this one is a decent 2nd,” Fallon said. Fallon was referring to Will Smith’s slap on Chris Rock at the Oscars. Fallon’s monologue referred to Will Smith’s comments about Chris Rock. Fallon aired his monologue on Sunday on ABC.

” It’s very strange to be here. Fallon said that he feels like someone opened the late-night multiverse.

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“Hi, I’m Jimmy Fallon and welcome to ‘The Tonight Show.’ It’s Freaky Friday tonight!” Kimmel hosted Fallon’s show from Rockefeller Center in New York.

Kimmel also joked with Smith’s controversy at Academy Awards, saying: “So, you know Will Smith?” You’ve heard this story? Okay. I don’t know if it made the east coast so I’ll skip it. “

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The hosts then spoke to each other in a video chat to critique each other’s setups. Kimmel joked that Fallon’s studio made it clear to him “what a dump this place is.” “

Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel pulled off a prank on their viewers on Friday night. The two swapped hosting gigs and said it was a prank they originally planned two years ago.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon pulled off a prank for their viewers Friday night. They swapped hosting gigs, and claimed that it was a prank that they had originally planned two years back.
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Fallon said he couldn’t believe the two actually pulled off the prank.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers are the musical guest on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” The performance was also broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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The surprises didn’t stop at the hosts, though. To celebrate the release their new album, “Unlimited Love”, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the musical guests on both shows. “

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