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>> announcer: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, ben affleck, jay ellis, and music from the record company. and now, jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: well, thank you, thank you. thanks for coming. hi, everybody. i'm jimmy, i'm the host. thank you for watching at home and from our studio audience. the reason there is so much testosterone flowing through this audience, thanks for journeying from logan, utah, to be here. where the hell is logan, utah? [ laughter ]
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tonight, our studio audience is part of the team or coaching staff for the utah state aggies, who play the oregon state beavers saturday in the first, and let's be honest, probably last-ever jimmy kimmel l.a. bowl. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] welcome, everybody, thanks for coming. i don't know if you've been to hollywood before. as you leave, please give your wallets to the spider-men waiting outside. [ laughter ] the game will be broadcast on abc. you know how at the start of college football broadcasts they have the players introduce themselves? maybe share a fun fact about their lives? well, we decided to do that too. please welcome your 2021 utah state aggies! gentlemen? [ cheers and applause ] >> logan bonner, quarterback. i built myself a girlfriend out of legos and then she dumped me. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> justin rice, inside linebacker. i love the smell of kittens. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
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>> savon scarver, wide receiver. i'm missing my holiday baking shows for this. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> cash gilliam, striker. i let the dogs out. sorry, baha men. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> marcus moore, defensive tackle. my dream is to open the first dave & busters in space. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> derek wright, wide receiver. i have no idea what an "aggie" is. nobody does. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: well done. very well done. i hope this is a fun week. do you guys get to meet mitt romney if you win? [ laughter ] is that how it goes? for those of you who think i'm making this up, i'm not. this is a real college bowl game. somehow, i got the naming rights. never before has a college bowl game been named after a human being. the winner of the game, instead of a trophy,will get a belt.
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which -- this belt specifically, which i think is pretty great. [ cheers and applause ] you can't wear a trophy. by the way, if you do get one of these, you have to fight john ce cena in april at wrestlemania. [ laughter ] i know you guys are very young, but many years ago, there was a college football player. a great college football player named o.j. simpson. ever heard of him? [ laughter ] o.j. went on to do big things. and as of now this week he was discharged from parole for good behavior. his lawyer said, "mr. simpson is now a completely free man," which are the scariest eight words i've heard since "the call is coming from inside the house." what a year. everything is closing back up because of omicron, but o.j. can go anywhere he wants. [ laughter ] the nfl is getting hit with another surge of covid. more than 70 players tested positive this week, and it's only wednesday. the rams are down nine players. they're saying a lot of teams this weekend might be short-handed.
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this feels like the set-up for a movie where a bartender who busted his leg in high school gets to play quarterback for the jets and leads the team to victory? [ laughter ] well, no, the jets are not going to have a victory. [ laughter ] but another team. starting today, another new state mask mandate is in effect in new york and a number of cities, you have to show proof of vaccination to get into a bar or restaurant. and that led an angry group of protesters in queens to have a sit-in at the cheesecake factory. [ laughter ] six people were arrested after a large group blew past the restaurant's host stand, they refused to show proof of vaccination, they sat down a several empty tables. the nypd had to come, and the rest went like this. [ crowd chanting let them go ♪ >> a way to get involved in the movement. make reservations tomorrow for cheesecake factory. once they're booked solid, start
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at the next one and the next one. we're going to shut down cheesecake factory, shut it down. >> jimmy: yeah. let me tell you something, lady. you will never shut down the cheesecake factory. [ laughter ] this is not an ordinary restaurant. they don't mess around. their menu is 500 pages long. [ laughter ] you think you can outhustle a company that offers crispy crab wontons and cheeseburger spring rolls? i don't think so. [ laughter ] that factory will be cranking out cheesecake until long after you and i are dead. it may even be the reason you and i are dead! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i know we call them anti-vaxxers, but i get the sense that there are other issues at play there as well. christmas is coming very soon. and while some businesses have resumed hosting their annual holiday soirees, the white house is not one of them. the white house is skipping their annual holiday parties because of covid. and because joe biden goes to sleep at 4 p.m. [ laughter ] this is in stark contrast to the previous white house's "catch the holiday fever"-themed droplet jamborees. [ laughter ]
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we are gearing up for the holidays at my house. our 7-year-old daughter this morning asked alexa, "alexa? is santa real?" ad we just sat there like, oh, what is she going to say? i mean, you don't know if that smarty-pants little robot is going to blow your cough letter. thankfully, even though they're competitors in the delivery business, alexa is on team santa. she said, "all i know is that someone has been eating all my cookies." could be santa. could be stoners. we don't know. [ laughter ] you know, it's interesting. the idea of gifts and santa and all that stuff is so ingrained in us, as americans we assume it's the same all around the world, but it didn't. other countries have very -- even wildly different traditions, so we decided to make a game of it. we gathered some people from different parts of the world and asked them to tell us about their holiday celebrations. your job is to guess whether what they are describing is a real christmas tradition, or something we made up. got it? all right, here we go.
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>> so in the catalan region of spain, everybody buys these little figurines for their nativity scene called el cagane, it means literally, "the defecator." it's a little shepherd who pulls his pants down, squats, and takes a nice crap. that crap fertilizes the land so everybody in the community can enjoy the wealth and abundance of christmas. >> jimmy: okay. so do we believe that is true? or not true? real or fake? we're about half and half here. let's find out. >> believe it or not that tradition is true. [ cheers and applause ] that's why we say "holy [ bleep ]" in the christmas season. >> jimmy: i like baby jesus better, i don't know. that was in spain. now we go to mother russia. >> in russia, around christmas
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time and new year, the santa claus come for good children. but there is a baba yaga. half creature, half woman. comes for people who misbehaved, and children too. so she flies in the barrel, and she uses this broom as a stick shift to a house in the deep woods. has huge chicken legs. and if you're trying to escape, you cannot, because the house run after you, grab you, and put you back. you never can escape. so you better behave. >> jimmy: all right. so is that real or fake? pretty much everybody -- one guy saying it's true, two people. let's find out. >> this story is a true story. russia's a crazy place. >> jimmy: now we know why putin is so paranoid, because of baba yaga.
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shall we do one more? this story comes from germany. >> where i'm from in germany, on christmas eve, these two people come to your house. it's santa and the christ child. and santa is the scary dude in a waxy mask with gloves and an empty potato sack and a big old stick. and before they come to your house, your parents told them all the bad things you've done so they'll know everything. the name of your pet you didn't feed, everything. so santa comes with an empty potato sack, and he threatens to take you to the forest for a year of hard labor. and they usually push things until tears flow, then they back off a little. then the christ child, when is sometimes a woman, sometimes a man, with a veil and a wedding gown, gives you a little cookie. it's kind of a good cop/bad cop situation. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. is that real or fake? most saying fake? all right. let's find out. >> this is 100% real.
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a little pick in the picture about to pass out? that was me when i was little. merry christmas. >> jimmy: and to all a good nightmare. that's one of our camera guys here at the show. weirdly, that's only the second most disturbing german tradition he told me about. ask him about krampus, that's a good time. this happened not too far from us in a town called monrovia, where an inflatable reindeer got an unpleasant visit from a bear. >> jimmy: look at that. kind of cute but also, he's now rudolph the dead-nosed reindeer. [ laughter ] didn't seem like the bear was having fun. the reindeer's pregnant, by the way, that will be fun. [ laughter ] one more thing, guillermo, you ready? >> guillermo: i'm ready.
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>> jimmy: google just released their "year in search" video for 2021. this is the annual short film they put out every december chronicling what everybody's been googling this year. this is the tenth one they've done, and the theme is "healing," something we're all trying to do right now. we're going to show you that film in a minute. but since google was already digging through their data to make the video, we asked them to look up a few things for us. this is real information about what humanity was searching for this year, and it's interesting, and it's weird. for instance, a lot of us went back to the office this year, so one of the global breakout searches this year was "best excuses to call out of work." [ laughter ] people searched for this. because the only thing worse than working from home, is working from work. [ laughter ] even after covid, people did not want to come in. there was also a big spike in searches for "good excuses to leave work early." [ laughter ] in the u.s., those increased by 5,000%. mostly from guillermo's laptop. [ laughter ] and this was a fun one, "how to put on pants" was searched all around the world more than ever before.
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[ laughter ] i guess we forgot. it's easy, i put them on over my head. [ laughter ] we also asked google to look up some of the top trending questions about me this year. these are real. one of them was "why did sofia vergara slap jimmy kimmel?" [ laughter ] not only do i not know why i have no recollection of this happening. [ laughter ] did i get slapped by sofia vergara this year? >> guillermo: no, i don't think so. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: maybe she hit me so hard, i got amnesia. i don't know. another top search was "is jimmy kimmel rude?" i don't know, maybe that's why she slapped me. maybe they meant to search "nude" instead of "rude." [ laughter ] "who did jimmy kimmel's wife pick to win 'the bachelor'?" she picked a dental hygienist named either amber or becca h., i don't know. it doesn't matter who she picked, because they already broke up. [ laughter ] "how are jimmy kimmel and martha stewart related?" we are distant cousins, that's true.
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i learned that from a dna test. i was also her prison wife. [ laughter ] "how did jimmy kimmel meet guillermo?" and the answer to that, of course, is christian mingle. the website. [ laughter ] so thanks to google for finding all that stuff. we have a good show for you tonight. jay ellis is with us. we have music from the record company. [ cheers and applause ] and we will be right back with ben affleck. but before that, here is google's year in search for 2021. >> this year has been extremely challenging for me. i am broken. and i am healing. >> i'm here at the memorial wall. i wanted to do something to remember my mom. >> for some reason i'm having anxiety. obviously it's normal with everything that's going on right now. >> i think i'm going to take a break for a while.
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>> you can get through it. and if you can get through it, there's a greater reward on the other side. >> just like anybody else, you know, i'm just trying to do my little part to try and save my community. >> i'm just really excited we're back open. >> incredible scenes on the day the fans came back. >> welcome back to the theater! >> you guys, it's been so long. >> you're looking at yourself in the mirror and you're just like, there i am. >> be your best. never, ever, ever stop dreaming. i don't care what they tell you. >> we, the jury, in the above-entitled matter, find the defendant guilty. >> our pledge of allegiance! >> we are not drowning, we're fighting. >> we cannot keep quiet about climate injustice. no action is too small. >> we just have to band together as a community, give people
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their lives back. >> even as we grieved, we grew. even as we hurt, we hoped. even as we're tired, we try. that will forever be tied together, victorious. [ cheers and applause ]
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tomorrow night, neil patrick harris and daniel ranieri with music from ed sheeran and elton john. our first guest is a double oscar-winner who teams with fellow batman george clooney for the new movie, "the tender bar." it opens in select theaters friday and premieres on amazon prime video january 7th. please say hello to -- oh, you know what? i'll let snoop introduce him. >> ben a-fleck. ben affleck, my fault. >> jimmy: here he is, ben a-fleck! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: you got travolta'd by snoop dogg. >> yet another indignity. >> jimmy: thank for being here. i know you're very busy promoting "the tender bar." >> yes, cool, man. i love this movie.
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it's really about stuff that's really close to my heart. it's about the work of single moms, how important dads are, whatever the constellation of your family and is how flawed you are, you have to work at this stuff. be present in kids' lives, love them, give them a sense of self word so they can sort of be good, happy, healthy people. it's been a lot of fun. >> jimmy: and the soundtrack is good too. >> it is a good soundtrack. >> jimmy: you make it sound so serious. i love this movie too and i didn't see any of that stuff. >> yes. it is -- it's so close to my heart. i had a chance to do an interview with a friend of yours, howard stern. >> jimmy: i listened to you. >> really cool, like long-form, in-depth, you know -- two-hour interview. and because the movie is about a family and all this stuff that's meaningful to me, we talked a lot about my family, you know. alcoholism, struggling with real things, how you have to be accountable and loving, how i work with my ex-wife, how i'm so
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proud of the way we work together for our kids, the best that we can for them. i was really happy with it. >> jimmy: it was a great interview. >> i was thrilled. i thought, wow, i should do more honest, exploratory, self evaluating things. then i start seeing all this stuff come up on twitter. and i was like, what is this? and i sort of researched through and it saw one of these websites had done the click bate thing, you won't believe what he said, click on this, come to our site. literally taken the conversation that i had had for two hours and made it seem as if i was saying the exact opposite of what i had said. i had gone on, said how much we respected each other, cared about each other, cared about our kids, put them first. it said that i had blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism, that i was trapped in this marriage, just made me out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy. look. i know people do this. i get it.
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me, i'm happy to be sad batman, dunkin' donuts and the meme. [ laughter ] i have to understand you have to get married to jimmy kimmel sometime. really, it's about my kids, i just got to draw a line. >> jimmy: right, of course. >> i'm really clear. like, that's not true, i don't believe that, it's the exact opposite of who i am, what i believe. and i would never want my kids to think i would ever say a bad word about their mom. >> jimmy: this really upset you. [ cheers and applause ] >> it hurts my feelings. >> jimmy: i noticed that, i saw that online. it was crazy that they take this tiny little piece and then they -- wait, are you saying the media sometimes takes things out of context? [ laughter ] >> occasionally. it feels like it used to be like, you know, okay, you slept with the prostitute, you had to go on the talk show and say, well, you know -- >> jimmy: right, is that what you're telling me? [ laughter ] wow, this is going to be is some click bate tomorrow! >> i know. >> jimmy: yeah, and then you have -- >> now it's like you can have
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the most pleasant, honest, real conversation, be kind of vulnerable, and no matter what you say, someone can just -- >> jimmy: make it up. >> put it up there. i know we've all read the thing, you won't believe it! you go on it, inevitably you're disappointed, oh, i thought i was going to read something horn, scandalous, negative, and this is boring. >> jimmy: right. >> even being the subject of that is just sort of the cost of doing business a little bit as an actor, but not my kids, don't do that, it's wrong, it hurts me and the family, stop that. [ applause ] >> jimmy: last time you were here, you said on the air that you knew where tom brady was going to go after the patriots. and then you told me during the commercial. and it was wrong. [ laughter ] >> it was. it was. >> jimmy: i want to know, can i ask a question, please? [ laughter ] >> yeah, go ahead. >> jimmy: were you lying to me? or was he lying to you? go ahead. >> that was a test.
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>> jimmy: that was a test. >> there's a leak. and i planted several different items. >> jimmy: i see. >> with several different people. >> jimmy: uh-huh? >> whichever one leaked, then i knew they were the source. >> jimmy: i see. >> spy trick. >> jimmy: do you remember which story you told me? >> you were the chargers. >> jimmy: i was? >> am i right? >> jimmy: half right, you said the chargers or raiders. yeah. so you were seeing if i was the leak? how dare you. what am i, some kind of a maxipad or something? [ laughter ] >> i have nothing to say about that. >> jimmy: yeah, you can't say anything, great. now howard stern ruined it, he took everything from you, you have nothing left to give. >> howard was great. >> jimmy: what do you give j. lo for christmas? how do you shop for a woman like that? you can't get her boots. [ laughter ] >> my problem is i'm still trying to work on your present. i have priorities, you come first. >> jimmy: you get nothing. >> what do you give the man who has -- well, not everything. >> jimmy: the leak? maybe adult undergarments would be a good gift for me. no, i have a lot of things to
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ask you. >> oh, gosh. >> jimmy: batman. it all seemed so trivial after the first half of our conversation. but -- >> but we're accustomed to that. >> jimmy: let's go for it anyway. so you're batman in the flash movie, we know that, that's something you can confirm. >> i can. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: michael keaton is also batman in the flash movie. is george clooney in the flash movie? and just tell it, because you know if the shoe was on the other foot, he would blow it and tell about you, right? [ laughter ] >> he definitely would. which is why i can say, no -- if he is, he hasn't told me. maybe he thinks i'm the leak. >> jimmy: it's not possible he wouldn't tell you because you guys spent, i don't know, six months together shooting this movie. >> i mean -- it's possible. he may be very guarded. as far as i know, he doesn't want to -- he doesn't want to return to that level height of
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cowl ears. i didn't see michael keaton. >> jimmy: is it possible he didn't tell you because you are the leak? [ laughter ] are tobey maguire and andy garfield in the batman -- in the flash movie? [ applause ] wouldn't that be something. when we come back, we're going to see something. there's this kid named daniel who's actually going to be here tomorrow night on the show. and we found him, it was a viral video, because he's this little boy, he was cursing up a storm with his mom. and after that happened, george clooney reached out and said, hey, i saw this kid, you have his information? maybe i might want to put him in this movie. sure enough, he plays your nephew through this whole movie. >> he ended up literally being star of the movie from your show. >> jimmy: and he's great. >> you're a starmaker. i thought this was the last stop! [ applause ] >> jimmy: you see how it begins. ben affleck is here. we'll be right back with "the tender bar."
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i'm good at sports too. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is ben affleck and a kid named daniel in "the tender bar" which i really loved this movie. i think i'm almost exactly the age that kid is in the movie. to see all that a70s stuff. >> i'm close to that age too. i remember the advertising, the cigarette machines, the props, what baseball teams are in what place. daniel is spectacular. he's amazing. >> jimmy: daniel i think made a mockery of acting in general. this kid comes out of nowhere, he records this viral video where he's cursing up a storm, george puts him in this movie, just like that. >> i'm like, you're going to start this trend where everyone's going to swear on youtube to become a star. 7-year-olds lining up, "[ bleep ] your mother!" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pretty much exactly what it was. so from the set you guys had -- daniel was on my show. i took a liking to him. it was almost exactly one year ago. it was almost to the day one
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year ago that george saw him on the show and asked for him. as a christmas giftsd i wanted to send him a ps-5, nobody had one, i was trying to call sony to get one, it was hard to get one. i think i wound up buying one on ebay for way more money. >> you're like, $10,000? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: in the meantime i start getting videos. these are just a couple of the videos that i get. >> so you were on the jimmy kimmel show. >> yeah. >> yeah? >> and he [ bleep ]ed me, didn't give me the ps-5. >> he promised it to you? >> yes. >> what did he do? >> didn't give to it me, he [ bleep ]ed me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how old is this kid? >> he was 9 there. i feel it was actually appropriate. >> jimmy: so then i go, we got to get this ps-5 for this kid. we get the ps-5, i don't know how we did it, whatever. >> pretty quick. >> jimmy: this is the video i get. >> you finally got your
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playstation? >> yeah, but jimmy kimmel [ bleep ]ed me again, he didn't give me any games, what the [ bleep ] am i supposed to do with a playstation without any games? what the [ bleep ], [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. >> what the [ bleep ]? >> what the [ bleep ]? [ applause ] >> something oddly charming about that. >> jimmy: i was really surpri surprised. i thought the kid would be cursing through the movie but he hardly does at all. >> it's just like -- appealing. when my son does it, i find it less appealing. >> jimmy: you don't like when it your own kid does it for sure. >> he's really good in the movie. >> jimmy: great in the movie. >> this ability to be natural. that's what's evident, really. it's not the swearing. it's that he seems so authentic. everybody else, the actors are copying daniel. >> jimmy: he's going to be here tomorrow night, i think george is going to zoom in with us. >> i assume he's zooming in for mine? >> jimmy: no, he will not be zooming in for yours. [ laughter ] >> he passed on mine? >> jimmy: he wasn't available,
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let's just say that. [ laughter ] speaking of george. george is your director in this film. you told me something, i thought it was interesting. we were at your charity event -- >> which thank you very much for doing that, appreciate it. >> jimmy: of course. you said that you learned a lot from george, doing this movie. i want to know what you learned exactly from him. >> i mean, it's hard to sort of sum up, except that like, working for a guy who's done what you are trying to do, done it so well for so long, who can communicate -- >> jimmy: done, meaning being an actor, gone on to be a director? >> watching his performance, he'll say -- i don't want to give it away. there's a scene that always made me cry. my character's obsessed with having a car, he keeps telling the kid that his whole life, this is a little spoiler, at the end he gives him a car. ever i time i read it i would tear up, emotional. i came on set, ready for the day. thinking all the feelings, my kids growing older. i'm trying not to cry.
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give him the car. george says, cut. comes over to me. i'm thinking, it's good, right? he goes, "yeah, um -- it's fun to give someone a car." all right, let's do it again. those kind of notes, they can change the whole scene, make it so much better. it's so perceptive. you can do it, you can play it. i think it's more red. oh, okay, good. >> jimmy: he's also probably one of the few people who has given multiple individuals a car. >> he really knows. [ laughter ] most of the time it's fun. >> jimmy: well, it's great to see you. sorry you had to deal with that stuff. just stop giving interviews, only come here, we never talk about anything interesting. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: "the tender bar" opens in select theaters on friday, nationwide on december 22nd. watch it a the home on amazon prime video starting january 7th. ben affleck, everybody! [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back. jay ellis and music from the record company are coming up, but first, every week rereflect on how far we've come during this pandemic. and with that said, it's time for a new edition of "this week in covid history." >> this week in covid history, 'twas the night before christmas in the winter white house. not a creature was stirring, except for this grouch. >> they treated us worse than anybody's been treating from a legal standpoint in the history of the united states. all right, have a good time, everybody. >> and we could use a merry christmas. >> it's the 13th consecutive day that the u.s. has reported more than 100,000 hospitalizations. >> those americans sure need checks right now. >> working americans don't need
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a check right now. >> house republicans killed that bill. >> merry christmas. >> everyone is feeling the holiday spirit, even scrooge. >> today i want to congratulate president-elect joe biden. >> a christmas olive branch from a turtle dove. trump's not down. >> big protest in d.c. on january 6th. be there, will be wild. >> what exactly is going to go down on january 6th? >> if they will not certify -- >> donald trump remains president of the united states. >> january 6th, washington, d.c.! >> this is our last shot, january the 6th. i plan to be one of the protesters. >> that january 6th day could be a day of fireworks. >> i believe it is my responsibility to object on january 6th. >> january 6th, you get a stimulus check, you may want to spend it on guns and ammo, it could come down to that. >> merry christmas to all and to democracy, good night. this has been "this week in covid history."
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[ applause ] >> jimmy: we will be right back with jay ellis! ♪ ♪ you are my fire ♪ ♪ the one desire ♪ ♪ you are, you are, ♪ ♪ don't wanna hear you say... ♪ ♪ ♪ i want it that way ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back. music from the record company is on the way. our next guest is a young and talented actor who will soon go cockpit to cockpit with tom cruise in the long-awaited sequel to "top gun." first, though, you can see him in the fifth and final season of the tv series, "insecure." new episodes come out sundays on hbo. please welcome jay ellis. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: jay, welcome. >> thank you. >> jimmy: last time i saw you i think was right before "top gun" was supposed to come out. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it was like 14 years ago? >> 15. >> jimmy: 15 years ago, a long time. you got delayed by covid and everything. >> yeah, it's been awhile, man. it's three years now. >> jimmy: three years. >> since we started this movie. it's been amazing. the anticipation for it obviously has been amazing. we're excited for it to come out in may. >> jimmy: wouldn't it be fun to never put it out? [ laughter ] have the anticipation go on and on and on? >> people just ask me about it over and over again? >> jimmy: right. well, it's a good thing tom cruise doesn't age. >> no. >> jimmy: that's probably working in your favor. >> he doesn't. but i'm getting older. [ laughter ] he doesn't age, but i do. >> jimmy: no, you look great. you play a fighter jet. you're too tall to be a fighter jet pilot, right? >> right at the limit. >> jimmy: did they put you in a
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fighter jet, teach you how to do it? >> yeah, they did. tom actually created our entire flight training program before we started. >> jimmy: of course he did. [ laughter ] >> then he generously gave us flight lessons for christmas. >> jimmy: he did? >> yes, he did, which was absolutely amazing. >> jimmy: were those optional? >> you know. [ laughter ] you know tom. no, they weren't optional. but it was also amazing. i probably had about 45 hours worth of flight training before i get in an f-18. >> jimmy: that's breaking. you get in the f-18. that ghas to be -- >> yeah, there's no preparation for that. you didn't sleep the night before. it's like going to school for the first time, you know you're going to see a girl chaupt to talkto, you're running all the scenarios in your head. that's what it felt in my mind, go with it. [ laughter ] you get the gear on in the cockpit, you're sit there, yeah, baby, we're about to do this, going 100,000 miles an hour, i'm about to be a movie star.
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and you sit there for 45 minutes. while they warm the jet up, run all these checks. you start to realize that you shouldn't have drank water before you got in the cockpit. [ laughter ] because you cannot get out to go to the bathroom. hey, guys, i got to hop out real fast, run in, use the bathroom. that's not how it works. >> jimmy: there's no bathroom in the back. >> there's no bathroom in the back, yeah. you take off, it's absolutely amazing. you feel the forces as the jet hits its afterburner, you fly back, take off, it's this smooth glide up in the air. and you see the valley. we were shooting over. about five minutes in, i realized i had to pee. really bad. [ laughter ] my pilot, hey, man, there's a bag in your pocket, pull the bag out and pee in the bag. this is a very normal thing because there is no bathroom in the cockpit. this is a very normal thing. reach down, you grab the bag -- >> jimmy: what kind of bag is it? >> it's about that big.
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it's got these little granules in it. you pee in it, it's supposed to become a solid. tie it up, put it in your bag, throw it away when you get on the ground. i did some of that. not all of it. pull the bag out, i'm like, i can't, i can't get it in, where do i -- how do i -- he's like, i'm flying the plane at 700 miles an hour, you're going to have to figure this out. [ laughter ] i can't help you pee, i can't come back there. i pull it off. open my vest up. i open my pants up. finally i get it tied up, put it in my pocket, go and have an absolutely amazing flight. we get back on the ground. your adrenaline so is high. you're excited. you want to tell everybody what you did. we would go to meetings afterwards where we would watch our footage from what we just shot in the air. it's about 45 people in the room watching this. pilots from "top gun," production crew, tom cruise is directly across from you. our oscar-winning editor and our oscar-winning dp sitting next to
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you. i'm sitting there, i start eating, because i want to get energy back, get refueled. i take out my bag. put it on the table. tom was like, tell me about your flight. i was like, i peed up there. how did you do that? i went through the whole thing. i was like, i didn't do this, i went like this, it went in. he goes, what's that bag? oh, that's my pee. why did you put your pee on the table next to your food? could you please take your pee out of our production meeting? so i did. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's rare that you get a note like that from a tom cruise, i'm sure. >> that is -- yeah. >> jimmy: does he pee -- he doesn't pee in the bag? >> no, tom can control every muscle in his body. [ laughter ] at all times. >> jimmy: wow. that's crazy. do you guys have like an oily scene with all the guys playing volleyball? >> san diego probably ran out of vaseline and olive oil and argon oil --
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>> jimmy: multiple lubricants? >> every oil possible, also evian water spray. very oiled up. we have a scene we trained for -- this is the only shirtless scene in the movie and most of us did not eat for four or five months. >> jimmy: just to look good in that scene? >> yeah, you had to look good in that scene. everybody talks about the volleyball scene. oh, this is our version of the volleyball scene, you have to look amazing. >> jimmy: right, yeah. >> we go, we shoot it, a beautiful san diego day, the water's warm, the sky is warm, it's absolutely beautiful. we wrap it, we're all super excited because we're hungry and haven't had carbs in six months. [ laughter ] miles teller brings a pack of beer so we can celebrate we shot this thing. we have a good time. we go out to a wing place, pizza place, everybody's eating, scarfing faces with stuff. next morning we get to work, they tell us we have to reshoot. [ laughter and moans ] we have to reshoot the scene but won't do it for two or three
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weeks. we all have to start our diets all over again. >> jimmy: oh, that is -- that's absolutely cruel. >> yeah. it was cruel. people cried. [ laughter ] not me. >> jimmy: not you. >> i have no emotions, but people cried. >> jimmy: who cried? can you tell us? >> i don't want to do that. >> jimmy: speaking of crying, you have two episodes left of "insecure." >> yeah. >> jimmy: does anybody die on a peloton? [ laughter ] do you have -- is it going to be a big ending? >> it's a great ending. i'm super happy with it. it's been such an amazing journey. but i do think, like, fans are going to be -- they're going to be -- like very hard line, one side or the other. >> jimmy: interesting, all right. it's great to see you. thanks for coming. the show is "insecure." [ cheers and applause ] sunday nights, hbo and hbo max, two episodes left. jay ellis, everybody. be back with the record company! >> announcer: the jimmy kimmel live concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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>> jimmy: i want to thank ben affleck and jay ellis. thanks to the utah state aggies. we'll see you guys on saturday. [ cheers and applause ] apologies to matt damon. tomorrow night, neil patrick harris and daniel ranieri with music from ed sheeran and elton john. "nightline" is next, but first, their album is called "play loud." here with the song, "never leave you," the record company! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ i know you're gonna be so bad and good to me alright the waves are gonna break ♪ ♪ they give and then they take me that's right this is -- this is -- ♪ ♪ this is automatic
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had a little bit now i've gotta have it i know ♪ ♪ i know i can never leave you i can never leave you i can never leave ♪ ♪ i'll keep searching for answers find a place in the sun forget the things ♪ ♪ that i've done i'll keep searching forever find a place i can run california sun ♪ ♪ ♪ keep me in the back like a stolen cadillac alright there's nothing i can do but ride along ♪ ♪ with you at night this is -- this is -- this is automatic
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had a little bit ♪ ♪ now i gotta have it i know i know i can never leave you ♪ ♪ i can never leave you i can never leave i'll keep searching for answers ♪ ♪ find a place in the sun forget the things that i've done i'll keep searching ♪ ♪ forever find a place i can run california sun ooh ooh ooh ♪ ♪ i can never leave you i can never leave you ooh ooh ooh i can never leave you ♪ ♪ i can never leave you ooh ooh ooh i can never leave you i can never leave you ♪ ♪ ooh ooh ooh i can never ever leave you yeah i'll keep searching ♪ ♪ for answers
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find a place in the sun forget the things that i've done ♪ ♪ i'll keep searching forever find a place i can run california sun ♪ ♪ i can never leave you i can never leave you i can never leave you i can never leave ♪ ♪ i'll keep searching for answers find a place in the sun forget the things ♪ ♪ that we done i'll keep searching forever find a place ♪ ♪ we can run california sun ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ this is "nightline." >> tonight, police shooting. the minneapolis traffic stop that turned deadly. the veteran officer on trial claiming she meant to draw her taser. the prosecution nearing an end. >> she betrayed her badge. >> as a family demands justice. >> i wanted to protect him because that's what mothers do. you protect your children. make sure that they're safe. plus, creative daredevils pushing themselves and boundaries to the limit. >> this is probaby one of the most dangerous things you can do on two wheels. >> we hit


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