Jimmy Kimmel Spoofs ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ 2 More Emmy-Nominated Shows (PHOTOS)
For the new Emmys Preview issue of TV Guide, the comedian and late night talk show host hilariously transformed himself into the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey, Emilia Clarke’s Khalessi from Game of Thrones, Mad Men’s Don Draper and meth man Walter White from Breaking Bad.
“Now I know why they need a butler to help them with their clothes in Downton Abbey,” Kimmel, 44, says. “As for Khaleesi – I look more like a member of Poison than Khaleesi. I do feel like Walter White. I kinda look like him. It’s amazing what a little glue and hair from some unidentified animal will do.”
In the magazine, Kimmel also talks about hosting the big show, his new time slot and his unlikely inspiration of Oprah Winfrey. So what is the comedian’s goal for the Emmys?
“I know it’s a miserable show to sit through if you’re in the audience and sometimes it can be miserable to sit through if you’re at home,” he admitted. “My goal is to make the show funny from beginning to end. I’m going to do as much as I can to make that happen.”
Not only is Kimmel taking on hosting duties this year but his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, is also up for its first nomination in Original Variety Series.
The ABC late night show is about to make a big jump to the coveted 11:35 PM time slot in January pitting him against Jay Leno and David Letterman in the ratings game. Kimmel tells the magazine, “I’m honored to even be on against him [Letterman].”
The host also mentions he’d love to host the Academy Awards but really enjoys the post-Oscar special that the show does each year. This year, superstar Oprah Winfrey took part in the special, which was a huge deal for the funny man.
“We built The Man Show as the anti-Oprah show. I never thought she would do [Jimmy Kimmel Live], and I certainly didn’t think she would do it with so much enthusiasm,” he revealed. “Know most people who were fans of The Man Show will probably be horrified to hear this, but honestly, Oprah is an inspiring person.”
To read Kimmel’s entire interview head on over to TVGuide.com and pick up the issue on newsstands.
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The Emmys air live on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST on ABC.
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