Smart Women Weigh In on Jimmy Kimmel's New Diet Sketch (VIDEO)

A couple weeks ago, we watched some of Hollywood’s A-listiest actresses hump giant balls on Jimmy Kimmel’s “Hottie Body Humpilates” mock-infomercial. Now Jimmy has released the next chapter in what is turning out to be quite the comprehensive wellness program. Back again are Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Emily Blunt—and this time they’re joined by the likes of Zoe Saldana, Amanda Seyfried, January Jones, Kristen Bell, Anna Faris, and Heidi Klum.

I’m going to try something different with this post. I’m not going to say anything about what I think about this video. Not a single thing! Because what do I know? I’m just some dude with a laptop. Instead, I’m going to throw it to some of my favorite people in the world, all of whom happen to be really smart, really funny female bloggers. Take it away, women!


MAURA JOHNSTON
Incoming Music Editor, The Village Voice
“Well, basically, f*ck all these women, especially ScarJo, who still has the comic timing of a tortoise with a head injury. This skit is too long and not funny, but I mean I guess that's par for the course with Kimmel. I mean, I think the ‘before’ pics of the women who engaged in that are kind of horrifying and offensive, but totally unsurprising in the context of Kimmel's past.”


JULIE MILLER
Staff Editor, Movieline.com
“This video made me sad. Sad for Jimmy Kimmel, who poured himself into a skintight leotard for the sake of a depressingly unfunny video. Sad for the talented actresses—plus Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba—who agreed to hump exercise balls and smile idiotically for a tasteless late-night segment. And saddest for the viewers who expect more from a variety show. If you want to see a real comedian parody a fanatical trainer, see Ben Stiller in Dodgeball. If you need something to kill your impulse to laugh, see Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube Channel.”


ILANA DIAMOND
Associate Editor, TV.com
"If I were Sarah Silverman, I'd be pissed that my ex hired a bunch of pretty actresses to be 'funny' in a totally demeaning sketch. It reminds me of that old sequence on The Man Show with girls jumping on trampolines, which also made my blood boil. Maybe I'm just not the target audience for The Man Show or this sketch. I don't go to Senor Frogs or watch wet T-shirt contests either."


JEN TROLIO
Senior Editor, TV.com
“‘I swallowed a tapeworm’ is a joke from The Office; Kelly Kapoor swallowed one once. This sketch is too long—as they are wont to be—but it's fine, I guess? Hmm, I suppose there are a lot of workout video/diet plans tropes out there to lampoon... maybe Kimmel was trying to do something in the same vein as 30 Rock's recent "TGS Hates Women"? Probably not. Anyway, stay tuned, because there will probably be a Part 3!”


BLOGGER WHO PREFERS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS
Possible Future Writer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“I don't find the video offensive at all—more so just not really that funny. And it's like four minutes too long. But I guess they needed time to flex their Rolodex muscle. Also Jessica Biel is just horrendous. Yeah, it's a lame concept. Honestly? I'd rather weigh 30 pounds more than Jessica Biel in exchange for some personality. I can see why people would be offended, but truly it's just poorly written and awkward.”


Okay, female readers of TV.com, what'd you think? I'd ask the guys, but since Jimmy didn't bother including them, why should I?

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The first part was hilarious. this one not so much. but for heavens sake stop taking things so seriously..
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Awesome article Seth, I just wasted time reading a crappy article about a crappy late night sketch. You've gotta stop writing these useless articles...maybe review a tv show or something...
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Although I think some of your friends are "overly" critical, as if this was more significant to the world than it really was, I do agree with them that this video was very unfunny. I loved the first video, and I consider myself a bit of a fan of Jimmy Kimmel. But this one didn't make me giggle or snicker at all. The only thing that I was interested in while watching this was seeing all the new faces Kimmel was able to bring in.
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Boy, you have some really critical friends. Oh yeah, they're critics. I thought it was funny, but yeah, too long.
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These people need to get a sense of humor for Christmas!!!
I think they would be the worst dates.mates wives, etc in the whole world!
Hard to believe they write and "try" to influence the public!!!!
They are the nightmare women that are typical in America!!!!!!
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Its funny and I don't know why the people above are so holier than thou, you never take Jimmy seriously people jeez!
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Please shut up... the original Jimmy Kimmel Humpilates video was hilarious and an instant hit on the web. This one isn't as funny, but it certainly is silly and harmless. The actresses get the joke- It's sad that the holier-than-thou professional blogger community doesn't.
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I think the skit is harmless, but it is a little too long and not particularly funny. After the first 5 seconds, the only reason i continued watching was to see which other silly gorgeous actress Jimmy K managed to sweet-talk into wasting their time on this.
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Neil Patrick Harris is in it, making it instantly awesome. I also like the randomly Australian voice over at the end. All in all, pretty funny, but granted, I'm easy to amuse.
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Reeaaaeeer!!! No but seriously.... Would women be complaining if it was a bunch of attractive male celebs doing stupid jokes with their shirts off??? --I THINK NOT-- I find that women who overreact to these kinds of things are usually insecure about their own appearance. These are some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, in one place, being hot. It's not hilarious by any stretch (see what I did there) but neither is Kimmel, so whatever.
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"girls jumping on trampolines, which also made my blood boil" -------------------------------------Yeah, damn those women! Doing what they want... who do they think they are?!
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