Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Swap Shows for April Fools’ Day Prank
As the evening continued, it seemed that even the guests weren’t exactly who they claimed to be either. When Fallon welcomed Matt Damon—with whom Kimmel has a lighthearted, long-standing feud—to the show, Justin Timberlake appeared dressed in Boston Red Sox merchandise. However, there was at least one constant: the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed on both programs.
Poking fun at the host change, Jimmy Kimmel Live! tweeted a photoshopped image of Fallon and Kimmel pointing at one another, evoking the infamous Spider-Man meme, and wrote, “Someone opened the late-night multiverse!”
It appears they weren’t the only late-night hosts who got pulled through, because Late Show icon David Letterman also recorded a short audio message asking Kimmel and Fallon to stop calling him in a secondary sketch on the night.
After successfully wrapping the show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! tweeted, “Merry #AprilFools Day to all and to all a good night! [heart emoji].”
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