For late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Oscar night isn’t about the prestigious awards. He does however like to gather a bunch of his celebrity friends, many of who are Academy Award winners and nominees and make funny parody videos. In previous years he delivered the Movie: The Movie franchise, but this year he went a different route and recreated some of YouTube’s viral videos with Hollywood royalty.
Last night, Kimmel gathered huge stars like Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Ben Kingsley, Christoph Waltz and Seth Rogen to turn YouTube’s biggest viral videos into short movies. The result was hilarious. Below we have all four clips.
The first video features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “David After Dentist” and Seth Rogen as the “Double Rainbow” guy. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Samuel L. Jackson also show up. Check it out:
Next we have Kevin Spacey stars as “Keyboard Cat” with Christoph Waltz playing “Hamster On A Piano.” Kimmel also sort-of parodies the movie “Amadeus” and includes actors Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Ben Kingsley and Mandy Patinkin.
Queen Latifah also makes an appearance as the lady who coined the phrase “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That,” and it’s oh so sweet. The mini-movie details her as the woman who changed the course of history with a simple phrase. Barkhad Abdi appears as a young Barack Obama, Adam Driver as turtle neck-wearing Steve Jobs, and Matt Damon as Matt Damon.
Lastly there’s “Bitman Begins” which is a take on the most famous YouTube video of all – “Charlie Bit My Finger.” Chris and Liam Hemsworth star as grown-up versions of the brothers. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep also appear. Check it out:
It’s nice to switch it up every now and then, and recreating YouTube videos was a good way to go, don’t you think? Which clip is your favorite?