Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Insurrection Backer MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Appears as Jimmy Kimmel Guest, But First Lampooned, Network Runs a Commercial for His Company

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Jimmy Kimmel had an unlikely guest tonight: insurrection backer MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

But first, Kimmel lampooned Lindell with a comic sketch for four minutes with an impersonator. Later the impersonator came out and joked with the real Lindell, who didn’t get that he was being sent up the whole time. Kimmel asked him if he’d been vaccinated, Lindell reponded “no,” Kimmel said: “for rabies?”

And ABC ran a commercial for MyPillow, the first I’ve seen on a network since January when Lindell endorsed and encouraged the the January 6th insurrection. His products were dropped by just about every retailer.

But ABC took Lindell’s money and ran a commercial for MyPillow’s Giza sheets before Lindell’s interview.

Kimmel came off like Tom Snyder interviewing a nut. ABC came off very badly. On top of that, actor Justin Theroux appeared in a segment before Lindell, in which the MyPillow CEO was further mocked.

It’s hard to know whether to feel repulsed by Lindell or feel sorry for him. He seems out of it, not with it. Detached from reality. But he’s committed to his cause whatever it is.

 

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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