Mean Tweets vol. 7
Upload date: May 22, 2014
View count: 77 million
Just like “Carpool Karaoke” is to The Late Late Show with James Corden, “Mean Tweets” is to Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The bit is by far the most popular Jimmy Kimmel has come up with since ABC gave him his own late night show back in 2003.
If “Mean Tweets” was supposed to be a public service announcement designed to curtail anonymous trolling on social media, then it failed miserably. If it was meant to entertain fans and give celebrities a chance to fire back, then it must be considered an enormous success.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! has expanded “Mean Tweets” since its debut in 2012. Fans have been given special editions dedicated to music, the NBA, President Barack Obama, and even Jimmy Kimmel himself.
It was the seventh version of “Mean Tweets” that really took YouTube by storm. Highlights include the insults aimed at Courtney Cox, David Blaine, and Matthew McConaughey. But as “Mean Tweets” has gone on, it is the comebacks from celebrities that are just as hilarious as the insults. Here, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara sets the standard in the most popular Jimmy Kimmel Live! clip of all time.
“Mean Tweets” accounts for six of the to 10 most popular videos on Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s YouTube channel. The others include two editions of Kimmel’s Halloween candy prank, showing that when Kimmel gets mean, he gets views.