Thanksgiving can seem a little more normal this year with these ideas from Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel
Thanksgiving will look and sound a little different this year. Like just about everything else in 2020, the holiday will be affected by the pandemic as families across the country stay home or limit the number of guests around the table. But late night hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel both have ideas on how to make things feel a little more normal.
The CDC has released specific guidelines on how to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Social distancing and wearing a mask are still recommended if you intend to visit people outside of your home.
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel are among those late night hosts who have reacted as COVID-19 guidelines have been ignored. The comedians have placed most of the blame on the current president. But at the same time, they understand the desire to get together for the holidays and especially after the year we’ve all experienced.
So rather than encourage viewers to put themselves or family members at risk, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live! came up with ways to recreate the unique family experience that comes every Thanksgiving.
Stephen Colbert brings the Blow-Up Crazy Uncle to Thanksgiving
If you’re one of the nearly 80 million people who voted for Joe Biden, maybe you were looking forward to gloating a bit during this year’s Thanksgiving gathering. Everyone knows that politics should be off-limits but that has been almost impossible the past four years.
The Late Show imagines that crazy uncles have been enjoying the upper hand over the past four years. And with President Trump spreading conspiracy theories on his way out, some of those uncles could be doubling down. That’s where the Blow-Up Crazy Uncle can help and recreate some of those uncomfortable conversations from the past few years.
Jimmy Kimmel is offering uncle rentals this Thanksgiving
It was a case of parallel thinking as Jimmy Kimmel Live! also found a creative way to get crazy, uncles to the Thanksgiving tablet this year. The ABC host’s produce is a little more high-end than a blowup doll but no less offensive.
WIth Uncle Rental, families can experience all the sights, sounds, and even smells that come with a crazy uncle. Kimmel’s product even has a “Bigot Spigot” to control just how inappropriate things get, proving that not all uncles are the same level of insane.
The crazy, racist uncle is a bit of a played-out cliche at this point. And it is hard for anyone in late night TV to come up with a better bit than what Bobby Moynihan did on Saturday Night Live. But 2020 has turned things into a whole new ballgame and Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel have taken advantage of it by bringing something new to the table.
Who had the better Thanksgiving bit: Jimmy Kimmel or Stephen Colbert? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and keep checking Last Night On for more from late night television.