Jimmy Kimmel had been interviewing famous people, athletes, and politicians for the past 20 years, but he had never talked to himself.
On the 20th anniversary of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the late-night host talked to his 2003 self using new technology.
Kimmel, who is 55 years old, asked for photos of himself now and from his first show, in which he was younger and met his future self.
The clean-shaven host said, “Nice beard, Grandpa.”
“Why are you so skinny? Oh no, am I dying?” the younger Kimmel added.
“No you’re not dying, this is what you look like in 20 years,” Present day Kimmel said.
Later, they talked about how silly it was that the show had been on air since its first episode on January 26, 2003.
“Speaking of ridiculous,” the older Kimmel said, “take a guess on who was president up until a couple of years ago?”
“Uhh, Flava Flav,” the younger Kimmel answered before guessing Michael Jackson and Matt Damon, a nod to the on-screen feud the host has with the actor.
After they talked about their longtime enemy, the younger Jimmy asked how they could be talking to each other.
Kimmel said, “We have great technology now.” “Now we have electric cars, 3-D printers, and electric cigarettes. Marijuana’s legal.”
“Get the f— out of here! “Are you high right now?” asked the younger Kimmel in shock. “I’m so drunk I can’t think right now,” said Kimmel in the present. I feel like I’m talking to myself right now because I’m so high.”
The rest of Thursday night’s show had the same guests as Kimmel’s first show, such as George Clooney, Snoop Dogg, and the British rock band Coldplay, who played a song.