Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sarah Silverman wrote something funny.

I wouldn’t call myself a Sarah Silverman fan. And I’m certainly not wild about her boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel.

But Thursday night I stumbled on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Silverman was there with a special video in honor of that show’s 5th anniversary.

It was a song called “I’m F*cking Matt Damon.” It is hilarious. Matt Damon’s in it. That’s what makes it hilarious.

Now the video has gone viral... the hottest piece of professional comedy to explode across the Web since “Dick in a Box.”

That’s all cool. Except I wondered: “Is this scab writing?”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is owned by ABC. And writers have been on strike against ABC (and the rest of Big Hollywood) since November 5. So what’s up with this?

Alan Sepinwall informs me that, according to what Ms. Silverman said on the program, this video was produced in October. Pre-strike. I take her at her word. She said the clip was originally intended for Kimmel’s birthday show (November 13).

I’m sorry I suspected Sarah Silverman of scabbing. Here is videotape of her on a Writers Guild picket line last November, talking the good talk.

(By the way, both sides are back to negotiating, and the strike might be resolved soon. Yay!)

Now, here is “I’m F*cking Matt Damon”:


Michael Fisher said...

Yeah, but does Silverman know that Kimmel is fucking (Flava's) New York?

DeAngelo Starnes said...

funny video

dez said...

I love Matt Damon, and his wife must be a very good sport, heh heh.

Fisher, ain't no one anywhere wants to know who Kimmel's fucking. Bleargh.

Andy said...

That was pretty funny.

daughterofthedream said...

loved the hip hop/r&B breakdown part

elle said...

Sarah silverman is the hottest racist bitch I've seen

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I likes how you throw elbows, Elle.

Matty said...

It was supposedly filmed in October for Kimmel's birthday in November. Then the writer's strike happened. I don't know that I buy this, but it's not completely implausible. I'm not really a fan of Silverman (or Kimmel), but this video raises her game big time.

Undercover Black Man said...

I'm not really a fan of Silverman (or Kimmel), but this video raises her game big time.

Whole lotta non-Silverman fans feeling the same, Matty.