Jimmy Kimmel gives the shutdown the unnecessary censorship it needs

Jimmy Kimmel makes it seem like politicians and pundits are saying what we're all actually thinking. 


Gaby Dunn

Internet Culture

Published Oct 18, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 3:53 am CDT

Jimmy Kimmel’s “This Week In Unnecessary Censorship” segment tackled the messy government shutdown.

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In the bit, Kimmel censors words that aren’t dirty to make it sound like reporters, congressmen, and even children’s TV characters are cursing up a storm. It’s his weekly tribute to the FCC, and it works every time.

Frustrations over the government shutdown have made tensions run high in Washington and all over the United States. Watching this video is pretty cathartic because sometimes you wish Obama really did just tell it like it is and say, “This whole shit has been completly unnecessary.”

It’s what we’re all thinking.

Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 18, 2013, 1:31 pm CDT