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Jimmy Kimmel sent a TV crew to mock Hello Kitty Con

Hello Kitty's been around for 40 years, but Kimmel was only interested in one thing.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Nov 11, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 5:51 am CDT

Adults and children alike descended on the first Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles several weeks ago, but when his late-night show covered the event, Jimmy Kimmel was only interested in one question.

Given that the franchise has been around for 40 years, there are bound to be many older Hello Kitty fans in attendance of their own accord. Kimmel, clinging to the idea that these older convention-goers are creepy, sent a team out to ask them whether they were alone or with their kids. The talk show host even had his audience guess the answer beforehand.

It’s not as one-sided as you’d expect, and while Kimmel’s audience will probably relate most to the con-goer who’d rather be just about anywhere else, most of the Hello Kitty Con attendees seem to be having fun despite the judgment of a TV crew.

Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 11, 2014, 12:25 pm CST