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UPDATED: Jimmy Kimmel has already been busted for stealing an Oscars joke

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Jimmy Kimmel’s been a pretty funny Oscars host so far, walking a line between talking about politics and and not talking about politics. Here was part of his riff about Andrew Garfield dropping weight for Silence:

Andrew Garfield lost 40 pounds, where is Andrew Garfield? You could barely even see him he got so thin. There he is. He lost 40 pounds for his role in the movie Silence. It was an astonishing physical transformation that hasn’t been attempted since every actress in every role ever.


It struck a few people as sounding a little too familiar, though:

Keep up the competent work, Kimmel. Twitter will be watching.

UPDATE: Wow, now he’s going for the food bit as popularized by Ellen DeGeneres (delivering pizza) and Chris Rock (having Girl Scouts distribute cookies) by air-bombing the audience with Junior Mints and Twizzlers. While you could call that “continuing the joke,” we are dubious.


Taraji P. Henson, for her part, doesn’t care.


UPDATE: Here’s another one, courtesy 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander.


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