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Volume 25 No. 28
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Laugh Track: Super Best Friends

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel said with the Patriots advancing to the Super Bowl against the Eagles, there is “finally some good news for Boston-area football fans who have been so starved for success.” The broadcast then aired a video of a smiling, waving Bill Belichick, with Kimmel noting his smile is “like getting video of the Loch Ness Monster eating a Bigfoot.” Kimmel later commented on a photograph of President Trump sitting at his desk in the Oval Office wearing a baseball cap: “The only time it’s appropriate to wear a hat with a suit is at the NBA Draft, and we all know the president dodges drafts” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC, 1/22).

Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah said an Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl is the “most American-sounding game ever." Noah: "The only way this could be more American is if both of them teamed up to beat the Redskins.” Noah said Tom Brady is at the Super Bowl "so often he leaves a toothbrush there." The broadcast then aired footage of an Eagles fan running down a platform in an attempt to catch a departing train, but instead running into a pole that violently knocked him down. Noah: “The worst part is, after that, the NFL was like, ‘You’re good, get back in. Do it again, do it again. Go chase another train.’” Noah: “Knowing Philly fans, they probably saw that happen and they were like, ‘Yo, that pole is messing with Jeremy. Get him!’” (“The Daily Show,” Comedy Central, 1/22).