Tim Allen made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show, which is surprising if for no other reason than that most people would have expected him to be exiled from leftist circles for his advocacy for Christianity as much as his outspokenness on Hunter Biden’s well-documented corruption.
But there he was, and Tim Allen being Tim Allen, he cracked jokes with some very large kernels of truth. It got Kimmel and his audience laughing, but they must surely have been uncomfortable. After all, humor only works when the foundation of the joke is true.
Kimmel prompted Allen to discuss his participation at Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016, which Allen addressed with some initial hemming and hawing before basically calling Hollywood a fascist cesspool.
It was a great moment, made lighter by Allen’s delivery and comedic touch. But like we said, there’s always truth in humor. Check out this moment:
“You went to the presidential inauguration?” host Kimmel led off, handing the conversation over to Allen.
“I was invited,” he said. “We went to the Veteran’s Ball. I went to see the Democrats and Republicans. Yeah, I went to the inauguration.” Notice how Allen wasn’t initially too keen to really wade into specifics. Whether it’s an awareness of his audience, knowing how viral clips work, or perhaps not particularly as interested in the politics as much as his own organizational work, he tried playing coy.
“I’m not attacking you,” Kimmel reassured him.
Ten Allen let him know why he responded the way he did. “I’m not kidding, you gotta be real careful around here, you get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes, it’s like ’30s Germany.”
“If you’re not part of the group. you know what we believe is right. well, I might have a problem with it. I’m a comedian, I like going on both sides. this government does stuff big. I’ve never been to anything like that,” he continued.
“Was it a big deal?” Kimmel then asked?
“Just so many people. and when they show up, the ex-president gets in a helicopter, and jets and marines take him this way. But it looks like a Cadillac parade. Just rows of Cadillacs. My kids were going, is this the parade? It’s like a black Cadillac, a black Cadillac, and then a tractor. there are no marching bands.”
Allen then used the opportunity to segue into a different story, although he couldn’t help but comment on other cultural issues of the day.
“I used to like parades,” he began. “Funny off story, I took my little ones. I’m not ignorant, but sometimes I play it. We went to see the Santa Monica parade down on Santa Monica Boulevard. The gay parade. When they say gay, I thought there would be floats and stuff. You don’t want to take a 5-year-old to that parade. Look at the music, it’s a fire truck with naked men on it.
“Gay pride parades have a different tone than Disney on ice parade. There’s no ice. It’s a lot of nude guys on vehicles. it’s hard to —
And at that point, Kimmel cut him off and asked him about doing stand-up around the country. Did someone get in his ear to end the conversation?
It’s good to see Allen back on television. Given his talking points, the only question remaining is if the leftist mob will go after Allen for his attendance at the inauguration or his commentary on it not being appropriate for children to go to gay parades or both.
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