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Jimmy Kimmel Has Your Kid's COVID-Safe Halloween Costumes Covered

By Andrew Sanford | TV | October 28, 2021 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | October 28, 2021 |


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If you’re like me, you had grand plans this year to dress yourself, your wife, and your infant twin sons as Boyz 2 Men. Then, you remembered you have infant twins and have no time for such a marvelous idea. Now, you’re scrambling. With Halloween fast approaching, what are your options?! How will you let the other parents know that you have excellent tastes and support Halloween? Also, how will you keep your children safe in the age of COVID? Jimmy Kimmel has you and your kids covered. Literally!

This week on Jimmy Kimmel: Live, Kimmel held his first COVID-safe Costume Pageant. I loved everything about this segment. Let’s start with the costumes themselves. There are some real winners here. My favorite is Quaran-Teen-Wolf. Fun wordplay, a hood-covered costume that honestly still looks pretty great, and the kid claimed to have seen the movie! Unlike the child dressed as E.T., who said they hadn’t seen the classic Steven Spielberg film. I’ll let that one slide. Jimmy sure did, probably because he’s having as much fun as the kids are.

I would honestly watch a show that’s just Jimmy Kimmel interacting with grade-schoolers. He seems so relaxed, so delighted by not only the costumes but by what the kids are saying. He’s having a great time and his dry wit complements what’s going on perfectly. I got a kick out of every time he handed a child a treat like ramen noodles, band-aids, or a spoon. Just a delightful sketch from someone who would rather talk to kids than ask adults about their new Netflix movie.

In a perfect world, Jimmy Kimmel would get a special similar to John Mulaney’s Sack Lunch Bunch. However, this is not a perfect world. If it were, my kids would soon be dressed as two members of one of the greatest R&B groups ever. Those are the breaks. Instead, I’ll just watch this sketch a few more times and start planning for next year. A time when, hopefully, we won’t need COVID-safe costumes at all. Just climate-proof ones.

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Andrew lives in NYC. You can follow him on Twitter.



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