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Jimmy Kimmel Awkwardly Ambushed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford with an Intervention

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | March 4, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | March 4, 2014 |

Embattled, drunken, foolish Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, and you know what? That wasn’t a very smart idea. I’m sure that Rob Ford expected that Kimmel would make fun of his drunken shenanigans, they could have a nice laugh over Ford’s degeneracy, and Ford would spit out some gibberish to suggest that — despite all the evidence to the contrary — he’s actually a pretty good politician.

That’s not how it turned out. Around the 9:30 minute mark in the video below, Kimmel actually engages in something approximating an intervention. After showing Rob Ford a montage of his drunken foolishness, which Ford watches sheepishly, Kimmel suggested he seek help at the 15 minute mark:

“You seem like a very nice guy to me, and if you are an alcoholic - which, you know, if you’re drinking enough that you can try crack in your 40s and you don’t remember it - maybe that’s something that you might want to think about talking to somebody about.”

Seeking help, Kimmel suggested, “is nothing to be ashamed of.” It doesn’t seem to have had any effect. In an interview with The Toronto Sun, Ford suggested that he was “set up,” but ultimately concluded, “”There was some tough questions but it was fun. I had a blast.”

The video evidence suggests otherwise.

Mayor Rob Ford - Interview - Jimmy Kimmel 3-3-14 by IdolxMuzic

via NYMag