Jimmy Kimmel discusses his 2012 Emmy Awards surprise
2012 Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel told OTRC.com that fans can expect a new viral YouTube video following the ceremony.
"I'm going to do something that I think is going to be a very big deal virally, after the show and during the show," Kimmel told OTRC.com in a recent interview. "I can't tell you what it is because it would ruin it but I promise - if you're watching the show, you will be in on the prank. If you are not watching the show, you will be a prankee."
The 44-year-old is known for hosting ABC's daily late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," which is nominated for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Variety Series. The series has won three Emmys in the past, including one for a celebrity parody video of "We Are The World" titled "I'm [Expletive] Matt Damon."
The video, which starred Kimmel's then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, spurred a spin-off, "I'm [Expletive] Ben Affleck" and both went viral online.
Kimmel would not reveal which shows and actors he hoped would take home the Emmy Awards, but he did tell OTRC.com that he wished the bad reality television had more of a presence at the Awards ceremony.
"Unfortunately, the truly terrible reality shows are not nominated. The reality shows that are nominated are all kind of good," Kimmel continued. "I would prefer that, you know, Honey Boo Boo Child was up on stage or, you know, Snooki was running around chasing her baby."
Kimmel is known for his risque sense of humor and previously co-hosted Comedy Central's "The Man Show" with Adam Corolla between 1999 and 2003, the year "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" debuted. In April, Kimmel hosted the prestigious White House Correspondents' Dinner.
"I'm planning to embarrass my parents on the show and they don't know this and they'll be there and they're very excited about being in the audience and they might have second thoughts afterwards, but I am," Kimmel said. "I have been huddling with my brother and sister trying to come up with the perfect thing because I figure this is the biggest audience I've ever had on television - 20 million people - what can I say about my parents that will make my mom mad at me afterwards? And I have a few things in mind."
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards air live from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).