Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t about to let a power failure cancel his show Monday, so he whipped out his MacBook and taped the entire show using Photo Booth. The power problems began affecting the studio Monday evening right around the 7pm taping time, and lasted through nearly to the live air time, which prompted ABC to show a rerun of an older show anyway.
The network isn’t letting Kimmel’s ingenuity go to waste: it plans to show the episode as shot by Kimmel tonight at his normal airtime of 12:05am. While the quality of the audio and the video isn’t going to be too hot, from what is being said about the episode it should be pretty interesting.
The guests booked still get interviewed, the musical guest still plays — just with a lot less videographic pizazz. Kimmel also apparently walks around and interviews staffers in an attempt to salvage the show. Kimmel says he blames the electrical problems on BP.
“I’m sure they’re responsible somehow,” he quipped. He also added that the stunt wasn’t an intentional plug for Apple, and added he’s actually hoping the company would not be upset with it.
How could they though? They just got free promotion for saving a network show. That’s gotta count for something.