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Jimmy Kimmel Denies Being Behind Dennis Quaid Meltdown Video [UPDATE: Funny or Die Responsible]

Dennis Quaid Meltdown

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Yesterday was not such a great day for Innerspace star Dennis Quaid. A video showing the actor having a serious meltdown, with NSFW F- and D-bombs galore, went viral.

But is it real? A few people online started attributing this over-the-top breakdown to late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel. The man has fooled us before with fake videos, but the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live went on his talk show to clear the air. This crazy is all Quaid’s, apparently.

After showing the clip, Kimmel told the audience:

 There are two dozen articles online, thousands of comments, suggesting that this a prank video and I’m responsible for it. I have to say, you know, it’s disappointing ’cause you play 50 pranks and all of a sudden people don’t trust you anymore.

Kimmel can blame Reddit. One commenter on the site claimed to work for Jimmy Kimmel Live and could “confirm” the video to be one of the host’s pranks. Another chimed in to echo these sentiments, but if it were Kimmel’s handiwork, he would have come clean by now to take a victory lap. And that wasn’t the case.

Quaid’s flip-out is so epic, and so reminiscent of Christian Bale’s glorious freakout while on the set of Terminator Salvation. It seemed too good to be true, but so far, no one has come forward to claim it’s not legit. With such quotable lines as “I can’t even get a line out until Dopey the D–k starts whispering in your ear!” we predict this viral sensation is only getting started. If it is real, we await the inevitable onslaught of parody videos. (Kimmel already dubbed Quaid’s rant over Daffy Duck footage.)

What do you think? Did Quaid really have a meltdown or is Jimmy just stretching out his latest celebrity prank?

UPDATE: Funny or Die tweeted the following reveal…

 

Yep, the meltdown was merely a teaser for a viral video. That’s the world we live in, folks. Check out the Funny or Die meltdown video below.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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