Jimmy Kimmel Gets Roasted By Certified TV Legend At Anniversary Open

Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating 20 years of his late-night show — and the monologue began with a throwback by a former network colleague.

In 2003, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” debuted in the coveted post-Super Bowl spot, where it was hosted by ABC’s other late-night host at the time: Ted Koppel, the respected veteran journalist who was then the presenter of “Nightline.”

“There won’t be a special post-Super Bowl edition of ‘Nightline’ tonight,” Koppel said at the top of the show, “so ABC can bring you the next trash can.”

On Thursday night, Koppel reappeared and delivered a very similar message to kick off the show.

Next, Kimmel recounted two decades in the industry ― and got emotional a few times:


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