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Video: Jimmy Kimmel Gets People To Say They Liked Oprah In A Movie That Hasn't Been Released Yet

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Jimmy Kimmel is getting frighteningly good at getting people to look like assholes on camera. First, there was the time that people pretended to know about bands that didn't exist at Coachella. Then, there was the time that he got kids to act like they knew how to sing the national anthem.

Now, his Lie Witness News series took to the streets of Hollywood to ask unwitting folk what they thought about Oprah's performance in "The Butler," a movie that hasn't been released yet, and how they feel about her subsequent Oscar nomination, which doesn't exist.

It is downright unnerving how many seemingly intelligent individuals tell bold-faced lies about how much they enjoyed her performance. One woman expounds on how much she liked a 12-minute dance number. A gentleman agrees that it was interesting to see Oprah perform in a wheelchair. Another gal says her favorite part of the film was "the one where there was just so much energy."

None of them have seen the movie, and presumably, Oprah did not do any of those things. This says something about the human psyche that I believe I would rather not know.

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