The Tuesday Buzz: Kimmel Gets People to Unplug Their TVs During the Super Bowl

by | February 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM | Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Super Bowl, The Buzz, The Late Show with David Letterman

If someone had unplugged our TV during a crucial moment of Sunday night’s Super Bowl, we don’t know what we would have done. Actually, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we’ve now got a good idea how we’d react. He asked viewers to unplug their TVs at some point during the game, record the reaction of their family and friends, and upload those videos to YouTube. He showed the best ones on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

The results aren’t pretty, but they’re as expected: Lots of yelling, name-calling, threats of violence and worse. Although we do appreciate how one viewer used the occasion to negotiate with her husband to finally take their Christmas tree down. Our other favorite? The fan getting bent out of shape when the TV went dark during Madonna’s halftime show.

Click above to take a look. Also, click the links below to see what other fun stuff happened yesterday:

Eli Manning tells Dave Letterman that he has no idea where his brother Peyton is playing next year [Late Show]

Kristen Bell talks about the “cupcakes” of her “House of Lies” co-star Don Cheadle [Conan]

– Is Tim Tebow going to be on “Dancing with the Stars”? [E! News]

Gisele Bundchen complains that hubby Tom Brady‘s receivers cost the Patriots the Super Bowl [CelebTV]

– More from the “Late Show”: Biff Henderson actually got to touch the Vince Lombardi Trophy [Late Show]