Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night aired last night on ABC, giving viewers some post-game entertainment to follow up Game 5 of the NBA finals. Jimmy's guests last night were Despicable Me stars Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell. Both are hilarious and both are actors who made names for themselves on the small screen - both at NBC, in fact. And it seems they've not only teamed up to be funny, but also to promote their new line of shoes, TP Striders. A classy name for a not-so-classy line of shoes that come complete with their own toilet paper attached to the bottom of them.
Wiig and Carell's absences from Saturday Night Live and The Office respectively were felt, but it's great to see both actors moving forward in their careers. It's less fortunate to see them walking around with TP on their shoes, but somehow they make it work. Something tells me all the kids will be wearing those this season… Ok, probably not.
Promoting their fake line of silly shoes wasn't the only thing Wiig and Carell had on the agenda. Despicable Me 2 is headed into theaters July 3 and will have Carell reprising his role as Gru, super-villain extraordinaire… or former villain who still has villainous tendencies? Wiig will play the role of Lucy Wilde, an agent of the Anti-Villain League who may clash with Gru. Or they're a perfect match. We'll have to wait and see.
Here's the first part of Wiig and Carell's interview with Kimmel, which has Carell announcing that he thinks Kirsten Wiig is the most fantastic person in the world. Her opinion of him differs. And we get a clip from Despicable Me 2, and Steve Carell talks about being a jock growing up.
"You know, you really should announce your weapons after you fire them, Mr. Gru. For example - zap! - Lipstick taser!"
In case your memory about the first Despicable Me is a bit fuzzy, Wiig voiced the role of the mean orphanage runner Miss Hattie. Her method of discipline and humiliation was putting kids into the "Box of Shame.
As funny as it is that Wiig's been recast into a different role for the sequel, her accent alters her voice so much in the original film that kids (and adults) probably wouldn't even make the connection. In fact, Wiig's voice is barely recognizable in the first film, though it's certainly hilarious, especially knowing she talks nothing like that.