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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is more into pranks than games, but occasionally the show gets into some seriously fun games on live television. Among them is “Don’t Talk Into This Mic,” a segment with a seriously simple premise. If you can keep your mouth shut with a mic shoved into your face, you win money. Still, it’s harder than it looks. Check out the big failures and the big winner, below.
You’d think it would be pretty easy to keep your mouth shut for a few seconds to earn petty cash, but it’s not. Recently, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! staff wandered around Hollywood, shoving mics into the faces of many, many different people. There seem to be two types of people that are not good at this game. The first is the group of people that have no idea what is going on when a mic is pushed in front of them. Those individuals talk almost immediately. Then, there are countless people that get the gist of the game and then keep silent through several rounds of questions, only to talk when asked a third or fourth question is asked. It must really stink to lose the game after understanding the concept.
In the video, these shenanigans go on for some time, and it’s a young man who ends up foiling the late night staff. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! staff member goes at him hard too, asking him numerous questions while he smirks at her. That kid’s winning the Internet today.
This isn’t the first time that Kimmel has done one of these videos. His “Don’t Talk Into This Mic” segment has been a part of the series in the past, although it doesn’t hold a candle to the “Lie Witness News” or “Mean Tweets” segments for which the show has become known. (A recent episode even featured President Obama reading some mean stuff from social media.)
The moral of this story is if you are ever wandering around Hollywood and someone shoves a microphone in your face, there’s a good chance you could win $10 bucks just by staying quiet for a few minutes. Hey, it’s not a bad way of making some money! You can check out another “Don’t Talk Into This Mic” sketch, below.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. ET.