Jimmy Kimmel decided to help Oprah Winfrey improve ratings at OWN by pitching her ideas for new, more exciting shows on "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" (Weeknights., 12 a.m. EST on ABC).
Kimmel came up with a great way to spice up Oprah's influential "Book Club," which revolutionized the world of book publishing during its 15-year run.
"Let's be honest," said Kimmel, "reading is like the most boring thing in the world, so this show takes your Book Club and gives it a twist."
Adopting the discussion format of the old Book Club, Kimmel's new and improved version -- "Oprah's Book Club Fight Club" -- added fisticuffs to the proceedings.
The first book up was "To Kill A Mockingbird," and one of the participants made the controversial declaration that the hero wasn't Atticus or Scout, "it's Tom Robinson."
"I beg to differ," said Oprah. After a brief discussion of the literary merits of his choice, she decked him with a punch in the face followed up with a vase--lamp combo. Next to take on Oprah was the guy's wife, who was floored with an almighty headbutt before the Book Club descended into an all-out melee.
For the record, who did Oprah think is the real hero of the book? "Boo Radley!" she roared.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs Weeknights., 12 a.m. EST on ABC.
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