06/28/2014 10:00 am ET

The Amazingly True Way Bob Newhart Saved Jimmy Kimmel's Life

Jimmy Kimmel is a huge Bob Newhart fan, and there's a good reason why. He owes the guy his life.

Speaking with Newhart on Thursday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kimmel revealed that a "Bob Newhart Show" joke actually got him out of a dangerous situation in high school. And unlike the famous "Newhart" series finale, this wasn't a dream. It actually happened.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.


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