Jimmy Kimmel Has 'Demolished' ABC's Upfront Before

Did People Just Decide to Pay Attention This Year?

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According to The New York Times, Jimmy Kimmel "demolished" ABC's upfront presentation. It was even picked up by Drudge and Gawker. (And, for the 100th time, I am not Cajun Boy.)

"But you all know, really, don't you? That we're all making it all up. None of us have any idea why something works. Some shows are good and get bad ratings; some shows are bad and get good ratings. And some shows are 'NCIS.' We don't know, suddenly Howie Mandel starts opening briefcases and everyone goes nuts," Mr. Kimmel said. "All we can do is keep sticking it out there and keep putting doctors in showers with each other."

Oh, wait. Sorry. That was Jimmy Kimmel at ABC's upfront presentation in 2007. The fact of the matter is he's been making fun of ABC's shows at ABC's upfront presentation since as early as 2005.

UPDATE: Nikki Finke ads even more historical perspective.

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