Billy Bob Thornton was on Kimmel last night! Does anyone still care, because I totally do, being a “humpback geek,” which is what Billy Bob calls everyone who saw or talked about his kind of indefensible behavior on Canadian radio a few weeks ago, which, in Billy Bob’s world, we’re stupid to have even noticed, what with the pirates and all. Right away, Jimmy joked about the incident, asking Billy Bob if it was okay to mention the fact that the musician is also an actor, and Billy Bob tried to explain away the whole thing as a joke he played on a journalist who seriously overstepped his bounds. And Jimmy, annoyingly, agreed with him, gross.
Billy Bob only talks about his interview for the first few minutes, and then the rest is about his band (yawn) and food or something. There’s also some insane laughter at 6:40:
While on the one hand, Billy Bob did about as good a job of establishing himself as a not-totally-insane person as it was possible to do without actually apologizing (which he should have done), the fact that Jimmy Kimmel sucked up to him (“A deal’s a deal”) and pretended to live in Billy Bob’s made-up dream world where he’s just a simple hillbilly who ain’t never done ‘nothin before recently being discovered playing genius bluegrass music in the middle of an Arkansas field is just ridiculous. A deal’s a deal, indeed, Billy Bob Thornton, and you made yours when you decided to be famous for acting and dating. If your music is actually any good, it should and will stand on its own. After all, there’s nothing we “humpback geeks” love more than a “(Famous Person’s) (Project That Uses Skills Other Than The Ones They’re Famous For) Is Actually Good” story.