Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Dr. Zaius on Pandemic Response

Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Dr. Zaius on Pandemic Response

While many late night hosts have taken to providing viewers with distractions from the global pandemic keeping them in their homes, Jimmy Kimmel took a fun route on giving audiences an update on COVID-19 by having a video interview with Planet of the Apes‘ Dr. Solomon Zaius. The hilarious interview can be viewed in the player below!

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Initially believing he would be speaking with Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kimmel found himself surprised to be talking with the orangutan superior of the 1968 classic sci-fi film (portrayed in the interview by comedian Dana Gould), who revealed that the former had been let go from his job due to disagreements Fauci has had with President Donald Trump over the nation’s handling of the pandemic.

The President loves disagreements and respects disagreements and he respects Dr. Fauci so much he sent him to a big farm upstate where he’s free to run around in a field all day with other doctors. I’m the new lead of the coronavirus task force.

In exploring how Zaius got the job, he jokingly reveals that he got it through a family connection and that Trump is actually half-orangutan, which is where he gets his “fantastic head of orange hair” that is not at all a wig or transplants.

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Kimmel is one of the numerous talk show hosts who have been looking to circumvent the global pandemic by hosting their series from home, with others including The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah, Full Frontal‘s Samantha Bee Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon.

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