Jimmy Kimmel Guesses Sexual Orientation Of People In “Couple Or Friends?” Game (VIDEO)
Jimmy Kimmel introduced a new game on Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” called “Couple or Friends?” in which he attempted to guess the marital status and sexual orientation of random pairs of men and women on the street. By asking a few basic questions, Kimmel tried to determine whether pairs of pedestrians of the same sex were a couple or just friends. Watch the video below!
Kimmel’s inspiration for the bit came from the Supreme Court voting to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. Kimmel said that ever since the decision, he’s felt compelled to congratulate pairs of men and women he sees together, but he’s refrained because “you don’t know if people are a couple or if they’re friends.” To solve the dilemma, Kimmel’s Cousin Sal hit Hollywood Boulevard with a camera crew to find “contestants” to play “Couple or Friends?”
From inside his studio, Kimmel spoke via a video monitor with the random civilians walking by. Up first were two men, one of whom Kimmel couldn’t help but notice was wearing a T-shirt that read, “Springfield Dance Academy.” “I don’t want to jump to conclusions,” Kimmel said, adding, “If you guys happen to be gay, it doesn’t mean you’re a couple. Or maybe one of you is gay and one of you is straight.” After hearing that the two men had traveled to Los Angeles together, Kimmel correctly guessed “couple.” They were in fact, fiancés.
Next up were two women from Denmark. “The foreign thing throws everything off,” Kimmel joked. He asked, “Have you ever assembled a piece of furniture together?” After confirming that they had, Kimmel accurately guessed the two women were a “couple.” The following pair of male contestants were dressed a bit more flamboyantly, leading Kimmel to say, “Now look at these fellas… Um, I don’t want to jump to conclusions… [but] have you ever face timed with each other?” After getting an answer of “no,” Kimmel accurately stamped them as just “friends.”
A pair of young women from Connecticut followed, but after only asking where they were from, Kimmel was once again spot-on with his assessment that they were just “friends.” Finally, after sizing up a pair of women, one of whom had short hair and a basketball jersey on, Kimmel said, “Listen, who are we kidding? I’m saying couple.” Incredibly, Kimmel was 5 for 5 and ended the segment by declaring, “I finally have found my gift.”
Check out the video below of Jimmy Kimmel playing “Couple or Friends,” and tell us what you think.