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    Jimmy Kimmel Live!: 10 Best Spoofs and Pranks in the Show's History

    Emmy Awards, JIMMY KIMMEL ABC/TODD WAWRYCHUK

    Jimmy Kimmel Live has been making viewers laugh since January 2003. Throughout the ABC show's history, dozens of stars—including Matt Damon, Lindsay Lohan, Robin Williams, Emily Blunt and Tom Hanks—have joined late-night host Jimmy Kimmel in making memorable TV moments. Sometimes, however, the comic's good-natured spoofs and pranks aren't as well-received as he would like. Such is the case with Kanye West, who launched a Twitter tirade on Thursday, Sept. 26, after Kimmel hired child actors to reeanct the rapper's BBC Radio 1 interview for a sketch titled "Kimmel Kid Re-Kreation—Kanye West Interview."

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    Regardless of how West feels, Kimmel has been on a roll lately. Just weeks ago, the 45-year-old made headlines when it was revealed that a viral video, "Worst Twerk Fail EVER—Girl Catches Fire," was actually an elaborate prank masterminded by the Brooklyn native himself. Here, E! News recaps Jimmy Kimmel Live's best spoofs and pranks in chronological order:

    1. F*@#ing Matt Damon (January 31, 2008)

    Kimmel's then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman jokingly revealed—through a music video—that she had been two-timing him with Matt Damon. The Talented Mr. Ripley star even made a cameo in the clip, confirming that Silverman indeed had been "f*@#ing Matt Damon." Kimmel's response? "Well, congratulations," he told Silverman. The music video went on to win two Creative Arts Primetime Emmys.

    2. F*@#ing Ben Affleck (February 24, 2008)

    The comedian got his revenge during his post-Oscars special. "Every night at the end of the show, I bump Matt Damon. I thank the guests and I say, ‘My apologies to Matt Damon. We ran out of time. It's a joke—or at least I thought it was a joke—until I found out, via music video, that my girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, and Matt Damon, were intentionally having sex with each other," he said. Kimmel then introduced a star-studded music video—featuring Robin Williams, Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford, Christian Applegate and Brad Pitt—to announce that he was "f*@#ing" the Argo star. He warned Damon, "You take something I love from me, I'm gonna take something you love from you."

    3. Handsome Men's Club (March 7, 2010)

    During his annual post-Oscars special, Kimmel fancied himself one of Hollywood's best-looking dudes. Because "beauty" is analyzed so heavily during the Academy Awards, he explained, "I am personally happy to be part of an organization that supports beautiful people like myself." Cut to a non-stop series of jokes courtesy of fellow club members Patrick Dempsey, Gilles Marini, Josh Hartnett, Sting and Rob Lowe. New applicants Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson, however, were denied.

    4. Hottie Body Hump Club (February 27, 2011)

    Kimmel got more laughs during yet another post-Oscars special. Instead of reassembling the Handsome Men's Club, however, actresses like Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson took part in Kimmel's fitness revolution. Before Minka Kelly joined the program, Kimmel joked that the actress "was so fat she could barely even walk." Other devotees included Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba and Sofia Vergara.

    5. Movie: The Movie (February 26, 2012)

    Poking fun at star-studded films like Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, Kimmel debuted a movie trailer combining every genre imaginable. Celebrities including John Krasinski, Kate Beckinsale, Ryan Philippe, Gabourey Sidibe and Samuel L. Jackson made cameos.

    6. Matt Damon Takes Over Jimmy Kimmel Live! (January 24, 2013)

    Tired of being bumped from the show, Damon took control of Kimmel's show and renamed it Jimmy Kimmel Sucks. Security guard Guillermo Diaz was replaced by Sheryl Crow, and the guests included Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore.

    7. Movie: The Movie 2V (February 24, 2013)

    Kimmel created a follow-up to his 2012 epic. This one, however, featured the talents of Rachel Weisz, Armie Hammer, Jessica Chastain, Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington.

    8. The Baby Bachelor – Episode 5 (June 21, 2013)

    Little Wesley completed his "long and arduous quest" to find the girl of his dreams—with a little help from Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, of course. There were kisses, pool parties and tears, but in the end, Wesley had to choose between Jesse and Gabrielle. Ah, young love.

    9. Jimmy Kimmel Reveals "Worst Twerk Fail EVERGirl Catches Fire" Prank (September 9, 2013)

    The funnyman pulled a fast one on us! Seemingly overnight, a video of a twerk-gone-wrong went viral. It wasn't until days later, however, that Kimmel introduced the world to the stuntwoman who helped him prank the nation.

    10. Kimmel Kid Re-Kreation—Kanye West Interview (September 25, 2013)

    Kimmel poked fun at the rapper's hour-long video interview with BBC1 Radio One. "He said that he's the No. 1 rock star on the planet, whatever planet he's on," he quipped. "Does Kanye West know you're not supposed to be your own hype man? I don't know if it's a money saving thing, but I like it. I enjoy it." Kimmel enjoyed it so much he hired two cute kids to play West and interviewer Zane Lowe.

    So, there you have it! Did we miss any of your favorite Jimmy Kimmel Live moments? If so, sound off in the comments below!

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