Jimmy Kimmel Reveals His Frustration with History Channel

Jimmy Kimmel (Photo: ABC)

Jimmy Kimmel (Photo: ABC)

History buff Jimmy Kimmel says he’s frustrated by the History Channel.

To him, the channel is trafficking in a kind of low-brow history exemplified by such shows as “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,” “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers” and “Swamp People.”

To make his point, he strung together some quick clips of these shows for a hilarious bit on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night on ABC that asked the question: “The History Channel: Whatever Happened to Us?” (You can watch the bit below.)

“I guess they finally ran out of Hitler!” Kimmel mused after the bit was over.

Of course, he’s not being entirely fair. Sure, some of the History Channel shows are styled as showcases for “everyday” history – such as “American Pickers,” in which co-hosts Michael Wolfe and Frank Fitz search for pop-culture collectibles. And the historical value of “Ice Road Truckers” and “Ax Men” is debatable.

But history still lives on the History Channel on various other shows, most notably the fascinating series “How the States Got Their Shapes” – which we highly recommend for Jimmy or any other history buffs out there.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s comedic comment on the History Channel right here:


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