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Ending Things Early
President Biden’s short, tense meeting in Geneva with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was the talk of late night on Wednesday.
“I had a feeling those two weren’t going to make it to the hometown date,” Jimmy Kimmel said in a reference to the dating show, “The Bachelor.”
“You do not want this guy giving a toast at your wedding. [imitating Putin] ‘Congratulations to Jeffrey and Diane. May the specter of happiness haunt you. Now, please have some cake. It is made of vanilla and children’s tears, for what is life but a difficult birth astride a grave? The light gleams for an instant, then it is night once more. Mazel tov!’” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“I’m guessing this is probably why Putin isn’t asked to speak at a lot of graduations.” — JAMES CORDEN
“There’s another expression that goes ‘If Vladimir Putin gives you pudding, don’t eat it — because it’s probably filled with plutonium.’” — JIMMY KIMMEL
The Bits Worth Watching
James Corden took the cast of “Friends” for a ride around the Warner Bros. studios, ending on their iconic set.
What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night
Saweetie will perform on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”