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and while mel is coming back, this is a clip from his new boxed set. >> truth is, i don't know if he deserves it, do you? a lot of people don't agree with this. i'd like to cut, right now, cut outside and see the demonstration against it. roll the tape. for 25 years, he made me out to be this jewish person. i'm going to reveal, am i really a gentile worn in waco, texas. this is not my nose, look, look carefully. watch, watch me. this is mott, this is not -- this is not -- 25 years, i'm wearing this nose. >> jimmy: that's mel brooks honoring his friend carl reiner. that is fantastic. >> carl never, never expected me
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to do anything that crazy. >> jimmy: it's kind of a weird thing where you can go out with a prosthetic nose and people don't notice it. [ laughter ] >> it's true. when you're really jewish, it doesn't make a bit of difference. but carl, i see carl, i'll see him later tonight, we'll be watching this later tonight. i see him almost every night. i love that guy. >> jimmy: i love the idea of you guys hanging out together. >> i said to carl the other night, this is really funny, i said, carl, you know, you're 90, going to be 91, you're amazing. just, i'm -- i'm just so amazed at everything you do. can i ask a personal question? he said, of course. every once in awhile, do you ever achieve an erection? this is all true. [ laughter ] and he -- and carl said, i do, i do, not so notice it. [ laughter ]
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that's -- true life -- >> jimmy: insurrection, i think, actually. wow, that's -- and how often are you guys together during the week? >> couple of nights a week. >> jimmy: that's great. i love the idea of you guys hanging out. >> we have chicken. >> jimmy: oh, you do? is it delivered or do you pick it up on the way over? >> no, i pick it up on the way over. you know, chicken, coleslaw and a tangerine. that's about it. >> jimmy: you've done so many television appearances and there are so many great television appearances, cobbled together for this dvd. have you ever been truly embarrassed on television? >> only once. >> jimmy: when was that? >> i'm never really embarrassed but i was. you know, i did a show when i was -- 20 years ago, 30 years ago and it was called "i guess."
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and the host was a wonderful guy with black horn rimmed glasses and a crew cut and the older people here might remember him. he was kind of, the best host ever, his name was bill cullen. >> jimmy: oh, bill cullen, okay, yeah. >> he was really great. and he always did -- he was always behind this little desk and he was always easy and quick and fast and wonderful and at the end of the show, i did -- i was -- i did a show called "i guess." "eye guess." >> two us? >> well, i spell it with two us. so, at the end of the show, he said, mel, mel, you were so funny, you were so wonderful, i can't thank you for coming on the show and being here and being here in person, i said, oh, please, bill. and listen. he gets up from behind the desk, this is all true. he gets up from behind the desk
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and he kind of starts towards me to give me a hug and he's, you know, so, i'm -- i say, well, okay. we're doing jerry lewis. all right. all right. so, we're doing jerry lewis. i don't want to hurt his feelings. i'll do jerry lewis. i'm like, oh, bill. and julia, my partner -- my partner, julia is screaming from behind, he's had polio, he's crippled! he's had polio. and i'm walking and i'm -- i say -- too late! and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: too late. too late. well -- there you go. that is the boxed set. "the incredible mel brooks." the incredible mel brooks, everybody. we'll be right back with jake tapper.
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>> jimmy: still to come, music from jason aldean. the guy had polio. [ laughter ] for the last four years, our next guest has served as abc news senior white house correspondent, which means he's definitely seen president obama in his underpants. he's written this new book, it's called "the outpost: an untold story of american valor." please welcome jake tapper. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: how are you? >> how about that mel brooks? >> jimmy: good luck following that. >> i know. i'm just going to get up right now. >> jimmy: really. there's almost no point in continuing. >> i'm not going to try to make a joke after that. can you imagine him and reiner tonight watching that? that kimmel, he's going places. >> jimmy: i like to imagine that. i like, in fact, i'm going to follow him home and go to it with them, watch it with them. now, jake, you've written this book and this is really an excellent book and i think -- i think a lot of people don't know, don't have any idea what goes on in afghanistan. i, for one, did not have any idea what was going on in afghanistan until i read this. and the interviews that you -- did you go over there? >> a couple of times. >> jimmy: you interviewed hundreds of people, including of people who aren't necessarily on our side. >> right. i did interview an insurgent or two. >> jimmy: and how do you interview an insurgent? are they incredulous over there?
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what do you get? >> i had a fixer and the fixer was from this remote region, where the man who would be king took place, the old novella and the movie with michael caine. and this fixer found an insurgent and it was so bizarre. i'm sitting in my nice little study with my computer on, my mac and i'm skyping with an insurgent. >> jimmy: unbelievable. >> and the fixer is translating and identified as farook in the book. not his real name. and he is -- he's one of the many guys who has come and reconciled with the government, so, he's no longer an insurgent. >> jimmy: okay. >> so, it's like i know where the bad guy is. he's actually cool now. >> jimmy: in the book, you talk about how they're kind of a different culture from the other afghans. >> it's like the afghanistan of afghanistan. they are completely cut off. they don't want anybody there.
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and they were the last ones to convert to islam. and the first ones to take up arms against the soviets. they are a rebellious people. >> jimmy: they will say pretty much anything they need to say to whomever wanders into their area just to get them to go away. >> they thought when a lot of the americans came in, they thought they were russians. they thought they were russians and in fact, this outpost that i profile, outside it are the hollowed out shells of former soviet personnel carriers, which, for a lot of the soldiers, was not reassuring. >> jimmy: so, they're not watching cable news. they are not getting cnn and al jazeera in those places -- >> a lot of short wave radio. it depends on the town, but yeah, no, it's cut off from a lot of civilization. >> jimmy: how long have you been covering the white house for abc? >> since president obama was elected. >> jimmy: you were on the campaign trail this time around. >> weird being in a nonswing state. i feel like i should be in wisconsin or ohio.
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>> jimmy: there's no swinging here. >> all these -- it's -- everybody is a democrat here. i'm used to going to states where it is completely divided down the middle. >> jimmy: you went to every town that obama went to. >> yeah, madison, des moines. >> jimmy: what is that like? you must be like the greatest packer in the world. >> i'm the worst. i was like beyonce. i had like these two huge bags. it was embarrassing. i had to wear a lot of suits and you have to, you know, florida, swing state, very different weather than, you know, wisconsin, swing state. >> jimmy: okay. >> so, i had a lot of stuff to bring. >> jimmy: do you not know how long you're going to be gone? >> no. you pack for like three weeks. >> jimmy: and you go and you follow the president. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you get to know him in this situation? >> i got to know him a lot better in 2008 when i was on the same plane with him. this time, we have a press charter. sometimes you rotate into air force one. most of the time not. he knows me by now. >> jimmy: i got you. you bust their balls constantly in those press conferences.
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do they like you, do you think? like, jay carney and these guys that you ask these questions, do they like you? >> it's like the old, "it's better to be respected than liked." >> jimmy: so no, they don't like you. [ laughter ] >> i'm not trying to be like that. i'm trying to be a pain in their butt. that's the job. doesn't matter who is in the seat, whether or not you think oh, he's cool, he's the president, i'm supposed to hold him accountable. >> jimmy: that would be the hardest thing to me. especially if you get to like somebody or whatever and you are really dealing with them every single day and to ask the questions, i watch you sometimes and i can't believe this is a person i know because you really, really are a ball buster in every sense of the word. >> thank you. [ laughter ] that's my job. that's what i'm paid to you. >> jimmy: were you a difficult child? [ laughter ] >> yes, but that's irrelevant. >> jimmy: nothing to do with that? in class, did the teachers go, oh, god, here's tapper again.
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>> yeah. come to think of it, probably some english teachers going, i knew he was going to put those powers to evil. >> jimmy: it turns out not to evil. now, you, do you joke around with the president, do you -- >> on occasion. on occasion. not a lot. but you know, i covered him for so long that it's tough. you know, you let your guard down. one time, he recently, we all have our imitations, our impressions of the president. and we do them when he's not around -- ah, look. you do them and -- >> jimmy: they all start with look. >> and -- well, that's one of them. anyway, he came into the press room in august and i was kind of thrown and i just -- i forgot where i was and everybody was televising it and i -- hello, everybody. and he looked at me, like, because i did this obama impression that everybody was used to me doing and he looked at me -- that's pretty good. >> jimmy: busted. >> yeah.
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i'm like, thanks, i've been working on it for a long time. >> jimmy: can they throw you off the detail? can they call abc, say, jake's not allowed in the white house anymore. >> for bad impressions? >> jimmy: for anything. >> no, i mean, i guess they could. i mean, but not when you're with abc news. >> jimmy: right. it wouldn't be appropriate. >> pretty good sense of humor. what people may not know is that jimmy is a failed cartoonist, as i am. we both pursued that at one point. >> jimmy: you are a very good artist, actually. >> you are -- >> jimmy: let's not get into each other here. >> you should know, he gave me some pens and so a couple of the maps in here were drawn with your pens. >> jimmy: i feel like i've written something. >> i should have acknowledged. jim this is the book. it is well worth reading. jake tapper, everybody. we'll be right back with jason
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dick the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series sponsored by bud light. >> jimmy: this is his new cd. "night train." here with the song "take a little ride," jason aldean! ♪ ♪ been goin' 'round and 'round
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all day balin' some hay and stackin' it all up ♪ ♪ can't wait for the sun to go down roll into town shine the old truck up ♪ ♪ swing by the quick stop grab a couple rocky tops then ease on out your way to your place ♪ ♪ around 8:00 i'm just ready to ride this chevy ride this chevy down ♪ ♪ a little back road slide your pretty little self on over get a little closer ♪ ♪ turn up the radio put your pretty pink toes on the dash lean the seat back ♪ ♪ man i swear there ain't nothin' looks better than that sweet tan ♪ little thing with nothin' to do i wanna take a little ride with you ♪ ♪ i hope you're wearin' those frayed out cutoffs makes me
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wanna get lost out in the moonlight ♪ ♪ drop the tailgate down on a turn-row watch the corn grow baby that's a good night ♪ ♪ anyone from the heartland is gonna understand what i'm talkin' about right now ♪ ♪ ain't no doubt we got a game plan i'm just ready to ride this chevy ♪ ♪ ride this chevy down a little back road slide your pretty little self on over ♪ get a little closer turn up the radio put your pretty pink toes on the dash ♪ ♪ lean the seat back man i swear there ain't nothin' looks better ♪ ♪ than that sweet tan little thing with nothin' to do i wanna take a ♪ little ride with you ♪ ♪ i'm just ready to ride this chevy ride this chevy down ♪
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♪ a little back road slide your pretty little self on over get a little closer ♪ ♪ you can play my radio put your pretty pink toes on the dash lean the seat back ♪ ♪ man i swear there ain't nothin' looks better than that sweet tan little thing ♪ ♪ with nothin' to do i wanna take a little ride with you i wanna take a ♪ little ride with you i wanna take a little ride with you ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this is jason aldean's new cd. it's called "night train," it is out now. see a bonus song at thanks to mel brooks, thanks to jake tapper, thanks to fred willard. apologies to matt damon, we did
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run out of time for him. good night!
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>> terry: individual i 0 the phone is continuing to hear what you believe to be .... >> attack on an elementary school. >> evil visited this community today. >> most of the bullets aimed at little children. >> we heard this racket. >> and then chaos and confusion as young survivors were led out of the school. >> the majority of those that died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years old. >> dan: good evening.
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i'm dan ashley. >> ama: i'm ama daetz. a loss unimaginable scale. >> a man started shooting with chilling ago. >> was there are 27 victims, 20 of them children and 7 adults. we have team coverage beginning in connecticut. >> evil visited this community today. >> reporter: a quaint new england suburb. >> i'm terrified. >> became a scene of horror. a gunman identified as adam lanza barged into sandy hook elementary school and begin shooting. >> complete chaos. >> teachers rushed to sheppard the yuck children to safety. they were told to close their eyes on the way out.
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>> we all put our hands on other people's shourdz and teacher led the first person's hand and lead us out. >> one spoke exclusively to diane sawyer. >> i need to know i love you all very much. it's going to be okay because that was the last thing i would have hear. >> all eints the individual i have on the phone continues to believe what he hears is gunfire. >> a small arm swarmed the school but not before the gunman took his toll. >> all afternoon desperate parents converged. some took their children away and others went away with unimaginable grief the victims were remembered at a candlelight
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vigil in newtown. similar prayer services are going on all over the country with people paying their respects to the fallen what is a true national tragedy. >> dan: tonight we are learning more about him. he was an honor student in high school. he did not appear in his high school year book. his parents divorced. his father is vice president of gey capital and remarried. both had legally weapons. >> lanza told officers he had not seen his brother in years and not been in close contact with him. police stress that he is not a swheengd cooperating fully with the investigation. >> hundreds packed the catholic


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