George Clooney And Hugh Laurie Channel ‘ER’ & ‘House’ Characters On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
George Clooney revisited his E.R. days on Jimmy Kimmel Live with the help of House star Hugh Laurie.
George Clooney On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
Decked out in his scrubs, Clooney prepared to get to work on Jimmy Kimmel, who was the sketch’s patient. “Someone bring me a scalpel!” Clooney yelled before realizing that no one was there to hand him the instrument. “How come no one is bringing me a scalpel?”
Kimmel then revealed that the planned reunion suffered some setbacks. Apparently Julianne Marguiles was “filming The Good Wife,” Noah Wyle had “Taco Tuesday” with his family, Eriq La Salle had “jury duty,” Sherry Stringfield “couldn’t get an Uber ride” and Tony Edwards was “at Soul Cycle.”
Stepping in for Clooney’s missing cast mates was Laurie. Together, the two lifted up the sheet to take a look at “Little Jimmy.” Clooney said, “Oooo that’s bad.” Laurie agreed, “That’s terrible,” before adding, “I don’t do micro-surgery.”
While the two TV doctors brainstormed about how to tackle Kimmel’s ailment, the host said he was dying. “Little Jimmy stay with us!” shouted Clooney. Laurie helpfully added, “His BP is dropping! BP stands for blood pressure.”
In the end, Clooney saved the day with some CPR and capable rapping of “Rapper’s Delight” while Laurie danced in the background. “You’re a genius,” Laurie told Clooney. Clooney seemed to agree, telling his assistant, “You’re a genius for thinking I’m a genius.”
Clooney had stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday to promote his new movie Hail, Caesar!, which hits theaters Friday, Feb. 5.