'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' airs its ad during the 81st Annual Academy Awards break, presenting Tom Cruise covered in soot.
One of the most celebrated movie events, The Oscars, has wrapped up its show on Sunday, February 22 and one of the side dishes from the three-hour telecast was its commercial. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" makes use of the most-watched time slot to promote its show through a hilarious ad.
Showing a burning house in the beginning, host Jimmy Kimmel lunges out of the house through the glass window with Tom Cruise. Kimmel let it slip that he "would never set your house on fire intentionally so that you owe me and have to do my show." Cruise then provides the trick to the story.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is a big part of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Besides rolling out red carpet in front of its studio for celebrities to walk on before entering the venue, the show also airs at 12:05 A.M. right after the local news to do a coverage of the event. Mel Gibson has agreed to sit down with him and Robin Thicke will sing.