Watch Jimmy Kimmel Convince People Robert Durst Was on 'American Idol'

Jimmy Kimmel
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Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on May 13, 2015.

Let’s play an association game. Ready? Robert Durst. What’re you thinking? Creepy old man? The Jinx? Murder confessions in the bathroom?

What about...American Idol? No? Well then you might be culturally savvy enough to not make Jimmy Kimmel’s most recent Lie Witness News.

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Since Idol is filmed a “plum’s throw” away from Kimmel’s studio, he and his video team set out to see if anyone in Hollywood actually knew who the finalists on the singing competition’s second-to-last season were. 

(Just as an FYI, they were Nick Fradiani and Clark Beckham.  And another FYI, Fradiani won.)

“Who do you think will win tonight?” Kimmel asked. “Robert Durst or Cornelius Vanderbilt?”

“Umm Robert Durst. I don’t really follow it but I hear he’s great," one woman responded.

Yeah, us too...?

When Kimmel asked if one man thought it was funny when Durst went into the bathroom with his mic on, he replied “yeah, it was a funny thing he did, I guess.”

The best one though? “People used to say they were really disappointed in Season 6 when Joe Biden was kicked off...”

“Yeah man, Joe Biden,” another man said. “He used to play for the Colts, didn’t he?”

Yup, totally.


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