Jimmy Kimmel on Oscars Set Collapse

IN HIS 70s. BY THE WAY, OSCAR DAY WAS EVEN MORE DRAMATIC THAN OSCAR NIGHT. DURING REHEARSAL, NOON YESTERDAY, A HUGE PART OF THE SET COLLAPSED. TWO GIANT, I MEAN 25, 30-FOOT TALL STRUCTURES, THESE BIG BUILDINGS, SEE THOSE BIG BUILDINGS? I WAS ONSTAGE, I STEPPED OFFSTAGE AS PART OF REHEARSAL, THEY BOTH CAME CRASHING DOWN. AND IT WAS -- IT SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF EVERYBODY. A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT A BOMB WENT OFF. MY WIFE SHOVED OUR DAUGHTER UNDER A TABLE TO PROTECT HER. SOMEHOW, EVEN THOUGH WE HAD 15 CAMERAS GOING, NOBODY GOT THIS ON VIDEO. WE DID TAKE A PICTURE. YOU CAN SEE THESE THINGS, THEY'RE MADE OUT OF WOOD, SOMEONE EASILY COULD HAVE BEEN CRUSHED. IT WAS NOT ME, I HAD THE REFLEXES OF SPIDER-MAN. [ LAUGHTER ] A REGULAR HUMAN COULD HAVE BEEN CRUSHED BY THAT THING. SO THE ENVELOPE WAS A DISTANT SECOND IN THE DISASTER CATEGORY YESTERDAY. NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS, THE DOLBY THEATER WAS BUILT ON AN ANCIENT INDIAN BURIAL GROUND. [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ] FORTUNATELY NOBODY WAS HURT. IF I'D BEEN HIT, I COULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST PERSON IN HISTORY TO BOTH HOST AND APPEAR IN THE IN MEMORIAM MONTAGE ON THE SAME

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