Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ridiculed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Published On: Mar 04 2014 07:52:29 AM HST



Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late-night TV talk show.

Ford's appearance Monday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles was the culmination of months of wooing by the talk-show host to get Ford to appear as a guest.

Ford tossed T-shirts to the audience to loud applause as he came onstage after Kimmel introduced him by saying, "Our first guest tonight has tripped, bumped, danced, argued and smoked his way into our national consciousness."

Kimmel told Ford that if he's an alcoholic, and drinking enough that he would try crack cocaine in his 40s, "and you don't remember it, maybe that's something that you might want to think about, like talking to somebody."

Ford shot back his head and laughed before saying he "wasn't elected to be perfect."

"I was elected to clean up the mess that I inherited, and that's exactly what I did," Ford said, defending his record as mayor.

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Mayor Ford explains why he agreed to being a guest on the show and why he hands his phone number out to everyone. Jimmy reads some negative internet comments he received about having Mayor Ford on the show.

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Jimmy compares photos of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti with photos of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

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Jimmy plays some classic clips of Mayor Ford and asks him to explain each of them.

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Mayor Ford talks about his reelection campaign and touts his record of saving money for the city of Toronto. Jimmy offers some suggestions on how the Mayor could deal with some of his problems.


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