WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel nails Brooklyn hipsters in hilarious modern day ‘Do The Right Thing’ parody
After broadcasting from Brooklyn all of last week, late night host Jimmy Kimmel left his hosts a little parting gift in the way of a reboot of Spike Lee’s 1989 classic Do The Right Thing — updated for the hipster era and called “Do The White Thing.”
“Do The Right Thing came out in 1989 and Brooklyn has changed a lot since then,” Kimmel explained. “There used to muggers right in this neighborhood stealing old lady’s purses. Now those old lady purses are being worn ironically by hipsters in the area.”
With Kimmel playing a pizzeria owner who refuses to use sustainable products, tofu, or quinoa — to say nothing of making gluten-free pizzas — his pizza shop is harassed by hipster locals, who take time out to sort his trash into ecologically-friendly piles before group hugs and dancing to vintage vinyl.
Kimmel is joined by surprise guests Democracy Now! radio host Amy Goodman, Rosie Perez, Zooey Deschanel, Rami Malek, and Billy Crudup as “Mookie” in a Jackie Robinson #42 Dodgers jersey.
Watch the video below from Jimmy Kimmel Live: