Danny DeVito paid a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night, where the veteran actor-director chatted about the new season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, which is now tied with “Ozzie & Harriet” as TV’s longest-running sitcom.
Toward the end of the conversation, DeVito and Kimmel discussed impressions of the former “Taxi” star, with DeVito encouraging the host to attempt his best.
Delivering his best gravel-voiced “DeVito”, Kimmel said, “We found a video online, right, and yeah, this guy made a mask, a guy made a mask, a guy from a company, HyperFlesh.”
“Hyperflesh?” quipped DeVito. “It sounds sexy.”
There was nothing sexy about the video that Kimmel threw to, in which a woman is wearing an incredibly realistic mask of DeVito’s famous face, creating a disturbing disconnect.
When the clip concluded, Kimmel was wearing his own Danny DeVito mask, surprising the real DeVito.
“Holy [bleep]!” yelled DeVito as he collapsed back in his chair. “What the [bleep]?”
“Pretty good, right?” asked Kimmel as his laughing guest repeated, “What the [bleep]?”
DeVito told the audience, “This is like the television sequel to ‘Twins’.”
You can watch the whole thing unfold in the video above, starting at the 7:30 mark.
This isn’t the first time people were fooled by one of Hyperflesh’s ultra-realistic masks; back in 2013, Bryan Cranston appeared at Comic-Con wearing a mask of his “Breaking Bad” character Walter White, removing the mask on stage and revealing he had been walking around incognito all day beneath the mask.