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Watch ‘Kimmel’ Quiz Pedestrians About Avengers, U.S. Presidents

Most participants struggle to name either set of American heroes

Jimmy Kimmel Live returned to the streets of Los Angeles Wednesday to find out whether Americans could name more Marvel Avengers than United States presidents.

Though the bit offered some hilarious, disheartening, “Lie Witness News”-like moments — like the one guy who named eight Avengers and then jazz saxophonist Grover Washington as a president — the majority of its participants were equally uninformed about both the Avengers and American presidents.

One bearded man listed Batman and Robin as Avengers, then added Dragnet and Hawaii Five-O because “they were avengers.” When asked to name some presidents, he replied, “Oh forget it, I don’t vote.”

Elsewhere, a girl confused the Avengers with the Power Rangers, while non-presidential choices from various participants included Thomas Edison, Ross Perot and, sadly, Donald Trump. Still, the bit’s final participant was able to redeem the American populace somewhat, ticking off an impressive list of presidents, mostly in order, until stumbling around Taft.


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