Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees for over five hours on Tuesday, fielding senators’ questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Jimmy Kimmel Live envisioned how the sixth hour of questioning might’ve gone in a hilarious parody.
In Kimmel’s spoof, a trio of fake senators grilled Zuckerberg on social media taboos. “Mrs. Dorgan” asked, “If someone ‘pokes’ me, is that a sex thing?’
“Mr. Field” chimed in with, “I just want a straight ‘yes’ or no’: Can anyone see those pictures I sent to my intern?” And “Mr. Baxter” closed with a doozy: “Is it mad basic to post a selfie of your feet while on vacation?” (Zuckerberg, in repurposed footage from the hearing, laughed and, after a couple seconds, replied that it is not “mad basic.”)
Kimmel introduced the piece with a slew of Facebook jokes. “Mark Zuckerberg testified for more than five hours today,” he said. “It was tough, but then at the end of the hearing, he wowed the senators by presenting them with a slideshow he made of all the memories they’ve shared together.”
Later, Kimmel cracked, “He defended himself well. He said, ‘Listen, I didn’t do this – it was the Winklevoss twins who invented this stupid thing.”