There's no doubt that Mike Tyson is a very intelligent guy, so it's not entirely clear if he was telling the joke or the butt of the joke when he appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday for a cooking segment.
The former heavyweight champion of the world pulled a Martha Stewart on Kimmel's show and arrived prepared to instruct the host and the audience in the art of making his favorite omelet. But instead of some next-level cooking tips, Tyson's omelet looked like something that wouldn't pass muster in a home ec classroom.
While Kimmel understood Tyson's egg recipe was "special," Tyson preferred to "show" rather than "tell."
Strangely, many of the ingredients pre-arranged for him on the stage, such as chopped onions and soy sauce, were of no interest to Tyson. He preferred to focus on the basics: barely stirring the eggs, adding mushroom and "pepper stuff" and garlic to kill the germs.
Tyson played the segment totally sincere while the audience giggled. Was Tyson really being a mediocre cook on purpose or was he being mocked? Was the joke on Tyson or the joke on us?
Even Kimmel doesn't seem to be sure, as he tweeted, "Was I dreaming or did @MikeTyson really make eggs?" on Thursday morning.
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