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Jimmy Kimmel and Geoffrey the Giraffe grapple with the demise of Toys 'R' Us

On Wednesday, Toys 'R' Us announced that it's closing up shop, shuttering the remaining 735 U.S. stores and putting 30,000 people out of work. "And they're putting Babies 'R' Us up for adoption," Jimmy Kimmel joked on Thursday's Kimmel Live. "I tell ya, I'll always remember Toys 'R' Us as the store where my children had a complete and total meltdown every time we went there. I guess people don't enjoy that anymore, they buy toys online now, on Amazon." Kimmel started complaining about Amazon when Geoffrey the Giraffe, the Toys 'R' Us mascot, came running onstage. Like the company he represented, Geoffrey had seen better days, and like Kimmel, he blamed Amazon — and the audience. If you don't want to grow up, maybe don't watch, because Kimmel's Geoffrey is dealing with unemployment like a Toys 'R' Us adult. Peter Weber