Kimmel provided film evidence from Waltz’s past – a 1970s children’s TV program called “Am Dam Des,” showing Waltz singing and dancing, depicting the new year in a form-fitting, rainbow-striped unitard. Waltz lowered his head and covered his eyes as the clip played.
Kimmel asked Waltz to explain the video, which pops up online from time to time.
“Had I known, I wouldn’t have made fun of Boy George,” he said.
Waltz later provided a dramatic interpretation of the “Sesame Street” theme song. Waltz said he “forced” his children to watch the show, a way for them to embrace American culture.
“I still watch it … It’s so entrenched, it’s raw, it’s full of despair, it’s poignant, deep,” he said.
“Are you sure we’re talking about the same show?” Kimmel asked.
“The theme song alone, it haunts me,” he said, before singing a tear-drenched version of the iconic song.