Olivia Harvey
May 23, 2019 6:53 am

When the cat’s away, the guest host will play. On Wednesday, May 22nd, Jimmy Kimmel and Normal Lear produced a live remake special of All in the Family and The Jeffersons. The special project took him away from his usual post at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, so he hired a guest host for the night: Lena Waithe. She admitted during her monologue that she felt a bit nervous about filling in for the beloved late-night host.

“I could use some words of encouragement,” Waithe told co-host Guillermo. Guillermo recommended Waithe push the “Berry Button” to receive some “berry important” help. Waithe took his advice, and Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry appeared.

How do we get a Berry Button installed in our house?

“I need some inspiration,” Waithe told Berry. “Like that [2002] Oscars speech you gave, that got me hyped. I need you to give me some of that Halle Berry juice.” The lights dimmed, and Berry took a power stance.

But that wasn’t all. Berry also gave her a kiss for good luck.

“Now you’re good,” Berry said before disappearing back into the night. And everyone proceeded to freak out.

Check out Waithe’s full monologue below. She totally nailed it.

We’re starting a petition to have Lena host her own late-night show. Who’s down to sign?