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POLL: Do Newfoundlanders like Jimmy Kimmel's obsession with Dildo?

Campaign posters to have Jimmy Kimmel elected mayor are posted on various homes and businesses in Dildo — including this one at Dildo Cove Coffee and Krafts — in the hopes that the American late-night talk show host will visit the town.
Campaign posters to have Jimmy Kimmel elected mayor are posted on various homes and businesses in Dildo — including this one at Dildo Cove Coffee and Krafts — in the hopes that the American late-night talk show host will visit the town. - Contributed
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Jimmy Kimmel is coming to Dildo, N.L

There’s been a week of back and forth dialogue over video chats on Jimmy Kimmel Live and through Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez — who set up shop in the town. 

Residents of the town and the late-night talk show host have discussed merchandising ideas and Kimmel’s fit as a honourary mayor, which is now embedded on the internet thanks to Dildo’s Wikipedia page. 

There has been an influx of tourists and locals to the town and support from the premier.   

Also, a shiny new addition has been erected: a sign in the trees assembled like the Hollywood sign, only it reads Dildo.

Some residents have been buzzing with excitement to see their namesake on news stations like Breakfast Television Toronto, ABC, ET Canada and Global News, while others think Newfoundland is becoming the butt of a joke. 

@melbenoit tweeted: This is the best thing I have seen all day!! #proudNewfoundlander #Dildoexists #jimmykimmelformayor

@Beckymp37 tweeted: As a Newfoundlander, it's strange but exciting what @jimmykimmel is doing for Dildo and NL tourism in general. We appreciate it. #jimmykimmelformayor

@HellerWithAGunn tweeted: I was a critic of the whole Jimmy Kimmel bit; figured it’d go off the rails & end up another “Stupid Newfie” trainwreck. But this twist has me onside. It’s so preposterous & freakin’ funny, yet clearly displays that cutting, sardonic wit the best of us posses!#JimmyKimmelForMayor

Melvin Dohey posted on Facebook: This is getting very old, and becoming not so funny anymore..

Darlene Pike posted on Facebook: Is this a vote lol?? I say NO 😂😂

Cathy Ingerman Walsh posted on Facebook: Who cares, I just feel that Newfoundlanders are the butt of a joke and Jimmy is making sure all America laughs at them, I find it disturbing really but if the folks from Dildo don’t mind, who am I? 

What do you think? 

jasmine.burt@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @JasmineBurtNL

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