Clip from 2009 resurfaces of Dr. Oz telling Jimmy Kimmel he tried to stick a needle in his sister's head when they were kids
- In a 2009 clip, Mehmet Oz told the late-night host Jimmy Kimmel about his fascination with needles.
- Oz said he tried to stick a needle in his sister's head when they were children.
A resurfaced clip from 2009 shows Mehmet Oz, the Pennsylvania US Senate candidate and reality-show personality known as Dr. Oz, telling Jimmy Kimmel an anecdote about trying to stab his sister in the head with a needle.
During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in October 2009, Oz said that as a child he was "fascinated" by needles and used to find needles in the desk of his father, a physician. He said he would use the needles to poke holes in oranges to extract the juice.
"And one day I noticed my sister's head had little pores in it too. And I still remember, I swear, watching her head from behind," Oz told Kimmel, miming creeping up behind his sister with the needle.
"I threw it in there, and it didn't go in," Oz said. "The skull got in the way. I got no brain — I got nothing back."
"Wow. I have to say, you might be one of the craziest people we've ever had on the show," Kimmel responded.
It's unclear which of Oz's sisters he was referring to. He has two sisters, one of whom he's in an inheritance battle with.
—PatriotTakes (@patriottakes) October 16, 2022
The clip was posted on Twitter by Patriot Takes, which says it works "to hold GOP and QAnon traitors, insurrectionists and criminals accountable."
The website TVDB indicates Oz has been on Kimmel's show seven times over the past 21 seasons. Kimmel appears to have had a friendly relationship with Oz, but in a monologue in December he called Oz's run for a US Senate seat a joke. Kimmel also called Oz a "testicle fondler" for having touched Kimmel's crotch during a segment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in 2010.
Kimmel slammed Oz again in May, saying Oz was pretending "to be a MAGA Republican."
Oz's opponent, the Democrat John Fetterman, has also used Kimmel's clips in a social-media campaign against Oz.
On October 3, Jezebel published a bombshell report detailing allegations that over 300 dogs were killed in experiments for scientific studies Oz published from 1989 to 2010, when he was a principal investigator on 75 projects at the Columbia University Institute of Comparative Medicine.
A representative for Oz did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Representatives for Kimmel did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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