Jimmy Kimmel: Does L.A. or N.Y. Have Better Costumed Characters?

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The reel shows recognizable faces like SpongeBob SquarePants, Luigi, Elmo, Batman and Minions being asked about their onscreen backstories.

Who has better costumed characters: Los Angeles or New York?

For an "L.A. vs NY" segment that aired Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel looked into the bicoastal phenomenon by sending camera crews to each tourist hotspot. Once there, those on site were quizzed on how well they know the characters they're "playing" in Times Square and on Hollywood Boulevard.

The reel shows recognizable faces like SpongeBob SquarePants, Luigi, Elmo, Batman and Minions being asked about their onscreen backstories.

And while one Statue of Liberty has no idea where the actual monument is located, another person gets a questions wrong and responds, "What do I know? I'm usually Jesus out here."

Watch the video below.

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