Howie Mandel gives Jimmy Kimmel and fans a ‘Masterclass in Handwashing’ to help keep coronavirus at bay

Mandel walked fans through his new quarantine project where he was virtually teaching people how to wash hands. Did you know there are at least five or six styles of washing your hands?


                            Howie Mandel gives Jimmy Kimmel and fans a ‘Masterclass in Handwashing’ to help keep coronavirus at bay
Jimmy Kimmel and Howie Mandel (ABC)
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Howie Mandel is best known as one of the judges on  ‘America’ Got Talent’ but the Canadian actor-comedian is also a great prankster, or so it was revealed on the May 27 edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. On the late-night show, Kimmel welcomed Mandel and asked about his quarantine life.

In his classic, hilarious delivery, Mandel explained how he had been preparing for this day (lockdown, quarantine et al) for years and finally he is living in it. And that’s when we learned about how big of a prankster Mandel is with his friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Kimmel also revealed that he himself had been a subject of Mandel’s pranks and wondered how his guest is living without his daily dose of fun.

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It so appears that Mandel has found a new subject to play pranks on and it’s none other than his wife. In his funny narration, he spilled the beans on how he hides puzzle pieces from his wife and lets her keep wondering for days about the lost piece. Looks like the 'AGT' judge is making the most of his lockdown period by dishing out such quirky ideas. But that’s not all, apparently, Mandel is also doing something productive while he is quarantined at home. Introducing the Masterclass of Handwashing. 

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Laugh if you will, but the clip that followed showed how intense and detailed the process of washing hands could be. Did you know there are at least five or six styles of washing your hands? Well, that’s why there’s the masterclass from “the expert” – Howie Mandel. In an artistic video, he explains the right ways and the wrong ways, followed by washing styles and giving each one a name. In his words, “I don’t wash my hands, I make love to them!”

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Mandel does make the most mundane, mandatory activity look like a work of art. So, if you are bored and/or exhausted of your lockdown life and seeking something enriching and new to do, this masterclass with Mandel is just what you need to cheer you up. 

Few people know that Mandel is Hollywood's most famous germaphobe. He recently revealed to Page Six how he was coping with his OCD, which includes mysphobia, a pathological fear of germs and contamination, in the middle of a pandemic. “I felt responsible in the beginning for the shortage of PPE because I’d been hoarding gloves and masks and hazmat suits for the last 50 years but I’ve given them all away. I can’t wait for this to be over," he had said. 

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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ now airs every weeknight at 11.35 am ET, right from his home. Catch up on the full episode later on ABC. Check your local listings for more updates and information.