What Jimmy Kimmel asks Paul Rosolie to do is infinitely worse than being eaten alive by an anaconda on TV

The late night host was among those oddly disappointed that the conservationist wasn't entirely digested by the reptile

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Was Paul Rosolie the only person who was thrilled he backed out of his questionable decision to be eaten alive by an anaconda for a documentary?

The self-proclaimed conservationist not only got the backs up of animal rights activists like Peta in his attempt, for sheer entertainment, to be ingested by the reptile whole wearing a “snake-proof” suit covered in pig’s blood.

He upset thousands of viewers at home who had eagerly tuned in to Eaten Alive to hear him talk through his gruesome death, presumably until he died.

Thousands and, of course, Jimmy Kimmel.

“We're all pissed,” the late night host said, by way of introducing a segment with Rosolie. “We were promised a man would be eaten on television and he didn't [go through with it]...What a rip-off!”

“I mean, hey, we gave it the best shot we could,” Rosolie, still very much with us, said by way of an explanation.

“The whole reason we did this job is that I've worked in the amazon, I've seen it being destroyed. Everybody knows the whole rainforest is being destroyed thing, but it’s not stopping it from happening. We got millions of people talking about this stuff, going, 'Why on earth would this idiot wanna do this?'

“And this is the reason, to try and keep the place where these things live intact.”

“It's funny because I feel like PETA and everyone else has watched the last 20 minutes of the show and they're hinging on that and totally forgetting everything else about the fact that we're trying to protect these animals.”

The same sort of animal he was attempting to be eaten by.

“So what you're saying,” Kimmel countered, “is they really need to open their throats and accept all this information  ̶  not just a little part of it.”

“The whole thing. Gotta go headfirst!”

Kimmel went on to suggest that given the title of the documentary, Rosolie should have had the consideration to be digested by another dangerous animal.

“I'm sure we could find an alligator that is willing,” he said.

“I mean, I think I owe it to the people of planet earth to get eaten by something, no?” Rosolie said.

At which point Kimmel brazenly suggested: “I'd like to see you have sex with a hippo.”

“I'm not sure I'd be into that,” Rosolie, not one for bestiality, replied.

“Think about the rainforest!” Kimmel said.

Then he asked him when he realised being eaten by an anaconda might have been a mistake.

“About the time I felt my bones starting to creak,” Rosolie admitted.