Jimmy Kimmel Rewards a clean, green fan on Earth Day

The prize for picking up a piece of trash? A globe and … a Pedego City Commuter!
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel awards a Pedego electric bike to Edwin.
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel awards a Pedego electric bike to Edwin.
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - April 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night comedian and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC, celebrated Earth Day with a little test on Hollywood Boulevard. Kimmel’s cousin dropped a Styrofoam cup on the sidewalk beside a trash can. Then, they started a camera with time-lapse photography. And then they waited for someone to pick up the cup and toss it in the trash. The wait lasted for approximately 7 minutes before one man bent down, scooped it up and deposited it in the trash. Later identified only as Edwin from Granada Hills, the hero won the hearts of Kimmel’s audience, and he won a lot more.

First, Kimmel brought Edwin onstage and asked him why he picked up the trash. When the prize-winner explained that he wanted the town to look clean for tourists, Kimmel, known for his sarcastic sense of humor, asked, “What planet are you from?”

Kimmel handed Edwin his initial prize, a globe, and he seemed pleased. But then, a moment iqfop later, the TV star had a stagehand roll out a brand new Black Pedego City Commuter and Edwin’s eyes widened in complete awe. The audience applauded wildly. Kimmel assured him that this was, indeed, not a joke – and that the Pedego electric bike was truly his to keep. He added that Edwin could use it to replace his old gas-powered bike. At that point, Edwin broke into a huge grin and thanked Kimmel profusely. Of course, Kimmel milked it for a few laughs. The dialogue went like this…

“Is this really a gift?” asked Edwin.

“Yeah, this is really a gift. What kind of a terrible prank would this be?” asked Kimmel, posing with the gleaming new electric bike.

At the end, Kimmel had one last point to make. "So, this is what happens when you’re a good Samaritan. Good things happen to you!” It was a powerful message for everyone -- the audience at the theater and those at home watching too. With a prize like a Pedego, streets across America are sure to be getting a whole lot cleaner.

About Pedego® Electric Bikes
Pedego®, the world’s most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating chic bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric bike technology. Pedego’s commitment to innovation has led to worldwide acclaim for their leading-edge design. Their many stylish electric bike models, such as the Pedego® City Commuter, offer a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun … without worrying about hills or headwinds! Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/

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