Arden -- who’s not currently enrolled in school, according to the Kansas City Star, but can recite and identify every country in the world and its capital -- gave the tech behemoth a powerful and unintentionally hilarious endorsement on the late night talk show on Wednesday night. His reason for politely turning down the free Sony tablet Kimmel tried to give him? He’s expecting an iPad for Christmas.
It was Arden's second appearance on the late night talk show, and he schooled Kimmel in both geography and the proper pronunciation of the suffix “-stan.” In July he wowed Kimmel’s audience with a precocious knack for U.S. presidential trivia and was rewarded with a Lego set of the White House. Arden seemed impressed with that gift, or at least satisfied, uttering, “cooool,” but not so much when Kimmel attempted to give him a Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
“Hey Guillermo, bring out the presents - we have some presents for you. I know you lost a tooth,” Kimmel said, as a stagehand trotted out the ill-fated gifts: a puzzle globe and the Sony tablet.
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“Oh, um, I thought this was a real globe, but I also have a real globe at home,” Arden said, inspecting the gift box. “It’s okay, it’s just a puzzle.”
Kimmel then pushed forward the second gift. “And what do we have here for you? Oh, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.”
“Well yeah … you could just give it away, because I’m going … we’re just planning to get an iPad for Christmas,” Arden told Kimmel, handing it back.
After shaking Kimmel's hand, Arden stood up and asked for the puzzle globe back, but left the tablet with Kimmel. Maybe Sony can win him over by pointing out some of Apple Maps' notorious glitches...
View the clip of Arden Hayes on “Jimmy Kimmel” below.