Top 5 Favorite Jimmy Kimmel Sketches

The best ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ funny videos and surprising moments

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Getty Images

Only one man in late night television is giving reigning viral video king a Jimmy Fallon any kind of run for his money. And that is the other Jimmy - Jimmy Kimmel, host of on ABC.

Like his late night counterpart, Kimmel understands the power of social media. Or, more than that, the power of word of mouth. Because, really, that's the power Kimmel and Fallon harness day in and day out - creating moments they share online - which are then shared again and again and again on news feeds across Twitter and Facebook.

And they do what they're supposed to do. Make us laugh. Clever and fun, silly and topical - they have all the hallmarks of what makes a late night talk show different than any other genre on TV. Which clips have we shared? Which ones have you shared? Which ones will you share after you discover them in this article? Here are five we think you'll love

  • 'I'm F****** Ben Affleck'
    Back in 2008 - back when Kimmel was dating comedian and actress Sarah Silverman - Silverman dropped a (comedic) bomb on Kimmel with a musical number titled "I'm F****** Matt Damon." The video aired on Kimmel's show and featured the actor singing along with Silverman, as she recounted a tryst she was having with the Bourne Identity, Elysium, Monuments Men star. Not to be outdone, Kimmel countered with his own video, titled "I'm F***** Ben Affleck." Like Silverman's, the video featured actor and longtime Damon collaborator, actor and future Batman Ben Affleck, singing alongside Kimmel and verifying their torrid affair. In many ways, these two videos demonstrated the full power of social sharing on the web, as the video was shared thousands of times and viewed way more (over 3 million times and counting) on YouTube. Check it out and see what all the fuss is about.
  • Kimmel's Great Twerking Prank
    In mid-summer 2013, a video titled "Worst Twerking Fail EVER" made the rounds in social media. You probably saw it posted on Facebook (if you didn't, you don't have Facebook) or heard it on some late night entertainment program. In just a couple days, the video nabbed more than 9 million views. Except - it was the "Worst Twerking Fail" AT ALL. It was a prank, perpetrated by Kimmel. In the video, a young woman does her best "twerk" - a dance move in which someone shakes their butt as fast as they can - but collapses when her friend comes in the door. She crashes through a table and accidentally catches her pants on fire. In his reveal, Kimmel walks into the room after the accident in a classic "Gotcha" moment and puts the fire out. The woman in the video was actually a Hollywood stunt woman. The most amazing thing - Kimmel and his team uploaded it to YouTube without any fanfare. They didn't share it, Tweet it, mention it or anything.
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    Kimmel served up one of the best movie parodies for the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. Titled Movie: The Movie Kimmel served up a hilarious brew of silliness, parodying the big movies and Oscar nominees in 2011. Kimmel's goal was to "make the biggest, most star-studded film in the history of American cinema." Kimmel crossed genres, blew the budget and delivered a parody worthy of a sequel (which debuted after the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2012). The film features Taylor Lautner, Antonio Banderas, Ed Norton, Josh Brolin, Charlize Theron, Helen Miren, Meryl Streep (in a mustache), Chewbacca and Tom Hanks (as RoboLawyer), among dozens of others. It mocks horror films, legal thrillers, the Air Bud franchise and more.

    Then he came back the next year and did it again with Movie: The Movie 2V, with just as much hilarity and star-studdedness. Poking fun at The Avengers and the Twilight series, Movie: The Movie 2V includes Rachel Wiesz, Topher Grace and Jon Krasinski as "The Shrimp" - a superhero sharing the same origin story as several different superheroes. Even Oprah Winfrey makes an appearance as The President of the United States.

  • Handsome Men's Club
    A lot of Kimmel's best clips seem to come during his post-Oscar special. And this one is no different. Titled Handsome Men's Club, the video, from 2010, show's Kimmel taking part in a regular meeting of the HMC. Fellow club members share meeting notes and updates - including Patrick Dempsey, Sting and Rob Lowe.The sketch centers around club members deciding whether or not to accept new club members Tyler Lautner and Robert Pattison. The members agree - but Kimmel overrules, calling the actors cute, not handsome. In a memorable moment, Jon Krasinski asks, "What's wrong with cute?" Kimmel answers, "There's a quota. And you filled it." Trouble brews when member Matthew McConaughey moves to vote on a new president.
  • Kimmel Pitches New Shows to Oprah
    This one is another Academy Awards sketch, but it's a great one. Kimmel, visiting Oprah's OWN network headquarters, pitches a slew of new shows for the channel, including Oprah's Book Club Fight Club. The pitch is exactly as it sounds. Book club members solve disagreements by duking it out. Club members include Oprah, who plants a haymaker on a fellow reader and then flexes and roars like the Incredible Hulk.
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