Jimmy Kimmel remembers the moment he came up with the idea for MashUp Mondays, Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s end-of-show segment that pairs artists based on the compatibility of their names as opposed to their music and airs during sweeps ratings periods in February, May and November. He saw a YouTube video of Huey Lewis from Huey Lewis & The News playing with Foo Fighters. "Dave Grohl referred to them as Huey Lewis & The Foos," says Kimmel, 48. Cue lightbulb!
The first MashUp Monday premiered in February 2015 with Morris Day and Haim performing The Time's 1984 classic "Jungle Love" as Morris Day & The Haim. Subsequent collabs include Panic at the Sisqo with "Thong Song" (Kimmel's most-watched clip yet, with 600,000 views on YouTube), Fall Out Boyz II Men with "MotownPhilly" and saxophonist Kenny G and Warren G on the rapper's 1994 hit "Regulate" as Kenny & Warren G.