Jimmy Kimmel: I'm behind 'twerking girl on fire' video

9 million YouTubers were taken in by a video of a twerking girl whose backside-wagging caused a fire. Kimmel reveals the video was his brainchild.

Bottoms up. Caitlin Heller/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Were you one of the 9 million who feasted upon a YouTube video of a girl who decides to videotape herself twerking?

If you remember, she decided, as so many girls do, to perform a handstand against a door and twerk away in that position.

There's an additional circle-twerk that comes from the blood not knowing which way to flow.

Then, her roommate walks in, the twerker topples and catches fire, thanks to the lit candles on the coffee table.

It was all just so incredibly, mind-bendingly twerked up.

For on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel show, the mischievous host pretended to have secured an interview with Caitlin Heller, the flaming twerker.

She was allegedly in Kansas City, connected via Skype.

She played along at first. She made embarrassed faces. She said "like." Then she revealed that, gosh, she was in the studio.

The full, unedited footage was shown. It was Kimmel who dowsed the flames.

The comedian went on to explain that he hadn't used any special tools to get this video to enjoy virality.

"We just put it on YouTube and let the magic happen," he said. And what magic. The collage of TV news anchors who were fooled by this is a joy.

Heller is really Daphne Avalon, a stuntwoman.

Some might be more familiar with her as the horse lady from the Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 trailer.

She doesn't twerk in that.

 

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