By Kurt Wolff
Their solution? A song about drinking… pee.
Kimmel sets up the bit with some facts about the current situation. “According to the National Weather service, the first seven months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California,” he says. “And on top of that [California is] in the midst of a massive drought. State officials are urging citizens to conserve water every way that can.”
The problem, though, as Kimmel points out, is that “nobody listens to state officials. State officials are boring. But people do listen to celebrities.” So to help get this important message out, he invited Owen on the show to sing about it.
And let us be the first to say, ‘you’re in’ for a treat.
In the video, Owen starts of saying that, as a singer (“and as a water drinker”), he wants to “do [his] part” to “add some awareness.” And so he wrote a song.
“From the West Coast down to Texas, the land is parched and dry,” Owen sings. “We can’t wait for Mother Nature to give us what we need / It’s time for you and me Jimmy, to go ahead and drink our pee.”
Yes, according to Owen, pee-drinking just became an important human cause, and also patriotic duty (“it’s made right here in the U.S.A., and like America it’s free”).
Kimmel was skeptical at first, but he eventually came around.
See if you don’t wind up singing along, too.