If you have never seen Jimmy Fallon’s “slow jam the news” routine on “The Tonight Show,” you must go to bed too early. On December 2, NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, who has done the segment with Fallon before, made a repeat appearance to help “slow jam” the immigration debate.
Fallon opens the segment by mentioning President Obama’s executive action on immigration, and saying that Republicans are “trying to figure out how to respond.” He says he was going to make a joke about the story, but he decided that it needed to be slow jammed. Brian Williams joins Fallon on stage, and says to the audience, in his best “newsman” voice:
Hello, I’m Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News, and, ladies and gentlemen I, too, wish to slow jam this news.
Williams kicks off the jam by summarizing the president’s announcement about his plan for dealing with immigration. Fallon punctuates it, “Awwww, yeah. President Obama’s taking a hard stance on immigration.”
The backing vocalist sings, “They’re lining up to get inside the USA, just like it was a K-Mart, on Black Friday.”
Williams explains how the president felt he had to do something, since Republicans in congress had failed to act on immigration. Fallon replies, “Take it from my man ‘Breezy Weezy.’ Obama’s been waiting for congress to make the first move, so he can whip out his John Hancock, and sign a bill. But, so far they’ve done nothing, so he’s just been sitting around the White House, with his Bic in his hand.”
The jokes and double entendres are funny enough, but watching Williams over Fallon’s shoulder, as he reacts to Fallon’s comments, is priceless. Williams even gets into the singing at one point: “My prez Obama don’t want none until you pass bills, hon!”
If you only have time to watch one video today, make sure it’s this one. Here’s the clip, courtesy of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”: