Jimmy Fallon revives his impression of everyone’s favorite septuagenarian socialist but this time throws in Lil Nas X’s viral country rap tune “Old Town Road” … and you know what, it kinda works.
The song is currently in its third straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100. And Bernie Sanders is currently atop the 2020 Democratic presidential field.
Fallon flips the Atlanta rapper’s catchy singsong verses into funny lines like: “Got a chance to see / Mayor Pete’s ID / We’re both born in ’83 / But in different centuries” or “Got a few frustrations / With these corporations / You can call me grandpa / I’mma spank the nation.”
The fake Democratic primary frontrunner does diss several of his much younger opponents, including Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke, joking that their combined age still wouldn’t top his.
The “Tonight Show” host does a great Bernie impression (the accent, slightly hunched shuffling gait and wild hand gestures) and a decent job of distilling the senator’s major policy planks (pro-“Medicare for All,” against super PACs and bill-yun-ehs).
But I don’t think Fallon should stop at Bernie when there are literally enough Democratic presidential candidates to field separate two-hand touch football teams without an all-time quarterback.
There’s a Beto/Drake “Nice for What” parody practically begging to happen. That one’s free, Jimmy!