Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon Sexy Up D.C., Slow Jam the News (Video)
The "Late Night" host and "Nightly News" anchor injected some musical seduction into the fiscal cliff talks, explaining the economic situation to a more pleasure-minded audience.
After the garden-variety spoken-word conversation about presidential politics, the raid on Osama bin Laden and web GIFs, Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon got the party started.
The fiscal cliff can really make a guy sing.
As Williams read news leads, Fallon and Tarik, the singer of his house band The Roots, brought some soft lounge jazz crooning and more than a few euphemisms to the collaboration.
“When it comes to raising the debt ceiling, the president is having a hard time getting it up,” Fallon whispered. “Seems the GOP isn't rubbing him the right way, especially with the country $64 trillion in debt.”
“We're still in debt, but it's all right. The United States couldn't get any broker, gotta liquidate its assets like Al Roker,” Fallon added with a soulful croon.
“Ain't nothing worse than a soft Boehner. Ain't nothing worse,” Fallon growled a bit later. “Especially when it starts leaning a little to the left. And it's going to take more than a magic pill like a trillion-dollar coin to stimulate growth in the private sector.”
We also got a new fan fiction proposal: 50 Shades of Brian Williams. Bravo, BriWillie.