8:49am PT by Allison Crist
Jimmy Fallon Parodies Rap-Country Hit "Old Town Road" as Bernie Sanders
Jimmy Fallon's latest Bernie Sanders impression was paired with his own version of viral rap-country hit "Old Town Road," on Monday's episode of the Tonight Show.
Trading out mentions of horseback riding for 2020 campaign issues — from Trump's proposed border wall to Sanders' Medicare for All bill — "Old Town Hall" was shot in the style of a classic western or silent film.
Fallon also poked fun at the 77-year-old senator's age, and the fact that if Sanders becomes president, he'd be the oldest person ever elected to the office.
"Everybody's asking somethin' / But I can't hear nothin,'" Fallon raps, adding other quips like, "Got a few frustrations / With these corporations / You can call me Grandpa / I'mma spank the nation" and "Gotta chance to see / Mayor Pete's ID / We're both born in '83 / But in different centuries."
But Pete Buttigieg wasn't the only 2020 Democratic hopeful who was mentioned.
"Biden, Beto, Kamala and Klobuchar / Add up all their ages, he’s still older by far," The Roots' Tariq Trotter rapped alongside Fallon. "We’ve got a decision and the field is getting crowded / But just don’t forget Bernie Sanders is the loudest."
The bit ended with Sanders riding off on a scooter chair, wielding a stick horse.