Fans of The Tonight Show know that Jimmy Fallon loves keeping current with popular music, and it’s made abundantly clear in the video below, which features the late night host and actress Rashida Jones putting a holiday-themed parody spin on some of the most popular pop songs of 2015, including Drake’s ever-present hit “Hotline Bling.” Enjoy.
This isn’t anything new for The Tonight Show, which has featured Fallon and Jones teaming up for holiday hits in the past. But this is probably going to be the only time in history that you’ll see “Hotline Bling” using Butterball turkeys in the dance, although the endless line of memes for that song have possibly allowed a bagged bird into the festivities without my knowledge.
Still, it’s a good dance that should be all the rage for the rest of the holiday season. Put these moves to memory if you want to be the coolest person who managed to not have to eat at the kids’ table this year.
There’s a lot more than just “Hotline Bling” on display, though. We get to see “Weird” Al-esque takes on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” LunchMoney Lewis’ “Bills,” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and more. While my tolerance for hearing “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” ran out after my first experience with it, I cannot hate on a song that is about mashed potatoes, so I’m on board with this spoof version. However, the one for Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” involving turkey sandwiches and leftovers didn’t do it for me. I mean, beyond make me hungry, that is. Has that, in fact, been the true purpose of music all along?
There’s more than just Fallon and Jones, too. The ending of the segment is dedicated to “Downtown,” the latest single from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. You’ll notice Queen Latifah pops in to remind people of her rapping skills, and then Foxy Shazam’s Eric Nally, who is featured in “Downtown” proper, takes over the stage and Santa Clauses the shit out of that place.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for more of Fallon and Jones’ talents, check out the video below from last year’s parody sesh.
The Tonight Show airs every weeknight on NBC, often while not involving turkeys and Drake songs.
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