NBC’s late night sponsor Jimmy Fallon made a fool of himself upon Thursday while singing the song about the newest COVID variant sweeping across America.
The Tonight Show host motivated mask-wearing while singing about XBB. 1 . 5, the latest strain of COVID the particular establishment wants you to be scared of.
“ There was Alpha, then Delta, then Omicron next, yet this latest variant might be the best. It’s XBB. 1 ) 5, another brand of Covid-19 has arrived. It’s a new stress, but it isn’t the same. Sounds more like Elon Musk’s children’s name. It’s XBB. one 5, not UB40, who also sings ‘ Red, Dark wine, ‘” he sang.
Jimmy Fallon singing about how XBB. 1 ) 5 is the best Covid version yet.. This is 5th Gen Warfare.. You are under attack pic. tweets. com/NIapNFiOPY
— Matthew Miller Skow (@SkowMatthew) The month of january 7, 2023
“ Put on your face mask when you’re inside a facility. It may be a robot from a “ Star Wars” trilogy. Really XBB. 1 . 5, not OMG or MP3 or even [inaudible] or even an eye chart made by a really high guy. Sounds like the particular password of your parent’s wi fi. It’s XBB. 1 . 5. XBB. 1 . 5, ” Fallon continues.
Rather than drawing praise, Fallon’s bit elicited disgust and mockery on social media.
Jimmy has no friends. A friend would have ended him from doing this.
— Michael Sanchez (@MickSanchezAU) January 7, 2023
Oh my heck. I’m old enough to consider when the tonight show had been, you know, funny.
— Buckley (@kylebuckley) January 7, 2023
They may trying really really hard to push Covid still lol I bet Joe and his team asked him to get this done
— John Holena (@HolenaJohn) January 8, 2023
Money? The main advertisers on the US systems are pharma firms. So the anchors are like performing monkeys.
— Jeffrey Peel (@JeffreyPeel) January 8, 2023
His dance moves suggest a side effect. 😃
— Lee Hurst #VoteAnyoneButLibLabConGreen (@LeeHurstComic) January 6, 2023
A single user suggested Fallon’s cringeworthy stunt is part of the reason why Fox News’ show “ Gutfeld! ” is topping the late-night ratings.
This helps clarify why @greggutfeld of all people is dominating late night TELEVISION.
This is … awful.
Great ratio btw. pic. twitter. com/CP90skFvm9
— THIS Guy (@ITGuy1959) January 8, 2023
Perhaps this is why NBC regrets paying Fallon a 5-year $80 million agreement extension.
“ A source said NBC misgivings the funnyman’s pricey long lasting deal and added, ‘ The network knows the times are gone when tens of millions of people would tune in for The Tonight Show — but they were counting on Jimmy to do much better than this! ‘” Radar Online reported.