Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon Target Chris Christie in 'Born to Run' Parody
"I'm stuck in Governor Christie's Fort Lee traffic jam"
Bruce Springsteen stopped by NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday and weighed in on the recent traffic scandal plaguing New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Springsteen was none too happy with the governor, and a spot-on "Born to Run" parody called "Governor Christie's Traffic Jam" was the result. Watch:
"Governor let me in I want to be your friend, there will be no partisan divisions," he sings to open the second verse. "Let me wrap my legs around your mighty rims and relieve your stressful condition." Donning his iconic cut-off denim shirt with some extra curls up top, Bruce can still do his 1976 look justice.
Fallon does a grade-A Springsteen impersonating job as well; that's him on the right opening the song with an admirable stab at Bruce's gruff timbre. And his toned biceps almost equal those of Springsteen, although he didn't fare too well against the Boss in a little push-up competition.
For four days last September, members of Christie's administration purposely caused gridlock to the George Washington Bridge, connecting Fort Lee, NJ to New York City, apparently to avenge state Democrats. The scandal dominated the national media last week.
The parody likely hits Christie close to home, as it's no secret he's a diehard Springsteen fan.
Springsteen's "High Hopes," his 18th studio album, was released Tuesday via Columbia. Read our track-by-track review here.
For the rest of his interview with Fallon, including his take on whether he'd rather fight a horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, check the videos below: