Gov. Christie will make an appearance on late-night television tonight for the first time since Bridgegate with an interview on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – who skewered the governor in January in a spoof featuring none other than Christie’s musical idol.
Bruce Springsteen joined Fallon after the bridge scandal made national headlines to perform a parody of “Born to Run,” with a chorus of “We’re stuck in Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam.”
Excerpts released by NBC in advance of the show don’t indicate whether the Boss's parody will be a topic of conversation. But Christie is expected to poke fun -- at least briefly -- at the controversy that has threatened his presidential ambitions.
A segment on “Dad Dancing” in honor of Father's Day shows Christie and Fallon performing various dance moves, including one titled “This Bridge is Closed.” As Fallon dances, a miffed Christie walks offstage. (Also included in the segment: Christie playing air guitar and fist-pumping in a “Dance You Do at a Springsteen Concert.”)
Christie – who will be making his fourth appearance with Fallon – has embraced being the butt of jokes on other occasions. Last year, he brought a donut (and ate it) while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman, who has repeatedly made jokes about Christie’s weight.
Comedian Chris Rock and country singer Kacey Musgraves are also slated to appear on tonight’s show, which airs at 11:35 p.m. Until then, here's that "Born to Run" parody: