Jimmy Fallon brought out his impression of Bruce Springsteen on The Tonight Show Monday, belting out of a Bossified version of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” that focused on Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
“Winds whipping round the White House — you guys been good this year?” Fallon said to start the track, aping Springsteen’s Born in the USA-era look with a red headband, Fender Telecaster guitar, and tattered denim vest. “Jared, you been good? Everybody in the Trump administration been good or what? That’s not many, not many. You guys are in trouble out here.”
Fallon then launched into the song, styled “Robert Mueller’s Comin’ to Town,” singing that members of Trump’s cabinet “better watch out, you better not cry, you better not lie to the FBI.”
“He sees your Russian deals, he’s read all your e-mails. He knows that you tried to collude, it isn’t fake news for goodness’ sake,” Fallon sang. He also added that “in 2018, you’re going to pay.”
The parody is Fallon’s first Springsteen impersonation since 2014, when he did a similarly politically charged track called “Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam.” That parody featured Springsteen himself, who was missing this time around, and focused on Christie’s Fort Lee lane-closure scandal.
Springsteen is a little busy on stage these days; his Springsteen on Broadway show is running at the Walter Kerr Theater. Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca reviewed that show this year, calling it a performance that shows Springsteen as you’ve never seen him before. The show extended its run last month, adding dates through June 30 after a scheduled break in February.