Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon mock Gov. Chris Christie bridge scandal with 'Born to Run' parody
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In their third "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" duet over the years, Bruce Springsteen and the NBC talk-show host tweaked the Bridgegate controversy with a "Born to Run" parody Tuesday night.
"In the day we sweat it out on the streets, stuck in traffic on the GWB," Fallon sang on acoustic guitar, in a dead-on Springsteen impression. "They shut down the tollbooths of glory 'cause we didn't endorse Christie," he went on, continuing through more verses leading up to the refrain, "We're stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey, traffic jam."
Then Springsteen himself -- like Fallon, decked out in his iconic 1980s ensemble of sleeveless denim shirt and a bandanna worn as a headband -- strolled out with his own acoustic guitar and joined in.
He sang of "Wall Street masters stuck cheek-to-cheek with blue-collar truckers, and man, I really gotta take a leak." When Fallon sang how "the press conference went on and on," Springsteen concluded, "It was longer than one of my own damn shows!"
The song humorously addressed the traffic-snarling lane closing on the George Washington Bridge for four days in September, which was ordered by members of Christie's administration for political reasons.
Christie is a longtime Springsteen fan and has attended more than 120 of The Boss' concerts. He and Fallon performed a duet of Springsteen's "Thunder Road" on "Late Night" in 2012.
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