Michael Bublé and Jimmy Fallon Parodies Christmas Duets LP With SNL Cast

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Posted December 19, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in Features
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Michael Bublé and goofball Late Night host Jimmy Fallon team up for hilarious pop duet infomercial

Jimmy Fallon can just about imitate anybody. Elton John. Neil Young. Barry Gibb. Bruce Springsteen. Well here’s the Late Night host and former SNL alum’s latest charade of comedic blasts on pop culture.

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé – whose been enjoying his run with his best-selling holiday album Christmas – stops by to offer a Christmas duets version with a host of pop star characters including Taylor Swift, M.I.A., Ke$ha and Kanye West. It’s an obvious mockery on Tony Bennett’s successful duets with pop royalty, but with strong doses of hilarity. The disc ends up looking like the latest “Seen On TV” infomercial promoting loony haphazard products.

Sting’s abandonment of the melody produces hard laughs, controversial rapper M.I.A. snaps a handgun in the studio gets the party started and a shocked Taylor Swift gleams in the moment. Meanwhile, Kanye West pushes Bublé out of the scene for a hip-hop takeover, Fred Armisten playing a twitchy Thom Yorke from Radiohead keeps the growing list of duets alive, while Taran Killam imitates American Idol winner Scotty McCreary as he somehow goes for impossibly low notes. Ke$ha changes her lyrics on “12 Days of Christmas” with seven dudes-a-punking and five “I got hep C.”

But this is clearly Fallon’s skit, as he goes on a never-ending rampage of impersonations. When Fallon imitates Justin Bieber, he goes for corny hip-hop dances and the infamous “heart-to-hand” gesture to produce the laughs. His impression of Russell Brand is spot-on as he ruins Bublé’s take on ‘Angels We Have Heard On High” over his apparent confusion with angels getting high.

But nothing – I mean, nothing – takes the cake until Lady Gaga makes her appearance with Bublé. You just have to see it to believe it.

So what do you think?
Super hilarious?
You know it was.


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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