Jimmy Fallon says he gave Chris Christie a warning before a routine in which Fallon and Christie’s hero, Bruce Springsteen, made fun of the New Jersey governor’s traffic jam scandal.
Christie’s adminstration faces numerous investigations into whether it orchestrated traffic jams in Fort Lee, N.J. to get revenge on the city’s Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie. Last week, Fallon enlisted Springsteen, one of Christie’s idols, to sing a parody of “Born to Run” that mocked the governor.
Fallon said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Sunday that he gave Christie advance warning in part because Christie has been on Fallon’s show before, and in part because he knew the jokes would sting.
“First of all, the bit was funny,” Fallon said. “Secondly, I let Chris Christie know that we were gonna do it. And I said the silver lining: Bruce Springsteen says your name.”
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