Whoever voted Jimmy Fallon and Julianna Margulies‘ musical morning announcement team the most entertaining and melodic for the past seven years must not have been a student at their school. The “Tonight Show” skit had their so-lame-they’re-cool characters performing classic school announcements to the tunes of popular songs, but we could easily picture the kids groaning at their desks.
A warning about sexting was presented to the tune of “Rude” by Magic. “Why you gotta text those nudes?” Margulies sang. “Don’t you know your students, too. Why you gotta text those nudes? We’ll be expellin’ you anyway.”
Fallon combined announcements about the debate club and a bake sale to the tune of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Up” singing, “Debaters gonna ‘bate, ‘bate, ‘bate, ‘bate, ‘bate. Bakers gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake. So bake it off. Debate it off.”
They had nods to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and even a throwback shout-out to Beyonce — or “Bay Once” as Fallon pronounced it — with their message about seniors driving to school.
“All the seniors driving, all the seniors driving, all the seniors driving, all the seniors driving,” Margulies sang. “If you like it then you gotta get a parking pass.”
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It was very much in the spirit of a classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch, only Fallon didn’t break character and crack up the entire time. But this is definitely a recurring bit we wouldn’t mind seeing more of. If not morning announcements, then find some other way for “lame” adults to take on hit singles.
Julianna Margulies headlines the “The Good Wife,” which kicks off its sixth season on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS.