Jimmy Fallon Debuts His Really, Really Excitable Beto O’Rourke Impression (Video)

Chill with the hands, dude

Last Updated: March 15, 2019 @ 7:29 AM

Jimmy Fallon debuted his Beto O’Rourke impression on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” when he probably had to pound Red Bulls to keep his energy up that high. Chill with the hands, dude.

In announcing his 2020 Democratic candidacy for president of the United States of America, Fallon’s Beto described himself as being “sort of like if a compassionate head-nod turned into a person,” and “if your friend’s hot dad had the energy of a golden retriever.”

The whole time his hands were going crazy. God bless “Beto’s” wife, who pretty much hung on to her hubby’s arm for dear life throughout the entire sketch.

Watch the video above.

For comparison’s sake, here is what Fallon was spoofing:

Even President Trump, whom O’Rourke hopes to face and defeat in 2020, noticed the hands thing.

When asked what he thought of Beto’s (real) announcement, Trump replied, “Well, I think he’s got a lot of hand movement — I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?”

“I watched him a little while this morning… and I’ve actually never seen anything quite like it,” he continued. “Study it. I’m sure you’ll agree.”

Watch Trump’s reply below.