Jimmy Fallon’s rock star impersonations have been some of the “Late Night” host’s more popular bits.
On a special, live post-Super Bowl LII edition of his show that was filmed after the game in Minneapolis, Fallon threw on a pair of sunglasses, a harmonica and strapped on an acoustic guitar to channel Bob Dylan — and troll President Donald Trump.
Following a conversation with halftime performer Justin Timberlake, Fallon showed up in the black-and-white clip as Dylan, and reworked the singer’s iconic “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”
Instead of spoofing a song that was a rallying cry for ’60s protests, Fallon used the bit to criticize Mel Gibson and Donald Trump, though he didn’t directly mention the president by name.
“Come women and men who hashtag #MeToo,” Fallon sang, channeling the Minnesota native and Nobel Prize winner. “And believe me when I say that we believe you. We give the man who calls out ‘fake news,’ #TimesUp. Our silence we’re breaking. Even though Mel Gibson was in ‘Daddy’s Home 2,’ the time’s they are a-changin’.”
Fallon also defended the press, singing: “Come journalists, writers who report the facts / And brandish your pen to fend off his attacks / Look past what he says and look at how he acts / The fire and fury is raging / For his words can hurt, but your words can fight back / New York Times, they aren’t a-failin’.”
Watch the clip above.