On Thursday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Paul McCartney surprised fans by showing up unannounced during tours of NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center. And the results are as predictably screamy as they are kind of adorable.
The gag saw McCartney, on hand to promote his latest album, “Egypt Station,” and perform songs from it, hanging out near the elevators on one of the NBC building’s floors and waiting as various tour groups cycled through when their elevator doors opened on the “wrong” floor. Sadly for the surprisees, Sir Paul didn’t sing any songs for the fans. But he did perform a fake magic trick, read a newspaper, play against Fallon in a game of ping pong, and other yuks that were, at least, better than the jokes in “Give My Regards to Broadstreet.”
The sketch ended with a troll of sorts, as Paul and Fallon performed The Beatles’ “Drive My Car,” only to see an empty elevator open in front of them. You can watch the whole thing, including Paul McCartney’s dad-cheese “yes way” when someone in an elevator shouts “no way,” above.
“Egypt Station,” McCartney’s 17th solo studio album, hits stores Friday.