WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 – There is a skinny guy inside of Chris Christie and he busted a move on Jimmy Fallon tonight. In honor of Father’s Day, Christie and Fallon donned their beige khakis and blue golf shirts to do the “Honk the Horn,” the “Lawnmower,” and jam out on air guitar to fellow New Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen.
Christie, who appeared with Fallon when he hosted “Late Night,” took the stage in the Evolution of Dancing skit. Previously, Fallon and First Lady Michelle Obama presented the Evolution of Mom Dancing, with Fallon in drag.
And with Will Smith, The Evolution of Hip Hop.
One of the dance segments, “The Bridge is Closed,” had the governor walking off stage in mock anger.
Christie’s appearance, his first interview on “The Tonight Show” since Fallon replaced Jay Leno (he did appear the first night in a skit where various icons stepped on stage to pay off a debt to Fallon) may be the Governor’s first move toward getting beyond the bridge incident in his bid for a Presidential run.
The bridge jokes carried over to the interview segment of the show. As Christie walked over to Fallon’s couch, house band The Roots played “The Bridge is Over,” a 1987 rap single by Boogie Down Productions.
Once the governor sat down Fallon said “Boy, did you get hit in the press pretty hard. And some late-night shows … I was in shock at how rude people can be.”
In January, Fallon and rock superstar Bruce Springsteen, took a jab at the Governor singing a parody about the bridge scandal to the tune of “Born to Run.”
“What do you have to say?” Christie asked. “I’m very sorry,” Fallon said, mock-sheepishly.
“I accept your apology,” the governor said.
Fallon offered Christie praise for how he handled the scandal, referencing that it must have been a challenging time for his family.
“That wasn’t nearly as bad as them watching them dance with you,” quipped the governor. “They are so much more humiliated by that. Because I actually did that.”
Asking Christie if he hypothetically won the 2016 Republican nomination for president against Hillary Clinton, would he beat her?
“Hypothetically? You bet,” Christie said.
“In a dance-off?” Fallon responded.
“That’s what I was talking about,” Christie said. “What were you talking about?”