Friday Afternoon Funnies: Jimmy Fallon Covers Pearl Jam, Adds Jeremy Lin Twist

Jeremy Lin is the Asian Sensation, the hottest player in the NBA. He’s a Harvard grad who now plays basketball for the New York Knicks, and has made headlines worldwide. He’s also lead to headline writers writing bloody awful and obvious puns. However, when you add late night comedian Jimmy Fallon into the mix, you get something a little more original. Jimmy Fallon has some great singing skills, as outlined in his various History of Rap collaborations with Justin Timberlake.

What Jimmy does is he covers Pearl Jam’s Jeremy, and alters the lyrics to discuss Lin-sanity. But not only is it just a song, it’s a full on performance, with Fallon looking and sounding like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. This is much better than the recent ESPN racial slur headline, although given the garbled lyrics, maybe Fallon slips one in there. Check out the video in the still terribly named Friday Afternoon Funnies.

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  1. 2012/07/18

    […] When I was at Optimus Alive in Lisbon this weekend, I heard a clip of Goyte’s Somebody That I Used to Know about a billion times. With basketball sensation Jeremy Lin leaving the New York Knicks for the Houston Rockets, what better time to combine the 2 phenomenons into one parody video – Jeremy Lin That I Used to Know. That’s a hypothetical question, which means you’re not supposed to answer it. If you DID answer it, the answer would be “now”. Check out a fan-made video, with references to both the Knicks, Rockets, and of course Jeremy Lin. I still think Jimmy Fallon’s Jeremy cover is better. […]