Jimmy Fallon aired a spoof of Taylor Swift’s Disney+ Folklore documentary on Tuesday night (Dec. 1), enlisting members of the Roots and Coldplay’s Chris Martin for the hilarious Fallonlore: The 30 Rock Sessions. The pitch-perfect parody opened with Fallon earnestly discussing the album he recorded with his Tonight Show house band during quarantine, one that, sadly, they were never able to perform live due to the pandemic.
So, like Swift, they finally got together to talk about the sessions and play a couple selections in a cozy atmosphere. “When lockdown started I heard Taylor was writing songs and I thought I was feeling inspired too, so maybe I should write some music,” said Fallon while sharing some drinks outside with Roots drummer Questlove and rapper Tariq Trotter.
“A lot of the themes in my songs are hard to talk about, but I know other people are probably through the same things,” Fallon said before unleashing the touching acoustic ballad “I Peed My Pants at an Applebee’s.” The gentle, unplugged anthem about drinking too many ice teas and getting laughed at by waiters at the wholesome chain restaurant seemed to really strike an emotional chord for the members of the Tonight Show band. Trotter praised “Song About Milk” as one of the best tunes Fallon has ever written, with Quest Love gushing about such moving lines as, “You’re the only milk that makes me… whole.”
And of course Fallon included the Neil Young-like “Sourdough Heart,” chronicling the soul-crushing realization that your quarantine love doesn’t want to rise to the occasion and try yet another fresh-baked pandemic loaf. And, like a lot of us, Fallon spent the time in lockdown with his kids, so Jimmy reached out to Coldplay’s Martin, who was more than happy to jump on the piano for a moving homage to a certain shorn bear, “Fuzzy Wuzzy.”
Sadly, every streaming service rejected the film, so Jimmy just had to celebrate alone again, naturally.
Watch the spoof below.