Christie, Fallon Slow-Jam the News—With a Dose of Innuendo

Niraj Chokshi
National Journal

New Jersey Gov., and Bruce Springsteen fanatic, Chris Christie appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday to explain his recent decision to hold an October election for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat.

Christie delivered his explanation by "slow-jamming" the news with Fallon and backup band The Roots. Consistent with the regular skit, Christie deadpanned while Fallon and vocalist Black Thought expounded, with a heavy dose of innuendo.

"Aw, yeah," Fallon crooned. "Chris Christie's about to give New Jersey a huge election and he's putting it in the hands of the people."

Republicans had hoped Christie would appoint someone to finish out Lautenberg's term, which expires in January 2015. Instead, he appointed New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to take the seat until an October election. New Jersey hasn't had a Republican in the U.S. Senate in decades.

The skit, below, included several jokes about Christie's weightFallon affectionately called him "Christie-Cream doughnut"and a reference to a potential 2016 presidential run.