How do you get away with butchering a Bruce Springsteen impression in order to try to make yourself part of the discussion about politics and current events?
"You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not lie to the FBI."
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon channeled Bruce Springsteen on Monday night to address the recent guilty plea by Michael Flynn to lying under oath to the FBI special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian investigation.
Sporting mirrored shades, a red bandana, and no sleeves, Fallon sang a festive, politically-charged version of Springtsteen's "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town" entitled "Robert Mueller's Comin' to Town."
"It's all cold down along D.C., wind's whipping round the White House," Fallon sang in his best Springsteen growl. "You guys all been good this year? Jared, you been good? Everybody in the Trump Administration been good, or what? That's not many, not many - you guys are in trouble out here..."
He then launched into the chorus: "You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not lie to the FBI. Robert Mueller's comin to town."
That's some Andy Borowitz level of satire and hilarity right there.
Over a year ago, Jimmy made the decision not to offend "Trump voters" and look how that turned out. He went from being on top to being the guy who got left behind.