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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 01:02 AM

Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon: "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam" ("Born To Run" Parody) - VIDEO





Bruce Springsteen & Bruce Springsteen rework "Born To Run" to address the Fort Lee, NJ bridge scandal.



p.s. More Fallon song/impressions down in Comment #12


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Reply Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon: "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam" ("Born To Run" Parody) - VIDEO (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2014 OP
liberalla Jan 2014 #1
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #6
SummerSnow Jan 2014 #26
MsPithy Jan 2014 #36
Ellipsis Jan 2014 #2
xfundy Jan 2014 #5
Ellipsis Jan 2014 #7
rocktivity Jan 2014 #52
pinto Jan 2014 #3
pacalo Jan 2014 #4
Ellipsis Jan 2014 #8
pacalo Jan 2014 #9
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #13
pacalo Jan 2014 #14
drynberg Jan 2014 #20
SunSeeker Jan 2014 #10
cui bono Jan 2014 #11
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #12
valerief Jan 2014 #15
bklyncowgirl Jan 2014 #16
valerief Jan 2014 #17
Fiendish Thingy Jan 2014 #22
valerief Jan 2014 #35
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #49
bklyncowgirl Jan 2014 #29
valerief Jan 2014 #37
MsPithy Jan 2014 #40
valerief Jan 2014 #41
MsPithy Jan 2014 #38
valerief Jan 2014 #39
MsPithy Jan 2014 #43
valerief Jan 2014 #44
MsPithy Jan 2014 #45
valerief Jan 2014 #46
amuse bouche Jan 2014 #48
Berlum Jan 2014 #18
groundloop Jan 2014 #19
MrMickeysMom Jan 2014 #21
karynnj Jan 2014 #23
rocktivity Jan 2014 #24
JEFF9K Jan 2014 #25
RoccoR5955 Jan 2014 #27
louis-t Jan 2014 #28
Dopers_Greed Jan 2014 #30
Cha Jan 2014 #31
2banon Jan 2014 #32
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #33
TBF Jan 2014 #34
malthaussen Jan 2014 #42
grahamhgreen Jan 2014 #47
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #50
Inkfreak Jan 2014 #51

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 01:48 AM

1. What a hoot!

"Guv'ner let me in, I want to be your friend
there'll be no partisan divisions
let me wrap my legs 'round your mighty rims . . . (ribs?)
and relieve your stressful condition "


God, they were having fun!

Christie L.O.V.E.S Springsteen...
I wonder if he'll be sore over this parody making fun of him?

Thanks Jimmy & Bruce!!!




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Response to liberalla (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:12 AM

6. Sounds like 'rims' to me. Article link below with some of the lyrics, below

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Response to liberalla (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 11:46 AM

26. Guess the bromance is over

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:42 PM

36. Thank god!

The christie/Springsteen thing felt like a harbinger of the impending apocalypse.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 01:48 AM

2. Ah memories

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:09 AM

5. Thanks for that!

I had the 8-track.

I drew the cover and screen printed it on a T-shirt in high school.

One of the little turds in my class said, "you like Bruce Springsteen? Bruce is a queer name, you must be queer."

Fast forward to now: the little turd has become a RW preacher, still as stupid and infected as before, though he was right about one thing: I AM queer. Spooky! So he found me on FB, and his worshippers could see. I reminded him of his stupid comments, then came out as a "librul." He started into the usual bullshit, then I told him he was an asshole then and a worse one now. They had to pass the smelling salts.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:20 AM

7. hahhhh that was good.

I remember I had Commander Cody and Paul Simon with some shleppy under dash eight-track player you sometimes had to shim with a pack of matches to make it go

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 02:49 PM

52. Nine people in his band, and who does he put on the cover with him? The black guy!

He's on the BACK cover, mind you, but you have to start somewhere...


rocktivity

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 01:55 AM

3. Ha! That's great.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:05 AM

4. These music parodies are Jimmy Fallon's forte -- this is really good.

Having Bruce Springsteen there alongside him was a big for Christie, a big fan of Springsteen.


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Response to pacalo (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:34 AM

8. It really is. I just watched "Band of Brothers" again, he's got a bit part in it.

...better singer spoofer then actor, that's for sure.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:40 AM

9. One night I saw a lip sync off video from Fallon's show on mediaite.com & went looking for more.

Great talent.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:12 AM

13. See Comment #12 for a few more...

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:20 AM

14. Thanks, Tx4!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:17 AM

20. Perfect Poetic Justice

Yee get what thou sow...Sting!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:47 AM

10. When Bruce said "I gotta pee" I nearly bust a gut.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:47 AM

11. "I really gotta take a leak!"



Wish I could see Christie's face while he watches his hero make fun of him.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:11 AM

12. A few more Fallon impression/songs below



Fallon aka Jim Morrison/Doors (Reading Rainbow)





Fallon aka Bob Dylan (Charles in Charge Theme)





Fallon aka Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen (Whip My Hair)





Fallon aka Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen (Sexy and I know it)





Fallon aka Neil Young (Party in the USA)





Fallon as David Bowie - (Tebowie) (not great copy quality on this one)





Fallon as Bob Dylan: "Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet"





Fallon as Bob Dylan: "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells"





Fallon aka Neil Young "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:31 AM

15. Some nitwits were booing at the end. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:38 AM

16. Were they booing or yelling BRUUUUUUUUUUUUCE? nt

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Response to bklyncowgirl (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:44 AM

17. You decide for yourself. Booing. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 10:46 AM

22. Guess you've never been to a Springsteen concert,

Yelling "Bruuuuuuuce!" Is the standard way fans cheer Springsteen.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:35 PM

35. Nope, I haven't. nt

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 11:33 PM

49. There was another video a couple years ago where folks thought there was boo'ing but it was "Bruuce"



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Response to valerief (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:46 PM

29. I heard Bruuuuuuuuuce! but whatever :)

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Response to bklyncowgirl (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:06 PM

37. Hey, what do I know? I heard boos and questioned it. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:53 PM

40. You didn't make the connection that his name is Bruuuuuuuce?

Another thing that happens at a Springsteen concert is, when they play the intro for Thunder Road, at the precise moment, tens of thousands of fans sing, "The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves, ..." It is deafening.

No one boos The Boss, ever!

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:54 PM

41. I said I heard boos. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:39 PM

38. No one boos The Boss, ever.

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:46 PM

39. Maybe they were booing Fallon. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:06 PM

43. I thought Fallon's first name was Jimmy,

not Bruuuuuuuuce.

You need to stop.

I have been to, maybe 10 Springsteen concerts, dating back to the 1970s. There are fans who have been to hundreds. Shouting Bruuuuuuuuce, is an ecstatic almost spiritual expression of appreciation.

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:12 PM

44. Maybe they were yelling boo to Fallon. Why would they yell bruce to Fallon? That's nuts. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:21 PM

45. Wow! My snark just flew right over your head, didn't it?

NO ONE WAS BOOING. Period!

Reread comments 22, 40 and 43.

And, if you ever get the chance, you should go to a Springsteen concert.

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:34 PM

46. Thanks, but I like jazz. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 11:31 PM

48. I doubt that

Fallon's audience doesn't 'boo' him

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:55 AM

18. Brilliant - this should be posted in GD

This parody is a fun and powerful musical spike through the deceitful, bullying, unprincipled Republicon heart of Chris Christie and his thuggish RepubliMinions.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:22 AM

19. HAH.... Brilliant


I smell the end of Christie's career in politics.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:20 AM

21. "I gotta take a leak!"

Perfectly written and executed!

I'm glad Christie loves Springsteen… the best way to be slapped back is by the hand that loves you…

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 10:52 AM

23. Brilliant and fantastic because Christie is a huge Springsteen fan

who wanted Springsteen to play at his first inaugural celebration - and was turned down. With the concerts for Sandy, he finally got to be on stage with Springsteen. If he ever had visions of Bruce endorsing him for President - as he did John Kerry and Obama - he has to know that will never happen.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 11:14 AM

24. Well, everybody knows how close Bruce and "Governor Soprano" are

Here they are exchanging sincere, respectful greetings at the Hurricane Sandy benefit:




rocktivity

P.S. The The Eleventh Annual "You Call This NEWS?" awards are posted.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 11:41 AM

25. Classic!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 12:27 PM

27. BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE! n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 01:22 PM

28. Love....It!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:56 PM

30. Burn

I could see the smoke from the DU homepage.

I wish I could be a fly on the wall when Christie sees this video.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 04:57 PM

31. Priceless!! Bruce and Jimmy campaigning Against

Chris Christie!

Mahalo Tx!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 05:48 PM

32. Brilliant Talent, Fallon

Amazing his range, not wrt to scale (which is great) but wrt to voice impressions in song. weird how his face can adapt to identical likeness to anyone he chooses to impersonate. amazing!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:25 PM

33. New Yorker article -- Blunder Road: Springsteen Runs Over Christie

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:03 PM

34. Hilarious! nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:03 PM

42. Just not right without Clarence Clemons... n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 11:14 PM

47. Branford Marsalis was gonna step in, but he was stuck in traffic!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 01:39 AM

50. A few ARTICLE links below


The New York Times: Christie and Springsteen: A Tale of Devotion, and a Very Public Snub
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/nyregion/christie-and-springsteen-a-tale-of-devotion-and-a-very-public-snub.html?smid=tw-nytimes

The New Yorker: Blunder Road: Springsteen Runs Over Christie
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2014/01/chris-christie-and-bruce-springsteen.html

Reuters: Springsteen, Fallon lampoon N.J. Governor Christie's 'Bridgegate'
http://news.yahoo.com/springsteen-fallon-lampoon-n-j-governor-christie-39-232637381--business.html;_ylt=A0geuqHFfNdSsm8AF5dXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N3Awc2s2BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDMyMF8x

The AP: Fallon, Springsteen parody Christie's traffic jams
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fallon-springsteen-parody-christies-traffic-jams

USA Today: Springsteen, Fallon mock Christie's Bridgegate
http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2014/01/15/christie-bruce-springsteen-jimmy-fallon-born-to-run/4488195/

The New Jersey Journal: Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon sing Chris Christie 'New Jersey Traffic Jam' song
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/01/bruce_springsteen_on_jimmy_fallon_chris_christie_song.html

LA Times: Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon mock Chris Christie's 'Bridgegate'
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-bruce-springsteen-jimmy-fallon-chris-christie-bridgegate-20140115,0,5288756.story#axzz2qXZkJvc3

Today: Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon take a 'Run' at Chris Christie traffic scandal
http://www.today.com/entertainment/bruce-springsteen-jimmy-fallon-take-run-chris-christie-traffic-scandal-2D11931650



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:42 AM

51. Jimmy Fallon is extremely talented.

He & Colbert are the 2 funniest entertainers in late night. Hands down.

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