Who knew Julianna Margulies and Jimmy Fallon could pull off a funny duet? These days Fallon can do no wrong as host of The Tonight Show. After a fantastic night with Barbra Streisand he’s showing no signs of slowing down with The Good Wife actress Julianna Margulies.
Margulies who’s known for her more dramatic roles threw down with Fallon for a fantastic sketch. The musical sketch saw the two dressed up as principal and vice principal of “Saugerties High School.” Margulies and Fallon were stationed behind the desk in their school best as they decided to sing the school announcements. Why did they sing the school announcements, you ask? Well, that’s because they’ve been voted as the most entertaining and musical morning announcement duo — of course.
The sketch, which featured Julianna in a coiffed wig, and Jimmy wearing a 70s mustache, were hilariously awkward for all the right reasons. Margulies’ sense of timing was off for half of the school announcements. Just think back to Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer’s Marty and Bobbie Culp sketch on Saturday Night Live.
The songs were to the tune of many top 40 songs. The best part is that all of the songs were played through a 90s boom box. It was perfect for two obviously very out of touch principals who were desperately trying to be hip for the kids during morning announcements.
To announce the bake sale Jimmy performed Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”,” infusing the lyrics, “Bakers gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake.” Other Top 40 songs rearranged by the principals were, “Rude” by Magic!, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith.
Before the show kicked off Jimmy Fallon tweeted out his excitement about Margulies and additional guest Jerry Lewis.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 16, 2014
Later he shared the sketch for those that missed the airing.
Too bad the two couldn’t have a dance off. Something tells us watching Julianna Margulies throw down a few moves would have been just as amusing as hearing her sing “Bey-Once’s” “Single Ladies.”
Check out the hilarious sketch below!
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