Oct 14, 2020
America, Greet Your New Rap God: News Dude Brian Williams (Video)
There are almost no words for how beautiful this Tonight Show mashup is: NBC anchor Brian Williams and reporter Lester Holt are edited into Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight.” We’ve seen similar compilations of news snippets, but this one’s seamless. The sound/video editors deserve Emmys for this. We simply can’t stop watching it. Also, Kathie Lee Gifford in the shortest cameo in video history.
We are in awe.
Fallon did a number of these things on Late Night, but this new one is far more ambitious. For comparison, see this older video of Brian Williams rapping Marky Mark’s “Good Vibrations,” which is fun, but shorter and choppier. Fallon’s “how we do it” intro is also deliciously nerdy. Nice kid, he’ll probably go far.