Our favorite rapping news anchor is back! Jimmy Fallon and ‘The Tonight Show’ revived one of their best bits on June 16, making Brian tackle Sir Mix-A-Lot’s classic, booty-loving song. Read on to watch the hilarious clip!
In February, Jimmy Fallon and his team at The Tonight Show struck gold when they spliced together a ton of clips of NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams to make it sound like he was rapping “Rapper’s Delight,” and again in April when they made Brian take on Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin & Juice.” We’ve been waiting for the third installment ever since, and it came on June 16 to the tune of Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back.”
Brian Williams Likes Big Butts & He Cannot Lie
The bit didn’t deviate from its original form, once again editing a bevy of clips of Brian broadcasting the news to make it seem like he was rapping the lines of “Baby Got Back.”
That alone would’ve been amazing — there’s something so wondrous about hearing the stately, well-enunciated voice of Brian Williams say things like “I LIKE BIG BUTTS” and “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hon” — but The Tonight Show threw in a bit of a curveball to spice this up. When Brian called out to the ladies, his NBC lady-friends Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Kathie Lee Gifford responded, “Yeah!” And whenever Brian needed a little manly assistance, the likes of Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Tom Brokaw were there to help.
But my favorite extra bit had to be using Kathie Lee for the “makes me so horny” line. Only Kathie Lee would have a clip of her saying the word horny on TV.
So HollywoodLifers, was this your favorite installment of Brian Williams rapping? Watch the clip above and let us know!
– Andrew Gruttadaro