Jimmy Fallon’s on a boat…in a classroom? The late night host and his band, The Roots, joined The Lonely Island to recreate one of the group’s most iconic tracks, ‘I’m On A Boat’ in way it’s never been done before. Watch the classroom instruments version of the song right here!
Get your towels ready, it’s about to go down! Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and The Lonely Island joined forces to make a family-friendly version of “I’m On A Boat” on the May 16 episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon using none other than classroom instruments. Who knew a rap song would sound so good with plastic toys?
It’s still a mystery how Jimmy and The Roots figure out a way to turn rap songs into classroom sing-alongs, but they managed to do that once again with “I’m On A Boat.” The guys incorporated everything from xylophones to kazoos (and even a banana shaker) to create the new version, and it sounded absolutely amazing — especially because Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone were there to sing their track! Andy even uses his “flippy floppies” to add sound. How fitting!
Despite the fact that “I’m On A Boat” has an awful lot of swear words, Jimmy and the gang found quite the creative way to not only censor the track. Using new phrases like “monkey funky” and “mickey fickey” to replace the not-classroom-approriate parts of the song, they almost made us forget that there were even swear words in the original tune. Oh, and to top everything off, everyone was sporting full-on sailor outfits. This is just too much!
As if The Lonely Island’s classroom sing-along wasn’t awesome enough, Gigi Hadid also made an appearance on the same episode of The Tonight Show — in fact, it was her debut on the show! Not only did Gigi look super hot in a black and white striped bodice, but she was also totally hilarious. She even teamed up with Andy in game of Catchphrase! Needless to say, this was one eventful episode!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the classroom instruments version of “I’m On A Boat”? What’s your favorite song Jimmy and The Roots have done like this? Tell us below!