‘Born To Run’ Parody Spoofs New Jersey’s ‘Bridgegate’ ScandalBy: Val Powell - January 15, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to being spoofed by the media. The latest joke comes courtesy of Bruce Springsteen and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon who did an exceptionally funny remake of Springsteen’s “Born to Run”. The song was intended to spoof the “Bridgegate” scandal regarding last September’s massive traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge caused by top members of Christie’s staff.
The two men appeared on Late Night dressed in 1970’s Springsteen-styled matching outfits. They wore sleeveless vests and red bandanas to do the parody.
“You got Wall Street masters stuck cheek to cheek with blue collar truckers and man I really gotta take a leak, but I can’t. I’m stuck in Governor Chris Christie’s Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam,” Springsteen sang.
This might seem odd because Christie is known to be one Springsteen’s biggest fans who says he attended more than 100 concerts of “The Boss”.
The parody also mocks Christie’s long press conference to address the scandal. “It was longer than one of my own damn shows,” Springsteen continued.
In the parody, Springsteen also said the governor was “killing the working man” as a result of the traffic jam.
Last week, Christie fired his deputy Chief of Staff after documents revealed that she was involved in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge causing traffic jams that lasted for days in Fort Lee.
Correspondence by the Chief of Staff implied that the jam was caused by Christie’s aides in retaliation to a democratic mayor who refused to endorse the Governor for re-election.
“Ooohhh, baby this Bridgegate was just pay back. It’s a bitch slap to the state Democrats, ” sung Springsteen.
Jimmy Fallon never ceases to amaze. As the duo performed it was hard to tell who was actually Springsteen — singing wise at least. Fallon’s impersonation of Springsteen’s singing was funny and spot-on. It’s not the first time he and Springsteen teamed up on the show. A few years back Fallon did an impersonation of rocker Neil Young that was equally as amazing and Springsteen joined him on stage to make the performance even more special.
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