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Jimmy Fallon takes on David Bowie and Tim Tebow

Jimmy Fallon impersonates Tim Tebow and David Bowie

Thursday night Jimmy Fallon outdid himself on his "Late Night" show on NBC. Already known for his spot-on impersonations of, among many others, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Barry Gibb, Fallon took on Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie and combined it with a lyrical conversation between Jesus Christ and devout Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow; or, as Steve Higgins announced it, "Tim Tebow and David Bowie together as one. Ladies and gentlemen: TeBowie." 

Using the classic Bowie song "Space Oddity" as inspiration, the quasi-Stardust plucked his acoustic guitar while Vaseline-lensed camera effects straight out of the 1970s offered double-exposure looks at the erstwhile Spaceman conjuring Jesus and Tebow. "Tim Tebow to Jesus Christ," sings TeBowie, "Can't win by myself/But with your help I might." As the song continues, in a note-by-note replica of the classic cosmic conversation between Ground Control and Major Tom, Fallon takes on the voice of Jesus replying: "This is Jesus Christ to Tim Tebow / Please leave me alone / Don't you know my day of rest is Sunday? / And I'm sick of watching all these Bronco games." 

On the song goes, each verse funnier than the next. Watch it in its entirety below. 

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Photo: Screen shot of Jimmy Fallon as David Bowie. Credit: NBC

 
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