Jimmy Fallon takes on David Bowie and Tim Tebow
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.
— Randall Roberts
Photo: Screen shot of Jimmy Fallon as David Bowie. Credit: NBC