As always, the bit found host Jimmy Fallon asking an audience member a few questions, then tasking the Roots with fitting those details into the style of a certain pop song. First, he spoke with a Venezuelan woman about spending snow days inside watching Netflix, and charged the Roots with recreating a Shawn Mendes-style song.
Next, he spoke with a man who said that if he could have any animal in the world as a pet – literally any animal – it would be a German Shepherd. And if he could teach the dog to say anything it would be, “I love you.” The Roots in turn offered up a play on Lady Gaga’s “Shallow,” with Black Thought belting, “You obviously think there’s no threat having a German Shepherd for a pet/If you could train that unusual animal/To say one single thing/You would teach it to say I love you, I think that’s amazing!”
For their grand finale, the Roots recreated Andrew Gold’s “Thank You for Being a Friend” – better known as the Golden Girls’ theme song – for a woman who said her first act as president would be to ban slow walkers, while her campaign slogan would be “Make America Fast Again.”