The supremely British Paul McCartney, staccato king Barack Obama, a spaced-out Keith Richards: Dana Carvey and Jimmy Fallon cover the hilarious, routine bases during The Tonight Show‘s Halloween-themed “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” In the clip, the master imitators take turns spinning a fake wheel, bringing up a name and a Halloween-spun scenario.
Carvey does a solid job with “President Obama talking about trick-or-treaters”: “Keep your eyes on the prize,” he tells candy-seeking kids. “If you ring the doorbell and you’re expecting a Kit-Kat bar or a peanut butter cup, and you see you got raisins and you got popcorn wrapped in plastic, you gotta run away. That’s fucked up!”
Fallon employs the classic fish-face and hip swivels for “Mick Jagger discussing corn mazes,” but Carvey sneaks in a funnier Rolling Stones impression with his brief, grumbled “Keith Richards giving out candy.” Carvey also wheels out his standard McCartney riff for a bizarre bit about Fatal Attraction, and his “Lorne Michaels describing his favorite Halloween monster” will remind fans of the similarities between the SNL boss and Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil.
Though Fallon says he hasn’t perfected his Bernie Sanders, he offers a dead-on imitation of the Democratic Socialistic ranting about king-size candy bars. “King-size candy bars are just too big,” he says, flailing his arms like a caffeinated maestro. “We need to break ’em up and get ’em separated. Be like a Kit-Kat bar. Give me a break! Give me a break! Break me off a piece of that – Kit – Kat – Bar.”