behind the slow jam

Jimmy Fallon Explains How the Presidential ‘Slow Jam’ Went Down

Jimmy Fallon stopped by the Today show this morning to talk about how he landed a recent appearance by President Obama on Late Night, and what it was like to awkwardly rehearse a slow jam with the president. Turns out the White House reached out to Fallon after a fitness segment with Michelle Obama. “The President booked himself,” Fallon said, who asked the White House for a full show with Obama rather than just one segment. Obviously, Obama obliged and the rest is presidential slow-jam history. Check out the clip for more, including Fallon’s very Palin-y sounding impression of Obama (but no commentary on his lackluster mike drop).

Jimmy Fallon on How the Obama Show Happened