Gov. Christie Traffic Jam Scandal Parodied by Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon

By Jeremy D. Larson

If you’ve been living under a rock in a cave for the last week or so, you may have missed the Chris Christie Fort Lee Traffic Jam Scandal, which has taken briefly taken over some corners of political discussions in America.

What with New Jersey being no stranger to lovable corruption, and what with late-night TV’s propensity to lampoon every scandal, it was really only a matter of time before a Bruce Springsteen parody of Bridge-gate arose.

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Jimmy Fallon in is most impeccable ’80s Boss imitation sings the first half of “Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam” (sung to the tune of “Born To Run”) and is later joined by Bruce himself, which totally definitely absolutely was not planned and happened spontaneously. Watch the whole performance below.

Bruce and Jimmy sat down to shoot the breeze about myriad topics including Miley Cyrus and actually entertained and meditated upon the Reddit AMA meme question, “Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or a horse-sized duck?”  Springsteen and his E Street Band, including Tom Morello, also played three tracks from his latest album  High Hopes: “Just Like Fire Would” “Heaven’s Wall,” and the title-track.  Watch the whole episode below here.


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