Jimmy Fallon & Stevie Nicks’ Amazingly Accurate Duet Puts Tom Petty To Shame — VIDEO
Stevie Nicks was the musical guest on The Tonight Show Wednesday night and Jimmy Fallon took the opportunity to play a character called "fat Tom Petty." But instead of doing a goofy impersonation and messing around with Nicks, Jimmy Fallon straight up became Tom Petty to recreate Nicks' and Petty's 1981 music video for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." The segment was introduced by Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, guests earlier in the night, who announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty" and from that point forward everything went on as if the audience really was watching Nicks and Petty.
Fallon, who wore a blonde wig, black shirt and blazer, and light wash jeans, never broke character ("Say whaat?!" said fans of early 2000's SNL) and sang along with Nicks following nearly every move of the original video. The other band members also dressed in the appropriate early 80s clothing and the performance was even recorded with a soft focus camera effect giving it the necessary vibe. Bonus points for the part where Nicks and Fallon spin around in slow motion. (For the record, the Nicks spin happens in the real video; the Petty spin does not.)
The video isn't replicated shot-for-shot, but it's pretty darn close considering what they were working with. Both videos are available below and for those of you who are interested in trying to line these things up, the Fallon video runs about six seconds ahead of the original. You're welcome.