The Tonight Show’s Biggest Viral Hit Is Probably Fake




That video of a couple singing karaoke at a gas station, Jay Leno’s all-time greatest YouTube success, is totally fake.

The clip is of a well-established Tonight Show bit called Pumpcast News, in which a news anchor on a screen placed above a gas station pump starts interacting with the customera in front of him. In this one, he notices a man singing as he starts to pump, then asks him and his wife to karaoke. In the four days since the clip went up on YouTube, it’s gotten more than 7.5 million views

The first clue that the video isn’t capturing a spontaneous moment of comedy at the one minute mark, when the newscaster announces “here’s Will!” without the singer giving his name. Read more…

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