Gov. Chris Christie can now count The Boss as one of the many people mocking his "Bridgegate" scandal. Bruce Springsteen showed up on Tuesday's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to perform a parody song about the controversy.
Fallon and Springsteen stepped onto the Studio 6A stage dressed in full "Born in the U.S.A." garb to sing an acoustic rendition of "Born to Run" retooled to the allegations that Christie aides had ordered lanes of the George Washington Bridge closed in an act of political retribution.
"You've got Wall Street masters stuck with cheek-to-cheek with blue collar truckers and, man, I really got to take a leak," Springsteen sang. "I'm stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam."
Luckily, Christie is known to be a big fan of Springsteen's music.
In many ways the bridge controversy was ripe for the spoofing. Fallon is well known for performing songs aimed at topical events and issues, usually with the the help of some big name guests. (Christie himself appeared on "Late Night" last June to "slow jam" the New Jersey special election.)
Springsteen, a New Jersey native who has never shied away from politics, is currently on a press tour for his latest album, "High Hopes." He has participated in Fallon's song parodies before — he sang LMAFO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" with Fallon, who was performing the song in character as Bob Dylan.