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Jimmy Fallon Nails Jim Morrison Impersonation [VANITY]
YouTube ^ | August 03, 2012 | Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Posted on 03/22/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: books; doors; fallon; kidbooks; kidlit; morrison; television
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This is from late last year but well worth watching! Jimmy Fallon's incredible impersonation of Jim Morrison of The Doors is one of the all-time best moments of late night television.
1 posted on 03/22/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Anagram for ‘Jim Morrison’ = Mr. Mojo Risin’


2 posted on 03/22/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Good, but Andy Kaufman turning into Elvis is my favorite.

Followed by Belushi doing Joe C.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 12:37:53 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: battlecry

Belushi doing Joe Cocker was another all-time best, agreed! Looked like a real seizure during the song. LOL


4 posted on 03/22/2013 12:39:07 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I am a huge Doors fan. That was spot on. Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: shibumi

Aw hell no ping.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 12:51:43 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

That WAS impressive!


7 posted on 03/22/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nachum

‘The Doors Live at the Bowl ‘68’ was on public television station the other night and I DVR’d it! Jim Morrison could give Frank Sinatra a run for his money had he chosen to sing serious ballads.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 12:53:01 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He does a lot of impersonations dead on. He does the best Neil Young impersonation I ever heard in my life. If you heard it by sound alone it would be impossible to tell which is which


9 posted on 03/22/2013 12:55:30 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Great performance. Children’s literature doesn’t normally get a lot of attention from rock singers.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 12:57:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

It was a huge loss when he died. :(


11 posted on 03/22/2013 12:59:55 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Jim Morrison could give Frank Sinatra a run for his money had he chosen to sing serious ballads.

His singing voice was far better than that of most rockers at the time.

12 posted on 03/22/2013 1:04:34 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Nachum

Google “The Soft Parade” band.

Dude is dead on.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 1:07:34 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Jim Morrison could give Frank Sinatra a run for his money had he chosen to sing serious ballads.

Sinatra actually had great respect for Morrison's vocal ability. He was a fan.

14 posted on 03/22/2013 1:19:08 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Interesting.. I didn’t know that. Sinatra just had that certain somethin’..


15 posted on 03/22/2013 1:24:25 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Morrisons music was decades ahead of it’s. Fallon nails it.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 1:29:29 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Yep, that was a remarkable “Soft Parade” sound.
Thanks for posting...lightened up the day.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 1:35:25 PM PDT by two23 (My Dad said they were all commies back in the 60's. He was right.)
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To: Nachum

Are you familiar with Phantom’s Devine Comedy?
Doors fans usually like this as well. (At least they did in the mid 70s)
The entire album is quite good (1974).
Tales From a Wizard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmZC6BIUts8
Spiders Will Dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2UYGdGCETQ


18 posted on 03/22/2013 1:38:41 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: showme_the_Glory
"Morrisons music was decades ahead of it’s."

Guess I'm decades behind 'cause I think Morrison sucks. From the comments already here, I'm sure I'll be told what a great poet he was, and how I'm just too stupid to get it.

Every Doors song sounds the same. Morrison's fame is deeply rooted in the fact that he OD'd. Had he not done so, he'd be some long forgotten hack trying to keep relevant by coming out every now and then with a bold declaration to save the earth, the whales, the polar bears, or calling for wealth redistribution, etc.

19 posted on 03/22/2013 1:44:42 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Big fat dead guy in a bathtub.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Not bad. Not bad at all.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 1:54:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He has to be lip-synching.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 2:12:30 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: Joe 6-pack
Go to your room. And turn down your stereo because I can hear Justin Bieber's 'mama's boy wanna-be ghetto gangster' voice all the way from here!

You probably hate Led Zeppelin, Rush, Hendrix, ELP too? I was never into The Doors back in the '60's but compared to the utter GHETTO AUTO-TUNE GARBAGE being sanitized in recording studios today, he is one of rock's greatest. When I was just a kid, I had a Doors 45 record with the title track 'Riders On The Storm' and I loved that song. I didn't even know who Jim Morrison was but I loved that song.

One of the most imaginative and COMPLEX bands back when REAL music was made was GENTLE GIANT!!!! Enjoy!

23 posted on 03/22/2013 2:14:07 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Sinatra just had that certain somethin’..

Oh. Yeah.

"I get no kick from Champagne,
Mere alcohol...it doesn't move me at all.
So tell me why...should it be true?
That I get a...kick...out of you."

Harry Connick Jr. sort of has a touch of that somethin'...but Sinatra? He da man.

24 posted on 03/22/2013 2:33:08 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

His Tebow/Bowie was HYSTERICAL!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09T8AUspQN0


25 posted on 03/22/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I still can’t believe how much he can mimick voices.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 2:41:32 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Wow, that was great........


27 posted on 03/22/2013 2:45:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Joe 6-pack

Most of the songs that were hits were not written by Jim but by John Densmore and Robby Krieger (the drummer and guitarist)


28 posted on 03/22/2013 2:47:20 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
"Go to your room. And turn down your stereo because I can hear Justin Bieber's 'mama's boy wanna-be ghetto gangster' voice all the way from here!"

It's people like Morrison that lowered the bar for people like Bieber.

"When I was just a kid, I had a Doors 45 record with the title track 'Riders On The Storm' and I loved that song."

Most kids would; it was written to appeal to that demographic.

29 posted on 03/22/2013 2:47:45 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

Lip synching to who? You think Jim Morrison recorded a kids show song that was produced in the 80’s?


30 posted on 03/22/2013 2:48:03 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It’s people like Morrison that lowered the bar for people like Bieber.

****************************

Ok, I just don’t even know how to respond to this. Seriously.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I'm sure I'll be told what a great poet he was, and how I'm just too stupid to get it.

Nah, he wasn't a poet but the band was one of the best in their day......To each their own I guess.

32 posted on 03/22/2013 2:49:11 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Joe 6-pack
Most kids would; it was written to appeal to that demographic.

Yep, it appealed to me and my military buddies too..........

33 posted on 03/22/2013 2:51:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

Only if Morrison sang the theme song to Reading Rainbow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGhfI_NwcA


34 posted on 03/22/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

As a huge Doors fan since the ‘60s, I have to say, that is an astonishing impersonation. Wow..!

Coincidentally, we (me, my wife, and my son) were talking last night and comparing Jimmy Fallon with Jimmy Kimmel. We all agreed Fallon blows Kimmel away.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 2:58:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: battlecry
Followed by Belushi doing Joe C

And Piscopo doing Sinatra.

Joe Piscopo As Frank Sinatra

36 posted on 03/22/2013 3:05:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Joe Piscopo... forgot about that one!


37 posted on 03/22/2013 3:18:57 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Unplugged version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFieOMWRZSk


38 posted on 03/22/2013 3:57:14 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

(for real Doors fans)

Our Field Trip
by James Morrison
Mrs. Roman’s 7th Grade Spanish Class

Our class, Brother Timothy’s and Sister Therese’s went to the Natural History Museum and nature hike last Wednesday. We all had different colored buses for each class in our caravan, ours was blue, and had to bring a sack lunch for the nature hike because it was a long walk (seven whole miles.)

Our bus driver must have been new because he took the wrong turnoff and got lost. I got into trouble the first time by saying to Mrs. Roman that we should ask a stranger where we were. She told me that we were in a bad neighborhood right at the edge of town and that I should sit down and stop bothering her.

We got back on the Meyer Airport Flier Highway after our driver went into an “Adult Club” called the “Gold Mine”. Mrs. Roman said we should never go into such places because we would see all the weird stuff they do there, and that he was only there to ask directions, but it still took a half an hour before the man came out the back door.

It was really hot in the school bus and all the kids were misbehaving, not just me, and the driver tried to take everybody’s mind off of it by talking about the really old glacier lake we were passing. Crystal lake used to have a summer camp with a ship but they closed it down after some counselors were killed there. The lake was low because the summer rains were late and it kind of stank.

When we got the museum, all the boys wanted to see the dinosaurs and the girls wanted to look at the Neanderthal woman holding her hairy baby. People are strange. The dinosaur looked real and Mrs. Roman got mad because I wanted to see what its skin felt like and touched it even though it had a “Do Not Touch” sign. Its skin felt cold.

I kept thinking about the dinosaur as we went on the nature hike. If the path was straight instead of snaking everywhere it would only be a mile or two. I wish I had my bicycle instead of having to walk it. Halfway through we had to stop for lunch and I got really mad because my mother had given me a sardine sandwich and I hate sardines. So I started shouting and when Brother Timothy grabbed my arm I kicked him and I’m sorry. I also got a blister and was stung by a Texas sized wasp, which really hurts and it made me grouchy. I was tired and just beat and wanted to listen to the big radio.

When we got to the end we were late and the bus drivers were calling to us again that we had to go. When we got back to school, Mrs. Roman made me go around to every 7th Grade Homeroom and apologize to everybody and then go to the Mother Superior’s office and apologize to her and she made me write this report to say how sorry I am and I will never forget this field trip.

THE END


39 posted on 03/22/2013 4:07:11 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Hot Tabasco
"Yep, it appealed to me and my military buddies too.........."

Well, in all fairness to you, your military buddies and Jim Morrison, if Reagan and Cap Weinberger hadn't clamped down on pot smoking in the military before I joined, I might have found myself enjoying the Doors as well.

40 posted on 03/22/2013 4:11:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Verbosus

Interesting stuff. I will have to find out more. Thanks.


41 posted on 03/22/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Salamander

I’m not smiling.

(But then ... I rarely do.)


42 posted on 03/22/2013 4:33:40 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: autumnraine
Fallon/Bowie/Tebow:

"and may God's love be with you me.." LOL!

43 posted on 03/22/2013 4:55:03 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I met a guy who was in Nam and he said his unit had a pet monkey that they would take in their jeep and they’d smoke pot and the monkey loved to get high. It’s no wonder we had a tough time there.


44 posted on 03/22/2013 4:57:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The monkey probably liked the Doors, too.


45 posted on 03/22/2013 4:58:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: autumnraine

I know exactly what lowered the bar in music but I can’t say it here.


46 posted on 03/22/2013 4:59:37 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Cool!


47 posted on 03/22/2013 5:08:04 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!)
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If he’d imitated his death, I’d have tuned in.


48 posted on 03/22/2013 8:10:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Heh.

Cute.


49 posted on 03/22/2013 11:27:25 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

>”The Doors Live at the Bowl ‘68’ was on public television station the other night”<

I was there. Damn I’m old.


50 posted on 03/22/2013 11:35:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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