Stopped by comedian Jimmy Fallon Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn The Free Press learned Friday afternoon that he was about to hang out with Ford CEO Jim Farley and the factory workers who built the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck.
The “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” host spent nearly an hour touring the new factory with Farley and facility manager Corey Williams and Fallon Gates, a production communications specialist who guided tours of the facility.
Having a hilarious moment introducing himself to the famous visitor, Fallon Gates said, “I’m not sure who enjoyed the visit more, the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center staff or Jimmy Fallon?” said. “Everyone was smiling. Jimmy said the tour really blew his mind.”
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Factory workers applauded the actor who played the lead in the TV series “Saturday Night Live”. Jim Farley’s late cousin.
They flocked to take pictures with the TV presenter, and many asked the CEO to take pictures using employees’ cell phones as quickly as possible.
Factory workers shouted, “We love you,” and Fallon immediately responded.
Arguing about the infamous “frunk” on the talk show, the TV presenter stopped. site to meet the workers who put the huge front trunk inside the pickup truck.
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Fallon tweeted a video of him singing “Junk in my Frunk” on May 21.
On Friday, he showed UAW employees photos of his old F-150 and talked about trucks, trucks, trucks.
Ford confirmed the information provided to the Free Press regarding the afternoon’s event.
The joyous meeting between Farley and Fallon comes a week after Ford announced second-quarter adjusted earnings of $3.7 billion, which beat industry expectations. Lightning plays a key role in Ford’s strategy.
In the past, Fallon joked that his Ford pickup truck was bigger than the flat he had when he started “SNL” in 1998.
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The CEO and talk show host checked out several products, including: Lightning, Bronco Raptor and the Mustang Shelby GT500. And they drove the track together.
Farley tweeted photos from the 7:11 p.m. visit on Friday, saying, “I’m so happy to welcome @JimmyFallon to @Ford. It’s a fun day on the track and the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, MI surprised our teams that built the #F150Lightning. Thank you.” . Jimmy!”
17 minutes later, Fallon tweeted to Farley: “You’re so smart, funny, and troublesome. Most importantly – you treat your staff like family and I’m so happy to see them all first hand. Thank you for inviting me… what if I could come and hang out! !!!”
A crew from WDIV-TV (Channel 4), an NBC affiliate that broadcasts Fallon’s show and “SNL,” was invited to interview Fallon and Farley on the track.
Jimmy Fallon may have a special place in his heart for Motor City.
He agreed to be a guest on Spotify “Drive” podcast hosted by Farley This year celebrates the role cars play in our personal lives. Neither was paid to run the show.
Ford said on Friday that Fallon wasn’t paid to stop by, he just did.
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