Pumpcast News got punked.
The recurring skit segment on NBC's "Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, where a fake news anchor confronts people at the gas pump, featured a musical couple that stole the show on Thursday night.
“You sir, pump 16 in Burbank,” Tim Stack said, through a TV screen at a gas pump to a man about to fill up his SUV. “The gentleman singing, really nice singing voice.”
As the pair proceed to talk, Stack asks the man to karaoke to “Livin on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. And boy, can he sing.
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As the man belts out the classic rock favorite, his wife sits in the passenger seat laughing hysterically. The camera cuts to her several times and Stack asks her to join her husband in a duet.
Initially, she refuses, but once she gets out of the car and begins to belt out “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics, her talent might overshadow her beau’s.
Leno will be leaving the “Tonight Show” in 2014; meanwhile, the show’s ratings recently have spiked, and it dominated the late night scene, beating CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Steve Burke, chief executive of NBCUniversal, said it’s the right time for Leno’s departure. Comedian Jimmy Fallon will replace him.
“We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was #1," Burke said. "Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time."