Jimmy Fallon Combines Tim Tebow and David Bowie to Perform as ‘TeBowie’

TebowieDenver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow has taken a lot of flack from the comedy world for his highly publicized religiosity. Most notably, Tebow was lampooned by a recent Saturday Night Live sketch, wherein the athlete was played by Taran Killam, accompanied by Jason Sudeikis as Jesus. Last night, an SNL veteran got in the game in a particularly creative way: on Late NightJimmy Fallon wrote a parody of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” combining the quarterback and the glam rock star to create a sensation known only as TeBowie.

The “Major Tom” role in the song is taken by Tebow, asking Jesus for help winning his upcoming football games. The “Ground Control” part goes to Jesus, who insists that Tebow needs to stop asking him for help, as he has more important things to do. It’s irreverent, and likely to offend (Christians and David Bowie fans alike). But it’s some pretty classic Jimmy Fallon.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.