Nevertheless, his parody, Downton Sixbey
(get it? as in Studio 6B?), is worth the whopping eight-minute run-time. Face it: as much as we love this show, it was practically created to be parodied — and at least this one doesn’t involve any heart-curdling Arby’s melts.
Sixbey finds Fallon in the lordly-er, Early role as the Earl of Downton Sixbey with his surprisingly hot wife, Brooke Shields. And then there’s Fred Armisen in a wig, thrown in for good measure. The Earl hosts a dinner while the servants, er, writers struggle to write better Kardashian jokes. Right, because that’s what every series about an early 20th century Yorkshire estate needs: more Kardashian.
We may have to wait until the new year — as in 2013 — to get our real Downton fix, but until then we can enjoy Fallon’s jaunty parody and subsequently spend hours trying to wash the image of Armisen in a dress out of our brains. That’ll keep us busy.
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