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Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams slow-jam immigration reform

There's been a lot of talk about President Obama's executive order on immigration. But some news, as Jimmy Fallon says on Tuesday night's Tonight Show, does pretty well as a slow-jam. Brian Williams, celebrating 10 years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News, does the mostly straight reporting — there's a Sir Mix-a-Lot riff thrown in — and Fallon focuses on the deep-voice sexual innuendo. Tariq Trotter, from the Roots, gets lines like "They're lining up to get inside the USA, just like it was a Kmart on Black Friday" and "Republicans are mad immigrants aren't leaving, just like your in-laws on Thanksgiving." It's worth sitting through the plugs for various projects at the end to watch Williams look vaguely uncomfortable when Fallon talks about Obama holding his Bic. --Peter Weber