Too much Saugerties in Jimmy Fallon's voice?
The mayor of Philadelphia chides the former local resident about his accent in a 'Saturday Night Live' guest spot.
PHILADELPHIA >> Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is taking Jimmy Fallon to task for his lame Philly accent on “Saturday Night Live.”
Former “SNL” cast members Fallon and Tina Fey made a guest appearance as undecided suburban Philadelphia women during a sketch while discussing the presidential campaign.
Fey nailed her Philly accent — likely because she grew up in suburban Philadelphia. But Fallon, who grew up in Saugerties, struggled with his, prompting the Democratic mayor to tweet advice, including where to buy the best hoagies in the city.
Kenney tweeted: “Eyetalian hoagies are best for Iggle’s game!” referring to the city’s NFL team, the Eagles.
Fallon broke into laughter during the skit, part of the show’s “Weekend Update” news segment, when he stumbled over the Philadelphia pronunciation of several words, finally saying, “I apologize. I’ve been on vacation, so my accent .... ”
Fallon later tweeted, “I’m off to Philly to work on my accent.”
Fallon, a 1992 graduate of Saugerties High School, is the host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.”