Too much Sauger­ties in Jimmy Fal­lon's voice?

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”


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