Jimmy Fallon zips through current events from Trump, the Knicks, ‘Bridgerton', to Welch’s in news mashup, Internet says 'you are on fire'

Jimmy Fallon zips through current events from Trump, the Knicks, ‘Bridgerton', to Welch’s in news mashup, Internet says 'you are on fire'
Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' delivered a fun news mashup segment featuring Donald Trump's hush money trial, the Knicks, and the latest season of 'Bridgerton' (Getty Images, @fallontonight/YouTube, Wikipedia, Netflix)

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: On the night of May 17, Jimmy Fallon entertained his 'Tonight Show' audience with a 'news mash' featuring four major stories from the week.

He covered Trump’s ongoing hush money trial, the Knicks making it to the NBA playoffs, the release of the newest season of 'Bridgerton', and Welch’s latest product—a boozy canned juice clearly not intended for kids.


Jimmy Fallon connects Donald Trump trial, 'Bridgerton', and NBA Playoffs

Reportedly, Trump's Manhattan trial on charges for concealing a 2016 hush money scheme is rapidly approaching its conclusion.

Justice Juan Merchan has urged attorneys to be ready for closing arguments as early as May 21.

“First up, the Trump trial has been going on for weeks,” Fallon began considering the same, adding, “It all started when he had a one-night stand with Stormy Daniels.”


“Speaking of rich people having one-night stands, ‘Bridgerton’ is back,” he continued.

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The People of the State of New York v Donald Trump is an ongoing criminal trial against Donald Trump (Getty Images)

He then said, “New episodes just dropped on Netflix. It’s about a bunch of ladies and lords looking to score. You know who else is looking to score? Everyone in the NBA playoffs.”


“The Knicks are one of the top teams along with Denver and Boston,” Fallon added.

“Soon the winners will be popping expensive champagne, while the losers will be chugging Welch’s new canned cocktail. That’s right: the children’s juice maker is now selling booze in a can," he continued. 

Jimmy Fallon mocks 'Bridgerton'

Fallon continued with more updates and said “But don’t give these to your kids or you’re going to end up on trial. Even if he beats the charges in this case, he’s got three more waiting for him. Honestly, he’s got more court time than the Knicks. They’re trying to win their first championship since 1973, so capturing a title this year is their deepest desire.”

“All the ‘Bridgerton’ characters are prim and proper with white gloves and British accents. They shan’t be caught dead with a can of spiked Welch’s. If you drink too many of these things, you’re going to pass out,” he said. “Kind of like Donald Trump in court," Fallon added. 

Netflix will release the third season of Bridgerton in two parts (Getty Images)

“His eyes are closed, his mouth is open, he’s drooling and drooling,” Fallon added as he rounded the metaphorical third base. “The players are working so hard to get there. They’re getting hot and sweaty. Believe me, this show is juicy.”


“In conclusion, slam dunk might be sunk,” he concluded, adding, “Time to get drunk.” 

As per Forbes, Netflix has decided to release the third season of Bridgerton in two parts.

The first four episodes debuted on May 16, with the remaining four scheduled to be released a month later on June 13.

Jimmy Fallon's hilarious news mashup draws viewer reactions

Jimmy Fallon's quick rundown of current events featuring Trump, the Knicks, 'Bridgerton,' and Welch's in a news mashup sparked hilarious comments from viewers.

One viewer said, "The Knicks going to the playoffs is one of the early Seven Signs of the Apocalypse."

Another viewer said, "What a smashin good monologue."

One viewer noted, "The studio audience was obnoxious this show...sounded like children."


A follower observed, "Great NewsSmash !!!"

One comment read, "You are on fire!"

Another comment read, "Slam dunk, might get sunk, time to get drunk, and imagine the 18th century funk."

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