Adam Sandler praised health care professionals battling coronavirus in an uplifting “Quarantine Song” that he performed on an at-home edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.
The Uncut Gems star--whose "The Hanukkah Song" is a bonafide parody classic--takes a more earnest approach in his new anthem saluting doctors and nurses on the front lines of the global pandemic.
“Doctors and nurses will save us from this mess if we get them the supplies that they need--and I hope they save us soon because I’m really, really sick of my family,” Sandler sang, “so you can’t see me peeking at my notes so much.”
Playing an electric guitar and rocking mirrored shades, a quarantined Sandler crooned to Fallon, “Doctors brought us into this world as babies, and doctors take good care of your grandma … Nurses slap you around ’til they find a good vein, they wear Crocs--and they tell you the TRUTH!”
“We’ve got to build some more ventilators and make some more masks. We’ve got to do it now, so let’s all come together. I’m teaching math to my kids, and that can’t be good for America.”
“Stay home as much as you can, be sure to wash your hands, let’s make this damn thing go away. We love you, doctors and nurses; you’re saving lives every day. Find a cure for this shit, ’cause I really, really miss hugging my mailman.”
The New York Post noted that Sandler kicked off the tune with an earnest nod to his real-life friend, Fallon, saying: “Hey, Jimmy, I love you. Keep doing the good stuff you’re doing for us.”
Watch Sandler's performance of "Quarantine Song" above.