Anyone who follows Roots drummer and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon staple Questlove on Twitter knows that he puts a lot of thought into the walk-on music the band plays for each of the guests on their show. One of the Roots' finest zingers to date was playing the Milli Vanilli song "Girl You Know It's True" when infamous lip syncher Ashlee Simpson came on the show -- complete with a skip on the main chorus to accentuate the part of the song that revealed that Milli Vanilli did not, in fact, sing their own music.
But last night's entrance music just might take the cake.
True to form, Questlove couldn't keep the joke to himself, so he took to Twitter last night to reveal that they had a trick up their sleeves:
@questlove Questo of The Roots aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title. Nov 22 via webFavoriteRetweetReply
When Michele Bachmann strode out on stage, Questo and the Roots started playing the introduction to Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch," which starts with an innocent refrain of "La la la la la." Bachmann, it appeared, had no idea she was being dissed.
As soon as news of this folly broke on mainstream media, NBC pulled the video that showed Bachmann's intro off of its site. But we were able to find this short clip of the intro music on YouTube. Watch it quick before it gets taken down:
Here's a clip of the song in question for reference:
NBC still has two clips of Bachmann's appearance up on their site now (though they pulled the video for last night's full episode, which included the walk-on moment). In the first clip she talks about meeting with Donald Trump, her Thanksgiving traditions, and her new book -- which was the main reason she was invited on the show, for those wondering how this even transpired.
The second video is a quick-paced word association game she played with Fallon. Listen for the boos when he prompts her with "Obama" and she replies "Finished."