Another year, another “Rolling in the Deep” cover. Jimmy Fallon took his late night show on the road this week in honor of Super Bowl 46, touting a live telecast following Sunday’s game to celebrate the victor and the game’s hospitable home city of Indianapolis. After watching the Giants defeat the New England Patriots from a Butler University dorm room—no Brad Stevens?—Fallon was ready for the party to continue. “You can’t go to sleep! This is Indianapolis!” he told his fellow snack enthusiasts as they prepped for bed. Really? Everybody hurry to the Hilbert Circle Theater for marching bands, a cameo from the mayor, pyrotechnics and plenty of guacamole-laced lyrics sung across the sounds of Adele’s big hit. And everything you’ve ever thought about Indianapolis, spun on its head.
NBC also got in the musical spirit prior to the game, featuring stars across their programming board—Amy Poehler! Mariska Hargitay! Al Roker! The on-air talent showed off their range of performance skills while singing “Brotherhood of Man” from the musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Community lives!