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Wheel of Musical Impressions with Keegan-Michael Key

October 30, 2019

-♪ Impressions ♪ -Now, here’s how it works. We’ll take turns hitting —
-I just — I’m holding this? -That’s yours.
-Okay, all right. -We’re gonna take turns
hitting this button here, which will activate the
musical impressions generator. -Yep. Yep.
-Okay, now, it’ll land on one random singer that one of us
can do an impression of. -Gotcha.
-And then one random song title. -And random song title. Okay.
-Whoever’s turn it is has to do an impression of that musician
singing that song. -Gotcha. Okay.
-Okay, here we go. Since you’re my first guest,
why don’t you go first? -I’ll go first.
Okay, here we go. All right. Random generator. -Bob Marley.
-Bob Marley. -“Hush Little Baby.”
-“Hush Little Baby.” -“Don’t Say a Word.” -Okay, yeah. Okay. All right,
all right, all right. -Roots, like, a Bob Marley…? ♪♪ ♪♪ -♪ Hush little baby ♪ ♪ Don’t say a word ♪ ♪ Papa’s gonna buy you
a mockingbird ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ And if that mockingbird ♪ ♪ If it won’t sing ♪ ♪ Papa’s gonna buy you
a diamond ring ♪ -Ohh! [ Cheers and applause ] -♪ Oh, papa’s gonna
buy you a diamond ring ♪ ♪ Say the word, and papa’s
gonna buy you a diamond ring ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, my goodness!
Oh, my goodness! No, you don’t get — No. [ Laughs ] Oh, gosh.
Okay. That was great. -Oh, wow. That is terrifying. -My turn. Here we go. [ Beeping ] -Dave Matthews. -“Yankee Doodle.”
[ Laughter ] -Dave Matthews type of jam.
Type of some — ♪♪ ♪ Yankee Doodle went to town ♪ ♪ Riding on a pony ♪ ♪ Stuck a feather in his hat ♪ ♪ And called it macaroni ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] [ Laughter ] -That’s exactly… -♪ Called it macaroni ♪
Okay. Here we go. -♪ Called it macaroni ♪ Oh, my gosh. That’s amazing.
-Keegan, you’re up. [ Beeping ] -All right.
What do we have here? REM.
-Is that me? You? -“She’ll Be Coming Around
the Mountain.” -Can you do REM?
-I think. We’ll give it a whirl.
All right, all right. One of us — Yeah. ♪♪ -♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain when she comes ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain when she comes ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain when she comes ♪ ♪ When she comes ♪ -♪ Comes ♪ -♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mountain ♪ ♪ She’ll be comin’ ’round
the mountain ♪ -♪ She’ll be comin’
’round the mount-a-a-ain ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Fantastic. -♪ Comin’ ’round the mountain ♪ Are there any more words
to that song? -I don’t know. No. Here we go. That was great. [ Beeping ] -Bruce Springsteen. Yeah. -“Bingo.”
-Like “Bingo was his name-o”? ♪♪ -“Bingo was his name-o.” ♪♪ How you guys doin’ out there?!
You all right?! [ Cheers and applause ] You guys want to go
to the farm?! [ Cheers and applause ] That’s right. Everyone
wants to go to the farm. You know? Heh. ♪ There was a farmer
who had a dog ♪ Bingo was his name-o ♪ B-I-N-G-O ♪ -♪ B-I-N-G-O ♪ ♪ B-I-N-G-O ♪ -♪ And Bingo was his
nay-ay-ay-ame-o ♪ Thank you very much!
Good night! [ Cheers and applause ] [ Laughter ] That was fun.
I could do this all night. -This is a blast.
-I love you, buddy. All right. Keegan, last one. -Here we go. My last one.
All right. Here we go. All right. [ Beeping ] Frank Sinatra. “Itsy Bitsy.” -Frank Sinatra is doing the…
-“Itsy Bitsy Spider.” -Okay, all right.
-Never heard this. -Here we go. Here we go.
Okay. Watch this. ♪♪ ♪♪ -♪ The itsy bitsy spider ♪ ♪ Came up the waterspout ♪ ♪ Down came the rain ♪ ♪ And washed that spider out ♪ ♪ Out came that crazy sun ♪ ♪ Hey, and dried up
all that rain ♪ ♪ And the itsy bitsy ♪ ♪ Kooky ring-a-ding
little spider ♪ ♪ Climbed up that spout
ag-a-a-a-a-ain ♪ -Yes! [ Laughs ] -Yeah! Ohh! Thank you. Thank you. -Give it up for
Keegan-Michael key. We’ll be right back with more of
“The Tonight Show,” everybody. Come on back. -♪ The itsy bitsy spider
went up that waterspout ♪ -[ Scatting ] ♪ Scooby doo, that spider ♪
-♪ Spider ♪ -♪ Washed the spider out ♪


  • Reply Fangirl's Diaries October 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Someone please get Keegan to record Hush Little Baby in that Bob Morley impression. I need that on my playlist!

  • Reply Matt Taylor October 29, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    That bob marley was on point

  • Reply Landon Trammell October 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Well that was fun.

  • Reply Paul Willems October 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I dig it!

  • Reply Chase Crawford October 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I want Keegan to release his version of hush little baby as a full songπŸ˜‚

  • Reply JAHKNEE808 October 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Damn, he got a nice voice

  • Reply DzM_ -ShadeZ October 29, 2019 at 5:51 pm


  • Reply Jaedyn Whitfield October 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Ok but nobody expected the Sinatra long note

  • Reply Mandi Hebert October 29, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    So good!

  • Reply Glen Park October 29, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    too funny

  • Reply Heather Woodard October 29, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I would buy an album of Keegan-Michael Key impersonating Sinatra to the Itsy Bitsy Spider.

  • Reply islanddoc90 October 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    No lie, Key killed that Sinatra impression

  • Reply Omar Smith October 29, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Oh my god, when he hit that crescendo note on Frank Sinatra's Itsy Bitsy Spider I felt like he took it to a very real level.

  • Reply Arie Gonzo October 29, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    He killed it β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

  • Reply Fineidos October 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    So this is the guy from the sweating meme

  • Reply Demar Folkes October 29, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Thumbs up from a Jamaican…

  • Reply Kalonji Geantil October 29, 2019 at 7:18 pm


  • Reply Zues 770 October 29, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    His Sinatra is my favorite now next to Ariana Grandes Celine Dion

  • Reply Elise Garber October 29, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I think this is my favorite one of these ever!!! Fantastic!

  • Reply King of Loudness October 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I'm so happy this show exists πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Reply DeeDo October 29, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I don’t know which was more shocking, the roots talent, Key’s singing, Jimmy harmonizing she’ll be coming around the mountain.

  • Reply Tyler Lasher October 29, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I'm dead

  • Reply ROYCE BISHOP October 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    This is great

  • Reply Parzival Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Key actually has a decent voice

  • Reply Trust TV October 29, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I always remember him from How I Met Your Mother

  • Reply Dingus Productions October 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I think the crew got it mixed up and Jimmy was supposed to do R.E.M., look how confused jimmy got when Keegan got R.E.M at 2:45, jimmy says "is that me?" (why would It be him, its Keegans turn, he knows that), and then "can you do R.E.M." as to further imply maybe its not his. and then finally says "one of us, yeah". I think thats why jimmy joins in and sings along cuz it was originally his part. The song even sounds more like Jimmys style and that was definitely Keegans weakest performance. Btw these are definitely scripted and they know what they are doing before hand, not that it takes away from their great performance.

  • Reply Alina Ioana October 29, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Every time Keegan-Michael Key is on a show all I want is to hang out with him.

  • Reply Ana Martinez October 29, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    That Frank Sinatra parody was everything πŸ€™

  • Reply Patrick M October 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Dave Matthew's Band, the worst band of all time.

  • Reply ErieGirlAtHeart October 29, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    BEST!!! EVER!!!!!!β£πŸ§‘πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ’šβ£

  • Reply Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen October 29, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I wanted his Bob Marley hush little baby to go all the way through.

  • Reply Paul Cheesebrow October 29, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    His Matthews sounds like Bill Cosby.

  • Reply K. Ski October 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Can they just create an album already of children's songs so I can replace the ones my kids listen to with this?! I can listen to this ALL DAY without wanting to cry.

  • Reply in themix October 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    this was not his best Bruce but both Bruce and I had a dog named Bingo when we were growing up. this made me laugh out loud

  • Reply FunniestVideos2017 October 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Would be much funnier without Jimmy Fallon.

  • Reply Jamison McGraw October 29, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    This shit is so scripted I hate jt

  • Reply Apple Juice Media October 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    So no one is going talk on how Key killed the Bob Marley one?

  • Reply CJ Marincus October 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    My favorite bits by far.

  • Reply RiaBia121 October 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    missed opportunity to sing "hush baby don't cry" instead of "no woman no cry" lol. surprised at how well keegan did! this is always fun. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Justin Lehman October 29, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Bout time we get a non cringey one of these. KMK is so naturally funny.

  • Reply Josh Davidson October 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    No one has been better than Keegan at selling that this stuff isn't planned! His genuine excitement really makes this!

  • Reply Ormi Ader October 29, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I expected heavy Jamaican accent when he started with Bob Marley

  • Reply Justin Lehman October 29, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Holy shit, Keegan MURDERED.

  • Reply faz40 October 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Check this out!!

  • Reply Samantha Pluviose October 29, 2019 at 10:27 pm


  • Reply Are Jay October 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Was that his impersonation of Matisyahu, impersonating Bob Marley??

  • Reply kodra :D October 29, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    lol they act as if they didn't rehearsed that for like a whole month

  • Reply Martin Castro October 29, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    That was a decent Michael Stipe tribute

  • Reply Marty D October 29, 2019 at 11:22 pm


  • Reply Michael Cook October 29, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    So when are we gonna get a compilation album of all the best guest ones from this segment? Asking for a friend…

  • Reply j. aleese October 29, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    He KILLED that Marley, man. I’d by that shit on iTunes.

  • Reply Nameer Haque October 29, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    I want a Miley Cyrus episode of Wheel Of Musical Impressions

  • Reply Zarias October 29, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Dude just did the greatest male voice of all time, like no biggie. Itsy bitsy crazy little spider. Hot damn.

  • Reply Lipgloss October 30, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Aye that hush little baby πŸ’―

  • Reply Lipgloss October 30, 2019 at 12:03 am

    1:41 That lock swing tho. Lmao.

  • Reply kunta kunti October 30, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I thought they gonna sing the most racist song ever

  • Reply Lipgloss October 30, 2019 at 12:09 am

    5:38 How the lights dim lol.

  • Reply Sal Macias October 30, 2019 at 12:14 am

    that was impressive

  • Reply lunaretic3 October 30, 2019 at 12:15 am

    They act like they don't rehearse this before the show…

  • Reply Chuck Jones October 30, 2019 at 12:27 am

    I’m glad Peele went to be QB for the Cardinals

  • Reply ellen jo roberts October 30, 2019 at 12:44 am

    I know they must practice these in advance, but they're always so great and the participants always have such a blast. This is one of the best ones yet.

  • Reply Strong Tower October 30, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Scooby doo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Reply Mr Smiley October 30, 2019 at 1:34 am


  • Reply sarah October 30, 2019 at 1:39 am

    He's such a talented guy

  • Reply Michelle Wood October 30, 2019 at 1:46 am

    His Bob Marley impression sounds like matisyahu

  • Reply Beauregard Heer October 30, 2019 at 2:38 am

    God damn i want a reggae hush little baby on spotify

  • Reply Ben Moore October 30, 2019 at 2:40 am

    These make me so happy! Keegan was dynamite – and Jimmy was on tonight as well! So good!

  • Reply Insert clever name here October 30, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Bob Marley & Dave Matthews were 100% on point

  • Reply Endless Ambition October 30, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Fuck after hearing this I thought Bob Marley actually made a version of hush little baby. I'm disappointed to say the least. He killed though

  • Reply ChimmyChim October 30, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I loved those harmonies!!!!! πŸ˜πŸ’œ
    Also god damnnnnn Key was on fire with that Frank Sinatra

  • Reply Mind And Mouth Devotion October 30, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Anyone gonna talk about (insert something that all the comments have talked about)

  • Reply Alexis Smith October 30, 2019 at 3:02 am

    This was insanely good! I am blown away.

  • Reply Leia Organa October 30, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Key is incredibly talented! My Gosh! πŸ˜‚ He’s so funny!

  • Reply John Cooley October 30, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Keegan Michael Key is officially my favorite to have done that bit!

  • Reply Blair Elliott October 30, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Damn Key's Bob Marley impression was so lovely to listen to.

  • Reply Zarcon October 30, 2019 at 3:38 am

    That was quite enjoyable. πŸ˜‚

  • Reply Greg Pigott October 30, 2019 at 3:41 am

    That Sinatra impression is amazing

  • Reply ELITE SHADOW October 30, 2019 at 4:03 am

    He looks like fousytube

  • Reply IzzyGyrl October 30, 2019 at 4:04 am

    6:05 Keegan's last note enters my soul and I go flying backwards from the sheer power of it
    Musical impressions is THE BEST!

  • Reply Don Lacorte October 30, 2019 at 4:40 am

    The title says Wheel of Musical Impressions

    The experience was kArAokE nIgHt

  • Reply ITSMENIKKl October 30, 2019 at 4:49 am

    they get worse and worse at making this seem improvised

  • Reply MIKEK3NT October 30, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Keegan Michael Key X Jamie Foxx please

  • Reply Nigel N Noah Here to Show Ya October 30, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Lol they both killed it πŸ’ͺ🏾❀

  • Reply Layla Herrera October 30, 2019 at 5:17 am

    This was probably the first one that Jimmy Fallon did really great on

  • Reply Gravitopia October 30, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Key and Fallon are both phenomenal singersπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Reply Rozebunny14 October 30, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I absolutely love this show. This was great!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Reply Layla Herrera October 30, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Key:Sings Its Bitsy Spider

    Me: ok


    Me: 0.0

    Key: Don’t Underestimate me I can hit the high note higher than you

    Me: No Shi*

  • Reply Satyr Satyr October 30, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Am I the only one that skips the video when its Jimmy’s turn?

  • Reply Layla Herrera October 30, 2019 at 5:22 am

    It’s unhealthy how many times I’ve watched this.

  • Reply Robyn Ybarra October 30, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I love Keegan Micheal Key

  • Reply Maly Yang October 30, 2019 at 6:34 am

    If you guys are impressed by this singing skit, you all need to see the scatting competition on key & peele πŸ˜‚ still one of my favorite skits by him lol

  • Reply ba55letmysoulfly October 30, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Jimmy always does Bruce! lol

  • Reply Kanita Shepherd October 30, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Everything about this video is pure talent!! From the Roots off the cuff instrumentals to the impersonations on the fly!!!!

  • Reply tim millea October 30, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Damn. Jimmy really got dave down.

  • Reply tim millea October 30, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Black man knowing it’s the end of the world as we know it? Nah

  • Reply Hopeless Romantic October 30, 2019 at 8:23 am

    That itsy bitsy high note made me fall outta my fuckin chair. Wtf

  • Reply Snitzilpop October 30, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Why did I actually get goosebumps listening to his Frank. Love jt

  • Reply frank October 30, 2019 at 8:36 am

    i just hate how they play it off in the beginning like they didn’t rehearse this whole thing.

  • Reply Paul Huck October 30, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Huh. Keegan can SING

  • Reply Eugene Espinol October 30, 2019 at 9:37 am

    The Itsy bitsy frank sinatra is UNTOUCHABLE

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