Last night, Michele Bachmann appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where she discussed her family’s Thanksgiving traditions and played some humorous word association games; all in all, a fairly unremarkable appearance. But a more subtle swipe was taken at the presidential candidate in the form of the entrance music chosen to welcome her onstage by Late Night’s house band, the Roots.
Before the show, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the Roots’ drummer, tweeted:
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.
The Roots have apparently been famous for playing songs whose titles are ironic or amusing for certain celebrities as they walk on the show, referring to the practice as “snark.”
They then proceeded to play a short “la, la, la” refrain from a song by the band Fishbone, which wasn’t easily recognizable as their number “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.” Later, lest those unfamiliar with Fishbone fail to note the Roots’ clever swipe, Questlove tweeted the titles of the six songs on the album, but didn’t make his abuse any more obvious than that.
According to Fallon, Questlove is now “grounded” for his actions.