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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon React to Weird Al’s “Hamilton Polka”


-♪♪ Wait for it ♪♪
-♪♪ Wait for it ♪♪ -♪♪ Wait for it, wait for it ♪♪ -♪♪ I am the one thing in life
I can control ♪♪ -♪♪ Wait for it ♪♪
-♪♪ Wait for it ♪♪ -♪♪ Wait for it, wait for it ♪♪ -♪♪ I am inimitable,
I am an original ♪♪ ♪♪ And if there’s a reason
I’m still alive ♪♪ ♪♪ When so many have died ♪♪ ♪♪ I’m willing to ♪♪ [ Bell clanging rhythmically ] ♪♪ I’m willing to work, work! ♪♪
-Steel drum or a cow bell? -♪♪ Angelica ♪♪
-♪♪ Work, work ♪♪ -♪♪ Eliza and Peggy ♪♪
Pbht! ♪♪ Look around at how lucky
we are ♪♪ ♪♪ To be alive right now! ♪♪
-What?! -♪♪ History is happening
in Manhattan ♪♪ -♪♪ And we just happen to be ♪♪
-What?! -♪♪ In the greatest city ♪♪
♪♪ In the greatest city ♪♪ ♪♪ In the wo-o-o-o-o-o-orld ♪♪
-What?! -♪♪ The world turned
upside down ♪♪ ♪♪ The world turned upside down ♪♪ ♪♪ The world turned
upside down ♪♪ ♪♪ The world turned upside down ♪♪ ♪♪ Down, down, down, down, hey! ♪♪ -[ Laughs ] I called that! [ Polka music plays ] -Did I call that?
-♪♪ And you’ll blow us all away ♪♪ ♪♪ Boom, boom ♪♪ ♪♪ Boom, boom, boom, boom ♪♪ ♪♪ Oceans rise, empires fall ♪♪ ♪♪ We have seen each other
through it all ♪♪ ♪♪ And when push comes to shove ♪♪ ♪♪ I will send
a fully armed battalion ♪♪ ♪♪ To remind you of my love! ♪♪ ♪♪ Da da da dat da dat
da da da da ya da ♪♪ ♪♪ Da da dat dat da ya
dowwwwwwww! ♪♪ -Yes.
-[ Chuckles ] -♪♪ Ch-yeah ♪♪ -♪♪ No one else was in
the room where it happened ♪♪ ♪♪ The room where it happened ♪♪ ♪♪ The room where it happened ♪♪
-This is so — -♪♪ No one else was in
the room where it happened ♪♪ ♪♪ The room where it happened ♪♪ ♪♪ The room where it happened ♪♪
-I’m freaking out. -I got to ask Lin
if Lin got involved. -♪♪ No one really knows
how the game is played ♪♪ ♪♪ The art of the trade ♪♪
-This is all classic Al. -♪♪ How the sausage gets made ♪♪ ♪♪ We just assume
that it happens ♪♪ -♪♪ But no one else is in
the room where it happens ♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪ We are outgunned ♪♪
♪♪ What? ♪♪ ♪♪ Outmanned ♪♪
♪♪ What? ♪♪ ♪♪ Outnumbered, outplanned ♪♪ ♪♪ We gotta make
an all-out stand ♪♪ ♪♪ And, yo, I’m gonna need
a right-hand man, hey! ♪♪ ♪♪ Hamilton! Sir, he knows
what to do in a trench ♪♪ ♪♪ Ingenuitive and fluent
in French, I mean ♪♪ ♪♪ Hamilton! ♪♪
-Yes! -♪♪ Sir, you’re gonna have
to use him eventually ♪♪ ♪♪ What’s he gonna do
on the bench? I mean ♪♪ ♪♪ Hamilton! ♪♪
♪♪ No one has more resilience ♪♪ ♪♪ Or matches my practical
tactical brilliance ♪♪ ♪♪ Hamilton! You wanna
fight for your land back? ♪♪ ♪♪ Hamilton! I need
my right hand man back! ♪♪ ♪♪ Hamilton! Uh,
get ya right hand man back ♪♪ ♪♪ You know you gotta get
your right hand man back ♪♪ ♪♪ I mean you gotta put
some thought into the letter ♪♪ ♪♪ But the sooner the better to
get your right hand man back ♪♪ ♪♪ It must be nice,
it must be ni-ice ♪♪ ♪♪ To have Washington
on your side ♪♪ ♪♪ It must be nice,
it must be ni-ice ♪♪ ♪♪ To have Washington
on your side ♪♪ -Ny-ice! [ Laughs ] -♪♪ Look back
at the Bill of Rights ♪♪ -Oh, my gosh.
-♪♪ Which I wrote ♪♪ -That is so “Weird Al” Yankovic.
-♪♪ The ink hasn’t dried ♪♪ -♪♪ It must be ny-ice ♪♪
Of course. -♪♪ It must be nice,
it must be ni-ice ♪♪ ♪♪ To have Washington
on your side ♪♪ ♪♪ Somebody has to stand up
for the South! ♪♪ ♪♪ Somebody has to stand up
to his mouth! ♪♪ ♪♪ If there’s a fire
you’re trying to douse ♪♪ ♪♪ You can’t put it out
from inside the house ♪♪ ♪♪ I’m in the cabinet,
I am complicit in ♪♪ ♪♪ Watching him grabbing
at power and kiss it ♪♪ ♪♪ If Washington
isn’t gonna listen ♪♪ ♪♪ To disciplined dissidents,
this is the difference ♪♪ ♪♪ This kid is out! ♪♪
[Whistle!] -Oh, my gosh. Nailed it!

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