In a shocking "Did he really mean to do that?" moment Tuesday night, NBC Late Night host Jimmy Fallon told the following joke in his monologue:
"A new study has ranked the Franz Kafka International Airport in Prague as the world's worst, due to long lines and lost luggage. It must be bad, because the second worst airport in the world? The Hudson River!"
You can see the clip here, joke comes at the 2:16 mark.
Now that's a pretty funny joke, and we all think Jimmy Fallon is doing a great job, except for one problem: The Franz Kafka International Airport doesn't exist. The "news" story, which Fallon used as the premise of his joke, was actually a headline in The Onion, specifically, this one: “Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport.”
Perhaps Fallon can't be blamed for the slip up, seeing as the reporter in the Onion News Network report, Bobbie Battista, looked extremely convincing in her role as an on-air reporter. This may have been because for 20 years, she worked on air for CNN before jumping ship to the fake news outlet.
Still, we're all waiting with baited breath to see what hilarious joke Fallon can come up with tonight based on the breaking news headline: "Holy S**t! Man Lands on F***ing Moon."