Jimmy Fallon‘s latest designed-to-go-viral clip did not start off well. He has a couple of comedy albums, but honestly not much of a singing voice. Luckily, it was only the first few notes of “When You Wish Upon a Star” that he belted out solo. Kristen Bell, star of Frozen and its upcoming sequel, joined him onstage. She has a great singing voice, which was definitely needed in their medley of 16 different Disney songs.
As they launched into “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” the lights came up and a bouncing, polka-inflected, brass-heavy arrangement kicked in. After the Marry Poppins classic, the pair sang “Heigh-Ho” from Snow White (complete with dual whistling) and “Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book.
Fallon did “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid on his own, with what can charitably be called a mildly offensive West Indian accent. Then it was time for the worlds: Bell sang “Part of Your World” solo to conclude The Little Mermaid section before the pair climbed on top of an Aladdin-esque carpet to sing “A Whole New World” with artificial wind in their hair.
The dulcet tones of “Beauty and the Beast” were interrupted by Fallon’s approximation—not the original Zulu—that opens “The Circle of Life” before actually launching into another classic from The Lion King. It’s probably one of Fallon’s better songs, as he plays to his musical impersonation strengths by aping Elton John as Bell holds a stuffed lion cub aloft.
Bell handles “Colors of the Wind” from Pochohontas as Fallon alternates with weirdly nasally lines from “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story, “Remember Me” from Coco, performed by skeleton versions of Fallon and Bell, and “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.
In the Frozen-themed finale that you knew was coming with Bell on stage, Fallon launches into a particularly energetic “Into the Unknown” before Bell puts a stop to his shrieks and the duo sings the grand finale, “Let It Go,” as glittery snow cascades down from the rafters.