- Category: News
13 May 2013
- Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root
For the past week, a conversation has been had over everyday black people going viral in the media – like Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who helped saved three women from their kidnappers and became an Internet meme after his live interview with his city's news station. But there was another black couple whose popularity on the Internet was undoubtedly more entertaining.
Pumpcast News is a regular skit on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show". Actor Tim Stack plays a fake news anchor who appears on a television screen above a gas pump, where he tries to shock people filling up the tank. When he attempted to do the same to Will and Monifa Sims, Stack, Leno and "The Tonight Show" audience were the ones shocked instead.
In the sketch, as Will is pumping his gas while singing to himself, Stack disrupts him. Will seems more pleased to see Stack than shook up by what is obviously not a normal trip to the gas station.
Stack compliments Tim on his singing voice and asks him if he sings for a living. Will says, "No, just karaoke."
Stacks asks Will if he would like to sing, and if you want to smile, watch what happens next.
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