Before multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos and his shady wonk-eye stirred cautious excitement in the hearts and bladders of beleaguered Amazon warehouse workers everywhere by announcing they were both stepping down as CEO, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon had attended a house party where he claimed to have witnessed Jeff speaking provocatively to his own creepy, invasive invention, Alexa. 2021, no one asked for this.
According to HuffPo:
Jimmy Fallon on Friday talked about the “weird, random” moment at a house party that he saw Amazon’s departing CEO Jeff Bezos ask “who’s your daddy?” to Alexa, the virtual voice assistant created by his company.
“I was like, ‘Did I just see that?’” Fallon told country music icon Dolly Parton and actor Noah Centineo during a game of “True Confessions.”
“He said out loud. I think he knew, yeah, he knew he was being funny, probably,” recalled “The Tonight Show” host, who didn’t think Bezos saw him witness the comment.
Parton and Centineo had to guess whether Fallon was bluffing. They both couldn’t believe it was true. But Fallon insisted it happened.
“It is the truth,” he said. “And I was like, ‘What?’ That is something I will never, ever forget, ever. That is a true story.”
That’s a lot of trauma for Jimmy to carry around unless he had a seasoned therapist on speed-dial to quickly walk him through all the stages of shock, denial, and disbelief before any long-term damage could settle in. Perhaps the only person emotionally equipped to metabolize such a jarring incident would be Jeff’s traffic-stopping-glamour-owning girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, who has no doubt been on the receiving end of all kinds of shady requests.
Dolly Parton and Noah Centineo joined Jimmy for a round of True Confessions on the show, and the bit about Jeff cringe-kinking with Alexa starts at 3:47. If you have the time, listen from the beginning, as there’s a fun bit with Dolly sharing the story of a long-ago date with a cad back in Tennessee: