VIDEO: ‘Tonight Show’ Host Jimmy Fallon Trolls Tokyo Olympics Beds in New Skit

Published 07/20/2021, 2:19 PM EDT


The greatest show on earth, the Olympics, is all set to commence in Tokyo this month. Despite the doubts and concerns surrounding the quadrennial event, senior officials are expecting the summer games to go ahead according to schedule. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the complications surrounding the seemingly never-ending virus meant that the Tokyo Olympics 2020-21 was under threat of being postponed further.

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But after exhausting work from the people Japanese capital, the games are going ahead as planned. But this year’s games are under the global spotlight. This means that any small incident will be amplified across social media channels. In this case, the trending topic for the week was the beds at the Olympics village.

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Earlier reports this week from multiple media outlets claimed that the cardboard beds that were made for athletes are ‘anti-sex’ beds. There were rumoured to be unsteady and weak. However, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan put up a video (as seen above) on social media wherein he was seen jumping and testing the rigidity of the bed to quash these rumors.

However, that did not stop people from across the globe from reacting to this hilarious development. One of them was popular American talk show host, Jimmy Fallon.

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Jimmy Fallon joins in on the Tokyo Olympic beds controversy

On the latest episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host did not hesitate to prepare a skit in order to make fun of the silly reports emerging on social media.

The popular talk show personality went on to label these cardboard beds as ‘Amazon beds’ and also compared them to air mattresses.

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But it was all in good humour. Fallon went on to address the video sent in by the Irish gymnast. The Olympics are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Fans are excited to see their favourite athletes back in action.

They will hope that the quadrennial event turns out to be a smooth affair. Fingers crossed, COVID-19 should not play spoilsport yet again.

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