Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Teachers With Catchy Tune About Why They Should 'Make a Billion Dollars'
By Zach Seemayer
Jimmy Fallon is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a catchy new song honoring all that teachers do.
Like so many parents who are getting a first-hand education in how difficult it is to be a teacher as they homeschool their children amid the coronavirus shutdowns, Fallon is singing the praises of teachers everywhere, literally.
On Tuesday's The Tonight Show: Home Edition, Fallon debuted his "Teachers' Day Song." The host and comedian performed the song while strumming his acoustic guitar and crooning the celebratory tune, which starts with a sentiment almost everyone can agree with: "Teachers should make a billion dollars."
"They spend their days wranglin’ all our crazy kids/ When they go out, they should get free bottomless wine/ Teachers deserve a month-long spa day/ And cucumbers on their eyes," Fallon sings. "Teachers should make a billion dollars/ And when it’s time for arts and crafts/ They should get swarmed by paparazzi/ Who demand selfies and autographs."
"Teachers shouldn’t have to pay their taxes/ they should get cheered around the clock/ At the bank, they should just throw money at them/ And at Chipotle, they should always get free guac," the song continues, hammering home just how vitally important educators are to everyone's lives.