Jimmy Fallon, new host of “The Tonight Show” on NBC, knows what he wants to spend one of his first paychecks on -- a truck. And automakers are tripping over themselves to get him behind the wheel of one of their pickups.
The problem is that Fallon doesn’t know trucks that well.
On Wednesday night he asked his stage band, The Roots, if any of its members drove a truck and if they could help him out. But none did, so Fallon asked his audience about trucks.
One man yelled that he drove a Ford F-150. To which Fallon asked how big the truck was. The response he got became a running joke for the rest of the show: “Big enough.”
It took only minutes for Ford to jump on the offhand remark. The company took to Twitter to suggest a 2015 F-150 King Ranch, a truck that is not yet available to the public and might not be available for months.