One of Jimmy Fallon’s go-to bits is Superlatives, where he takes an awkward bio photo of an athlete and then gives them a funny superlative like you’d find in a high school yearbook. Last night, he did some for the NHL again (NBC channels are airing all NHL playoff games) and Fallon mentioned three Caps players: Alex Ovechkin, Curtis Glencross, and John Erskine.
The Erskine bit was particularly funny. I’ll let The Hockey News explain.
Things seem to go off the rails with the bit when Fallon and announcer Steve Higgins start talking about Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine, who was voted, “Most likely to be woken up every morning by his dog and say, ‘Really, Carl?’” But if you stick with it, the payoff is right around the corner, coming when the next slide finally appears and it’s New York Rangers winger Carl Hagelin. All that talk about Carl, and he was there the whole time.
Big John hasn’t played in a single game this season for the Capitals, but it’s nice to see him get some props on a national stage. It seems like he enjoyed it too.
@FallonTonight "Really, Carl?"
— john erskine (@johnerskine04) May 7, 2015
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