We’ve been needing a “Downton Abbey” fix ever since the show wrapped up its drama-filled second season in February. We’ve delighted in casting news and spoilers, but now we have a fresh spoof to laugh at courtesy of Jimmy Fallon.
The spoof, titled “Downtown Sixbey”, re-imagines the Emmy-winning series as the inner workings of Fallon’s late night talk show, which is set at Rockefeller Center’s Studio 6B. (Get it? “Sixbey.) Fallon’s writer’s room steps in for “Downton’s” servant’s dining quarters, the site of much intrigue, while “upstairs” Fallon as Earl of Downtown Sixbey dines with his family and a foreign visitor (let’s hope he doesn’t meet the same fate as poor Mr. Pamuk).
Brooke Shields steps in as the Earl’s wife, Nora, and his unfortunate looking middle daughter is played by “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen.
Just as on the PBS Masterpiece series, the Earl gets receives a message saying that the current heir to Downton Sixbey –in this case, “Last Call” host Carson Daly – has gotten in an accident. A hot air balloon accident with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, specifically. (Don’t worry Xtina and Cee Lo are fine, but Carson has disappeared.) The new air will be his nephew (played by Questlove).
Check it out below: