Promoting social distancing regulations, the former Saturday Night Live (SNL) actor debuted a song called Don’t Touch Grandma on Monday night’s episode.
“I love my grandma so much / I know she loves me too,” sings Fallon in the opening line.
“But thanks to this stupid virus,” Sandler chimes in, “there are some new grandma rules.”
The one-minute, 10 second track sees the two each wielding acoustic guitars, interchanging verses with and varying choruses.
“Don’t touch grandma, leave her alone / You can spend a quarter to call her on the phone,” goes the first chorus.
Fallon continues: “‘Cause grandmas like to pinch your cheeks and kiss and hug, but I don’t want my grandma to catch any superbug.”
“Grandmas want to knit you sweaters and to bake you cookies,” sings the Grown Ups actor, “But you must tell your grandma, no touchy… just lookie.”
The song becomes a touch more crass in the last section when the comedy duo sings: “Don’t touch grandma, give her some space / Even if your grandma wants to go to second base.”
For those itching to get out and see their grandmothers again, Fallon urges listeners not to break social distancing recommendations by cheekily reminding them that they can still experience that “grandma smell from six feet away.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are legally obligated to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to ensure those returning to the area self-isolate.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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