Ford CEO Jim Farley snaps a photo of

Jimmy Fallon drives F-150 Lightning, Bronco Raptor, Mustang Shelby

Comedian Jimmy Fallon stopped by the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn Friday afternoon to hang out with Ford CEO Jim Farley and factory workers who built the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup, the Free Press has learned.

The host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” spent nearly an hour touring the new factory with Farley and factory manager Corey Williams and Fallon Gates, a production communications specialist who leads on-site tours.

“I’m not sure who enjoyed the visit more, the employees of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center or Jimmy Fallon,” said Fallon Gates, introducing herself to the famous visitor in her own funny moment. “Everyone was all smiles. Jimmy said the tour really stunned him.”

Jimmy Fallon made a few stops in metro Detroit; this was just one, Ford said.

Factory workers cheered the actor, who starred in “Saturday Night Live,” as did Chris Farley, Jim Farley’s late cousin.

They flocked to have pictures taken with the TV host, and many asked the CEO to take pictures with employees’ cell phones as soon as possible.

Factory workers yelled, “We love you,” and Fallon immediately yelled back.

The TV host, who has discussed the infamous “frunk” on his talk show, stopped by the venue to meet workers installing the huge trunk in the pickup.

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Fallon tweeted a video of him singing “Junk in my Frunk” on May 21.

On Friday, he showed UAW employees pictures of his older F-150 and talked about trucks, trucks, trucks.

Ford confirmed information provided to the Free Press about the afternoon event.

The light-hearted meeting between Farley and Fallon comes a week after Ford announced adjusted second-quarter earnings of $3.7 billion, which exceeded industry expectations. The Lightning plays a key role in Ford’s strategy.


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