Jimmy and members of Late Night‘s house band, The Roots, participated in the sketch by donning Soul Train inspired costumes and dancing down the line. The Roots’ ?uestlove, an admitted Soul Train geek, certainly had his hand in making this spoof as authentic as possible. Keep an eye out for such Soul Train staples like a dancing Asian lady, and a random dancer wearing an E.T. costume. Honorable mention definitely goes to The Roots’ Black Thought in his captain’s outfit.
We also gotta give props for the song the band recorded specifically for the show, “Doing Lines,” an obvious double entendre referencing the Soul Train line and the ever-present 80’s drug of choice, cocaine.
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