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

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

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” host spent nearly an hour touring the new plant with Farley and plant manager Corey Williams and Fallon Gates, a manufacturing communications specialist, who guides around the site.

“I’m not sure who enjoyed the visit more, the staff at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center or Jimmy Fallon,” said Fallon Gates, who had her own very funny moment introducing herself to the famous guest. “Everyone was all smiles. Jimmy said the trip really blew his mind.”

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

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

Factory workers cheered the actor, who appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” as did Chris Farley, the late cousin of Jim Farley.

They flocked to take pictures with the TV host, and many asked the director to take pictures using the employees’ cell phones as soon as they could make it happen.

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" host stopped by the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, August 5, 2022, and met UAW workers who are building the all-electric F-150 pickup truck.  He is pictured here with Kimberly Henderson and M'Beindu Lansana.

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

The TV host, who has spent time on his talk show discussing the infamous “frunk,” stopped by the site to meet workers installing the huge front trunk in the pickup truck.

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On May 21, Fallon tweeted a video of himself singing “Junk in my Frunk.”

"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" host (third from right) stopped by the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, and met UAW workers building the all-electric F-150 pickup truck.  This team installs the famous "Miss" or front luggage compartment.

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

Ford confirmed the information to the Free Press about this afternoon’s event.

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

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