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Watch the Roots ‘Shake It Off’ as ‘Black Simon and Garfunkel’

The Roots ?uestlove Kirk Douglas Black Simon Garfunkel Taylor Swift Shake It Off

Black Simon and Garfunkel are probably Jimmy Fallon’s favorite band, if only because the duo consists of Roots’ musicians “Captain” Kirk Douglas and the brilliantly talented, comedically gifted ?uestlove. On last night’s episode of The Tonight Show, the group whipped out their inky turtlenecks and grabbed an acoustic for a cover of Taylor Swift’s bubbly-as-hell “Shake It Off.”

?uest’s harmonizing and deadpan expressions throughout — especially when the men jump into the “lai-la-lai-lai” bridge from the real Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer”  clench the laugh-happy win for Black Simon and Garfunkel. Watch the brief clip above. Is it wrong to say we prefer this version to the original?