The first episode of Jimmy Fallon‘s Downton Abbey parody series Downton Sixbey debuted last night, and boy does it give The Fresh Prince Of Downton Abbey a run for its pounds sterling.
Hats off to the show for the brilliant casting: Fallon, of course, stars as the Earl of Downton Sixbey, managing to keep his composure alongside Brooke Shields, who plays his American wife Lady Nora (“Howdy, indeed.”) A.D. Miles does a mean Dowager Countess, while Fred Armisen shines as the unfortunate Lady Hedith. That’s right: Fred Armisen. Lady Hedith. So good.
In the first episode, Fallon urges his butler to have a word with the writers (“There was not a single Kardashian joke in the monologue tonight!”) and faces a crisis when the heir to Downton Sixbey, Carson Daley, is presumed killed in a hot air balloon crash with Christina Aguilera. Whoever will inherit the title? Why, you’ll just have to watch it to find out!
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