(CNN) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dropped by NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday to try his hand at "Slow Jamming the News" - a bit famously started by NBC newsman Brian Williams.
And while a special Senate election may not sound like a natural topic for a slow jam, somehow it worked. Christie said his decision to hold the election this October - criticized by Democrats and even some Republicans - wasn't "about playing politics. It's about doing the right thing."
"Now look at you sounding all presidential like," Fallon interjected. "You got something you want to announce on the show right now?"
"Come on Jimmy, do you really think I would come on this show to announce something like a presidential run?" the Republican governor shot back.
That's when Fallon's band The Roots started playing Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run."
Though Fallon and Christie "slow jammed" about the Senate special election in New Jersey and Christie's presidential ambitions, the duo never strayed far from one of Fallon's favorite punch lines: Christie's waistline.
"Look, we all know this election is going to cost tax payers some money, but these costs can't be measured against having an elected member of the United States Senate," Christie said over the sound of smooth jazz. "That's why I'm throwing my full weight behind this decision."
That's when Fallon jumped in: "Oh come on now Christie Cream Donut, how are you gonna be setting me up like that? It's too easy. It's not even funny."
"Isn't that what your audience says every night?" the governor responded.
Christie sat down with Fallon afterwards to discuss a range of topics, including the state's cleanup efforts from Hurricane Sandy, but first addressed his recent weight loss surgery, telling Fallon that he didn't think it was "anyone's business but mine and my family's," but that he expected the public to get wind of the news eventually.
"I've lost some weight," Christie told Fallon, adding he is already feeling better since the surgery in February.
For his part, Fallon worried what would happen to his monologue if Christie continues to shed pounds.
Christie 2016, a sure win over hil-dogg clinton. Get ready dems,
As with most Republicans, Christie's ego will be his biggest downfall. Dude can't get enough of himself.
RINOS can run but they can't hide...
It was all done in jest, folks. It was a joke. Look at what Christie does if you want to figure out if he's considering 2016. He would need to build a nation wide network of support in order to win the primaries. You cannot just grow that overnight. Can you imagine the reaction in red states to Christie seeking support for a candidacy?
Yeah....born to run to the nearest doughnut shop!
It's not to expensive to have a special election 2 weeks before a general election, but the state doesn't have money for teachers!! What a joke this guy is!!
Is "Slow Jam" on Fallon the new rite of passage? I'm shuddering as I envision Hillary, Rand, Michele Bachmann doing this.
LOL Data Driven – Michele Bachmann slow jammin the news!
Christie could be a good challenger, but you forget, the gop would rather lose, and obstruct for another term, than have a guy they cant control in charge, all gop candidates must bow to the super pacs. they say it all the time, go our way or get primarrried, they know who runs the gop, you dont hear the dems superpacs pulling that garbage
Christie speaks HIS mind, as disturbing as that is sometimes (early election is about avoiding the high democratic turnout) the gop will never let a guy who wont do exactly as the superpacs(koch brothers, norquist,rove) wish. why vote for a party who does not even care what you want? but insists you do exactly as they say, or else you lose your job. i thought they were supposed to work for us. but they do what they are told