June 16th, 2014
08:26 PM ET
9 years ago

Christie: Fallon can talk you into doing things you wouldn't 'normally talk yourself into'

(CNN) - Chris Christie says he expects his widely-publicized dance performance with Jimmy Fallon that lit up social media may prompt future requests for him to bust a move.

Appearing on New Jersey 101.5's monthly "Ask the Governor" program, the New Jersey Republican said Fallon "makes me feel very comfortable."

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"And so when someone makes you feel comfortable they can talk you into doing some things you might not normally talk yourself into," he said.

Christie recounted his appearance last week on "The Tonight Show," where he and the late night comedian, among other shenanigans, broke out the lawn mower and offered an apparent dance interpretation for the GOP versus the Democratic conventions.

"I got a feeling that these dances now will be frequently requested no matter where I am - the next wedding, the next bar mitzvah," Christie said.

Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said the reaction to the show has been viral – 4.5 million hits on YouTube, he said.

Apparently stunned by its popularity, Christie said his son told him: “See Dad? See how many hits you can get if you're willing to humiliate yourself on national television for five minutes."

CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. ZuluAlpha

    Just another example of a republican, not taking responsibility for their own behavior. It's all the host's fault.

    June 16, 2014 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. MMECitizen

    If Christie is so easily influenced to do something he would not normally do...maybe he wouldn't be a good candidate for any public office.

    June 17, 2014 03:57 am at 3:57 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Don't watch fallon since he had the screecher from AK on his show (I am all for bipartisanship but this thing is not what you want on your show).
    Won't be watching the mass of governorship bounce around either.
    Thanks CNN for trying to make him just like everyone else and not the bully he is. Any word on what is going on with bridge gate? Is he going to govern from afar and stay as far away from NJ as he can?
    That IS the bully way if he/she is confronted.

    June 17, 2014 06:31 am at 6:31 am |