"Tonight Show' gets visit from Little Debbie - kinda
By WRCB Staff
Will Ferrell (left) appeared as "Little Debbie" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on NBC Wednesday night. NBC photo
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
Comedian and actor Will Ferrell announced Wednesday night on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon that he's the new spokesperson for Little Debbie snack cakes.
The two Saturday Night Live alums have done numerous bits together on the NBC show, but last night's was a first for the snack cake company. Ferrall is known for his humorous gags, which recently included playing all nine baseball positions, suiting up for 10 different teams in one day at Arizona spring training camps.
Mike Gloekler, McKeen McKee Foods spokesman told Channel 3:
“McKee Foods was delightfully surprised by Will Ferrell's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While this was not a coordinated publicity stunt, nor a paid advertisement, we appreciate both the humor of the segment and the exposure of our Little Debbie brand to Jimmy Fallon's huge national TV audience.
In our opinion, Will Ferrell did justice to the cowgirl hat and the blue and white dress that are hallmarks of Little Debbie. We appreciate his enthusiasm in playing the part. We also enjoyed seeing the studio audience so eager to get their hands on our delicious snack cakes.”
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:30pm on Channel 3.