For those folks in a certain age demographic, the name Adam Sandler doesn’t necessarily remind you of films like “Grown Ups” and “Murder Mystery.” And it probably doesn’t bring to mind his masterful performance last year in “Uncut Gems.” Instead, the name Adam Sandler might actually remind you of an era where the actor was a true stand-up comedian and ‘SNL’ feature player, doing impressions, making funny jokes, and singing the occasional songs. Well, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation, it appears that Sandler is back to his old ways with a brand-new song.
Taking part in the new version of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” where the guests join the host via webcam, Sandler took the time to debut a new song, aptly titled “Quarantine Song.” And while Sandler might be decades removed from gems such as “Lunchlady Land,” “The Thanksgiving Song,” and, of course, “The Chanukah Song,” his new diddy isn’t bad.
Sure, the song has some jokes that don’t quite land, but overall, “Quarantine Song” is in the upper echelon of music that now joins the “Coronavirus parody song” subgenre. Sandler’s song also shouts out the healthcare workers that are doing their best to save lives.
At one point he sings, “Doctors and nurses will save us from this mess/ If we get them the supplies that they need/And I hope they save us soon/ ‘Cause I’m really, really sick of my family.”
Thankfully, this doesn’t have the cringe that Gal Gadot’s “Imagine” video does. But it also won’t be an anthem that unites the world against this illness. Instead, it’s just a pretty fun thing to watch on a Friday when you’re stuck at home and need a laugh.
You can watch “Quarantine Song” below, as well as a few of his other, more classic tunes: