Jimmy Fallon plays Experience Regina song on air, jokes about pronunciation
Viral video with song was first uploaded to YouTube in 2008
A decade after it was initially published as part of a YouTube video, a viral song has gained new life after it came to the attention of talk show host Jimmy Fallon.
The song was part of a faux-tourism advertisement for the city of Regina, with several images put together as a slideshow with a simplistic retro keyboard melody and a catchy message: "Experience Regina."
Skip to 3:18 to see and hear Fallon mention the song.
The Experience Regina video was not an official city product. The song was created by Melody and Tim, two Americans, according to the Leader-Post, after one of them took a road trip across Canada in 2008.
Saskatchewan has been the butt of American late-night talk show jokes. Regina gas jockey Dick Assman famously appeared on David Letterman.
Mayor Michael Fougere saw Fallon's piece and extended an invite to the comedian.
.<a href="https://twitter.com/jimmyfallon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jimmyfallon</a> The <a href="https://twitter.com/FallonTonight?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FallonTonight</a> team seemed excited to “experience Regina” last night! As Mayor (and a fan) I would love to invite you to <a href="https://twitter.com/CityofRegina?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CityofRegina</a> to experience it first-hand, or I could pay you a visit and tell you more. After all, in a way aren’t we all from Regina?—@MayorFougere
The full Experience Regina video is below: