Mayor chides Jimmy Fallon for lame Philadelphia ‘SNL’ accent

Jimmy Fallon
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Jimmy Fallon presents an award at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Fallon got the royal treatment at Harvard. "The Tonight Show" host and "Saturday Night Live" alum was honored Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, by the Harvard Lampoon. Four months Fallon needed emergency surgery to save one of his fingers after falling in his kitchen, Fallon hurt his other hand in spill at a party in his honor on Saturday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is taking Jimmy Fallon to task for his lame Philly accent on “Saturday Night Live.”

Fallon and Tina Fey were portraying undecided suburban Philadelphia women during a sketch while discussing the presidential campaign.

Fey nailed her Philly accent – likely because she grew up in suburban Philadelphia. But Fallon struggled with his, prompting the Democratic mayor to tweet advice, including where to buy the best hoagies in the city.

Kenney tweeted: “Eyetalian hoagies are best for Iggle’s game!” referring to the city’s NFL team.

Fallon broke into laughter during the skit when he stumbled over the Philadelphia pronunciation of several words, finally saying, “I apologize. I’ve been on vacation so my accent …”

Fallon later tweeted, “I’m off to Philly to work on my accent.”

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