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Ford CEO Jim Farley takes a photo of "Tonight's Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" host with an arm around an F-150 Lightning worker at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, Aug. 1, 2019. 5, 2022.
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon stopped by Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn Friday afternoon to hang out with Ford CEO Jim Farley and factory workers building the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck, the Free Press has learned.

The host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” spent nearly an hour touring the new factory with Farley and plant manager Corey Williams and Fallon Gates, a manufacturing communications specialist who leads on-site tours.

“I’m not sure who enjoyed the visit more, the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center employees or Jimmy Fallon,” said Fallon Gates, who had his own hilarious moment introducing himself to the famous visitor. “Everyone was all smiles. Jimmy said the tour really blew him away.”

Ford CEO Jim Farley takes a photo of "Tonight's Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" host with an arm around an F-150 Lightning worker at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, Aug. 1, 2019. 5, 2022.

Jimmy Fallon was making a few stops on the Detroit subway; this was just one, Ford said.

Factory workers cheered the actor, who starred on “Saturday Night Live,” as did Chris Farley, the late cousin of Jim Farley.

They flocked to take photos with the TV host, with many asking the CEO to take cell phone pictures of employees as quickly as possible.

"Tonight's Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" The host stopped by the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, August 10.  On January 5, 2022, and met with UAW employees building the all-electric F-150 pickup.  He appears here with Kimberly Henderson and M'Beindu Lansana.

Factory workers shouted, “We love you,” and Fallon responded immediately.

The TV host, who spent time on his talk show discussing the infamous “frunk,” stopped by the place to meet the workers who install the huge front trunk on the truck.

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Fallon tweeted a video of himself singing “Junk in my Frunk” on May 21.

"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the host, third from right, stopped by the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, August 1, 2019. On January 5, 2022, meeting with UAW employees who build the F-150 pickup truck fully electric.  This team installs the famous "Frank" or front trunk.

On Friday, he showed UAW employees photos of his old F-150 and talked about trucks, trucks, trucks.

Ford confirmed information given to the Free Press about the afternoon event.

The light-hearted reunion between Farley and Fallon comes a week after Ford reported second-quarter earnings of $3.7 billion, which beat industry expectations. The Lightning plays a key role in Ford’s strategy.

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