WATCH: Jimmy Fallon, Sir Paul McCartney Do an Accent Swap

Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon switch accents in this 'Late Night' featurette. (Photo: NBC via YouTube)

Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon switch accents in this ‘Late Night’ featurette. (Photo: NBC via YouTube)

We are living for this video today: Sir Paul McCartney appeared as the guest on last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new record (which is called New and comes out October 15). The Beatles legend mused on his friendship with Keith Richards and the fundamentals of songwriting, but the best bit was this backstage sketch in which he collided with Fallon, resulting in a Parent Trap-like accent swap. Watch:

Oh yeah, and if you didn’t know, Instagrammers, Sir Paul invented the “selfie”:

Whose accent is better, Jimmy’s or Sir Paul’s?

See more:
10 TV Shows That Explain British Culture
Ringo Starr Receives French Medal of Honor
Five British Music Stars Who Should Be Knighted

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
View all posts by Kevin Wicks.