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Ford CEO Jim Farley takes a picture of "The Tonight 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.  5, 2022
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon stopped by Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday afternoon to hang out with Ford CEO Jim Farley and workers at the factory that builds the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup, the Free Press has learned.

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

“I’m not sure who had more fun with the visit, the employees at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center or Jimmy Fallon,” said Fallon Gates, who had his own very funny moment when he introduced himself to the famous visitor. “They were all smiles. Jimmy said the tour really blew him away.”

Ford CEO Jim Farley takes a picture of "The Tonight 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.  5, 2022

Jimmy Fallon made several stops in metro Detroit; That was just one, Ford said.

Factory workers applauded the Saturday Night Live actor, as did Chris Farley, late cousin of Jim Farley.

They flocked to take pictures with the TV host and many asked the CEO to take cellphone pictures of employees as quickly as possible.

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" host stopped at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, Aug.  5, 2022 and met with UAW workers who are building the F-150 all-electric pickup truck.  He is pictured here with Kimberly Henderson and M'Beindu Lansana.

The factory workers yelled, “We love you,” and Fallon immediately yelled back.

The TV host, who spent some time on his talk show discussing the infamous “frank,” stopped by the site to meet workers installing the huge front trunk of the pickup 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" host, third from right, stopped by the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Friday, Aug.  5, 2022 and met with UAW workers who are building the F-150 all-electric pickup truck.  This team installed the famous "franc" or front trunk.

On Friday, he showed UAW officials pictures of his older F-150 and talked about trucks, trucks, trucks.

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

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

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