From the Vault: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Sixbey’

The cast of Downton Abbey

The cast of Downton Abbey (Photo courtesy: Carnival Films)

From the Vault is our new weekly feature where Bill reaches back for a favorite, memorable clip or classic highlight.
It’s only been a short time since we all bid farewell to the Crawley family, so it might be hard to grasp that we’re featuring the highest rated drama on the BBC and PBS in our latest Vault installment.

Well, even though it’s been since March 2016 (December 2015 in the UK) that the world has been without the razor sharp wit of the Dowager Countess, it seems like a lifetime of weekends ago that since Mr. Carson shuttered the doors of Downton Abbey for the final time.

The great thing about Downton is that it resonated across generations: To some it was like a history series, and to others, it was a spot-on soap opera that usually had more drama than an entire season of The Young and the Restless.

Aside from achieving both critical acclaim and consistently high audience figures, Downton Abbey was, perhaps, the most parodied British drama in recent memory.

From Saturday Night Live to Downton Funk to Downton Diddy to Sesame Street’s Uptown Downton Abbey to The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘s brilliant Downton Sixbey parody (below), the pop culture footprint that Downton Abbey occupied would become a marketing department’s dream.

Here are a few to look back on as we all put a big red circle on September 20, 2019, and the premiere of Downton Abbey: The Movie.

Downton Sixbey, ep 1 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Downton Sixbey, ep 2 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

And for a little extra added From the Vault fun, here’s an extended clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and “Higgin’s Dirty Secret.”

Hopefully, this stems the Downton Abbey separation anxiety that we have all continued to experience since that fateful day the final episode aired.

Remember, every day that passes is one day closer to September 20, 2019.

In: Drama