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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Thursday night — and it was awkward? Strange? Slightly uncomfortable? How about all of the above?

Christie appeared with Fallon in a segment called the “Evolution of Dad Dancing,” a Father’s Day tribute that paralleled Michelle Obama’s “Evolution of Mom Dancing.” It was the governor’s first late-night talk show appearance since weathering the storm of “Bridgegate“. But while the Internet is filled with videos that show the First Lady does indeed have some moves, Christie’s appearance left us with the sneaking suspicion that he does actually dance like that. Even in the “Mom Dancing” video, Obama dances Fallon off the stage with an easy-going Dougie. Christie exits in a bit of a huff, however, when Fallon starts doing the “This Bridge is Closed.”

For comparison, Obama’s “Evolution of Mom Dancing”:

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