Will (pictured far right) and Monifa Sims (pictured) never imagined that they’d become overnight Internet sensations as a result of a quick trip to their local gas station to fill up their car.
Actor Tim Stack of “Pumpcast News,” a regular sketch on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,“ takes a break from reading the day’s news to play around with unsuspecting patrons from pump-mounted TV screens. When Stack a.k.a. “Jack Rafferty” spied the Sims at a Burbank, Calif., gas station, he surprised Will with a greeting and asked him if he’d be willing to belt out a song for his telecast. Will, who admitted that he enjoys karaoke, agreed to sing a Bon Jovi classic, “Livin’ On A Prayer,” without hesitation.
As Will performed the song without any reservation, his wife of 12 years, Monifa, sat boisterously laughing inside their vehicle. When Will ended his rendition of the song, Rafferty asked Will whether Monifa would join in too. And while Monifa was initially hesitant, after Rafferty mentioned a free tank of gas and Will began singing about the offer, Monifa exited the car.
Rafferty was soon able to coax Monifa in to singing a song as well, with the fitness instructor choosing a Eurythmics chart topper, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).” Not only did Monifa belt out the song in near perfect pitch, but her husband soon joined her, chiming in where needed. The couple also showed off their synchronized dance moves.
Watch Will and Monifa Sims sing here:
Will and Monifa were so entertaining and fun-loving that Jay Leno (pictured far left) invited them on his show to perform with his band. The pair sang the song “Livin’ On A Prayer” as a duet.
Watch Will and Monifa Sims sing on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” here:
The couple’s hilarious pump-side antics were caught on film, and thus far, their YouTube video has garnered more than 4 million hits!
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Calif. Couple Sing Gas Pump Karaoke For Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’ was originally published on newsone.com