The world’s favorite emu is getting his shining moment on late-night TV!
Emmanuel, the TikTok-famous emu who won over social media with his hilariously stubborn yet charismatic personality, recently joined Jimmy Fallon for a special cameo on “The Tonight Show.”
Well, a puppeted version of the emu did, at least.
In the sketch, Fallon is seen instructing the "emu" not to peck at the camera, reciting Taylor Blake’s, Emmanuel’s caretaker, now iconic line “Emmanuel, don’t do it.” Struggling, Fallon finally gets some help from the South Florida farmer, herself.
The two try their best to keep the emu from knocking over the camera, something viewers have seen "many a time" on Knuckle Bump Farms’ TikTok.
“"Jimmy Don't Do It" -@hiitaylorblake #FallonTonight”
\u201c"Jimmy Don't Do It" -@hiitaylorblake #FallonTonight\u201d— The Tonight Show (@The Tonight Show) 1658461364
Blake started creating content for Knuckle Bump in January, but it wasn’t until Emmanuel took the screen that the TikTok page blew up. Now, Knuckle Bump Farms is seemingly an Emmanuel stan page (and we’re more than okay with it).
The dynamic duo stars in a variety of videos that show off their best-friend bond. They hold hands, tell each other jokes, and even cuddle in the afternoon sun, making one thing clear: An emu really is a gal’s best friend.
Blake shared her love for the nearly six-foot-tall bird in an Emmanuel appreciation post on Instagram. She wrote:
All I’ve ever wanted was to spread joy like wildfire, I feel like all my dreams are coming true. I can’t wait to tell my future children all about how an emu changed my life.”
Knuckle Bump Farms primarily focuses on miniature cattle, but it does have two emus — Emmanuel, of course, and Ellen. Don’t get any wild ideas, folks. Blake says that the two are not an item.
“She [Ellen] and Emmanuel hate each other,” Blake shared in a TikTok comment section. She also shared the Emmanuel "hasn’t fully come out yet" but she's “pretty sure he’s gay.”
Stay tuned to see if and when Emmanuel shares his truth.