Will Ferrell figure skated to the "Downton Abbey" theme song and it was awesome

The comedian showed off his athletic prowess on "The Tonight Show"

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 21, 2014 2:26PM (EST)

Will Ferrell, an Olympic gold medalist in the sport of making people laugh, appeared on "The Tonight Show" Thursday night to debut his impressive figure skating/prancing routine. Donning a spandex butler outfit, Ferrell swayed and skipped and twirled to the airy "Downton Abbey" theme song.

"Are you Carson [the butler]?" asked host Jimmy Fallon, regarding the period drama. "I don't know, I've never seen the show," Ferrell deadpanned.

Though whimsical, the routine was arguably far less controversial than Russia's recent gold medal in women's figure skating.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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