Jimmy Fallon jabs Fox News' Andrea Tantaros for saying she wants to "identify as a cat"

He then said show runners led the conservative pundit off stage with a laser pointer

Published June 18, 2015 4:05PM (EDT)

 Jimmy Fallon    (The Tonight Show)
Jimmy Fallon (The Tonight Show)

Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros said she'd consider identifying as a cat to avoid paying income taxes on Tuesday's “Outnumbered."

The comment was prompted by discussion of Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, the latter of which, she accused of "toggling" between races that would most directly benefit her.

Jimmy Fallon smacked down Andrea Tantaros' fallacious argument in one fell swoop during his Wednesday "Tonight Show" monologue revisiting the cringe-inducing panel.

“This opens up the question, because of Caitlyn Jenner, if I self-identify as a cat — as a feline — do I have to pay income taxes?” Tantaros proclaimed during the panel in complete earnestness.

"Of course you have to work and pay taxes. Why do you think Garfield hates Mondays?" Fallon snapped back.

Fallon went on to build an entire scene for his quip, imagining that a Fox News producer had to lure her off stage with a laser pointer.

Watch the monologue courtesy of NBC below:

By Colin Gorenstein

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