Watch Jimmy Fallon Surprise MSNBC's Steve Kornacki By Cleaning His "Incredibly Messy" Office

To thank MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki for all his hard work during the presidential election, Jimmy Fallon cleaned his messy office. Keep scrolling for the heartwarming clip.

By Mona Thomas Jan 26, 2021 4:14 PMTags
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To thank MSNBC's Steve Kornacki for his impeccable coverage—from the presidential election race through to the 2021 Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala HarrisJimmy Fallon snuck into his messy office to do a deep clean.

"We're in khaki country now," The Tonight Show host said when he walked into the MSNBC headquarters in New York City. "This feels like I'm in, like, a horror video game or, like, a level of Five Nights at Freddy's, where I'm gonna get jump scared and, like a teddy bear—an evil teddy bear—or a clown is gonna come out."

Immediately Jimmy walked into Steve's empty office and loudly whispered, "No, no! Are you kidding me? Oh my gosh. What happened, Steve? Kornacki, what is going on?"

The late-night host semi-jokingly questioned if the political correspondent lived in the office, before getting to work.

"These gloves aren't even for COVID, just this office," said Jimmy as he began picking up and moving things around. "Look at all these ties. Who has pre-tied ties?"

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The team then began checking out all the random items in the office, including a hockey jersey, measuring tape, a balled-up blazer and then even more ties.

"American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook dated '52 to '78," Jimmy read on the cover a book. "This is a light read."

Jimmy went on to actually throw things away, even pieces of paper "that look important." Ultimately, he swept his arm across Steve's desk and dumped almost everything into a large garbage bag.

"You're welcome, Steve," he says as he carries out the garbage. "Take a break. You've earned it."

Towards the end of the video, a surprised Steve walked into his office and doubled back when he saw the dramatic change.

As he gets to his desk, he noticed a note, which read, "'Dear Steve, I thought 2020 was a dumpster fire. But then I saw your office. Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you. Here's to more fun in 2021. Jimmy Fallon, the Marie Kondo of late night. P.S. Learn how to tie your ties."

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