When “Downton Abbey” returned last month for its third season, it was only a matter of time before Jimmy Fallon revived his popular spoof, “Downton Sixbey,” named for the studio at Rockefeller Center where “Late Night” is taped.
In the latest chapters of the saga, which aired in two parts on Tuesday and Wednesday night, Fallon -- much like his inspiration, Lord Grantham -- discovers that he’s squandered the family’s vast fortune on a lousy investment. (At the risk of revealing too much, let’s just say it wasn’t a railroad.)
Trying to cut costs, the master of the house starts rationing wine. This displeases the entire family but most especially his wife, played by Brooke Shields (who deserves a special award for her dead-on impression of Elizabeth McGovern’s drowsy speech patterns).