SNL: John Krasinski, others sing Bridgerton, Queen’s Gambit, Mandalorian, Workplace and Extra Themes Misplaced Lyrics
It looks like the next installment of Now That’s What I Call Music will be a must have for TV fans.
In a riff of the popular NOW music franchise, SNL delivered its own version titled “Now That’s What I Call Theme Songs Sung by Stars,” with countless series leads (or facsimiles of them) original lyrics to some of the most classic TV titles (Watch) can play the full clip below).
The short film started with Chloe Fineman giving us her best Nicole Kidman when she sang The Undoings opening tune, “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” (“Did you notice my coat?” She asks.) From there we were served new renditions of the songs by Bridgerton (via Lady Whistledown aka Julie Andrews), The Mandalorian, The Queen’s Gambit, Succession and more than Cecily Strong Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, and everyone stepped in to train their singing talents.
But in the last hurray of the clip, first-time presenter John Krasinski sang the “long lost lyrics” for The Office’s title track, which began with a whole series of “Scrantons”. Then he made Dunder Mifflin proud and sang alongside the actual opening credits, which basically turned into a narration in the accompanying video (“This is a calculator!”).
That wasn’t the only fun for Office fans. In Krasinski’s opening monologue, he was repeatedly interrupted by “Office fans” Kenan Thompson, Moffat, Davidson and Ego Nwodim, who failed to ask real questions but instead used it as an opportunity to repeatedly call the actor “Jim”. The piece culminated in a kiss between “Jim and Pam” in which Pete Davidson of SNL stood in for Jenna Fischer. (See the full monologue here.)
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