Saturday Night Live had a little fun with the theme songs for several hit shows during its Jan. 30 episode. Inspired by The Undoing star and producer Nicole Kidman singing Doris Day’s “Dream a Little Dream of Me” for the opening credits of the HBO drama, SNL decided to tackle other bingeworthy programs by giving them imagined tunes sung by their “stars.”
Among them were of course Bridgerton, which Netflix has revealed is its most streamed show to date with more than 82 million households having streamed it since its Christmas release. Cecily Strong appeared as narrator Julie Andrews, and in the celebrated actress’ proper British accent, sang first about a rather naughty topic. “Sex!/ Lots of colorblind sex!” she began, referencing the romance’s many steamy scenes, before questioning the opening credit’s imagery. “But why do these opening credits look like a screensaver from the ’90s?”
Beck Bennett donned a sheriff’s hat to take on the role of David Harbour’s Jim Hopper on the Netflix creeper Stranger Things. Instead of the eerie, lyric-free theme, SNL reimagined the song with Hopper rapping a tune. “Welcome to the ’80s/ I’m about to blow your mind,” he rhymes before somehow transitioning into a popular supernatural movie’s theme. “There’s something strange in the neighborhood/ Oops, that’s Ghostbusters, girl.”
SNL also took on the highly anticipated upcoming Sex and the City revival, which won’t be featuring original cast member Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones. Chloe Fineman, as the sex-loving Samantha, sultrily questioned leaving out the fan-favorite character in the reimagined theme: “Sex and the City without Samantha/ Doesn’t that sound fun?/ It’s Sex and the City without the sex/ Hope you enjoy the city.”
One reimagined theme song featured host John Krasinski poking fun at what else? His long-running NBC sitcom, The Office. The actor sang the show’s “long-lost lyrics … which he wrote himself” over the original tune. It featured such inspired lines as “Scranton, Scranton, Scranton, Scranton, Scranton, Scranton/ That’s where we all live and work,” as well as “There’s Dwight/ He’s the bad guy/ And the hero’s name is Jim.”
Kyle Mooney’s Baby Yoda also appeared to briefly rap for The Mandalorian, while Alex Moffett offered some updated lyrics to Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier.
Check out all of Saturday Night Live‘s reimagined renditions of hit shows’ theme songs below: