In the pre-recorded skit, titled “Pet Store Ad,” SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim and Chris Redd, along with host Jonathan Majors, portray the “Tha Crossroads” hip-hop group as they attempt to open a new pet store called Dog Bones-N-Melodies.
“Back in the ’90s, we changed the game by bringing melodies to rappin’, and now we ready for the next phase of our career,” Nwodim says in the black-and-white opening, as her fellow rappers gather around a burning barrel. “By bringing real ass bones to real ass dogs,” Redd adds.
From there, the four-piece advertises the store’s wide selection of bone options — from “big bones” to “itty bitty bitty bones” — over a medley of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s popular hits. Taking it a ridiculous step further, the store features dinosaur bones, vegan bones, funny bones and even trombones.
As if that weren’t enough, each purchase comes with a free serenade from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — even if the customer doesn’t want it. “The bone I purchased was alarmingly cheap, but it was perfect for my dog,” one customer says in a filmed testimonial. “The song was a little strange.”