Bone Thugs-N-Harmony enter the pet store business in a hilarious musical parody during the Nov. 13 episode of Saturday Night Live.
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.”
The SNL skit coincidentally arrives as the real Bone Thugs-N-Harmony prepares to face off against Three 6 Mafia in the next Verzuz battle, set to take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 2.
Watch the “Pet Store Ad” sketch below, and see the full SNL episode on Hulu here. The streaming service is currently offering a 30-day free trial, which you can sign up for here.