I Can’t Stop Watching this Tina Fey, Aidy Bryant, & Kate McKinnon HAIM Parody (ft. Nicki Minaj)

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Tina Fey and Nicki Minaj were the host and musical guest for SNL over the weekend, which meant for some callbacks, a reflection on Mean Girls the Musical featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a cut-for-time sketch where Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Tina Fey sing a song about friendship in the style of pop rock sister band HAIM. The result is a hilarious and infectious beat about how good friends sometimes need to indulge in some petty trash-talking about your friend’s enemies.

With lines that could come from a regular pop song like “When you are down in the dumps/I’ll join you there” mixed with SNL lyrics like “And he’s always talking about Paris (croissants)/ It’s like dude you did not invent Paris”, it’s a mystery why the sketch was cut (while “Royal Wedding” had some great moments, it could definitely have done with some trimming). The song ends with the amazing line, “You think we’re toxic, but no bitch that’s you/Don’t you know talking sh*t is how, we all get through.”

“Friendship Song” is in the same spirit as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s ridiculously catchy 80’s style  “Let’s Generalize About Men“, and I’m all for this becoming it’s own genre of music.

If you’re not familiar with HAIM (where have you been!?) give “Little of Your Love“, “The Wire“, and “If I Could Change Your Mind” a listen and then watch the SNL parody. Kate McKinnon’s “hey!”s and “huh!”s are absolutely pitch perfect and I love it so much.

HAIM was, unsurprisingly, thrilled about the segment:

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