In the few months that they’ve been doing their NBC variety show Maya & Marty, Saturday Night Live vets Maya Rudolph and Martin Short have pulled some impressive music-related stunts: Covering Leonard Cohen with Miley Cyrus, interviewing Drake while wearing a fat suit. And on last night’s episode of the show, Rudolph pulled off what might be the most impressive one yet. Alongside the movie star Emma Stone, Rudolph sang Robyn’s 2011 dance-pop classic “Call Your Girlfriend” while playing the “Cups” beat on empty plastic butter tubs. The harmonies are lovely, and the hand-eye coordination is next-level. And the two of them did this in front of a studio audience, just to raise the stakes a bit more. In all honesty, this is a very charming video, and you can watch it below.
— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) July 13, 2016
It’s hard to word that headline in such a way that you don’t think the two of them are actually covering Robyn, the physical human being, with butter. Apologies for any confusion there. This video is probably better than that one would’ve been anyway.