SNL spoofs Stranger Things and other Netflix shows with new theme songs

Stranger Things Image courtesy of Netflix.
Stranger Things Image courtesy of Netflix. /

Inspired by The Undoing, Saturday Night Live created theme songs for some of TV’s most popular shows for one of the skits on their Jan. 30, 2021 episode.

SNL did it to look like one of those infomercials that sell hit songs from certain genres or decades and titled their CD: “Now That’s What I Call Theme Songs Sung by the Stars of the Show.”

In case you’re not familiar with HBO’s drama, The Undoing. Nicole Kidman isn’t just one of the show’s stars. She also sings its theme song, Dream a Little Dream of Me.

The parody includes hit Netflix shows like Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit and Stranger Things.

Netflix shows new theme songs thanks to SNL

The parody took hit shows with instrumental theme songs and created lyrics for them.

Some of them were better (meaning funnier) than others, but it was fun to see what they did with all of them. We shared some of the highlights below!

The Queen’s Gambit

It opened with Melissa Villaseñor dressed as Anya Taylor-Joy’s character Beth Harmon singing:

"“Chess and drugs, and drugs and chess, girls playing chess and then doing drugs and then playing chess. Now when you see people playing chess you’ll know that they’re on drugs.”"

Stranger Things

The commentator introduces this one by saying, “If you love Stranger Things, you’ll love the new season 4 opening credits performed by Sheriff Jim ‘Hop’ Hopper.”

Beck Bennett portrayed Hopper and sung:

"“Welcome to the 80s, I’m about to blow your mind. In Hawkins, Indiana, scary aliens you’ll find. Lots of kid actors but they’re actually good. There’s something strange in your neighborhood….Ooops. That’s Ghostbusters, girl.”"


Cecily Strong took on the part of Bridgerton’s narrator, Julie Andrews, and sung:

"“Sex! Lots of color blind sex. Sex! We have put on costumes for sex. But why do these opening credits look like a screensaver from the 90s?”"

Side note: Now I want to know if that was Cecily Strong singing because who knew she had that talent too?

The Crown

Kate McKinnon parodied Gillian Anderson as The Crown‘s Margaret Thatcher and sang, to the tune of The Voice‘s theme song, “This is The Crown. All right?”

The Office

Since John Krasinski was the host, they had a lot of fun working in as much The Office stuff as possible. They didn’t pass up the chance to have Krasinski sign a new theme for The Office. 

You can watch them all in this clip.

Which did you like best? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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