Ariana Grande and Bowen Yang’s Hilarious SNL Skit Goes Viral: A Moulin Rouge Medley Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Ariana Grande & Bowen Yang shine in SNL’s Moulin Rouge parody, delivering laughs with a medley of unexpected songs & comedic flair.

Ariana Grande & Bowen Yang shine in SNL's Moulin Rouge parody, delivering laughs with a medley of unexpected songs & comedic flair.
Ariana Grande and Bowen Yang perform ‘SNL’ with host Josh Brolin. (Photo: Saturday Night live/youtube)

In a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, viewers were treated to a sidesplitting parody of the iconic “Elephant Love Medley” from Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, featuring none other than Ariana Grande and Bowen Yang.

The duo, known for their comedic prowess, took on the roles of Satine and Christian from the beloved musical, delivering a rendition that left audiences in stitches.

The sketch, led by Mikey Day as PBS’ “Ken Burnt,” humorously introduced the idea of an extended version of the medley, featuring songs that never made it into the original film due to rights issues.

What ensued was a whirlwind of musical madness as Grande and Yang navigated through a mishmash of tunes, ranging from classic hits to unexpected surprises.

Starting off strong with renditions of “Silly Love Songs” and other timeless favorites, the duo quickly veered into uncharted territory with playful interpolations of songs like TLC’s “Creep” and Julie Andrews’ “Do-Re-Mi.”

However, it was their inclusion of the perennial favorite “Happy Birthday” that truly stole the show, serving as a recurring motif throughout the sketch.

As the medley progressed, the comedic chaos reached new heights with unexpected twists and turns, including a faux medical emergency that led to impromptu performances of Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” and the children’s classic “Wheels on the Bus.”

Not to be outdone, Grande and Yang seamlessly incorporated iconic tracks such as “Son-of-a Preacher Man” and Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” into their repertoire, all while struggling to maintain their composure amidst fits of laughter.

The hilarity didn’t stop there, as host Josh Brolin made a cameo, delivering a tongue-in-cheek reference to “Lady Marmalade” before the duo closed out the sketch with heartfelt renditions of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Elton John’s “Your Song.”

And, true to form, they couldn’t resist one final rendition of “Happy Birthday,” capping off the performance with a flourish.

Beyond the laughter and entertainment, the sketch also offered a glimpse into Grande and Yang’s upcoming collaboration on the on-screen adaptation of Wicked, as they seamlessly incorporated a riff of “Defying Gravity” into the medley’s finale.

This tantalizing preview left fans eagerly anticipating their on-screen chemistry in the highly anticipated musical.

In addition to their show-stopping sketch, Grande dazzled audiences with performances of two tracks from her latest album, Eternal Sunshine.

With her powerhouse vocals and magnetic stage presence, she solidified her status as one of pop music’s most captivating performers, further cementing her reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with.

Ariana Grande and Bowen Yang’s SNL skit proved to be a highlight of the evening, offering a delightful blend of humor, music, and sheer talent.

As the video of their uproarious performance continues to circulate online, it’s clear that their comedic chemistry knows no bounds, leaving audiences clamoring for more.

With their infectious energy and undeniable charm, Grande and Yang have once again left an indelible mark on the world of comedy, solidifying their status as fan favorites on the iconic SNL stage.

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