NBC's new variety show Maya & Marty may still be working through some rough segments but this week's episode has shown signs of improvement. Yes, it's still a rotating door of various Saturday Night Live cast members and alumni (as well as other notable celebrities, as variety shows tend to be) that overshadow the actual program but at least it's finding a way to use these familiar faces in a better way. Take last night's episode, where the easy highlight was Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey singing a medley of popular songs.
Fey and Rudolph waxed poetic about their past loves for variety programs before trying to emulate them, right down to the old-fashioned microphones and uncomfortable high stools that the women struggled to climb on. From there, they took turns singing a medley of songs popularized by variety shows of yore – “I'll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Love Will Keep Us Together” (in the style of Charo), and a particularly creative and inspiring rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”