On the season finale of NBC’s Maya and Marty, co-host Maya Rudolph sat next to guest star and Oscar nominee Emma Stone as she confessed to the audience that she’s been inspired for years by a quirky YouTube cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.” In 2011, Swedish group Erato released a stripped-down, black-and-white video recording of the hit pop song, which shows them seated around a kitchen table with no instruments other than tubs of butter for delightfully synchronized percussion. It became a YouTube hit, garnering nearly 4 million views.
The track really struck a chord with the former Saturday Night Live comedian Rudolph, who, in turn, performed her own rendition alongside Stone after (endearingly) admitting that she’d been “practicing ever since” she first came across the video years ago. She added, “I’m finally ready to give it a shot.”
Stone piped up with a bit of nervousness and her signature wry grin as they gave a charming performance that only a monster could hate. Their cover-of-a-cover shows off their collective a capella musical talent and gives the Swedes a pretty good run for their money. The musical segment was the closer for Maya and Marty‘s first season, which has yet to be renewed for season two.
Compare Stone and Rudolph’s cover to Erato’s version below:
Correction: A previous version of this post noted Emma Stone as an Oscar Winner, but she has only been nominated for an Academy Award