Maya Rudolph and Chris Parnell's Lullaby Pretty Much Sums Up Parenthood
byKaitlin StanfordMay 22, 2014
In case you missed it, "The Maya Rudolph Show" premiered on NBC this Monday, and according to most reviewers, it was rather enjoyable. A lot went on in the hour-long variety hour, too. Sean Hayes showed up playing the piano while dressed like Liberace, Andy Samberg appeared and challenged Maya to a dance-off, and Kristen Bell stopped in to sing a parody about "Frozen" (which you should listen to here, if you think you can still handle another "Frozen"-related song).
But the one part we loved — and we mean really and truly loved — was the lullaby duet Rudolph did with her old SNL alum Chris Parnell. While sitting atop two stools, the pair crooned a lullaby for their kids. In less than three minutes, it manages to cover all the adorably gross parts (like the "unknown viscous substance" that currently cakes your baby's crib mattress) and the adorably sweet parts (like staring at your kid doing "absolutely nothing" and still being in awe).
If you ask us, never before has new parenthood been summed up in a song with such dead-on accuracy.
Not sure about you, but when we first started listening to this little tune we were laughing, and then something happened halfway through, and now we're ... crying?