SNL’s ‘Sexy’ Sirens Seduce Ancient Greek Heroes With… Bland ’90s Girl Rock
Some of the most well-known creatures from Greek mythology were the femme fatale “Sirens,” who lured men to their deaths by seducing them with enchanting music until they crashed their ships into the rocks and perished. They made their most famous appearance in Homer‘s epic poem The Odyssey — you know, that thing we all read in seventh grade and you shouldn’t be reading this site if you don’t remember it.
Tonight’s Saturday Night Live re-imagined those sexy creatures as using the exact opposite of sexy music to lure Odysseus and his heroic crew: bland ’90s chick rock.
The Sirens took us on a nostalgia trip as they failed to lure the Greek heroes with Lisa Loeb‘s “Stay,” Shania Twain‘s “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and the mother of all bland songs of that era: Paula Cole‘s “I Don’t Want to Wait.”
At first the heroic sailors were unimpressed, laughing off the Sirens’ girly music and dismissing their advances. But around the time the girls sang the TLC (rest in peace Left Eye) hit “No Scrubs,” all men had jumped ship to party with the Lilith Fair-lovin’ Sirens.
Watch below, via NBC:
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