Maya Rudolph Serenades Seth Meyers with Lost ‘SNL’ Song (Video)

Rudolph dazzles former colleague with a scat cover of the “Taxi” theme

Maya Rudolph talked with former “Saturday Night Live” castmate Seth Meyers on Thursday about a skit she long wanted to perform about people who write beautiful jingles.

She said the skit got as far as dress rehearsal, but that host Justin Timberlake wasn’t a fan.

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“You claimed that your characters had written the theme to the TV show ‘Taxi,’” Meyers said.

“Correct, but technically we did make — we did make it clear that we just wrote the lyrics,” Rudolph said. “Because as everybody knows, there are no lyrics to that song.”

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Meyers suggested she perform it for “Second Chance Theatre,” a segment on his “Late Night” where old acts get a new chance to shine.

“I’m not kidding,” Rudolph said. “I really wanted to do this for a really long time.”

And so she began an over-the-top scat rendition of the “Taxi” theme.

Watch the video: