Watch Nickelback lyrics get reimagined as dying words on ‘SNL’

March 12, 2018
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[Photos by: Saturday Night Live/YouTube, Richard Beland]

The past weekend's new Saturday Night Live episode found This Is Us and Black Panther star Sterling K. Brown getting an earful of Nickelback lyrics reinterpreted as an old woman's dying words—watch the sketch below.

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In “Dying Mrs. Gomez,” SNL featured player Melissa Villaseñor portrays a woman close to death, and she has some sage words to share with the week's guest host Brown. Those final pearls of wisdom begin with the classic couplet, “Never made it as a wise man/I couldn't cut it as a poor man stealing.”

It's poetry in motion. And not that it isn't fun to sometimes rib on the Canadian rock band—who write incredible songs, according to Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan—but maybe we'd rather have a bucket of chicken at our last rites while debating the merits of Nickelback vs. Stone Sour.

This is how you remind me:

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