Just when we thought we were tired of “Let It Go” covers, Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig pulled off one of the funniest ones yet. The comediennes collaborated for a hilariously awful version of the Frozen hit on Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The parody began when Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig admitted they were two of the few people in the world who don’t know the words to “Let It Go,” the Oscar-winning tune sung by Idina Menzel in the Disney film. This despite DeGeneres hosting the Oscars where Menzel performed the song (after being famously introduced as “Adele Dazeem.”)
“My niece sang the whole thing to me the other day and I thought, ‘Well, we [Kristen and I] should try to sing it together,’” Ellen DeGeneres said before her “Let It Go” parody. “We don’t know it. We will be the worst of all the videos.”
And boy was she right.
The hilarity began before they started singing, as Ellen DeGeneres didn’t even know how long the musical introduction lasted. At least DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig did get most of the words to “Let It Go” correct early on, thanks mostly to the teleprompter. The pitch, not so much.
But the “Let It Go” cover quickly fell apart towards the end. For some reason, Kristen Wiig decided to hide behind one of the chairs during the second musical interlude, causing both stars to miss their cue. And neither Wiig nor Ellen DeGeneres knew how long to hold out some of the notes. Add in some over-acting and plenty of off-key singing you have an unforgettable version of the Disney smash.
But perhaps our favorite part of Kristen Wiig and Ellen DeGeneres’ “Let It Go” cover occurred when they got to the line “the frozen fractals all around.” Wiig made the awesome (and true) observation that “Kids don’t know what fractals are.” Actually, we bet many adults don’t know either.
Check out Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig’s awesomely bad cover of “Let It Go” below.