Morissette and Corden’s hilarious duet of “Ironic” on an episode of The Late Late Show is an amazing reimagining of the original in which the two alter the lyrics to reflect our plugged-in 2015 lifestyle.
“An old man turned 98/ He won the lottery and died the next day” becomes “An old friend sends you a Facebook request/ You only find out they’re racist after you accept,” while “It’s like rain on your wedding day” becomes “It’s like swiping left on your future soul mate” and “It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid” becomes “It’s a Snapchat that you wish you had saved.”
Morissette and Corden’s “Ironic” also tackles the tribulations of Twitter, explores our vaping addiction, broaches the feminist backlash to male-dominated late-night shows, references the near-extinction of first-class seating on airplanes and the paradox of having Netflix while owning DVDs at the same time, and speaks of the utter terror that comes with being offered a free ride when your Uber is just down the street.
And yes — they even throw in a jab at the lack of actual ironies in Morissette’s original.
The two look hilarious sporting long braids and red beanies in a nod to what two of Morissette’s four personalities wore in her original video for the song.
And did we mention the fact that she looks downright fantastic?
Excuse us now while we dig out our Jagged Little Pill CD and play it on repeat as we indulge in a ’90s movie marathon for the rest of our Tuesday.
Watch Morissette and Corden perform below on The Late Late Show.