Not only did Will Arnett somehow convince Stephen Malkmus of Pavement to take his first-ever composer job for Arnett’s new Netflix show Flaked, but he got the ’90s rock icon to cover one of the most unlikely songs we can think of: Jimmy Buffett‘s “Margaritaville” – the song than spawned a thousand restaurants. The whole thing is not out yet, but 60 seconds appears at the end of one of the episodes, and you can listen to that clip below.
Arnett tells SiriusXM that he was staying in Buffett’s place for some undisclosed reason and called the Parrothead for permission. “I got to ask Jimmy if it was cool, which of course he said yeah because he’s rad, and then I got to play it on my iPhone for Jimmy — Steve’s cover — and I was like stuck in this absurd reality.”
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