Watch Meryl Streep Join Broken Social Scene for "Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl"

She did not get the "drop that phone" memo

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 17, 2022

It's a well-known fact that Canadian citizenship requires serving a tour in Broken Social Scene, but sometimes duty calls beyond these borders.

Oscar-winner and G.O.A.T. Meryl Streep, alongside comedian and actor Tracey Ullman, joined the incomparable collective onstage at New York City's Webster Hall last night (October 16) during the final-ish (they recently added a Toronto date to the itinerary) night of their You Forgot It in People 20th anniversary tour for show-closer "Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl."

The band brought out longtime pal Ullman, who also had a hit song with "They Don't Know" in 1982, to sing the titular anthem. About halfway through the song, she gestured to someone watching side-stage, then Streep appeared like a ship in the night, dancing along and seemingly shooting video on her phone. (No, she did not drop it.)

This is a crossover episode we never anticipated, but we can only assume this means Streep is now at the very least an honorary Canadian.

Watch the performance below.

Exclaim! recently ranked Broken Social Scene's 20 best songs. (Spoiler alert: "Anthems" made the cut.)

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