Video: Ryan Adams 30 Rock Webisode

Ryan Adams, Michael McDonald, and Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) made an odd yet rather entertaining Super Bowl-related appearance today, guest-starring as themselves on an animated short for NBC’s 30 Rock. While the clip — part of the show’s Jack Donaghy Files online series — is under just five minutes, it’s packed with plenty of music and laughs from the trio. In fact, the comedic angle recalls Late Night host Jimmy Fallon’s frequent adaptation of television theme songs a bit…

In this clip, Alec Baldwin’s character recruits our alt-country hero, the Doobie Brothers legend, and the rapper-actor to potentially replace Madonna for the Super Bowl halftime show with their respective takes on the Passions, Saved by the Bell, and Knight Rider themes. In short, they all brilliantly adapt the tunes to their personal style — Adams, in particular, proves he can make your eyes well up for any musical genre. Look out for the Cee-Lo cameo, as well, and check out the full webisode above.