From this moment on, Ashton Kutcher will know better than to get into a Twitter spat with Shania Twain.
The actor and producer’s new Netflix comedy, The Ranch, debuted on Friday, and the show includes several jokes about the singer and other north-of-the-border celebs as Kutcher’s character, Colt Bennett, has just returned home to his family’s ranch after playing semi-pro football in Saskatoon.
In the show’s first episode, Colt recalls an encounter that began with him sliding “balls head first into Miss Shania” and ended with him showing the singer his “Twain.” On Friday afternoon, Kutcher took to Twitter to apologize to the Canadian songstress for the off-color jabs.
“Apologies again, Miss @ShaniaTwain. I had no inhibitions, made no conditions and definitely got out of line,” the 38-year-old actor quipped, referencing Twain’s 1997 hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
“@aplusk next time you’re lonely, don’t call on me,” Twain replied, citing her 1995 single “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under.” “Try the operator, maybe she’ll be free. @theranchnetflix.”
Kutcher retweeted the singer’s reply, adding one last lyrical reference: “Note to self: Shania Twain… not easily impressed.”
We have to admit, we are a little impressed by Kutcher’s encyclopedic knowledge of Twain’s songbook!
For more highlights from The Ranch, including what drew actress Debra Winger to the role of Kutcher’s character’s mom, check out the video below.