Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Andy Samberg: Not cool with Jonah dating his Dad

6/26/09 Update: We added the Hulu vid. Originally posted 3/16/08. Also added the link to the making of video about making this digital short and now includes transcript and more images. We also updated...

Andy Samberg as Jack Johnson (JJ Casuals): http://andysamberg.blogspot.com/2006/09/andy-samberg-is-jack-johnson.html

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Digital Short: Andy's Dad
Jonah Hill dates Andy's dad







This is hilarious! I think SNL gives a lot of clout to their hosts to decide what to do with these things (when they have opinions to add; obviously Amy didn't care with the Hero Song). Andy totally should have done a music video with Mariah though. Although this is hilarious, they are doing way too much with homosexual gags lately.

This was Jonah Hill's idea, based on a dream he had.

Nice silly touch at the end with Bill.

That's not Andy's dad. That's one of the senior writers at SNL, who writes all the cold opens and political shtick.

Check out the behind the scenes video that reveals a lot of the process of making this digital short:

http://andysamberg.blogspot.com/2008/03/andy-samberg-interviewed-behind-scenes.html

Enjoy!




TRANSCRIPT:

[ tag (over black screen): "An SNL Digital Short" ]

[ dissolve to Andy Samberg being fitted for a costume change, as Jonah Hill walks up ]

Jonah Hill: Hey, dude.

Andy Samberg: [ looking up ] Hey, man.

Jonah Hill: [ apprehensive ] Um -- are you busy right now? Can you grab a coffee, or something?
Andy Samberg: Yeah, of course. [ uneasy ] Is everything okay?

Jonah Hill: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. I just want to run something by you real quick.

Andy Samberg: Okay. Let's do it.

[ cut to Andy and Jonah seated at a table in Starbuck's ]

Andy Samberg: So, what's going on? You nervous about the show?

Jonah Hill: [ shaking his head ] No, I'm -- I'm -- I'm feeling okay about the show. I'm more excited than anything else.

Andy Samberg: Well, good. So what's up?

Jonah Hill: Um... so, you remember when I met your family last week at the show?

[ flashback to Jonah meeting the Samberg Family ]

Andy Samberg: Oh... yeah. They actually loved you. My mom thought you were hilarious!

Jonah Hill: [ nervous ] Yeah, uh -- well, there's actually kind of an issue with that.

Andy Samberg: [ confused ] Like... what kind of an issue?

Jonah Hill: Well... since then... I've, uh -- I've sort of been... seeing your dad.



Andy Samberg: What was that?

Jonah Hill: [ more direct ] I've been dating your dad.

Andy Samberg: Like, my dad, dad?

[ flashback to Jonah shaking hands with Mr. Samberg, their spark going unnoticed by the remainder of the Samberg Family ]

Jonah Hill: Like... your father... Ben. I've been seeing him every day.

Andy Samberg: So, what -- you guys hang out, or something?

Jonah Hill: Quite a bit, actually.

Andy Samberg: What?



[ flashback to Jonah having dinner with the Samberg Family ]

Jonah Hill: So, last week -- remember when we all had dinner?

Andy Samberg: Yeah.

Jonah Hill: Do you remember when we all parted ways? Alright, well... I had to run back in because I had forgotten my scarf, and... who should walk in, but your dad... and he'd forgotten his gloves. Neither of us were tired, so... we were, like, "Hey! Why don't we just go grab a beer, or something?"

Andy Samberg: You grabbed a beer with my dad?

Jonah Hill: Yes! Just listen, okay?

[ flashback to Jonah and Mr. Samberg having that beer -- clinking their glasses, laughing, and nonchalently touching hands ]

Jonah Hill: So, we got a beer, and... we just started talking, and... truth be told, he is one of the most fascinating people I've ever met in my life.

Andy Samberg: [ laughing ] Is this a joke?

Jonah Hill: No! I mean... I wish it was a joke. It would be easier if it was a joke. It's just that, Ben is --

Andy Samberg: My dad.

Jonah Hill: Yes! Your "dad"! My "boyfriend"! Whatever!

Andy Samberg: You're just "hanging out", right? It's not as if you're...?

Jonah Hill: No, no, no, no, no! It's gotten extraordinarily physical. I mean --

[ flashback to Jonah and Mr. Samberg open-mouthed kissing one another and groping each other's knees ]

[ Andy's face registers a silent panic, as Jonah fondly sips his coffee ]

Jonah Hill: I'm not usually a coffee guy. [ smiles ] Ben's got me trying all sorts of crazy things!

Andy Samberg: Right. Uhhhh -- I gotta be honest with you, I'm... really not cool with this.

Jonah Hill: I know it sounds insane. It sounds nuts, but -- [ he shakes his head ] this isn't just some fling.

[ flashback to Jonah and Mr. Samberg looking out over the harbor... feeding each other during a picnic in Central Park... running through the park... holding hands as they walk through the city... laughing together on the couch before Jonah lowers himself below the screen to perform oral sex on Mr. Samberg ]



Jonah Hill: I don't know how else to say it. I just... I feel like I've never felt with anybody else in my entire life. We just have so much fun together. I mean, when we're together, we laugh and we laugh and we laugh and we laugh, and we laugh some more.

Andy Samberg: Dude... you're dating my 57-year old father...

Jonah Hill: Why is everyone freaking out about the age thing! You sound like your MOM right now!

Andy Samberg: [ near tears ] Don't say my "mom".

Jonah Hill: I know this is tough! But, even if I lose a friend over this... I like to think that I've gained a son.

Andy Samberg: Okay...

[ Mr. Samberg enters, smiling ]

Mr. Samberg: Uh-oh! Here's my guys! Andy... [ rubs Andy's shaggy hair ] Jonah... [ kisses Jonah on the lips ]

Jonah Hill: Hi. Ben.

[ Andy is stone-faced ]

Mr. Samberg: Andy... I've been meaning to tell you. Jonah and I are dating.

Jonah Hill: I'm sorry... I told him already.

Mr. Samberg: Blabbermouth!

Jonah Hill: I know, I'm the worst!

[ Bill Hader enters ]

Bill Hader: Hey, Ben! I'm ready to go! [ freezes when he notices Andy and Jonah are also there ] Andy... Jonah. How do you guys know Ben?

Andy Samberg: Uh... he's my dad?

Bill Hader: Small world! We've been f--kin'!

[ freeze-frame as Hader turns to the camera and smiles ]

[ SUPER: "Created by Lorne Michaels ]

[ fade ]





Transcript from:
http://snltranscripts.jt.org/07/07hshort.phtml

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with that?

The Animation Empire said...

With what? The video was very well done.

I think in general, Jonah sticks to shock comedy where he'll be very explecit sexually or in some other way and the shock of that behavior is what is supposed to be funny. I don't find him funny at all, but some people do.

As far as this video goes, all the actors sold it well and made it funny, but it wasn't a huge hit.

I mostly see this as a waste of a potentially great opportunity to do a music video digital short with Mariah Carey, who was the performer that week.

Shorts like this one (and the Japanese Office short) are done because the host wants to do them.

What do you think?

Thanks!

- TAE

The Animation Empire said...

Also, it's funny. All the ads on this page are about taking romantic quizes! Gotta love keywords!

- TAE

Dating said...

As far as this video goes, all the actors sold it well and made it funny, but it wasn't a huge hit.

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