Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Andy Samberg - Watches Kristen Wiig sing Happy Birthday

SNL - Happy Birthday Mr. Thomas - Kristen Wiig

!!! SHAKY CAMERA !!!




Starring:
Kristen Wiig
John Malkovich
Andy Samberg
Keenan Thomson


What she's saying:
Happy Birthday (Clears Throat)
Excuse me I have a frog in my throat.
Happy Birthday To (Clears Throat)
Excuse me, Oh, That's not my real voice.
Happy Birthday, There we go.
Happy Birthday To You!!!
There!

Don't get J--- Rolled

This video is so serious






You just got J--- Rolled


Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Disney Slays Narnia Franchise, Andy Samberg Weeps



Right, so Disney didn't slay it. They actually just pulled out. Walden is still looking for a new finance partner, and the director, actors, and crew are all still attached.

The article:



While it's nothing new to see film franchises die because they never quite get off the ground (see: The Golden Compass) or because they've run their course (see: The Matrix), it's quite another matter entirely when a studio turns its back on a billion-dollar baby that is still showing legs. Such is the case with Disney, who just euthanized their Chronicles of Narnia franchise when they decided not to finance the third film of what was intended to be a trilogy, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. So what happened?

As you'll no doubt recall, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe grossed nearly $750 million worldwide back in 2005 (and also inspired Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg to get baked and hit the Magnolia Bakery). But the performance of Prince Caspian, which grossed a very respectable if sorta underwhelming $419 million at the box office worldwide, apparently gave Disney cold feet. This is especially surprising when you consider that the film cost Disney $200 million to produce, which by our (admittedly rudimentary) math means they basically doubled their investment (less marketing costs, natch). Disney officially cited "budgetary and logistical reasons" as their reason for killing the franchise, but really that's just shorthand for the Mouse House's saying that they don't want to overextend themselves during these increasingly sketchy economic times. Merry Christmas!

From:
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/12/narnia_franchise_kaput.html


So, unfortunately, we won't see Andy Samberg do a rap about Dawn Treader unless Walden gets another financial partner. You can do it, Walden Media!!!


Enjoy!

Andy Samberg's J--- in My Pants - Acoustic Guitar Cover

Wow. These guys are awesome! Want J--- in My Pants in folk style music?

Here it is!




Enjoy!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Poop in My Pants - Retarded Policeman's hilarious parody of J--- in My Pants

Ponceman, AKA the Retarded Policeman, and his brother Scott Allen Perry, together known as the Perryboys, present this parody of J--- in My Pants.

It's kind of funny to think that J--- in My Pants isn't a parody itself. But anyway, this one is hilarious.

They bleep out any foul language.


Check it out:



Enjoy!

Andy Samberg - And Shia LeBeouf Explore the Roof Garden and Joke Around

UPDATE: 3/10/09 - Removed the YouTube version cuz it no longer works. Originally posted 5/14/08.


Here are the extended gags from Andy Samberg and Shia LeBeouf

Shia and Andy SNL Roof Garden Promos



Shia and Andy explore the roof garden. You're welcome!



In addition to the sweet commercial of Andy and Shia exploring the roof garden, this also includes a silly Indiana Jones joke and a hilarious conversation at the end.


Enjoy!

Let the J---ing Continue - More Remakes and Edits!

J--- IN MY PANTS...


(Update: added Grand Theft Auto 4 on the bottom)



Well edited lip-sync by Sarah (and her Stevie character):





Chipmunked and then lip-synced (What the???):





Lip sync by a bro and sis (the girl plays Andy Samberg):





Uploaded into Guitar Hero 3:




Edited to video from Grand Theft Auto 4:





Enjoy!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Andy Samberg PIX (2 videos)

Have you seen all these picks yet?

(updated with working videos; sorry about that)


Andy comes on at 11 seconds in all these videos:





Enjoy!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Andy Samberg's TheLonelyIsland YouTube channel is now a partner!!!

TheLonelyIsland YouTube channel is now a partner!!!

Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/TheLonelyIsland

About time. =^)

However, it seems that the only partner feature they're using right now is the banner that links tp their iTunes page.

Let's hope this partnering up makes TLI post more videos. They already posted two this month! They're almost like a real channel again. =^)


Enjoy! Merry Christmas!!!

Andy Samberg's - Cool Beans audio with fan video

Andy Samberg's - Cool Beans audio with fan video



Cool beans idea.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Andy Samberg - Wishes you Happy Holidays and previews "We Like Sportz"

http://Itunes.com/thelonelyisland

Plus, a SNEAK PEEK at the new music video, "WE LIKE SPORTZ"! ***Please note, the video goes on iTunes 12/23/08, Kiv made a typo!The Lonely Island debut album INCREDIBAD In stores 02/10/09



Uh, I think the keyboard guy is just a joke.

Jizz in My Pants is up to 11 million views on YouTube now!

At the end, they start to play the music for "We Like Sportz." It's a sequel to "Just 2 Guyz." The original featured Kiva and Jorma; Andy was in a cameo.

I hope TLI keeps posting videos on their channel! Posting J--- in My Pants gave them a ton more subscribers and made their other vids get more views!

Enjoy!

Andy Samberg - Needs to go to his quiet place (Hot Rod clip)

I need to go to my quiet place!



Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Let the J---ing Begin - New remakes and editing parodies!

Let's start it off with a bunch of guys doing their own "j---" gags:




Harry Potter and Voldemort also have that problem:




This is a sweet compilation of clips including Dumb and Dumber, Wall-E, and Simpsons:




Enjoy!

Andy Samberg is too legit to quit (Hot Rod clip)

Andy Samberg is too legit to quit



Enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Andy Samberg - Performed Iran So Far live with Norah Jones (CD Interview)

Pitchfork interview...

Andy's parts are bold below.

Here are some tidbits:

- Andy says he's more important than Akiva and Jorma.

- Andy's first song was Kablamo in 2001.

- Andy doesn't know he purposefully sounded bad on Ras Trent. =^)

- Andy admits they can't sing.

- They want to work with Fleet Foxes.

- Andy thinks Jorma brags.

- T-Pain is a Hot Rod fan.

- Akiva admits that Blizzard Man has a solo CD coming out, and then he wisely denies his own statement.

- Andy thinks they had too many horrible-sounding characters on the album to include Blizzard Man.

- “We Like Sportz” is a sequel to “Just 2 Guyz”

- They might put Bing Bong Brothers and Just 2 Guyz on the DVD for the fans.

- Andy doesn’t like to deal with Jorma when he’s caffeinated.

- “We Like Sportz” has a music video.

- Andy says they recorded “Junk in a Box” on a Thursday night, edited it on Friday and early Saturday, and showed it Saturday night.

- Andy says “Jizz in my Pants” got recorded in the summer, video shot in September, and edited around Thanksgiving.

- It took about an hour to write “Junk in a Box” and two hours to record it.

- Andy directs some of the shorts, but Kiv does most of it.

- Andy thinks will.i.am should do hologram comedy shorts for SNL.

- Andy’s buddies with Justin Timberlake.

- Justin Timberlake makes them watch N*Sync videos and watches them watch it, to see their reactions.

- Andy talks about album covers: a girl throwing up sprinkles, wading in blood, and Big Lurch’s cannibalism.

- A lot of people don’t know that Andy Samberg is in “Junk in a Box.”

- Jorma doesn’t mind not being on SNL.

- Andy loves Will Ferrell’s The Landlord.

- Andy didn’t expect Dear Sister to hit (yes, he calls it by the unofficial, common name)

- They get pressure to take a PR class because they don’t answer reporters’ questions honestly.

- Andy thinks the class would be like Princess Diaries.

- Andy performed Iran So Far live with Norah Jones at the UCB writer's strike in New York.

- The Aphex Twin issue with the Iran So Far music got ironed out.




Andy Samberg's the Lonely Island Tell All!

"Saturday Night Live"'s Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone announce their debut album, reveal their deepest secrets



"In a Box" or "In My Pants", the Lonely Island-- the comedy team of "Saturday Night Live" cast member Andy Samberg and "SNL" writers Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone-- have got... joke music videos on lock.

"It's getting a little embarrassing," Schaffer said in a recent conversation with Pitchfork. "We're like, 'We have so many other songs, but they're not the popular ones.' People seem to like the potty humor. We're a mirror. If society sees it and goes, 'Too much (potty) humor,' they need to look in the mirror and go, 'Why am I demanding this?'"

The world is about to discover how much more Lonely Island has to offer, as last week it was announced that Universal Republic will release their CD/DVD debut, INCREDIBAD, on February 10. The album is set to include "SNL" Digital Short classics like "(Junk) in a Box [ft. Justin Timberlake]", "Lazy Sunday [ft. Chris Parnell]", "Natalie Raps [ft. Natalie Portman & Chris Parnell]", and "Iran So Far [ft. Adam Levine]", plus newer tunes like "I'm on a Boat [ft. T-Pain]", "Sax Man [ft. Jack Black]", "Boombox [ft. Julian Casablancas]", "Dream Girl [ft. Norah Jones]", "Santana DVX [ft. E-40]", "Who Said We're Wack?", "Punch You in the Jeans", "We Like Sportz", "Shrooms", and first single "Jizz in My Pants", which made its debut on "SNL" a week ago. It's also on iTunes now.

In addition to INCREDIBAD and (potty) humor, we talked to Samberg, Schaffer, and Taccone about the music they love (including their favorite T-Pain songs), their roles on "SNL", amazing/bad/horrific album covers, and being forced by Justin Timberlake to watch 'N Sync videos on YouTube.

Pitchfork: Just for the sake of our transcriber, could you guys each take turns saying your names?

Schaffer: Yeah, hi, I'm Akiva. We've done this before, by the way, and it never works.

Pitchfork: [Laughs] Okay, cool.

Jorma Taccone: We all sound identical. Okay, so do it again.

Schaffer: I'm Akiva. This is my voice. This is the sound of me talking.

Taccone: Okay, he sounds bored.

Schaffer: Yeah, I'll try to keep this tone throughout.

Taccone: This is Jorma. I have kind of a deep, manly, sort of commanding voice.

Andy Samberg: And this is Andy. My voice is the kind of voice that somebody who is in the cast of "Saturday Night Live" would have.

Schaffer: It's a really famous-sounding voice.

Taccone: He's like a total (jerk).

Samberg: Like someone who's way more important than the other two.

Taccone: You'll put all of his quotes in bold. And then a parenthetical "(dick)" afterwards.

Schaffer: Yeah, write anything he says in a gold, sparkly font. Instead of quote signs put dollar signs.

Taccone: Sort of like a champion (jerk).

Pitchfork: Done. So you guys are watching Kanye rehearse right now?

Schaffer: It's on the feed in the building, yeah.

Pitchfork: Is there anyone dancing with their shirts off?

Taccone: Oh, God, I really wanted to, but I wasn't sure if he'd be into that idea.

Schaffer: I betcha he might-- well, except he wouldn't want anything leaked of his performance before it's on the air.

Taccone: I was thinking we would do a follow-him shot into his dressing room, he goes into his bathroom, and then I've been dancing, like, naked in there, and it's all blurred. And then he gets into the act. And then we... we make love.

Samberg: Wait, what was that last part?

Schaffer: This was already approved by Kanye, as I understand it.

Taccone: Yeah, he'll be way in.

Pitchfork: Let's talk about INCREDIBAD. How long has it been in the works? I know you guys have been doing music stuff since "Bing Bong Brothers" and "Just 2 Guyz", even the "Awesometown" theme song.

Schaffer: The first one we ever did was "Ka-Blamo!". I think that was the first song we ever made, actually, wasn't it?

Taccone: It was one of them.

Schaffer: Yeah, it might have been 2001 or 2002.

Taccone: I think it was 2001.

Schaffer: Those songs, pretty much everything you just mentioned, is not on the album necessarily. But, in a way, it's all part of the journey, so it's really pretty beautiful to think about it.

Taccone: Make sure you quote Kiv on that one.

Schaffer: Well, you'd have to use the sarcastic font; we haven't quite figured out which one that is yet.

Samberg: I support that statement, too.

Schaffer: Yeah, who cares? Just put dollar signs around that one, too. But in the practical sense, well, kind of three years, because "Dick in a Box", "Lazy Sunday", "Natalie Raps", those appeared, some of those, as early as 2005. So, that's technically three years ago. But the bulk of this album we did last summer, over three months.

Pitchfork: How much of the album is entirely new stuff we haven't heard before?

Schaffer: On the actual audio side of the album, I would say, it's probably, eight--

Taccone: It's 70% to 80% new.

Schaffer: No, but-- All right, let's call it 70% new.

Taccone: I'd even go with, say, 60% never before heard.

Pitchfork: So about 40% is what you're saying?

Taccone: Well, because we did-- some of the songs that we did over the summer like "Ras Trent" and "Space Olympics" have become digital shorts.

Pitchfork: I'm just kidding, because the number kept getting lower.

Samberg: I'd say it's about 10% new.

Schaffer: Let's say there are 20 tracks on the album. I would say people's ears would have heard eight of them already. Is that fair?

Taccone: Yeah, that's fair. Because right away with "(Junk) in a Box", "Natalie", "Lazy Sunday", "Iran So Far", which is hopefully going to be on there.

Pitchfork: Is there a problem with that one?

Taccone: No, we're just debating with the tracks and everything. We're trying to figure it out.

Schaffer: So, 20 divided by...

Taccone: So there's four right there that have been on the show, plus now "Space Olympics" and "Ras Trent", so that's six that have been on the show. And "Jizz" is there. That's seven that people have heard.

Pitchfork: And you're going with "Jizz in My Pants" as the first official single?

Schaffer: Yeah. That was the first one we did for the album. We made it outside of the show, and then just kind of showed it to ["SNL" creator/executive producer] Lorne [Michaels], so that's our first real thing from the album.

Pitchfork: Was it the kind of thing where you recorded it and were like, "Yeah, this is definitely the single"?

Schaffer: Yeah, I would say so. After people listened to a lot of stuff, people seemed to tend towards that one, and we thought it was a very--

Taccone: There's a couple of other ones on the album that we're really, really excited about. But I think for the first go-around, everyone kind of-- humor-wise and sound-wise-- agreed that that was the first one. But there are a couple others that we're really excited about.

Pitchfork: "Jizz in My Pants" sounds really good, especially the end when it gets sort of Timbaland-ed out, if you know what I mean. I heard that you, Jorma, were talking about how you were really excited to get people to hear "clean", good versions of the songs.

Taccone: I don't mean clean as in censored but actual cleaned up, mixed down, mastered-sounding. We spent a lot of time working on the music for the show, just in our room, like, mixing to the best of our abilities. But now that we're doing that incorporating a professional mixing and mastering process, we're really excited.

Pitchfork: It's great how much attention you guys are paying to the musical part of the thing.

Schaffer: Just to be really clear, the comedy is coming way, way first, and a lot of times at the cost of the music. For instance, in "Ras Trent" where the guy has to sound terrible, because that's the joke, he doesn't know what he's doing. I mean, we're on a real Sly & Robbie track there. It's as official and good of a reggae track as possible. With, like, Capleton on it, you'd have an awesome reggae song, instead of Andy purposefully sounding really terrible.

Samberg: You'd be cooking with more fire, with Capleton on there. Wait a sec, can I stop you there, Kiv? You think I sound terrible on "Ras Trent"?

Schaffer: I mean, you sound perfect. Does that clear the air?

Taccone: That clears it right up.

Schaffer: Just so you know what I mean, just to be clear: The comedy's coming first. But then, it is what it is from the beginning with us, which is that we're super big fans of all the genres that we're parodying and that we grew up with all this music. We're not really trying to take it down a peg. We're just using the music we love to tell jokes that either have to do with the music or sometimes have nothing to do with the music, so it's being told to the music, kind of.

Pitchfork: Judging by the number of bands Jorma has danced shirtless to on YouTube, it seems like you guys are fans of a lot of different bands and genres. But most of the songs that you have made yourselves are really aggro rap tracks or really slick R&B songs.

Samberg: I mean, I can tell you why.

Pitchfork: Sure!

Samberg: We cannot sing.

[Laughter.]

Taccone: That was the truth. I was so waiting to hear that answer and then I was like, "No, well, that's true. That's correct. That's accurate."

Samberg: And play instruments, too.

Taccone: I think the other thing is that we're huge fans of those two genres of music.

Samberg: But I mean, Jorm, we listen to a good share of, say, indie rock.

Taccone: Yes, we do.

Pitchfork: So when's your Fleet Foxes collaboration coming out?

Samberg: Dude, whenever they're ready. We're lying in wait for Fleet Foxes to come and hang.

Taccone: If you could please extend a hand to them, through this interview, that we would like to--

Pitchfork: For real? Because I'm sure they'd be totally into that.

Samberg: I'm psyched to drop a verse on "Blue Ridge Mountains". The remix.

Pitchfork: I'm wondering which direction a lot of the collaborations come from. Do you guys reach out to E-40, like, "Hey man, we really like you." Or is it E-40 or Norah Jones coming up to you guys and being like, "I'd really like you to do to my career what you did to Natalie Portman's career?"

Samberg: It happens all kinds of ways. E-40, we reached out to him, because we grew up in the Bay and he's one of our heroes. But, like, Norah, we are friendly with through "SNL" circles and mutual friends and stuff. And we just kind of had a hunch that she'd be into it, 'cause she's a silly lady. So sometimes it happens through stuff like that. A lot of times it's happened by just meeting people through the show. Like, we're buddies with [the Strokes singer] Julian [Casablancas] now because he and the Strokes played, and we've kept in touch since then and that kind of thing.

Taccone: And stuff like-- Arcade Fire we just obviously love as a band, and we invited them to be in a little spot in a digital short, so when they came and filmed a little thing, we sort of became buddies with those guys.

Schaffer: For the record, they're not on the album.

Samberg: That was more just Jorm bragging.

Taccone: You wonder how I end up naked in front of these people.

Samberg: I guess all he's saying really is, if you talk to Arcade Fire some time in the next year, you can say "Do you know Jorm?" and they'll probably say yes.

Pitchfork: Is there anyone who annoys you about getting involved that you really don't want being involved?

Taccone: Springsteen is like constantly hounding us to get on a track.

Schaffer: And we're like, "Go away, the Boss!"

Samberg: Springsteen texts me pretty much every day going, "When can I get Kiv to come drop a verse on one of my tracks?"

Schaffer: Has any ironic DJ done a mashup of the Boss and the Boss? Meaning Rick Ross and Springsteen?

Pitchfork: I don't think so, but I'm pretty sure that will happen shortly after this interview runs.

Schaffer: It seems like Rick Ross is challenging him for the title of the Boss.

Pitchfork: T-Pain is on the record, too, right?

All: Yes.

Schaffer: He came here to do something with Mariah Carey last season, and we kind of hit it off with him.

Samberg: He's a big Hot Rod fan.

Taccone: Yeah, he's a huge comedy fan.

Schaffer: We were already into his stuff, so then, all summer when we were making these, we were thinking, "How can we make a good one for T-Pain to be on?" So then, when we got one, we reached out to him, and he was happy to do it, which was awesome.

Pitchfork: Do you guys have a favorite T-Pain song?

Samberg: What is your favorite T-Pain song?

Schaffer: Probably "Karaoke". And then I've been into that Thr33 Ringz mixtape [Pre33 Ringz --Ed.]. There's some good stuff on there.

Samberg: "Talla Ho Walk" is pretty jammy, too. I mean, really? "Kiss Kiss" with Chris Brown, and his chorus on "She Got It" with 2 Pistols.

Pitchfork: Yes! Yes.

Schaffer: That was actually one of the first ones, last year. Before we ever met him, that was the one we were playing. It's that vocal chorus, where it goes, "Oooh oooh." That's what makes it, like, larger than life. It makes it cinematic.

Samberg: We tried to do a little of that on our album. Don't listen too closely to the pitch and timbre of the choir in the background. 'Cause it's basically me and Jorm, 25 times, doubled.

Pitchfork: So Ras Trent does some chorus vocals as well?

Samberg: Yeah, it's a lot of Ras Trent on backup.

Pitchfork: Does Blizzard Man show up on the album?

Samberg: No.

Taccone: We flirted with that idea.

Schaffer: He's got his own solo project coming out. No, he doesn't.

Samberg: But he could! We kind of reached a cap of characters on the record that sounded horrible on purpose.

Schaffer: Speaking of which, there's a "Just 2 Guyz" sequel. We didn't want to put old things [on the album] like "The Heist" or "Just 2 Guyz" or the ones that you mentioned. We didn't want to just ride on that and put them on the album, so then we were thinking, "Let's do more songs from this character," so there's one called "We Like Sportz" which is me and Jorm doing a--

Taccone: With a "z".

Schaffer: Yes, doing the same characters, but now they're trying to convince you about how much they're into sports. Oh wait, speaking of which, so that we don't seem like liars, on the DVD-- we're still ironing out what's going to be on it so I can't actually say necessarily-- it looks like it'll be somewhere around six to 10 videos, somewhere around there. Just as a bonus, we may put "Bing Bong Brothers" and "Just 2 Guyz" [on the DVD]. I'm thinking it may go that way. So they're not on the album, but they might be on there for the people who wanted them.

Taccone: We decided we needed more (potty) references.

Schaffer: It's getting a little embarrassing. We were looking at them, and we're like, "We have so many other songs, but they're not the popular ones." People seem to like, you know, the potty humor. No, it's like we're obsessed.

Pitchfork: So that's your excuse, that people like it. You're just playing to the populace.

Schaffer: We're a mirror.

Taccone: No, we're playing to ourselves. So apparently that's what we like.

Samberg: I like Akiva's answer, that we're a mirror.

Schaffer: No, we're a mirror. If society sees it and goes, "Too much (potty) humor," they need to look in the mirror and go, "Why am I demanding this?"

Samberg: Are you drinking coffee, Jorm?

Taccone: I'm drinking decaf.

Schaffer: He's checking up on him, because he doesn't want to-- "because I don't want to have to deal with you later if you're all caffeinated!"

Pitchfork: Are there going to be any unseen digital shorts on the DVD?

Taccone: Well, "We Like Sportz".

Schaffer: We've made a video for "We Like Sportz" already. We have it in our back pockets, so we know that will be on there, and no one's seen it yet.

Pitchfork: How long does it take you to make a song or video, from conception to the actual finished product?

Samberg: 30 minutes.

Taccone: For every idea, it's 30 minutes execution.

Samberg: You sure that's decaf?

Schaffer: It doesn't sound like decaf.

Taccone: I haven't really let him finish a question. 25 minutes!

Pitchfork: It's okay. I'm just letting the famous people run the show.

Samberg: Oh my (gosh).

Schaffer: No, he wasn't the famous one. He's got the cents sign around his name. Not the dollar sign.

Samberg: Uh, it depends. Like, at the show, for example, we recorded "(Junk) in a Box" on a Thursday night and then had the video airing on Saturday night. It can be that fast, or it can be as slow as "Jizz in My Pants", which got dragged way out because we recorded it in the summer and then shot the video before the season started, and they didn't have time to edit it until Thanksgiving break, really.

Taccone: It sort of just depends on if it's a show week or not. Like, the stuff that we did over the summer, we painstakingly went through, and then if it's something that we do for the show, it has to be done by Saturday, so we do it as fast as we humanly possibly can. How many hours did it take to actually record "(Junk) in a Box" would you say? Three? Two?

Samberg: Two, maybe.

Pitchfork: What about to write it?

Taccone: Write it? Maybe about an hour.

Schaffer: As with most things, when you see it clearly you can do it super fast. When it's an idea that you don't see that clearly, sometimes-- like, it's the same with sketches, or with screenplays. I'm sure some of the best screenplays were written in two weeks and some of the best ones were written over 10 years, you know? You just never know. Like, "Dick in a Box" we wrote fast-- but that was after four days of sitting still not being able to think of anything, and then when we finally thought of it, I think we had all of the lyrics written in just under two hours. It was just like, "This is what it is. Oh okay great, let's try this out." And then other things, you could have that idea by Monday, but then by Thursday you're still not done with figuring out how to do it right.

Pitchfork: Do you guys keep to yourselves at the show? You were all brought on at the same time, right?

Schaffer: Yeah, yeah, 'cause we grew up together. So we all got hired together.

Taccone: Uh no, it's sort of everybody-- you float around, you sort of write with different people and stuff like that, but for the digital shorts, we primarily do those unto ourselves. But we'll always take ideas from other writers and work with them on stuff.

Pitchfork: Was there a feeling-out period where you guys figured out who you work best with?

Schaffer: Eh, sort of, but I'd say everybody here rotates a lot to keep it fresh. There are certain things where you can recognize, "Oh that's obviously written by these three people," because you can recognize tones and stuff. I'd say people kind of have a tendency to work with the same people, but there's always wild cards where somebody comes in and goes, "I just had a really great idea for this," so it bounces around.

Pitchfork: How much control do you guys have over the digital shorts?

Schaffer: From the start we pretty much had total control over them. That's the thing about this show in general-- it's too fast for there to be too many notes. The fastness is the blessing and the curse of the show. The fastness also kills you because you can't get done half of what you want to get done on time, because you just don't have enough time. But on the plus side you don't have a lot of bouncing stuff back and forth that most shows get bogged down in.

Samberg: It was also, when we first got here, sort of realizing what our strengths were and obviously trying our hand at writing live sketches, which we still do all the time, but sort of realizing that what we're really good at is making the videos that we had been making for years and years before that. So within the first couple of weeks of being here we went out and shot "Bing Bong Brothers" and then just decided to write stuff for the show and see if they were interested in putting it on.

So we made two little shorts, and then I think our third one was "Lazy Sunday" for the Christmas episode in our first year. Because we presented that stuff to them and kind of did everything ourselves, that kind of set the precedent for allowing us to do everything a little bit more in our own kind of way. And Kiv directs almost all the stuff we do. I direct some of it, but we edit everything ourselves, which is really a lot of the creative, comedy decision-making.

Schaffer: That's definitely where the control comes in.

Samberg: That being said, they always reserve the right to be able to tell us to change (stuff), you know what I mean? We're certainly not above the law. But honestly it's almost the same way that it would be if somebody is very particular about the sketch they write and they want to carry it through in a specific way. It will either work or it won't, and that's kind of the beauty of the show in that they let you try your thing the way you envisioned it.

Pitchfork: Down the line, is the SNL Digital Short something that's going to exist after you guys leave the show, or is it your baby and will end with you whenever you guys leave?

Schaffer: There's no way to know that one. I'd say as of right now, if you see that [name], that generally means that one of the three of us was involved in it. I don't think somebody here would feel comfortable using it right now. But I would say once we're gone, maybe. It's too broad a title to claim forever.

Taccone: I would hope that they would at least change the font.

Schaffer: Old shorts used to be analog, like film and stuff like that, and now they're digital, but maybe if someone invents a new way for media to be sent out to people that's, like, much cooler than digital, like hologram or something, then they could change it to "SNL Hologram Short".

Taccone: Oh, but they have invented that. I don't know if you saw will.i.am, but yeah--

Schaffer: Yeah, that's what I'm saying, so in the future when it's all like will.i.am, then that will work out for us.

Samberg: I'm pretty sure they're working out a deal to get will.i.am to do a bunch of comedy shorts for the show.

Taccone: It'd be great to have a "will.i.am Hologram Short" come up. "An SNL will.i.am Hologram Short".

Schaffer: I'm not going to leave the show until it's fully presented in hologram.

Pitchfork: The question is, will there be a YouTube for hologram shorts?

Schaffer: Oh, everything's going hologram. In the year 2020, they're already sending out those press releases that, like, in 2020 all of broadcast TV is broadcast in hologram.

Samberg: I like imagining "SNL" in the final sequence of that movie A.I., where, like, the world is completely changed. Kiv is still there with a really long gray beard and like an oxygen tank, being like [old man voice] "No, the hologram's not reading properly!"

Schaffer: I give it four years for this to be broadcast in hologram. That's a full-on prediction. You can quote me on that.

Pitchfork: Going back to people you guys have worked with, I'm curious about your relationship with Justin Timberlake, because he's done a few different things with you guys. What is that relationship like?

Schaffer: Lovers? Is that a fair way to put it?

[Laughter.]

Samberg: Uh, yeah, I mean, he's just tight. Everything about him is super tight, like in all definitions of the word. Um, no, he's our buddy.

Schaffer: We're just excited any time he's willing to come slum it with us, basically.

Samberg: Yeah, basically.

Taccone: I like to hang out with people whose talent dwarfs mine and makes me feel really insecure at all times. That's why I like hanging out with him.

Samberg: But you know, it's the kind of thing where that dude can do anything he wants and he's really good at a lot of things, and he's super funny and he likes hanging around with us and every time we hang out with him and do something it seems to work, so we kind of just take it anytime he's around and in the mood.

Pitchfork: It's way in the past at this point, but do you ever remind him, "Hey man, remember when you were in that boy band?"

Samberg: Uh, we don't really have to. He's a fairly self-effacing dude. He'll make jokes about that (stuff) himself, so we don't really need to.

Schaffer: He constantly reminds you he was in it. He'd like pull up old YouTube clips of *NSYNC and be like, "Hey, you ever see this one?" and I'll be like, "No man, I never saw that one." "Aw, you've got to sit down," and he'll make you sit down and he'll watch you watch it so you know you have to watch it the whole time. He makes you watch old clips of *NSYNC.

Samberg: [To Pitchfork] Do you do reviews as well as interviews?

Pitchfork: No I don't, but I did just do "The 20 Worst Album Covers of 2008" feature.

Samberg: Oh, I looked at that already.

Pitchfork: Yeah, that was me. [Silence.] So...you can just reserve your judgment, I guess.

Samberg: It's funny, I was having this discussion the other day about how, on Pitchfork and Stereogum and likeminded places, the best and the worst of the year are always pretty much the same bands, which is so indicative of sort of the tone of it all.

Schaffer: It was "Most Overrated slash Best."

Samberg: Oh right, on Stereogum, all the overrated bands were also the top bands of the year.

Pitchfork: People confuse the overrated bands for the most underrated as well.

Schaffer: They were literally saying, "This was the best!" and giving it its overrated quality and then going, "Unh, it's so overrated" like on the very next page.

Pitchfork: But then the next day, since everyone said it was overrated, it's now underrated.

[Laughter.]

Schaffer: As if someone is keeping it on a scale, the "rated" scale, ready to knock (stuff) down when it gets too big and ready to build it up when it gets too small.

Samberg: You know, Dave, the one thing I'll say about your bad album covers, I really like that Santogold album [cover].

Schaffer: With her barfing sprinkles on it?

Samberg: Yeah.

Pitchfork: Really? Because some of them I can see people liking. I mean, honestly, they were just the ones that I could make jokes about, you know?

Samberg: Right right, that's true.

Pitchfork: But really? You like that one?

Samberg: [Meekly] I do like that one.

Pitchfork: Okay, fair enough.

Schaffer: You know what? I will say, as a gut reaction, I don't like that one. I remember before I had even read about her or anything and I just saw it for the first time, I was like, "Oh geez!" But then under closer inspection, realizing what was happening, "Oh, a kind of pretty girl on her own big album cover made herself barf sprinkles." And then I'm like, "Well, I have to love that."

Samberg: Kiv knows where I'm coming from. Also, it's just, I really like that album, so I guess it's influenced by that.

Pitchfork: Totally. Well, I'm not judging the music therein, at all.

Schaffer: We still haven't figured out our album cover. We did photo shoots for it or whatever, and there's a guy working on Photoshop trying to figure out our cover for us, so we'll have that in a little bit, but we should email you versions to make sure you're really on board for it.

Pitchfork: The thing is, do you want it to be a good album cover? If it's a comedy album, maybe it needs to be bad.

Schaffer: Well, ours is certainly bad in some ways already. Like, it'll look pretty, but the concept is certainly...retarded.

Pitchfork: The other thing I noticed is, it's really hard to have a good album cover. I mean, I guess Abbey Road looks pretty nice, but...once you get graphic design involved.

Schaffer: You almost want it to be as simple as Abbey Road, where it's just like, "Let's go out and do a photo shoot, really simple without a lot of lighting so it doesn't look like a magazine, just go around the city until we find something that kind of speaks to who we are a little bit, like Abbey Road, and just throw it up there."

Pitchfork: Yeah, totally.

Schaffer: But if we did that, that would be too self-serious. A comedy group [album cover] can't have, like, a candid of us having beers. Like, what the (heck)?

Samberg: That theory about how it's hard to have a good album cover, it goes and eats itself so much that an album cover like Lil Wayne's becomes the greatest album cover ever. Because you're like, "Oh yeah, this dude just threw that... together, and it's great."

Schaffer: The new Lil Wayne is pretty great, the mixtape with the baby--

Pitchfork: Where he's like swimming in blood or something?

Schaffer: Yeah, and he's got wings and (stuff).



Samberg: Since we're on the topic of album covers, we have to bring this up. Our friend J-Zone pointed us to an album cover called Slam Dunk'n Hoes. It's a rapper named Top Dog, and the album is called Slam Dunk'n Hoes. Full credit to J-Zone for this.

Taccone: That guy has the greatest taste.



Samberg: We do want to go out of our way here to try and bring people's attention to this album cover, because it's spectacular in many, many ways and on many levels.

Pitchfork: One of my favorites of all time, not for just visual reasons, is from Big Lurch, a rapper who went to jail for killing and eating parts of a woman while on PCP. The cover of his record has a skull on a silver dinner platter, and the record is called It's All Bad.

Schaffer: Wait, so that guy really did--

Pitchfork: Yeah, he really did.

Schaffer: Was that before or after this album cover?

Pitchfork: I don't know.

Samberg: [Typing] Big Lurch...

Schaffer: Dude, do you think he did it to back it up? Like, "Now I made the album cover, I gotta do it."

Samberg: Jorm, is that a microphone in the upper left corner?

Taccone: Uh, I don't think so. It looks like the top of a building. I think you're just looking up.

Samberg: Right, it's a low-angle shot on Big Lurch.

Taccone: [Laughs] It's All Bad. That's a very appropriately-titled album.



Schaffer: He does look hungry.

Samberg: Not so much anymore.

Taccone: That's satisfied.

Samberg: That is crazy.

Pitchfork: Let's switch gears a little bit and talk about the idea of "branding."

Schaffer: Oh, finally our area of expertise.

Pitchfork: Exactly. Are you feeling the pressure to differentiate between the Lonely Island and "SNL"?

Schaffer: Not differentiate, I would say, as much as connect, in terms of, you don't want our album coming out calling it the Lonely Island, having everyone go, "What the *heck) is that?" and then if you went, "It's '(Junk) in a Box'" they would go, "Oh I like that!" So it's more of making sure people [know], when they see the Lonely Island, that means if they do happen to like "(Junk) in a Box," they can get it.

Taccone: It is surprising though, how many people I've talked to that have no idea that we do the digital shorts.

Schaffer: It's not that surprising.

Samberg: I meet people who have no idea I'm in "(Junk) in a Box" constantly.

Pitchfork: You were in "(Junk) in a Box"?

Samberg: Thank you. Thank you for proving my point.

Pitchfork: So it doesn't sound like it's that big of a concern? Maybe you have to put a sticker on the album cover that says "(Junk) in a Box".

Samberg: I mean, we're gonna find out. We're gonna do our best, and Universal will do their best, obviously. But it's something that we are. We can't actually worry about it, because it will either happen or it won't.

Schaffer: But I bet you there will be that sticker you're talking about. It's going to be quite a sticker.

Pitchfork: It's going to be glittery, and it's going to have Santogold's face on it.

Schaffer: I didn't read what you wrote about Santogold, but you have to appreciate a girl putting herself barfing on her own album cover, even if it is gold sprinkles. What did you not like about it? Just that it was gross?

Pitchfork: No, it just seemed-- it just looked sort of crappy.

Samberg: I see what you're saying. It's that arts and crafts kind of vibe.

Schaffer: Yeah, it looked like a collage. She looks a little bored, though, too, in that. She looks like a zombie. It's not the most flattering photo. I'm saying, my gut reaction to it was, "Ew! No thank you!" but then my second reaction to it was, "Wait a minute, what was the thought process behind this?" and now I'm on board.

Pitchfork: So just pretend I'm speaking to the gut reaction.

Taccone: It kind of looks like millions of bees coming out of her mouth to me.

Pitchfork: Another thing I'm curious about, in terms of you guys at "SNL", is how comfortable you are in your current roles, Andy being mostly in front of the camera and Akiva and Jorma being mostly behind the camera. Is that something that you guys planned going into it, or is that just how it shook out, and are you still into that set-up?

Samberg: Uh, it's how it shook out. It's definitely not how we planned it.

Taccone: It's not how we planned it, but I will say that I think we're all comfortable with it at this point. I mean, it's been a number of years, and I can say, speaking for myself-- I mean obviously I love doing acting...

Pitchfork: You were in Role Models.

Taccone: Yeah, so I've been sort of able to feed that part of whatever I have wanted to do in my life, but I've also had a great time being a writer here and being able to do other stuff. Being able to direct stuff as well, occasionally.

Samberg: I will say this, too. I have from the beginning said and believed still, and recently I think it's showing a lot more, that somebody like Jorm who is really good at acting and performing-- and I'm allowed to say it because I'm not him-- it's going to happen. You know what I mean? The important thing to us was to stay together, and I think that's definitely been working out. And Kiv is not always as anxious to get in front of the camera, but he's definitely into directing.

Schaffer: Yeah, directing was always kind of what I wanted to do. So this was just fine. I didn't audition for the show or anything. I just took the writing job.

Taccone: [Ironically] Yeah, I didn't either.

[Laughter.]

Taccone: Also me not. Also not.

Samberg: You guys, check out Jorm in Entertainment Weekly this week.

[Laughter.]

Pitchfork: I'm also wondering if you have any theories-- maybe you don't-- about what makes a truly exceptional online video, as opposed to just, like, another funny online video.

Taccone: No. I mean if anybody really knew that they'd just do that every time, right?

Samberg: I would say that a key ingredient for us has been production value, but then, you know, something like "The Landlord" is the hugest crusher of all time and that's really thrown together. It's just super funny and awesome and everybody loves Will [Ferrell].

Schaffer: I will say that a lot of times before we have one that does really good, we do know that that one is going to be the one that does good, and a lot of times we know when we do one that doesn't get much notice, we know ahead of time, "Oh this won't get much notice but we like it." But we have to do so many, we have to do one every week, so a lot of weeks we'll finish one and go, "Oh yeah, this will not crush on the internet. This will just be for people who kind of like it." And we'll put it out the same.

Samberg: I would say that's true for the most part, but a few snuck up on us. Like "Dear Sister" we did not think was going to be much.

Schaffer: Yeah, we thought that one was way too weird. We thought that would just be for the few people who got it and that it would be way too dark for most people. And apparently it was okay.

Taccone: How many have we done at this point, Kiv? Is it like 60 or something?

Schaffer: No, I think it's under 50 still.

Samberg: I think it's over 50.

Taccone: I think it's over 50 at this point.

Schaffer: I don't know.

Samberg: This is an interesting conversation.

Schaffer: Just percentage-wise, of what becomes a thing. It's like, you know, we're not batting 1000!

Taccone: This guy's good.

Samberg: PR wizard!

Schaffer: Before we had this interview, we took one of those PR classes that they give new celebrities. They're like Media Relations 101 kind of classes.

Pitchfork: For real?

[Pause.]

Schaffer: No. There was a moment when we freaked out this one lady so hard that she swore we were going to need to do that class, or we were going to be screwed.

Taccone: We got a letter from Paramount, right? Saying that we were too green.

Schaffer: We were being so sarcastic, and we wouldn't answer a single question with any kind of honesty. She got so frustrated and thought it was going to make her look bad, like, "What the hell are you doing? You didn't get a single honest answer out of these guys." I think she was so worried for her own job that she wrote this long letter to Paramount to like cover her ass about not being able to get any footage that had any honesty to it. So that's the one time that, yeah...

Pitchfork: That's funny, because people who just give the honest answers and nothing else are usually the most boring interviews. They actually have media training classes?

Schaffer: I guess. We never did one. I kind of feel like it would be funny to go to.

Samberg: I know, we should have said that we would do it just to see what it was all about.

Pitchfork: It sounds like Drivers Ed.

Samberg: It would have been like The Princess Diaries.

Schaffer: I think they have classes just for public speaking. You know how you can go take a class on public speaking that teaches you how to hold your hands and how to stand upright and how to speak loudly? I bet you it's the same sort of thing. They just kind of look at you and tell you how to smile and be nice or something. I don't know.

Pitchfork: They want to give people who perform on national television tips on that kind of stuff.

Schaffer: Charm school.

[Laughter.]

Pitchfork: Also, Jorma, in an Entertainment Weekly interview, you were asked about a tour, and you said you were all super busy but you'd love to do an INCREDIBAD tour. If you guys could do one, what would it look like?

Schaffer: That's a great question.

Taccone: I don't know. I think that's some of the problem with the whole time frame thing, because I think if we were going to do something, we'd really want it to be thought-out and very entertaining, and that takes a lot more time than just throwing something together, you know what I mean? So I don't know what it would be, but I'm sure if we had--

Samberg: Lots of costume changes.

Taccone: Yeah, lots of costume changes. We'd want it to look like the Oscars, I'm assuming, right? Lots of Billy Crystal quick change stuff.

Samberg: Or maybe this year's Emmys.

Taccone: We'd basically be like the reality show hosts, just nailing it.

Schaffer: Yeah, that's our idea of nailing it.

Pitchfork: Have you performed live together before?

Taccone: No.

Samberg: I don't think we ever have, right?

Taccone: Certainly not ever done a song.

Samberg: The only one we've ever done was when I did "Iran So Far" at the UCB writer's strike show with Norah.

Taccone: Adam Levine was not in New York, so we called her up at the last minute.

Pitchfork: Is that the one that borrowed from that Aphex Twin song?

Samberg: Yes.

Pitchfork: Did that situation get ironed out?

Taccone: Oh yeah, it's no problem.

Schaffer: [The problem] was not Aphex Twin. He's a good dude, and Jorm emails with him directly, so that's one thing I will say. He's delightful.



From:
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/148179-the-lonely-island-tell-all



Enjoy!

James's Reaction to J--- In My Pants

So Terry called Nix who taped James watching J--- in My Pants. I think he enjoyed it, but it kind of shocked him...



Of course it's SNL! It's ANDY SAMBERG!!! =^)

Enjoy!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

People want to... Ji--- in their pants (#1 music video on iTunes)

From Joni...

The Dudes stripped the top spot on the music video charts with their behemoth "J--- In My Pants" video! The world is officially crazy, and again, if you know anyone at all at the Cinnabon, I'm still waiting on them to review my application... thanks, homies!



It's also up to 9 million views on YouTube and gave the dudes' Lonely Island channel a boost in channel views and subscribers. If only SNL would let the dudes post all their music videos on their channel.


Enjoy!

Andy Samberg - J---ed in his pants (SNL Digital Short)

Updated: Added the Akiva credit. Earlier, I added the iTunes download.

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SNL Digital Short: J--- in My Pants



Too much excitement to contain.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Cashier
Justin Timberlake ... Janitor
Molly Simms ... Club girl
Andy Samberg ... Singer
Jorma Taccone ... Singer
Akiva Schaffer... DJ

WARNING: There's a whole lot of j---ing going on in this vid!

The Lonely Island got permission to post this on their YouTube channel (actually Universal gave NBC permission to show it on SNL):



Download the official song from iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewVideo?id=299932847&s=143441

Jorma's description:

The first single from The Lonely Island's debut album "INCREDIBAD". In stores 02/10/2009.

Video features guest appearances by Molly Sims, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and Justin Timberlake.

The Lonely Island is Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

(Directed by Kiv)

Copyright - Universal Republic









Wow! Andy Samberg is accompanied by Jorma! This is Jorma's biggest role on SNL (other major ones were from Andy's first season, including the My Testicles song with Tom Hanks (Jorma was a prominent backup dancer) and in the Usual Suspects gag with Kevin Spacey (Jorma handed Kevin the fax from Andy and had a line).

Oh noes!!!1! That janitor is Justin Timberlake!!! My guess is that the Lonely Island wanted Jorma in it because they are keeping the music just the Lonely Island for their upcoming CD (finally).

This song is going to be their first single for that CD! That's why the singing is polished (nothing out of key), the music video is high quality (good editing and camera effects), and it has top notch supporting actors (can't get better than a cameo from Justin Timberlake and support from Molly Sims). So I'm sure they're hoping to see this vid on MTV and any other channels that sometimes might perhaps show some music videos maybe.

Akiva is the DJ and director. So all of the Island is in this vid! We want more! We want more singles for your album! You have three months!!! The anticipation makes me want ji- wait, no it doesn't.

Who is the woman? Molly Sims. From Las Vegas and The Benchwarmers. She also hosted House of Style (she started as a model) and was in Starsky & Hutch. I knew she looked familiar.

Molly Sims:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0801356/


Jamie-Lynn Sigler has mostly been on Sopranos:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0797464/

Enjoy!

Lyrics...

Lock eyes from across the room
Down my drink while the rhythms boom
Take your hand and skip the names
No need here for the silly games
Make our way through the smoke and crowd
The club is the sky and I'm on your cloud
Move in close as the lasers fly
Our bodies touch and the angels cry
Leave this place go back to yours
Our lips first touch outside your doors
A whole night what we've got in store
Whisper in my ear that you want some more
and I

J--- IN MY PANTS
This really never happens you can take my word
I won't apologize, that's just absurd
Mainly your fault from the way that you dance
and now I
J--- IN MY PANTS
Don't tell your friends or I'll say you're a slut
Plus its your fault, you were rubbing my butt
I'm very sensitive, some would say that's a plus

Now I'll go home and change

I need a few things from the grocery
Do things alone now mostly
Left me heart broken not lookin' for love
Surprise in my eyes when I looked above
The check out counter and I saw a face
My heart stood still so did time and space
Never felt that I could feel real again
But the look in her eyes said I need a friend
She turned to me that's when she said it
Looked me dead in the face, asked "Cash or Credit?"
And I

J---ED IN MY PANTS
It's perfectly normal, nothing wrong with me
But we're going to need a clean up on aisle 3
And now I'm posed in an awkward stance because I
J---ED IN MY PANTS
To be fair you were flirting a lot
Plus the way you bag cans got me bothered and hot
Please stop acting like you're not impressed
One more thing, I'm gonna pay by check

Last week - I saw a film
As I recall it was a horror film
Walked outside into the rain
Checked my phone and saw you rang and I
J---ED IN MY PANTS

Speeding down the street when the red lights flash
need to get away need to make a dash
A song comes on that reminds me of you and I
J--- IN MY PANTS

The next day my alarm goes off and I
J--- IN MY PANTS

Open my window and a breeze rolls in and I
J--- IN MY PANTS

When Bruce Willis was dead at the end of sixth sense I
J---ED IN MY PANTS

I just ate a grape and I
J---ED...IN...MY PANTS
J---ED...IN...MY PANTS

Ok seriously you guys can we...ok...

I J--- RIGHT IN MY PANTS EVERY TIME YOU'RE NEXT TO ME
AND WHEN WE'RE HOLDING HANDS IT'S LIKE HAVING SEX WITH ME
YOU SAY IM PREMATURE I JUST CALL IT ECSTASY
I WEAR A RUBBER AT ALL TIMES IT'S A NECESSITY

Cuz I
J---...IN...MY PANTS
(I j--- in my pants, I j--- in my pants, yes I j--- in my pants, yes I j--- in my pants)
yes I J---...IN...MY PANTS
(I j--- in my pants (AKIVA!), I j--- in my pants)


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THE ANIMATION EMPIRE SPOTLIGHT

We're big fans of Andy's music videos and occasionally do our own music videos. We just released our Math Rap Battle. Check out our 5 short math raps within:



If ya want to vote on your favorite rap, leave a comment here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J296WylB_W4



Thanks!

- TAE

Andy Samberg's Jizz In My Pants (chipmunks version)



Chipmunktastic!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Why did Andy Samberg wear a Miami Shirt in the Kissing Family sketch?

What was with the MU shirts on 'SNL'?

Live from New York, it's two Miami University students?



Exactly why were Paul Rudd and Andy Samberg wearing Miami shirts in the "kissing family" sketch last weekend on "Saturday Night Live?"

Chicago native John Mulaney, who wrote the sketch with actor Fred Armisen, picked Miami because he wanted the students "to be attending a large - but not too large - Midwestern liberal arts school," says Rick Ludwin, a 1970 Miami grad and NBC Entertainment senior vice president over "SNL."

Mulaney "told the 'SNL' wardrobe people to find Miami sweatshirts, and they did," Ludwin says. Armisen told Ludwin after the show that using Miami "was completely random." No "SNL" writer attended Miami.

Ludwin didn't know about the clothes until he watched dress rehearsal Saturday. He was also surprised by the "Vogelchek" family name in the sketch. (Miami has a communications professor named Robert Vogel.) Armisen came up with "Vogelchek" several weeks ago as a variation of Jake Fogelnest, a New York radio personality the writers know, Ludwin says.

"So in spite of the many eerie similarities, the connections were apparently completely coincidental," Ludwin says.

From:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20081123/ENT/811230322/1175

Andy Samberg's Jizz My Pants - Piano Cover



Listen for a bit. You'll recognize the tune.

Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Who's Molly Sims? (She makes Andy Samberg jizz in his pants)

Who's Molly Sims? She appeared in Jizz in My Pants with Andy Samberg. She looked familiar, so we looked her up...



Molly Sims (born May 25, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky) is an American model and actress. Molly is most likely best known for her role as Delinda Deline in the now cancelled drama series Las Vegas.

She hosted House of Style, was in Starsky & Hutch, and she appeared in the 2006 movie The Benchwarmers (as Rob Schneider's wife). She will also appear in Pink Panther 2 with Steve Martin, Yes Man with Jim Carrey, and Fired Up (a comedy costarring Disturbia star, Sarah Roemer).



Notable roles

Fired Up... (2009)
The Pink Panther 2... Marguerite (2009) Awaiting Release
Yes Man... (2008) Post-Production
Las Vegas... Delinda Deline (2003-2008) (TV)
Venus & Vegas... Angie (2007)
The Benchwarmers... Liz (2006)
Starsky & Hutch... Mrs. Feldman (2004)
House of Style... Host/Herself (2000) (TV)



Born to Jim and Dottie Sims, she was raised in Murray, Kentucky. She enrolled in Vanderbilt University for two years but dropped out in 1993 to pursue a career in modeling. While at Vanderbilt, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

She was an official spokesmodel for Old Navy ads known for using the tag line "You gotta get this look!" She appeared in the Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit Issue"" in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006 as well as MTV's House of Style. In the 2006 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue she appeared in a photo wearing a bikini designed by Susan Rosen worth $30 million that was made of diamonds. She is a CoverGirl model. She is signed to Next Models Management in New York City.



She also appeared as Delinda Deline in the series Las Vegas. The program has ensured that Molly remains in the public eye constantly. Currently on Las Vegas, her character is sleeping with Danny McCoy, Josh Duhamel.

She recently left a six-year relationship with actor Enrique Murciano, who plays Danny Taylor on Without a Trace. She has said publicly that they were at the point in the relationship where it was time to get married or go their separate ways.



She appeared in the 2006 movie The Benchwarmers, and will appear in the upcoming movie The Pink Panther 2.

It has been confirmed she will be appearing in the upcoming 2008 comedy Yes Man and will be appearing alongside Disturbia star Sarah Roemer in the upcoming 2009 comedy Fired Up as well.



On December 6th, 2008 Sims appeared in the SNL digital short Jizz In My Pants as the girl with Andy Samberg in the beginning of the skit.


From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Sims



Enjoy!

Andy Samberg - Images set to his Junk in a Box

Images set to Andy Samberg's Junk in a Box

Warning: Uncensored lyrics




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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Andy Samberg Blog - We Added a List of Every Andy Samberg Digital Short

We made a list of every Andy Samberg Digital Short. Yes. We got them all. We even included a few unofficial ones that we thought should be included, such as Sloths, Giraffes, Jam the Vote, and Death by Chocolate.

You can find this list on the right at any time.

Who loves you? We do!!!

Every Andy Samberg SNL Digital Short


Jizz in My Pants
Everyone's a Critic
Giraffes!
Ras Trent (Rasta Man)
Jam the Vote
Extreme Activities Competition
Space Olympics
The Best Look in the World
Death by Chocolate
Daiquiri Girl
Laser Cats 3... D
Andy's Dad
Hero Song
The Mirror
Grandkids in the Movies
Andy Punches
Iran So Far
Talking Dog
Roy Rules
The Shooting (Dear Sister)
Business Meeting
Sloths!
Andy Popping Into Frame
Nurse Nancy
Laser Cats 2
Junk in a Box
Pep Talk
Harpoon Man
Cubicle Fight
Andy Walking
Peyote
My Testicles (Ariel & Efrim)
Laser Cats 1
Doppelganger
Natalie Raps
Young Chuck Norris
Lazy Sunday (Narnia Rap)
Lettuce



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Cubby parodies the Andy Samberg skit, Backup Dancers

Cubby dances to Beyonce's Single Ladies Video

Chubby says: Doing my own version of the Beyonce and Justin Timberlake skit on SNL.




And here three generations of women do it:



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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Andy Samberg - Sings Zanzabar (Incredibad)

This was a pre-SNL song that they never got around to making a video for.

Song taken from www.thelonelyisland.com.

Warning: some graphic language.



I think the accented character is from Jorma. The other is Andy Samberg.

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Jorma Taccone - Talks about the Andy Samberg TLI album, INCREDIBAD

'J In My Pants' crew Lonely Island taps Norah Jones, T-Pain for CD




There's much more to come from the guys who brought "J--- in My Pants" to last weekend's Saturday Night Live. That raunchy jam is in fact the first single off of a full-length release from comedy troupe The Lonely Island, made up of SNL ham Andy Samberg and SNL writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

Taccone tells EW that the childhood pals' debut, Incredibad (due Feb. 10 on Universal Republic), will include about 14 all-new tracks that they recorded while living together in Encino, Calif. this summer. Among them are collaborations with musicians like T-Pain, Jack Black, Bay Area rapper E-40, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, and smooth crooner Norah Jones. "It's almost too star-studded," Taccone laughs, adding, "it might be surprising what Norah's singing about. For both her and Julian, it's definitely not their regular content." Though the Lonely Island guys produced much of the album themselves, underground hip-hoppers DJ Nu-Mark and J-Zone also contributed beats.

The songs the Lonely Island created for popular SNL Digital Shorts, including "D--- in a Box" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Lazy Sunday," "A Day in the Life of Natalie Portman," "Ras Trent," and "Space Olympics," are also slated to appear on Incredibad. "It'll be the first time people get to hear everything without the audience laughter over it," says Taccone. "We spend so much time getting stuff to sound good, and then it gets on the show, and we're glad that it sounds good in the [live studio] audience, but nobody has ever really heard a clean version of those songs."

Live shows supporting Incredibad are not out of the question, though the crew will have to find a way to juggle any promotion with their already time-consuming work on SNL. "This [CD] is something we've wanted to do forever," says Taccone, who also has a supporting role in next summer's Land of the Lost movie. "I would love for us to be able to tour, too. I just can't imagine when we'd ever have time!"


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Here's what we know about the Incredibad CD...


Andy and Jorma reveal the lineup for Incredibad songs:

1. Lazy Sunday (with Chris Parnell)

2. A Day in the Life of Natalie Portman (with Natalie Portman)

3. Junk in a Box (with Justin Timberlake)

4. Iran So Far (with Maroon 5's Adam Levine)

5. Space Olympics

6. Ras Trent (with the beat from Sky & Robbie)

7. Jizz in My Pants

8. I'm on a Boat (with T-Pain)

9. Sax Man (with Jack Black)

10. Dream Girl (with Norah Jones)

11. Boombox (with The Strokes' Julian Casablancas)

12. Santana DVX (with E-40)

13. Who Said We're Wack

14. Punch You in the Jeans

15. We Like Sportz

16. Shrooms


Wow. 14 new songs? That would put the total at 18 songs!

Check out the interviews...

Andy Samberg:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1601144/20081211/timberlake_justin.jhtml

Jorma Taccone:
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/12/lonely-island-c.html


We also know the album includes:

- Beats from Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark, and J-Zone




Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Andy Samberg - Talks about his Incredibad CD

'SNL' Star Andy Samberg Recruits T-Pain, Justin Timberlake, Norah Jones For New Album



'Ji-- in My Pants' will be first single from Lonely Island's Incredibad.


It takes a lot of, um, guts, to name your first single "Ji-- in My Pants." But that's the plan for the unabashedly raunchy debut album from Lonely Island, the three-man musical wrecking crew led by "Saturday Night Live" It Boy Andy Samberg and his writing buddies, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. The disc, Incredibad, is due out on February 10 and will feature some help from an impressive roster of heavy hitters, including T-Pain, Norah Jones, Jack Black, E-40, the Strokes' singer Julian Casablancas and, of course, Justin Timberlake.

With a mix of songs made famous in digital shorts on "SNL" over the years — including the Emmy-winning Timberlake collaboration "Di-- in a Box," as well as "Lazy Sunday" (co-starring Chris Parnell) and the Natalie Portman-assisted "Natalie Raps" — the album is meant to make you laugh, but Samberg said he wouldn't mind if you nod your head to it a bit too.

"We definitely wanted it to be a classic comedy album, but also one you put on more than once," Samberg told MTV News. "We've gone out of our way to make it musically pleasing. We started on a few songs that were not funny enough, for us, but they sounded pretty cool. And the bottom line for the project was, 'Is it going to be funny first and music second?' I think it's 95 percent music, and we hope people would throw it on and bump it."

The trio, who've been posting NSFW songs and videos on TheLonelyIsland.com for years, shared a home in Encino, California, over the summer and collaborated on the 14 tracks. Samberg said Universal Republic Records had been after the troupe to do an album since the "Lazy Sunday" digital short dropped on "SNL" in 2005. And, as Samberg told MTV News in 2006, the friends always did want to make an album.

"We finally had the free time to do it this summer," he said. Though some of the "SNL" songs have become instant classics, Samberg thinks there's an added value to the ones that never appeared on the show "because Jorma and Akiva aren't castmembers, and our songs normally require three dudes with very specific rap skills."

Though he was skimpy with the details, not wanting to ruin the surprise, Samberg did reveal that the album is heavy on hip-hop beats but has some of the signature new-wave goodness of songs like "Space Olympics" and the island vibes of "Ras Trent."

"Jorma makes a lot of the beats, but because we knew we had a set amount of time on this, we asked for any and all beats we could get," Samberg said. That resulted in a combination of homebrewed rhythms and professional help from reggae legends Sly & Robbie on "Ras Trent," as well as a few beats from Jurassic 5 turntable master DJ Nu-Mark and underground producer/DJ J-Zone, who has worked with everyone from Gnarls Barkley to Biz Markie and Pete Rock.

Samberg said he's particularly proud of the thump on the first single, "Ji-- in My Pants," which made its debut on the show last week with cameos from a mop-wielding Timberlake, checkout girl Jamie-Lynn Sigler and club hottie Molly Sims. "When I first heard that beat, it sounded like a Timbaland beat," Samberg said. "My first reference was a Missy Elliott club jam, and then we threw some generic Euro Brit dudes on top, because, to be honest, we don't have the chops to crush a Timbaland beat." The video, which features Taccone rapping alongside Samberg, was shot a week before the current "SNL" seasons started, and Samberg said he had "no intentions" of the Universal-funded clip making it onto the show, but once it played in dress rehearsal, the reaction demanded that it make it on air.

While Samberg admitted the three have an affinity for dirty jokes that end somewhere south of the equator, he said they tried not to make the album all locker-room humor. "I would hope that isn't our theme, but it was getting harder and harder to deny," Samberg said. "When we did 'Di-- in a Box' — and that's what most people know us for — it's an uphill battle from there."

Samberg promised that the album's T-Pain song, "I'm on a Boat," is "straight hip-hop," while the Jack Black tune, "Sax Man," finds the Tenacious D frontman singing his heart out. He also revealed that mellow torch singer Norah Jones (who appears on the tune "Dream Girl") is a "goofy girl" who loves comedy, and his normally dour buddy Casablancas shows some comedy chops that might surprise on "Boombox."

The record is also slated to feature Bay Area hip-hop legend E-40 on the song "Santana DVX," as well as the songs "Who Said We're Wack," "Punch You in the Jeans," "We Like Sportz," "Shrooms" and the "SNL" classic "Iran So Far" with Maroon 5's Adam Levine. There will also be an accompanying DVD, but Samberg said he couldn't talk about what would be on it yet because the terms are still being negotiated.

Samberg would love to take the show on the road, but for now, given his hectic schedule, that remains to be seen. "Some of us are more anxious to do it than others," he said.



From:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1601144/20081211/timberlake_justin.jhtml


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Here's what we know about the Incredibad CD...


Andy and Jorma reveal the lineup for Incredibad songs:

1. Lazy Sunday (with Chris Parnell)

2. A Day in the Life of Natalie Portman (with Natalie Portman)

3. Junk in a Box (with Justin Timberlake)

4. Iran So Far (with Maroon 5's Adam Levine)

5. Space Olympics

6. Ras Trent (with the beat from Sky & Robbie)

7. Jizz in My Pants

8. I'm on a Boat (with T-Pain)

9. Sax Man (with Jack Black)

10. Dream Girl (with Norah Jones)

11. Boombox (with The Strokes' Julian Casablancas)

12. Santana DVX (with E-40)

13. Who Said We're Wack

14. Punch You in the Jeans

15. We Like Sportz

16. Shrooms


Wow. 14 new songs? That would put the total at 18 songs!


Check out the interviews...

Andy Samberg:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1601144/20081211/timberlake_justin.jhtml

Jorma Taccone:
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/12/lonely-island-c.html


We also know the album includes:

- Beats from Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark, and J-Zone




Enjoy!

Andy Samberg - His INCREDIBAD CD

Update: We added links to their Lonely Island songs, and we added the lineup of the actual songs to be released on the CD.

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The Lonely Island To Drop CD In 09

At first glance, you might be thinking to yourself “Who is The Lonely Island?” TLI is the group of lovable writers that are single-handedly keeping America interested in Saturday Night Live with their ‘SNL Digital Shorts’ skits.

It turns out that The Lonely Island crew (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) are going to be releasing a CD titled INCREDIBAD come Feb. 2009. No word has been heard yet if the group will be including and versions of their previous hits like ‘Junk in a Box’ or ‘Lazy Sunday’, but we do know that the first single will be their last SNL effort, “Jizzed In My Pants”. Here’s a little info on them from Wiki:

The Lonely Island (TLI) is a group of filmmakers founded in 2001 by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg (aka The Dudes). The group was originally from Los Angeles, California but now reside in New York. The Lonely Island has created numerous comedic films, shorts, parody songs, and music videos. They have written shorts for the popular television show Saturday Night Live, most notably “Lazy Sunday” and “Junk in a Box”. They have made three full-length television pilots, all of which were rejected. The group operates a web site under the same name that showcases their collaborations. The site also includes a blog from second-tier member Chester Tam, often referred to as Chez (pronounced CHAY). The blog, titled Chez Chat, gives humorous summaries of the site’s updates.

The three core members currently work together as writers on Saturday Night Live. In August of 2007 the group premiered their first feature film, Hot Rod.

TLI will be releasing an album called INCREDIBAD in 2009 under the Universal Republic record label.

On another note, since when are you allowed to say ‘jizzed’ on national TV?

From:
http://blog.synthesis.net/2008/12/08/the-lonely-island-to-drop-cd-in-09/



Or when did you last hear "Jizzed" in general?



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Andy and Jorma reveal the lineup for Incredibad songs:

1. Lazy Sunday (with Chris Parnell)

2. A Day in the Life of Natalie Portman (with Natalie Portman)

3. Junk in a Box (with Justin Timberlake)

4. Iran So Far (with Maroon 5's Adam Levine)

5. Space Olympics

6. Ras Trent (with the beat from Sky & Robbie)

7. Jizz in My Pants

8. I'm on a Boat (with T-Pain)

9. Sax Man (with Jack Black)

10. Dream Girl (with Norah Jones)

11. Boombox (with The Strokes' Julian Casablancas)

12. Santana DVX (with E-40)

13. Who Said We're Wack

14. Punch You in the Jeans

15. We Like Sportz

16. Shrooms


Wow. 14 new songs? That would put the total at 18 songs!

Check out the interviews...

Andy Samberg:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1601144/20081211/timberlake_justin.jhtml

Jorma Taccone:
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/12/lonely-island-c.html


We also know the album includes:

- Beats from Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark, and J-Zone







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Right, so what songs do you want on their next CD? What about a compilation of their old stuff? They might continue to do all new songs (the only older song on Incredibad is "Iran So Far"), but they have a ton of great older songs they could release on a CD.


You can go here to see most of the songs they did befor SNL:

http://www.thelonelyisland.com/music.html

They include:

1. Metaphor: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/metaphor.mp3

2. Just 2 Guyz: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/just2guyz.mp3

3. I Think I Might Have Killed the President: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/president.mp3

4. Ardy Party (Warning - language): http://www.thelonelyisland.com/ardyparty.mp3

5. The Heist (similar sound to Lazy Sunday): http://www.thelonelyisland.com/theheist.mp3

6. Everybody Dance: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/everybodydance.mp3

7. Saturday Night: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/satnight.mp3

8. Zanzabar: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/zanzabar.mp3

9. Ka-Blamo!: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/ka-blamo.mp3

10. Stork Patrol: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/storkpatrol.mp3

11. Bing Bong Brothers: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/bingbong.mp3

12. Awesometown Theme Song: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/awesometown/awesometown.mp3


Here's our top ten choices of older songs (before September, 08):

- Junk in a Box

- Lazy Sunday

- Iran So Far

- Young Chuck Norris

- Just 2 Guys

- Kablamo

- Natalie Portman Rap

- Palin Rap

- Ariel & Effrim (My Testicles)

- Everyone's a Critic (Andy' music he plays)


Here are most of their songs, in order:

- My Pants

- Just 2 Guys

- Kablamo

- Stork Patrol

- Awesometown

- Bing Bong Brothers

- Lazy Sunday (Narnia Rap)

- Young Chuck Norris

- Natalie Portman Rap

- Ariel & Effrim (My Testicles)

- Harpoon Man

- Junk in a Box

- Sloth!

- Roy Rules

- Iran So Far

- Hero Song

- Daquiri Girl

- The Best Look In The World

- Space Olympics

- Ras Trent (Rasta Man)

- Giraffes!

- Everyone's a Critic (Andy' music he plays)

- Jizzed in My Pants



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