Sunday, September 30, 2007

Andy Samberg - Is the Shaggy Hair Spokesman

Andy Samberg is the spokesman for Shaggy Hair.

This is from 01/16/06. It is a segment on Weekend Update, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

"Andy Samberg talks about his shaggy hair and how awesome it is and how tons of people inspire the shaggy hair look Air Date: Scarlett Johannsen / DCFC (2006)"

[SNIP] This video has been removed [SNIP]


Friday, September 28, 2007

Andy Samberg - On the Cover of Paper Magazine

"Managing editor Rebecca Carroll breaks down PAPER's most recent UNHOLLYWOOD film issue. Funny-pants Andy Samberg graces the cover as the frontman for PAPER's UN-HOLLYWOOD film festival taking place next week at the Tribecca Grand Hotel. "


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Andy Samberg - is back on Saturday Night Live (07-08 Season)

Big surprise... Andy Samberg is back on Saturday Night Live for the 07-08 season. The first episode of the season is this Saturday, 9/29/07.

Apparently they still aren't featuring Jorma yet. =^(

It looks like there are no changes to the cast this year. It's Hammond's 13th year (a record). I think Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Fred Armisand, and Keenan Thompson should head out soon. I'm glad Seth is still out of the skits.

The first episode of the season is to be hosted by Lebron James, followed by Seth Rogan. Seth and Andy appeared in the Ron Google skit Andy did for MTV. Here's the skit.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

A Special Christmas Gift - Portuguese Subtitles

Here is A Special Christmas Gift with Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake. This version features Portuguese subtitles, in case you want to work on your Spanish.

"Paródia do Saturday Night Live, com legendas em português feitas por mim."

Another Portuguese translation:

"Música -- In A Box apresentada no Saturday Night Live, agora legendada"


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lazy Sunday Spoof: Harry Potter and Ron Weasley

"Harry Potter-Andy Samberg
Ron Weasley- Chris Parnell

HP spoof to go along with snl's lazy sunday. hope you like it!"


Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Special Christmas Box - Subtitled

Here is the classic Andy and Justin SNL short with subtitles.

"Saturday Night Live - Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg"


Friday, September 21, 2007

Dear Sister: Kicked in the balls

There is no sister in this spoof, and it doesn't end very funny, but guys kicking each other in the balls is always entertainment.

Based on the Andy Samberg skit.

"Spoof of the popular SNL skit...but without the guns. But way more painful."


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Andy Samberg - Makes Internet History Twice

Both of Andy's SNL hit videos make this animated list of Internet fads: Lazy Sunday (Narnia Rap) and A Special Christmas Box.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Andy Samberg - New movie: Space Chimp

From Hollywood Reporter:

"NEW YORK -- Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Patrick Warburton will voice characters in the CG-animated comedy "Space Chimps," a Vanguard Animation and Starz Media production for 20th Century Fox.

Barry Sonnenfeld, a creative consultant on the film since production began last fall, has joined Vanguard CEO John Williams as a producer on the film.

Samberg will play Ham III, the ne'er-do-well grandson of the first chimp astronaut sent into space (loosely based on NASA's real-life space chimp Ham). Seeking to capitalize on the Ham family name, a senator (Tucci) recruits Ham III to travel through a black hole to a planet where he and his simian colleagues (Hines, Warburton) help rid the local aliens of an evil leader (Daniels). Chenoweth will play a helpful alien, and Thompson will play Ham III's mentor.

The film is written and directed by Kirk DeMicco ("Racing Stripes") and produced in association with Odyssey Entertainment, which will rep international sales. The film is scheduled for release next year.

Sonnenfeld's productions include "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "Out of Sight," and his directing credits include the "Addams Family" and "Men in Black" films.

Saturday Night Live cast member Samberg will be seen in the upcoming Hot Rod. Samberg is repped by UTA and Mosaic Media Group."

Also on IMDB:

"Ham III (Samberg), the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator (Tucci). Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand: Rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader (Daniels). Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers (Hines and Warburton) are along for the ride."

Samberg in a Vanguard film? Their last film, Valiant, was poorly done. Let's hope Sonenberg and the new blood (new writers & director) make this a better effort.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Andy Samberg - Is Cool Beans

Andy is Cool Beans.

"The Cool Beans Scene from Andy Samberg's movie, HOT ROD"

Hmmm. This seems a little too random in a movie. Funny, but it totally takes you out of any story. This seems that it would be better as a short video like in this form.


They've got to stop letting these kids bring cameras into the theaters!!! LOL



TheAnimationEmpire update... Here's the classic music video Bucket Full of Cheese. The song will stick in your head. =^) ... maybe...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Andy Samberg - Thinks that Kat Rules

Apparently, in addition to Roy, Kat also rules.

She got Andy to say it.

"Andy Samberg says I rule."

That's it! Must be a slow Andy day.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Andy Samberg - Is unlegit

Here's a brief scene from Hot Rod, with Andy Samberg.

"Rod is now un-legit and for that reason, he must quit!"

Crank up the sound! The quality is horrible!


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Andy Samberg - Yu-Gi-Oh Narnia Rap

So somebody took the music and sound from the Narnia rap and did a magnificent job editing Yu-Gi-Oh shots to it. The result is pretty funny, especially for Yu-Gi-Oh fans.

Specifically, they use the characters Joey and Tristan.

"Joey and Tristan re-enact the legendary "Lazy Sunday" sketch. Yu-Gi-Oh belongs to Kazuki Takahashi."


Friday, September 14, 2007

The Reason Why Hot Rod Didn't Do Very Well

Here's the reason why Hot Rod didn't do very well...

These guys were promoting it:

Enjoy the pain!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dear Sister: Slug Bug

This spoof of Andy Samberg's Dear Sister involves a game of Slug Bug. While it is not as cool as kicking guys in the nuts, it is kept fresh right to the end. Plus this one has a nice mix of girls and boys.

"I of course, like many people decided to make a spoof of the SNL skit dear sister"


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Andy Samberg - Wins An Emmy


Congratulations to Andy and The Lonely Island for winning their first Emmy!!!

Andy's facial expression here says it all: "What the heck just happened???"

Asa looks like his brother, Jorma.

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for: "Saturday Night Live" (1975)

Jorma Taccone (lyrics), Katreese Barnes (lyrics), Asa Taccone (lyrics), Akiva Schaffer (lyrics), Andy Samberg (music & lyrics), Justin Timberlake (music & lyrics)

For the song Junk in a Box. For episode with host Justin Timberlake.

MSN article:

"I think it's safe to say that when we first set out to make this song, we were all thinking 'Emmy!'" quipped Samberg when he collected the accolade. "The other thing we were thinking was, 'Hey! Here's this young up-and-comer, Justin Timberlake, who is clearly very talented and could clearly use a break'. So, Justin, if you're out there, congrats to you, kid."

And here's an image of Justin; he's sorry that he wasn't there to accept his first Emmy. Look at him. He's crying. =^(


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Andy Samberg - Joins a long line of SNL stars to go to the movies

This is my rant about people who think SNL doesn't produce stars. Andy's movie might not have been a hit, but he'll be back and he'll join this list of 38 other SNL stars to succeed in the movies.

This rant based on this article:

"Andy Samberg goes where so many of his fellow Saturday Night Live performers have gone before, trying to turn their late-night TV fame into stardom on the big screen. With a few blazing exceptions - Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Will Ferrell - most have failed, sometimes miserably."


What? Are you kidding me??? Sandler? Stiller? Crystal? Rock? Meyers? Murphy? The following is a list of actors who were on Saturday Night Live and have gone on to have at least one hit movie. The list is chronological, based on when they were on SNL...

(Hits are movies that make over $50 million. Blockbusters make over $100 million. All figures are based on worldwide sales.)

1. Chevy Chase (8 total... 7 Hits: Caddyshack, Vacation, Fletch, European Vacation, Spies Like Us, Christmas Vacation, Snow Day; 1 Blockbuster: Last Action Hero)

2. Dan Aykroyd (18 total... 9 Hits: 1941, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, Dragnet, My Girl, Sneakers, Antz, Evolution, Christmas with the Kranks; 9 Blockbusters: Blues Brothers, Indiana Jones 2, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Driving Miss Daisy, Casper, Pearl Harbor, 50 First Dates, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry)

3. John Belushi (3 total... 1 Hit: 1941; 2 Blockbusters: Animal House, Blues Brothers)

4. Bill Murray (11 total... 7 Hits: Stripes, Scrooged, What About Bob?, Grounghog Day, Space Jam, The Royal Tenenbaums, Garfield; 4 Blockbusters: Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Charlie's Angels)

5. Eddie Murphy (24 total... 11 Hits: 48 Hrs., Trading Places, The Golden Child, Eddie Murphy Raw, Harlem Nights, Another 48 Hrs., Boomerang, Life, Bowfinger, The Haunted Mansion, Norbit; 13 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Mulan, Doctor Dolittle, The Nutty Professor 2, Shrek, Doctor Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, Shrek 2, Dreamgirls, Shrek 3; NOTE: And he's got three more on the way with an untitled Brett Ratner project, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Shrek 4)

6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (2 total... 1 Hit: Christmas Vacation; 1 Blockbuster: A Bug's Life)

7. Jim Belushi (6 total... 2 Hits: Trading Places, K-9; 4 Blockbusters: Jingle All the Way, Snow Dogs, Hoodwinked, The Wild)

8. Billy Crystal (6 total... 3 Hits: Throw Momma From the Train, When Harry Met Sally, America's Sweethearts; 3 Blockbusters: City Slickers, Analyze This, Monsters Inc.)

9. Martin Short (6 total... 5 Hits: Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride 2, Jungle 2 Jungle, Jimmy Neutron, The Santa Clause 3; 1 Blockbuster: The Prince of Egypt; NOTE: And he has one more on the way with The Spiderwick Chronicles)

10. Chrisopher Guest (2 total... 1 Hit: Small Soldiers; 1 Blockbuster: A Few Good Men; NOTE: Christopher Guest is best known for his critically acclaimed mockumentaries)

11. Joan Cusack (7 total... 4 Hits: Broadcast News, Working Girl, In And Out, School of Rock; 3 Blockbusters: Runaway Bride, Toy Story 2, Chicken Little)

12. Robert Downey, Jr. (8 total... 5 Hits: Natural Born Killers, Bowfinger, Good Night and Good Luck, The Shaggy Dog, Zodiac; 3 Blockbusters: Back to School, U.S. Marshalls, Gothika; NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Iron Man and Tropic Thunder)

13. Anthony Michael Hall (3 Hits: Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands)

14. John Lovitz (8 total... 3 Hits: Little Nicky, Rat Race, The Benchwarmers; 5 Blockbusters: Big, A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer, Cats & Dogs, The Stepford Wives)

15. Randy Quaid (7 total... 4 Hits: What's Up Doc?, Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Not Another Teen Movie; 3 Blockbusters: Days of Thunder, Independence Day, Brokeback Mountain)

16. Don Novello (4 total... 1 Hit: Jack; 3 Blockbusters: The Godfather III, Casper, Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

17. Damon Wayans (3 total... 1 Hit: The Last Boyscout; 2 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop, Last Action Hero)

18. Dana Carvey (2 total... 1 Hit: Little Nicky; 1 Blockbuster: Wayne's World)

19. Phil Hartman (2 total... 1 Hit: Small Soldiers; 1 Blockbuster: Jingle All the Way)

20. Kevin Nealon (5 total... 2 Hits: Little Nicky, Heartbreakers; 3 Blockbusters: The Wedding Singer, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care)

21. Mike Myers (8 total... 1 Hit: Austin Powers; 7 Blockbusters: Wayne's World, Austin Powers 2, Shrek, Austin Powers 3, The Cat in the Hat, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third; NOTE: And he's got two more coming with The Love Guru and Shrek 4)

22. Ben Stiller (13 total... 4 Hits: Keeping the Faith, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Anchorman; 9 Blockbusters: The Cable Guy, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Along Came Polly, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball, Meet the Fockers, Madagascar, Night at the Museum; NOTE: And he's got five more coming with The Heartbreak Kid, Tropic Thunder, Madagascar 2, Hardy Men, and Another Night)

23. Chris Rock (9 total... 2 Hits: Down to Earth, Bad Company; 7 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop 2, Boomerang, Doctor Dolittle, Lethal Weapon 4, AI: Artificial Intelligence, The Longest Yard, Madagascar; NOTE: And he's got three more coming with Bee Movie, Madagascar 2, and an untitled Brett Ratner project)

24. Adam Sandler (13 total... 4 Hits: Little Nicky, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Spanglish; 9 Blockbusters: The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Click, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry; NOTE: And he's got two more coming with You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Bedtime Stories)

25. Rob Schneider (13 total... 7 Hits: Demolition Man, The Beverly Hillbillies, Deuce Bigalow, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Around the World in 80 Days, The Benchwarmers; 6 Blockbusters: Home Alone 2, Judge Dredd, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Little Man)

26. David Spade (4 total... 2 Hits: Racing Stripes, The Benchwarmers; 2 Blockbusters: The Rugrats Movie, The Emperor's New Groove)

27. Jay Mohr (4 total... 3 Hits: Small Soldiers, Pay it Forward, Are We There Yet?; 1 Blockbuster: Jerry Maguire)

28. Sarah Silverman (4 total... 2 Hits: Heartbreakers, Evolution; 2 Blockbusters: There's Something About Mary, The School of Rock)

29. Chris Elliott (7 total... 2 Hits: Groundhog Day, Snow Day; 5 Blockbusters: The Abyss, There's Something About Mary, Nutty Professor II, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 4)

30. Janeane Garofalo (3 Blockbusters: The Cable Guy, The Wild, Ratatouille)

31. Will Ferrell (13 total... 7 Hits: Austin Powers, Zoolander, Old School, Anchorman, Kicking & Screaming, Curious George, Stranger Than Fiction; 6 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Elf, Starsky & Hutch, Bewitched, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory; NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Semi-Pro and Step Brothers)

32. Molly Shannon (11 total... 3 Hits: Never Been Kissed, Serendipity, Marie Antoinette; 8 Blockbusters: Analyze This, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Shallow Hal, The Santa Claus 2, Scary Movie 4, Little Man, Talladega Nights, Evan Almighty)

33. David Koechner (9 total... 5 Hits: Wag the Dog, Austin Powers, Anchorman, Yours Mine & Ours, Snakes On a Plane; 4 Blockbusters: Dukes of Hazzard, 40-Year Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Barnyard; NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Semi-Pro and Step Brothers)

34. Tracy Morgan (4 total... 2 Hits: Head of State, Are We There Yet?; 2 Blockbusters: The Longest Yard, Little Man)

35. Jimmy Falon (3 total... 2 Hits: Taxi, Fever Pitch; 1 Blockbuster: Arthur & The Invisibles)

36. Tina Fey (1 Blockbuster: Mean Girls)

37. Amy Poehler (4 total... 1 Hit: Deuce Bigalow; 3 Blockbusters: Mean Girls, Blades of Glory, Shrek 3; NOTE: And she's got one more coming with Horton Hears a Who)

38. Bill Hader (3 Blockbusters: You Me & Dupree, Knocked Up, Superbad; NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder)

I hope to see Andy Samberg join his friends on this list soon.

The bottom line is that Saturday Night Live has always pumped out talent, and it continues to do so. The fact that Lorne is helping get Andy into movies is a testament to Andy's future in film. He and the Lonely Island need to get a script together to pitch. I'm sure they made Hot Rod funnier than it would have been, but they need to start with a solid script in order to get people interested in the movie. They have to be interested in the characters and the jokes. While the jokes in the trailers made us smile, they didn't make us laugh. And the characters weren't strong enough to interest us.

So try again, Andy! Good luck!!!

Also, here's a short list of SNL movies from:

Q: How many movies have featured characters that originally appeared on "SNL"?

A: 17: "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" (1979), "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Gilda Live" (1980), "Wayne's World" (1992), "Mo' Money" (1992), "Bob Roberts" (1992), "Mr. Saturday Night" (1992), "Coneheads" (1993), "Wayne's World 2" (1993), "It's Pat" (1994), "Casper" (1995), "Stuart Saves His Family" (1995), "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998), "A Night at the Roxbury" (1998), "Office Space" (1999), "Superstar" (1999), and "The Ladies Man" (2000).

On a side note, Michael had this interesting tidbit to say in his article:

"In the goofy Hot Rod, a movie originally planned for Ferrell and who remains an executive producer, the gangly Samberg shows he has charisma, even in this one-note role, another one of those child-man characters that moviemakers pandering to America's youth find so endearing. Ferrell has been a master of this kind of role, in movies ranging from Elf to Blades of Glory, and has yet to wear out his welcome."


The Animation Empire update...

Here's another video from our archives, Taking Care of Business:

Monday, September 10, 2007

Andy Samberg - Acts immature

Big surprise. Andy Samberg is acting immature.

"Andy Samberg from SNL at Comic Con 2007 for his new movie Hot Rod."


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Andy Samberg - In a suit, waving

Here is Andy Samberg in a suit, waving, while he leaves the premiere of his new movie, Hot Rod.



Friday, September 07, 2007

The Office - Dear Sister Spoof

The Dear Sister Spoofs continue with this video made from clips of The Office.

Dear Sister was a Saturday Night Live skit from Andy Samberg.

"Song is Imogen Heap "Hide & Seek"
A spoof of the SNL digital short "Dear Sister" which spoofs the season 2 finale of The OC (that appeared when Shia Labeouf was hosting)."


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Andy Samberg - 17-Minute Interview

Here is a 17-minute audio interview with Andy Samberg:

There's a really cool part of this interview where Andy talks about auditioning for SNL, that Jorma also auditioned, and he talks about how the digital shorts came about. He also freely admits that he doesn't really have any characters he does on Saturday Night Live.


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Andy Samberg - Likes Twinkies and Cake (On Men's Health)

Andy Samberg is on the cover of Men's Health magazine.

From Perez:
"They put someone on the cover of the new issue of Men’s Health and they didn’t have him show any skin???? And, Andy Samberg. Really??? The Saturday Night Live funnyman is Men’s Health material????"

I agree with Perez. I don't know why Andy's on there. However, he managed to tie it in with funny food photos. =^)

Andy's magical Twinkies:

Andy takes the cake:


Monday, September 03, 2007

Dear Brother - Remake of Dear Sister with girls

You may enjoy this remake of the Andy Samberg SNL short. This one has more ladies.


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