Friday, February 29, 2008

Is Will Forte the next to leave SNL?

All this talk about Maya leaving SNL has us wondering...

Is Will Forte the next to leave SNL?

Will Forte is not adding any crazy characters to the show. Do you remember Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, and Molly Shannon? They all had crazy characters and skits that they contributed to the show.

Right now, the only ones who've got that are Andy and sometimes Darrell (which is why they've kept him for so long).

All the rest of the cast are just funny performers. They're keeping SNL alive, but they aren't revitalizing it.

With Will, Fred, Keenan, Bill, Andy, Darrell, and Jason being funny male performers, with Andy and Darrell adding fresh buzz to the show, and with Keenan also being the best straight man they've had, Will's the lowest common denominator - the next to go. The only fresh things I've seen him do are a spelling bee and a song to his mom (plus he was funny once when he was fighting Andy for Drew Barrymore). Everything else he's done has just been funny acting, and the others do a better job with the funny acting.

Likewise, on the ladies' side, you've got Amy, Kristen, and now the New Girl, Casey (now that Maya is gone). There's nothing fresh going on there with the ladies (but we'll give Casey a chance). That said, I think Kristen is by far the funniest woman SNL has had (at least since Cheri, Molly, and Ana tore it up).

Them's the Editorial!!!


Andy Samberg - Tries to pick up Kristen Wiig (Lady Business)

Here Andy Samberg tries to pick up Kristen Wiig. Also features Tina Fey. This is from SNL on 2/23/08.

Looks like this new girl is replacing Maya Rudolph. About time. Since Seth Meyer is technically out, the next person to get rid of is Will Forte. Let's get some fresh blood in there! People who can do wacky characters!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Andy Samberg - Practicing with Tina Fey

Here is Andy Samberg practicing the commercial with Tina Fey. He only barely showed up in the actual video they showed on Saturday Night Live.

He comes on starting with 0:58 seconds left.

"Go! Go! Go! Noooo!"


Andy Samberg - In a box

Here's Andy in a box:

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And here he is climbing a rope?

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Andy Samberg - Gets Chased by Tina Fey with an axe!!!

Tina Fey attacks Andy Samberg with a bright red axe in a colorless world! Yeah. Weird.

Andy is on for less than a second when there is 01:06 left on the video.

We are including the images to prove he's in the skit. =^)


Andy Samberg - Is pregnant in your grandpa's movies

Here's a skit from 2/23/08. It's basically the Digital Short from this week.

Andy Samberg and Bill Hader are grandchildren put into movies.

Here's Andy Samberg in No Country for Old Men:

And here's Andy Samberg pregnant in Juno:


Monday, February 25, 2008

Andy Samberg - Icon-o-rama!!!

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Andy Samberg, Bill Hader

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These are all from one person, emmkaypee:


More Saturday Night Live 2/23/08 - Added Carrie Underwood (and goodbye)

Update: Added Carrie Underwood's performance of Flat on the Floor, and the goodbye scene from the end.


Carie Underwood - Flat on the Floor

Is she lipsyncing?

This video is from:

Goodbye Sequence

A poor recording of Tina saying goodbye. This is the only video here that's still up.

"The older guy is the famous SNL Announcer Don Pardo who was celebrating his 90th birthday (Tina said it fast because they were pressed for time 12:59EST)."


The videos continue about Saturday Night Live from 2/23/08. These will be down within a day or so. No Andy in any of these videos either. =^(

I think they were light on Andy silliness in order to concentrate on all the news with the presidential race and with the writing strike.

We're still posting these videos because we have to go through them to look for Andy anyway. =^)

Hillary and Obama Debate

The opening skit from last night's Saturday Night Live pokes fun at the mainstream media's oogling over the Obama candidacy.

Longer version:

Weekend Update: Tina Fey on Hilary Clinton

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday Night Live 2/23/08

Finally, a new episode of Saturday Night Live! No Andy Samberg in these videos. =^(

Tina Fey w/Steve Martin SNL Intro

"This is the first SNL after the end of the writer's strike, and Steve Martin (former cast member) makes a cameo during Tina Fey's introduction (also a former cast member)"

Wow. Steve and Tina have great chemistry together.

Commercial - Annuale (Once A Year Period)

"This SNL sketch toys with the idea of a set of pills that allows you to have your period only once a year...But watch out when that period actually hits!"

They added a new girl (on the far right). Anyone know who she is?

Weekend Update - Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee appears on Saturday Night Live!

New SNL Tonight

We're hoping to see a fresh Andy Samberg digital short!

Our dream would be a music video with Andy and Tina Fey.

Tina's hosting tonight. The SNL website has four images of her on the same page!

Click the image to see a larger version!


Friday, February 22, 2008

Andy Samberg - Is Adorkable

Andy Samberg is Adorkable.

Here. Have some images of Andy.

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Update - We added an image of Andy to the blog on Andy's Pepsi Stuff commercial:


Thursday, February 21, 2008

How Hot Rod and Napoleon Dynamite are similar

Here's a video that shows how Hot Rod and Napoleon Dynamite are similar.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Andy Samberg - SNL Recap, 07-08, Episode 1522: Riley's Way

We're continuing our new series of posts called SNL Recap, where we go through each episode of a season. You'll be able to click the category name and then go through every single Andy Samberg SNL skit.


Episode 1522 (Brian Williams with Feist) Season 33 11/03/2007
Sketch: Riley's Way

It's the very last shot of the very last episode of the best high school drama in the history of the CW, "Riley's Way." In caps and gowns, three students sit on the swings; they can't believe high school is over. Principal Jeffries appears to offer his advice for the future in the show's final line: "Live!" There's a technical problem, so the actors have to run the scene again.

Actor Barry, who plays the principal, knows he's going to get emotional at the wrap party, just like he did on "Quantum Leap." He wants to hang out with the young actors, but they're all starting on a spin-off next week, "Riley's Way, The College Years," and Barry learns that he's not going with them. In the second take, Principal Jeffries has different advice for the future, telling one actor to lose ten pounds another that he's gay, and the third to go to hell. The director yells cut. He can't put Barry in the spin-off. He's a great actor and he'll be fine; after all, he did "The Leap."

In another take, Principal Jeffries wears a baseball hat, claiming that he never finished his college degree, so he'll see the actors in the spin-off. Barry admits that Principal Jeffries wasn't the most popular character. He was just a man. He wishes all the actors good luck, hoping their next leap is the great leap home. Touched, the director calls in a writer; Principal Jeffries deserves a new ending. In the final take, a set worker plays a new character, the student who killed Principal Jeffries.

More info:

Dear Brother: Flaming Tree's Remake

While this isn't funny (if you've already seen the SNL Digital Short, Dear Sister, many times), this is still a near flawless remake of Dear Sister.

"A tribute the wonderful comedy of the infamous SNL Digital Short entitled Dear Sister"


Here's their bloopers (and making of) video of their Dear Brother remake:

As another bonus, here's their Snowball Fight, which incorporates a few Andy Samberg gags:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Andy Samberg - SNL Recap, 07-08, Episode 1522: Maybelline for Men

We're doing a new series of posts called SNL Recap, where we go through each episode of a season. You'll be able to click the category name and then go through every single Andy Samberg SNL skit.

Of course, since this is an Andy Samberg blog, we're only hitting skits that Andy Samberg was in. We're starting with his third season, 07-08 (which was cut very short), #1522: Brian Williams with Feist.


Episode 1522 (Brian Williams with Feist) Season 33 11/03/2007
Commercial: Maybelline for Men

A bunch of guys sit around watching the game, waiting for Phil to bring the beer. The doorbell rings and the guys are stunned to see Phil wearing very heavy, feminine make-up. He explains that it's not women's make-up but Maybelline for men. He knows it's for men, and it's not noticeable, because it says so on the box.

More info:

Andy Samberg - Caricature

Caricature by Michael Kuznar. It's of Andy Samberg as Rod Kimble from Hot Rod.



Monday, February 18, 2008

Getting Punched Before Asking a Girl Out - Andy Punching Spoof

So here's a spoof of Andy Punching People Before They Eat (or whatevers you want to call it). It starts out basic, then it get fairly funny and original (starting at 01:06). They did it for Valentines Day.

You can skip 02:42 - 03:18 because it's their college church group announcements. But pick it back up at 03:18, cuz it gets funny again.


Andy Samberg - Cute picture

Here's a picture of the dude.

Andy Samberg

Ain't he cute?


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Andy Samberg - Hot Rod Interview with a British Woman

I think we missed this interview. It's with a British woman.

WARNING: Minor language.

"If you get hurt, then we can't shoot the movie."

"What was it like beating the crap out of a national treasure?"

Props to Andy for saying it straight: Isla is locked down with Sacha. There's nothing going on between Andy and Isla. Process of elimination.


AndySamberg.Blogspot.Com - Is all over Google Images

Holy Crack in the Smack!

We're all over Google Images! A simple search for "Andy Samberg jogger" yielded a page full of us:

...And here's Andy Samberg naked:


Friday, February 15, 2008

The Lonely Island Anthology: Let Your Digital Video Speak

"An anthology of The Lonely Island's videos in the style of NIKE's "Let Your Game Speak" commercial, which shows kids doing all of Michael Jordan's best moves. Here we show all of TLI's best moves, and how they inspired us."

WARNING: About two seconds of nudity that's about 15% of the way through the video. It's their Ignition TV sequence of the porn spot.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Andy Samberg - Did he add to homosexual stereotypes in commercials?

Click to see this picture a little bigger:

So apparently there's a huge issue where advertisers are banking on homosexual stereotypes. Much of it is in good fun, but a lot of it seems to get too violent, where it becomes a form of "gay-bashing," whether intentional or not.

"Justin Timberlake returns to the Super Bowl for the first time since he co-starred in the Janet Jackson 2004 halftime-performance “wardrobe malfunction”—this time for Pepsi ( from BBDO ) , where he is forcefully pulled by unseen forces ( actually, a girl drinking through a straw ) across the landscape. He passes a window of what seems like a woman brushing her long blonde hair, but instead is a scruffy young man in a wig, perhaps imagining himself as Justin's former girlfriend Britney Spears, with large pictures of Justin covering the wall. A weird smile crosses his face ( played by Andy Samberg, co-creator of the popular “[Junk] in a Box” sketch from “Saturday Night Live” ) . Some may find the cross-dressing reference inclusive, while it is arguable that this is just a simple laugh at transgender people."

Of course, Andy's no stranger to gay jokes (Iran So Far) or even beastiality (Andy makes out with a dog).

So Andy's commercial didn't get as bad of a review against gay bashing as some other commercials did. Check out the full review of the Superbowl commercials and homosexual stereotypes:

Here's an interview with Justin about the commercial (no Andy):

Here's the extended version of the commercial:




We added the extended Pepsi commercial to the links on the right of Popular Andy videos.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Andy Samberg - High School photo

Here's Andy Samberg in high school.


He got his hair cut in college, and then he grew it back out to its current length. Lorne forbid him to cut it after the Narnia Rap made him famous.

Here he is with short hair, in the Lonely Island video, Vanilla Sky:


Andy Samberg - Hangs at Chloë Sevigny's party (2/4/07)

"Members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Saturday Night Live" castmembers Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers, and others turned up at New York's Webster Hall on Monday night for a party thrown by Chloë Sevigny. The actress invited legendary punks the Slits to play at the event, which celebrated Sevigny's new clothing line. ... Working for a Nuclear Free City — whose Businessmen and Ghosts album was a finalist for this year's Shortlist Music Prize — are hoping to capitalize on the success with a brief run. The Brits will hit the road February 29 in San Francisco and continue playing gigs through Austin, Texas' South by Southwest fest in mid-March."



Andy's playing soccer with Seth and going to parties with him. Seems like he's been hanging with Seth a lot lately.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Andy Samberg - Can lose his shirt with his mind (extended Pepsi Stuff commercial)

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"Here's a loooonger version of Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Pepsi commercial. It's pretty much the same, only with more Andy Samberg and some more dragging Justin around places like a field with a cow."

Andy Samberg is more of a focus on this one at the beginning and end.

"Lose the shirt!"


Monday, February 11, 2008

If it wasn't for Sacha Cohen, Isla Fisher wouldn't have been in Hot Rod

"She was encouraged to try comedy by her fiancé Sacha Baron Cohen.

"You'd work at the surf shop in a bikini, you'd go to school in a bikini," Isla Fisher says deadpan over drinks in Los Angeles. "And if you were murdered, you would be buried in a bikini." No, she's not reminiscing about her Australian adolescence, but about her stint as a scantily clad teen in a 1990s Down Under soap.

"Those days are over for Fisher, thanks to her hilarious turn in 2005's "Wedding Crashers." She played a trust-fund, bipolar nymphomaniac who goes "Fatal Attraction" on her 6-foot-5 co-star Vince Vaughn. "There was just so much physical comedy to be mined when you're a tiny girl beating up a massive guy," says the adorably petite (5-foot-2) redhead, who, it turns out, is quite the firecracker.

"She has a killer wit you don't see coming and, according to her "Hot Rod" co-star Andy Samberg, "a super sailor's mouth -- an Australian sailor's mouth." Some think it's sweet...

"Still, it was Baron Cohen who urged Fisher to lighten up. "I was going up for a lot of dramas, and I wasn't having much luck," she says. "And Sacha was the one who said, 'You're crazy if you don't do comedy; you're one of the funniest girls I know!' "

"All too aware that Hollywood is a boys' club, Fisher is busy developing her own projects, including an adaptation of the chick-lit bestseller "Confessions of a Shopaholic," in which she'll play the debt-ridden protagonist, and "Groupies" with "SNL"'s Amy Poehler, "about rocker chicks who are no strangers to the restraining order." Fisher says, "It's tough to be in comedy if you're a woman. You've got to develop your own material or you'll end up playing the girlfriend [forever]." I think we speak for the potty-mouthed actress when we say, #@&%*+$!"



If it wasn't for Borat, Isla Fisher wouldn't have gotten the role in Wedding Crashers which got her the role in Hot Rod!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Andy Samberg - Plays soccer for charity

"Reporter Ben McCain and Cameraman Gino Salerno profile the celebrity charity soccer game featuring Hollywood celebrities and world class athletes."

Mia Hamm invited Seth Meyers to play soccer with them for her foundation's bone marrow cause. Seth must have invited Andy to join them. Also up was Carlos Mencia (another comedian).

Andy is on at 00:51 and 01:14 (the second shot starts on his back, but he turns around).

Great to see Andy doing "work" for charity!!!


Saturday, February 09, 2008

Andy Samberg - To be on Human Giant

The show's second season premieres March 11 at 11 p.m. on MTV, and will host guests like Will Arnett of "Arrested Development," Andy Samberg of "SNL" and Bill Hader of "Superbad." Here's a link to their second season production blog: And, to watch some of the sketches, go to



Friday, February 08, 2008

Samberg Hater is coming for Andy Samberg

Apparently, Andy Samberg has a #1 hater. =^)

i will get my revenge Samberg!

"me training to get my revenge, on Andy Samberg!"

I'm coming for you Samberg

"i'll get you Samberg, I'LL GET YOU!"

training for revenge

"me getting my train on"

Breathing and cocking a toy gun:

Pointing a laser at the camera:

Shining a light at the camera:

Well. Enjoy. Unless you're Andy Samberg.

Lettuce redo

This is a parody of the snl skit to promote a church camp.

Although the content is about the camp (so it has inside jokes), these guys did a great job with the sappy dialogue.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

Andy Samberg - Used to work for Star magazine

People want a quick laugh,” Samberg says. When he was living in Los Angeles six years ago, he spent a few months temping, including a stint “filing stuff” at the tabloid magazine Star. He walked away with more than free paper clips: It was a crash course in the tedium of the typical cubicle drone. Not long ago, if you wanted mirth at the office, the options were grim: Xerox your ass or, worse, buy a Dilbert calendar. Today, all you need is a video of someone hurtling off a trampoline. “I’ve never been at work and thought, *, I could really get into a story right now,” Samberg says. “But it’s easy to watch a guy get kicked in the balls.”



Darin Popping onto frame

Darin Dunn pulls out a high quality version of Andy Popping. The music is great and some of the shots are very well crafted.


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Andy Samberg - Knows he can't do a thousand characters

"Two years ago, he was just another Saturday Night Live newbie, a Jewish boy with a floppy haircut, trying to sort out his place in the cast. He wasn’t the fat guy. He wasn’t the black guy. He wasn’t the guy who played George Bush. “He’s not someone who can do a thousand characters, and he knows it,” says his SNL costar Bill Hader. But Samberg quickly became the show’s funniest breakout star since Will Ferrell. And while it took Ferrell several seasons to hit his exuberant, cowbell-banging stride, Samberg just did what he’d been doing since graduating NYU four years earlier: He shot a ridiculous video."



Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Andy Samberg - Is Naked on the Conan O'Brien show

Update: Updated with a current (and probably very temporary video). Looks like an "Andy Samberg naked" theme going this week! LOL

This is from December of 2006.

Andy Samberg 12/20/06 on the Conan O'Brien show. This was right after Junk in the Box was on SNL and hit YouTube like crazy.

Yes, and Andy Samberg was naked. This is why Conan rules. He actually plans funny gags like this with his guests.

Andy's Steve joke is hilarious.

[SNIP] Too late. It got deleted. [SNIP]



TheAnimationEmpire Update:

Here's a classic from our vaults. This is a short short animation called "Fruits VS Bugs: Agents Always Win." The actual animation in this video is 6 seconds of goodness 00:18-00:24. Yay!!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Gunskit - Do You Believe?

Here's a funny parody of Dear Sister. it's different enough and isn't really a remake.

Also, their first go at it. Not quite as good, but still funny:


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Andy Samberg's cut Digital Shorts - The SNL Process for cutting a skit

As fans of SNL know, there's a long process in determining what skits get made. First the writers write up these scripts (either by themselves or as a team) and then submit them to the head writer (who is currently Seth).

The head writer okays a some of them to move forward. The writer then works directly with the actors they wrote into the skit and coaches them through the skit. They practice all week, with the guest host. Those are the skits that make it into the longer dress rehearsal on Saturday.

Then they show the skits to the live audience for a few reasons. First, this is a dress rehearsal so the actors get the best practice they can with the skit: in front of a large live audience.

Second, they use this audience to determine whether or not the skit is any good. If they have 20 skits, and they have to cut 6 of them, then they only keep the ones with the best response.

Now, how does this fit with Andy Samberg? In addition to Andy playing in a lot of these skits, he also creates videos for SNL (the Digital Shorts).

So they show these digital shorts to the rehearsal audience to see if they get the largest laughs. Nowadays, most of them do. The first season, with the Lonely Island dudes were making more songs, most of their videos made it past the rehearsal. However, in the second season, a few of their videos did not.

That means that the audience liked the skits more than the digital shorts. So some of those videos got delayed. One got cut.

Because they are videos, SNL just showed them again in a future rehearsal to see if it was funnier than the skits that week. I'm sure the context of the other skits around it would also change how funny it is. So, a few of the skits that got delayed at least one week include The Complaining Fast Food boss (starring Fred; anybody remember the title of this?), Nurse Betty, and Roy Rules (that audience must not have liked the crass rap for whatever reason). I think Nurse Betty actually got turned down at least two weeks. But they finally found the right show for it. In season 1, I believe that The Tangent got delayed a week (with Fred Armisen).

The video that never got shows was one where Andy was playing a cop who had lobster claws for hands. I heard that was pretty much the entire gag, so it makes sense that it got turned down. I believe it got turned down three times before they gave up on it.

This is also why there always wasn't a digital short every week. Some weeks were the delays where they weren't well received.

Plus, lately, some of the stars will have ideas for shooting a video of them in action (Brian and Peyton), and so the Lonely Island dudes make those videos instead.

That's it!


Saturday, February 02, 2008

Andy Samberg - Lorne Michaels won't let him get a hair cut

"His gags often begin mundanely, then erupt into surreal logic. On a May SNL broadcast, Samberg frenched a talking sheepdog for 13 exquisitely interminable seconds. “To get Andy,” says Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of SNL, “you have to value silly, to think that’s a legitimate way of looking at the world.”


"Samberg arrives for our interview wearing a thrift-store tee and battered skateboard sneakers, and his hair strikes a good-natured compromise between shaggy indie rocker and raffish ’70s soccer star — a trademark do so recognizable that Lorne Michaels has forbidden Samberg from changing it. "


Well, there you have it! Lorne Michaels won't let Andy change his hair!!!


Friday, February 01, 2008

Andy Samberg - NAKED!!! (Andy meets Ace and Gary)

"Ace and Gary would be more than happy to escort Andy to their Secret Fortress, just as long as he agrees to take all his clothes off first. How could you possibly think they were gay?"

This is from Andy's first seaason on SNL (I believe), back in 05-06.


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