Sunday, May 31, 2009

MTV Movie Awards - Videos & Photos

6/2/09 Update: Added the Jim Carrey vid and a few more vids at the bottom. Enjoy!


Here are the highlights from tonight's show, starting with all the Andy Samberg vids we can find!

2009 MTV Movie Awards: The Opener!

Leaping between scenes from Best Movie nominees 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Twilight,' 'The Reader' and 'Star Trek,' 2009 MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg lands naked in Justin Timberlake's limo before opening the show.

Reminds me of the DVD digital short that Andy Samberg did with Bill Hader (In Granpa's Movies) but with more nudity and more Justin Timberlake. I knew they'd make good use of their friendship somehow!

Digital Short: Explosions

We didn't bring Andy Samberg all the way to L.A., just so he could stand around and introduce celebs. We did it to get in his digital shorts! This first short is about movie explosions, and features Will Ferrell, JJ Abrams and about 500 others.

This is a classic! This is what they should have done with Will Ferrell on SNL. I think the dudes approached Will with digital short ideas (they mentioned in an interview that they were going to), and they agreed to save one for the MTV Movie Awards instead.

'Twilight' Spoof

Dracula punches out Teen Wolf and slam dunks in his face. That's just the beginning of Andy Samberg's take on the 'Twilight' trailer.

This is funny and just plain silly. Andy makes a great host!

Digital Short: 'Doubt: Flynn's Revenge' Video Game

When Father Flynn takes his fight violently into the pews of the cathedral, Andy Samberg and a friend agree that it, 'seems Like a bad idea for a game.

Just a silly exchange between Akiva and Andy. Nice homage to the Genesis! Too bad their audience is too young for that. =^)

Digital Short: 'Starf Leet Clown College'

After a bar fight that leaves him bloody, Chris Pine's Kirk is challenged by Bruce Greenwood's Pike to do better than his rubber chicken, whoopee cushion and clown nose.

Okay. This one's just painful. Dudes. Use the brain filter.

Throw Your Hands In The Air! Andy Samberg Came To Party!

Welcome our host, who came to Hollywood prepared to throw down, hip-hop style, and let the insults fly into the celeb-packed audience, ultimately sending 'Saturday Night Live' comic Fred Armisen to rehab.

The Megan Fox bit was hilarious! I wonder if she cracked a smile later. This ended very randomly. Funny stuff.

Andy Samberg Medley

LeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak & Forest Whitaker perform a medley of Andy's hits live at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

Nice shot of Andy, Akiva, and Jorma at the end. Will Ferrell doesn't seem to smile at anything. Not sure why they keep showing him.

Technical Award Winner Carl Berman Celebrates

Given an on-air moment for a technical award he received during a commercial, Carl Berman lets the honor go to his head, humping his Golden Popcorn while insulting everyone in sight.

So this actor had one job to do, and he did it very passionately! That's work ethic! =^)

Brüno Presents Best Male Performance

Flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Brüno literally flies in to give away the Golden Popcorn for the best leading man, but misses the stage and lands on Eminem's lap, before announcing the winner while suspended above the audience.

Wow. Really? I have to agree with Eminem, "Are you kidding?" Did that really happen?

Really Sacha? Do you really think it's a good idea to piss off Eminem and his band of thugs? They really went to jail. This stuff is real.

Really MTV producers? Really? It was obvious that you went to great lengths to make that happen. You stopped Sacha right above Eminem. You lowered him down, and you even showed Eminem to get his reaction before Sacha came down on top of him. You set up Eminem.

Is it really a good idea to piss off Eminem? I'd think you'd want him on your MTV channel and shows as much as possible. What were you thinking?

Jim Carrey Wins Best Comedic Performance

Jim Carrey seems absolutely ecstatic to pick up his 11th Golden Popcorn statue (an MTV Movie Awards record!) for his role in 'Yes Man.' His inner monologue tells a different story...

Jim is hilarious. I think it helps your chance of winning when you hand MTV a tape and say, "Play this if I win." =^)

Kristen Stewart Drops The Golden Popcorn

Keeping the 'Twilight' theme of the night running strong, Kristen Stewart takes the award for her role as Bella Swan in the first installment of the vampire series, crediting author Stephanie Meyer, her castmates and 'Twilight' fans before awkwardly dropping her Golden Popcorn.

Kristen plays it cute but awkward.

The 'Twilight' Cast Unveils A Look At 'New Moon'

'Twilight' stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner show off an exclusive clip of the forthcoming sequel, 'New Moon.'

Kristen, the awkward thing is over. Sell your lines!

Trailer Premiere: 'New Moon'

Edward and Bella's kiss, Jacob's secret and more are all revealed in this new trailer.

You mean nobody knew he was a werewolf?

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Win Best Kiss

Robert Pattinson ditches his gum and braces himself for a super-steamy kiss with Kristen Stewart, only to have his Twilight co-star duck out and reject him. Guess she only came for the Golden Popcorn!

Now Kristen finally acts! Wow, she can be a good actress when she tries. =^)

'Twilight' Wins Best Movie

'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke leads the cast in thanking Stephenie Meyer and accepting MTV's coveted Golden Popcorn statue for Best Movie Of 2009!

A little uneventful.

Exclusive 'G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra' Clip: Paris Attack

If you enjoyed the teaser version of this exclusive clip, you're sure to love the full, extended sequence complete with all the amazing special effects.

G.I. Joe keeps looking better!

Zac Efron, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and Kiefer Sutherland Honor MTV Generation Award Winner Ben Stiller

In a segment so touching that '24' tough guy Kiefer Sutherland breaks down and cries, three giants of entertainment introduce Generation Award-recipient Ben Stiller, who endures, then humbly accepts.

Wow. Kiefer sold this to no end. He didn't let up! Nice bit at the end with the 24 plug.

Robert Pattinson Feels 'Tough' After Winning Best Fight

The "New Moon" actor reacts to winning the Golden Popcorn for Best Fight with co-star Cam Gigandet.

That's right. Cam won best fight two years in a row. =^)

'I'm Team Edward, Team Jim, Team Stanley'

Will Ferrell claims to be a fan of "Twilight" and gives Josh the low-down on what's going on inside the theatre - or not.

This is mostly just Will Ferrell making stuff up. Funny though.

Ashley Tisdale: Shocked, Feeling 'Bittersweet'

Ashley reflects on her Best Breakthrough Female win and the end of "High School Musical 3."

Nice reference to the Zac SNL sketch.


Andy Samberg gets naked for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

Andy Samberg Lets It All Hang Out

Andy gets naked in preparation for the Movies Awards.

Check it out tonight!


Who's ready for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards? (Shia LeBeouf, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Andy Samberg are)

It's on tonight!

Who's ready for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards?
Andy Samberg is.

Andy Samberg Explains Why It Will Be The Best Movie Awards Show Ever

Andy chats about hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards while enjoying a luscious bit of watermelon.

Who's ready for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards?
Shia LeBeouf is!

Shia LaBeouf Introduces The 'Transformers' Villain The Fallen

Shia explains that "He's the origins of what they came from."

Who's ready for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards?
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are!

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, And Robin Williams Comment On Ben's Generation Award

Owen says, "It's long overdue."

Movie Awards Stage Timelapse Video

Watch the whole Movie Awards set get built in a few seconds!

Sneak Peek At The MTV Movie Awards Set

Set designer Anton Goss gives us a tour of the Gibson Ampitheatre.

Who Is Mystery Presenter #7?

Movie Awards executive producer Mark Burnett is tight-lipped about mystery presenter #7.

Check out the MTV Movie Awards tonight!


Andy Samberg's opening MTV Movie Awards skit with Will Ferrell (directed by JJ Abrams)

Directed by the director of Star Trek and Mission Impossible 3 (and the creator of Loss, Alias, and Felicity), JJ Abrams.

Movie Awards Show Producers Talk About Andy's Open

Lee Rolontz says, "Andy did an incredible digital short with Will Ferrell and J.J. Abrams. That should be fun to see."


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Will Ferrell thinks Andy Samberg has beautiful hair (MTV Movie Awards)

Words Of Wisdom For Andy Samberg

Russell Brand, Diddy and Will Ferrell give the MTV Movie Awards host some advice.

Watch the awards tomorrow night!


Sway interviews Andy Samberg (MTV Movie Awards)

Turning The Golden Popcorn Into A Pimp Cup

Andy vows to bring the pimp cup back into style.

Andy Samberg Prefers Robert Pattinson To Zac Efron

Andy says, "Efron is probably softer, closer to a lady."

Zac Efron hosted SNL a few weeks back and costarred in a few skits with Andy (Andy played his friend in three skits).

Andy Samberg's Preparation Ritual

"Eye of The Tiger," a bathtub full of Icy Hot and a ski mask are all part of Andy's complex preparation ritual.

Sway Gives Andy A Memento

Sway and Andy share a special moment.

Andy Samberg's New Catchphrase?

Sway gives Andy some advise for Sunday's big show.


Should Rick Ross pick a rap battle with Andy Samberg?

Eminem challenged by Rick Ross: Who'd you rather see in a rap battle?

As for Ross? If he really wants to battle someone who makes sense, a natural rival who's working in the same niche as he is, may I suggest he pick an on-record fight with Andy Samberg?



I don't think Andy could freestyle, but posting ras online in a battle format would be kind of funny.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Andy Samberg - The Making of the Jack Black & Michael Cera MTV Movie Awards 09 Promos (photos)

Andy, Jack, and Michael watch the playback (Akiva's on the left):


Check out the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, 5/31/09!


Is Andy Samberg making people like Justin Timberlake more?

We ask that question as we go to a very opinionated non-fan of Justin Timberlake...

The unforgivable sins of Justin Timberlake

By John Houder

It isn't easy for me to like Justin Timberlake.

He and four other hair-gelled male sirens are responsible for polluting international airwaves for more than a decade with some of the most trite, saccharine and meaningless music to ever spew from America's recording industry. Though predated by both Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, Timberlake and his group of gyrating warblers are equally culpable in the brutal assault on popular music otherwise known as "the boy band craze."

In addition to sonically waterboarding the American public with a seemingly endless stream of Billboard hits, Timberlake also accosted the population by being everywhere you looked in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He and his ingeniously-named, prefabricated group, 'N Sync, dominated television and radio stations, played sold-out shows to thousands of fans and adorned Trapper Keepers, lunch boxes and countless magazine covers across the globe. They even clawed their way inside my subconscious every time I heard one of their songs, driving their infectious hooks into my brain like catchy railroad spikes.

Yet in spite of unforgivable musical offenses like "Tearin' Up My Heart," I find that I can’t hold a grudge against the man Rolling Stone magazine once crowned "The New King of Pop."

My tortured feelings about Timberlake started with his second appearance on "Saturday Night Live" when he paired with Andy Samberg for a hilarious, incredibly obscene digital short. Without giving too much away, it was a parody R&B music video about one of the most inappropriate gifts a man could give a woman during the holidays. As crude as the video is, and as much as I’ve seen it online, it still makes me laugh every time.

The subject matter of the song is extremely ridiculous, but it’s the classic music style – complete with bridges and breakdowns – and the look of the video that ingratiate the former Mouseketeer to me. When I finished watching it the first time, I thought it was incredible Timberlake actually had that good of a sense of humor that he would trust Samberg enough to put himself in such a precarious spot. I was amazed that I had just listened to Justin Timberlake sing a song and I didn't feel like putting my head in an oven. I actually liked him for doing it.

It wasn’t until watching the short again that I realized why I suddenly had a newfound affinity for the pop star I once held in such low regard. Justin Timberlake was making just as much fun of Justin Timberlake as I always had.

Though decked out in hilariously dated MC Hammer garb and an awful fake beard, Timberlake is just an extreme caricature of himself. The vocal flourishes and dance moves he uses are exaggerated and cheesy, but only slightly more than normal. His voice and style are still unmistakably his, and the reason he looks so comfortable in such a ridiculous video is because he's been there so many times before, lip syncing on one "slow jam" video after another. The main difference is that the song was written by a team of comedy writers, not boy band mastermind and current prison inmate Lou Pearlman.

This trend continued on Timberlake's third and most recent hosting stint on "SNL." He reprised his role with Samburg, putting the beard and blouse on again, and sang a duet about an even more inappropriate Mother's Day gift. The premise was basically the same, but the tempo and production value were both pumped up. They even arranged for Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon to play Samberg's mother so Timberlake could feel her up in a kitchen.

What sealed the deal for me, though, was his role in another sketch where he plays his own great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Timberlake, sailing to America for the first time with a group of immigrants. He predicts his great-great-grandson's eventual rise to stardom in astonishing detail, noting that although he'll make nonsensical wardrobe choices and sing in a strained falsetto, he'll somehow manage to pull it off.

He tries to explain how his future kin will become a millionaire by singing popular songs like "SexyBack" that don't make any sense, but the idea is as confusing to his fellow immigrants in 1883 as it is to me today:

Cornelius Timberlake: I actually dream of a day when my great-great-grandson will... bring sexy back.

Immigrant #1: Bring bring sexy back? What does that mean?

Cornelius Timberlake: It’ll be gone and he’ll bring it back!

Immigrant #3: Where did it go?

Cornelius Timberlake: Just trust me. People will be on board, OK?

Timberlake is even a good enough sport to say that his great-great-grandson will be so handsome, he'll eventually get tired of sleeping with beautiful women and will begin to dabble in homosexuality, just to mix things up a little. He pokes fun at his time with 'N Sync, likening it to working in a sweatshop, and acts offended when another immigrant thinks his singing sounds like a woman's. Timberlake tears down his entire career in less than four and a half minutes.

But does his sense of self-deprecation and apparent comedic ability excuse his acting in atrocious films like "Alpha Dog" and "The Love Guru"? Can I dismiss mortal musical sins like "Bye Bye Bye" and "It's Gonna Be Me" because Timberlake has the ability to draw laughter when surrounded by professional comedians?

I'm afraid Timberlake has hurt me too much in the past to forgive and forget so easily. His solo albums are worthy of at least some critical praise, but between pouring gasoline on the flames of the boy band wildfire and irreparably damaging America's children with his and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," he's at least a dozen parody music videos away from making things right.

I'm sorry, Justin, this just isn't going to work out. As you were so fond of saying while dancing in unison with your friends, "I know that I can't take no more. It ain't no lie, I wanna see you out that door. Baby, bye, bye, bye."



Wow. It sounds like Andy Samberg is helping more people like Justin Timberlake. They also need to point to Justin with Andy in the leotard dancer skit and the Cathy & Jessica Rabbit skit. The two are amazingly hilarious together!


Russell Brand warns Andy Samberg

Brand warns Andy against MTV barbs

Russell Brand has advised MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg to lay off the criticism at the 2009 ceremony.

"Do not criticise George W Bush," the British comic told MTV News, adding: "You will receive death threats.

"Do not jokingly criticise the Jonas Brothers - you will receive less-threatening death threats."

While hosting the VMA show last September, Russell made fun of the Jonas Brothers for their purity rings and abstinence pledges, along with jokes about the former President.

"There's nothing worse than opening a letter and then seeing in it a death threat," he said.

"You think, 'Hold on a minute. I wasn't looking forward to the letter particularly. Now I fear death. Ruins a perfectly good read'."


Brand is a comedian. I recognized him from Bedtime Stories (with Adam Sandler), but you might notice him from other stuff:


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Andy Samberg's Mother Lover inspired by R. Kelly & User's Same Girl (Akiva Schaeffer interview)

'Motherlover' Co-Creator Describes The Making Of Raunchy 'SNL' Video

The Justin Timberlake/ Andy Samberg clip partly inspired by R. Kelly and Usher's 'Same Girl.'

Sometimes, you can remember exactly where you were when inspiration struck. Then, there are times when you're trapped in a small writer's room in Midtown Manhattan with your pals and a world-famous singer/actor, thinking about Mother's Day, listening to the R. Kelly/Usher song "Same Girl" and trying not to ruin your so-far spotless viral-video résumé — and at last a genius idea falls in your lap. At least, that's how the "Saturday Night Live" short "Motherlover" was born.

Here's Same Girl (Spanish subtitles):

Just the lyrics:

We come full circle as T-Payne claims to be her husband:

"We weren't sure if we should go in a whole different direction and make a new song that has nothing to do with those guys or a short film that's totally different," explained Akiva Schaffer, one-third of the Lonely Island crew. "We didn't want to ruin the first one because it was so cool."

Schaffer and partners Andy Samberg (this year's MTV Movie Awards host) and Jorma Taccone faced this dilemma last Tuesday night when they met with that week's "SNL" host Justin Timberlake to discuss a potential sequel to their 2006 viral smash "D--- in a Box."

Finally, they decided to roll the dice and revisit the lives of their wildly popular new-jack swing duo (sometimes referred to as Bootknockaz), but with an even nastier twist than last time. "What would be most satisfying for the audience?" Schaffer recalled them asking. "It would be cool to start with them getting out of prison with their boxes." And then, of course, they remember that it's Mother's Day.

The video, in which the duo express their desire to sex up each other's mothers as the ultimate tribute to Mother's Day, has already become an instant viral atom bomb, helping Lonely Island to break the feared sequel curse and allowing co-directors Schaffer and Taccone to breathe easy after a sleepless week of writing, recording and shooting, which ended with Schaffer editing the final clip right up until moments before it aired on Saturday night.

While brainstorming the new video, the quartet were listening to some old-school new-jack acts, like Guy and Teddy Riley, but they ultimately found a Timbaland-style beat created by Taccone's brother, Asa, and his friend, Drew Campbell, that was left over from the sessions for Lonely Island's debut album, Incredibad.

"We started singing along to it," Schaffer recalled. "Someone mentioned Mother's Day, then there was a joke about that R. Kelly/Usher song, and we were like, 'It could be the same girl,' but then we realized it should be each other's moms!"

And the rest, as they say, is history. Timberlake stayed up until 5 a.m. on Wednesday writing the lyrics with the Island crew, who then stayed up until 4 a.m. Friday morning recording the vocals before setting up the grueling 20-hour shoot just a few hours later.

"This one I can say that we did 100 percent in conjunction with Justin," he said, praising the singer and new go-to guest of "SNL" with consistently finding a way to up their game by suggesting killer melodies for the song. "He's good enough that he brings a lot of awesome melodies, and it's great that he can sing and really add some funny lines to the song. ... He's clearly the best. He's three-for-three [on viral videos] on the show, and he's solidified his rep overall, not just for shorts. He clearly brings something magical."

Schaffer said the stunt casting of the moms was relatively easy. Susan Sarandon's name popped up very early for the role of Samberg's mom. "We needed a blond actress who looked like Justin, and I don't know if I even told the other guys, but I was in a hotel room a week ago, and I turned on the TV and saw the movie 'No Reservations,' and Patricia Clarkson plays the restaurant owner in that," Schaffer said. "So, I brought her up, and they all said yes immediately." Both women were quick to sign up. Clarkson showed up on set at 11 a.m. on Friday, after just agreeing to the gig around 12:30 the night before.

The shoot, which took place in various Brooklyn locations, began at 9 a.m. on Friday and stretched until the early morning hours of Saturday, at which point Schaffer had to begin editing the footage. "We finished the final edits when the show was already on," he said.

Schaffer admitted that there were a number of jokes that were too raunchy to make it on air — he didn't even want to discuss them for fear of offending — but that the troupe knew early on that they had captured the elusive magic one more time.

Timberlake's girlfriend, Jessica Biel, told MTV News she was skeptical when she first heard of the idea, but she thought the whole thing ended up being so wrong it was right.

"I know Justin's mom was coming to the show, and he warned her ahead of time," Schaffer said. "And my mom loves to brag ... but I don't know if she told anyone about this one. But she did thank me for the Mother's Day video."


What are the three videos Akiva mentioned? D**** In a Box, Mother Lover, and what? Obviously the Single Ladies leotard skit went viral, but that wasn't a digital short.


Stars Come Out For 2009 MTV Movie Awards

Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens , Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne are among the presenters for the upcoming 2009 MTV Movie Awards.

Those celebrities join Eminem, whose new album Relapse will become available May 19, and host Andy Samberg at the event that will air live May 31 at 9 p.m. (ET) from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.

The 2009 MTV Movie Awards marks the first year in which the final nominees were decided on by the fans. A movie megabattle has developed among devotees of Twilight and Slumdog Millionaire, as both movies are neck-in-neck with each having nominations in six award categories.

MTV will up the cinematic fun quotient this year by debuting the two new categories "best song from a movie" and "best WTF moment."

Viewers can decide the golden popcorn destiny of their favorite flicks by visiting before May 27 to vote for their favorite film moments and actors. However, fans will be able to vote for the "best movie" category throughout the live show.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Andy Samberg - The Making of the Cuba Gooding Jr. & Eva Mendes MTV Movie Awards 09 Promos (photos)


Check out the MTV Movie Awards on 5/31!


MTV Movie Awards Executive Producer talks about Andy Samberg and the show

MTV Movie Awards Will Be 'Edgy, Unpredictable,' Mark Burnett Promises
Show airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

When it comes to this year's MTV Movie Awards, executive producer Mark Burnett has left no stone unturned to make sure that everything from the host to the music to the movie clips are sure to dazzle and delight the audience.

With a slew of celebrities already announced to be stopping by on May 31 to hand out statues to all the winners, it also doesn't hurt that Eminem and the Kings of Leon have been tapped to perform. "This year, for 2009, we have some incredible music performances, [including] Eminem's first performance of his new song," Burnett told MTV News. "And Kings of Leon are performing their new song. It's going to be a great night of music performances."

Eminem's Return and Relapse:

Eminem performs at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards:

This year, Andy Samberg will be following in the distinguished footsteps of past hosts Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman and Samuel L. Jackson. "Andy Samberg [is] totally unpredictable and has fun viral videos to air on the show," Burnett said.

But Burnett said the biggest draw of all will be the movie clips making their world premiere on the show. "Probably the biggest news of all is for the first time ever, we're doing sneak peeks of brand-new movies that no one's seen before," he said. "There's a sneak peek of the new 'Transformers' movie. People can't wait for that. There's a sneak peek of 'Harry Potter' — first time ever anyone's seen the new 'Harry Potter.' "

But Burnett knows that even "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" can't live up to the hype surrounding "New Moon." "The biggest sneak peek of all [is] 'Twilight,'" he said. " 'New Moon' are allowing a sneak peek, and it's being introduced by Robert [Pattinson] and Kristen [Stewart], so that's huge news around the world right now. ... The anticipation of those clips is going to be huge this year."

Burnett feels that the MTV Movie Awards is the perfect place to air the first clips from "New Moon," and his daughter tends to agree with him: "I have a 13-year-old, and when she found out a couple weeks ago there was going to be a 'Twilight' sneak peek, she said, 'Oh, my God! Everybody's going to want to see that.' Young girls live for 'Twilight.' The MTV Movie Awards is a correct venue for 'Twilight.' It's clearly something millions of Americans want."

In the end, though, it's all about the killer combination of all those things that is sure to set this year apart. "In 2009 it's going to be an edgy, unpredictable show. Andy Samberg — who knows what he's gonna do up there?" he said. "Eminem, absolutely explosive performer, and we're so lucky to have Eminem performing. And millions of young Americans will be on the edge of their seat to see, for the first time ever, movie clips from the new 'Transformers,' the new 'Harry Potter' and 'New Moon.' "

Will the vampires grab more trophies than the slumdog? What was the year's ultimate onscreen WTF moment? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Vote now, and tune in on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, when the big show airs live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.


So expect a lot more viral shorts from Andy Samberg during the show!!!


Andy Samberg Discusses ‘Motherlover,’ Temp Jobs And The 2009 MTV Movie Awards With Jay Leno

This is just an article covering Andy's appearance on Leno that we already posted...

Our 2009 MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg was on Jay Leno last night to talk about his days as a temp, loving mothers, his early stand-up career… and of course to plug his Best Kiss contender, “Pommel: The Bobby Brooks Story.” I don’t think we’ve got a choice on this one, readers … we’re going to have to give it to him!

If you’re wondering about the steps one must take to become an MTV Movie Awards host, Samberg revealed his troubled years in the temp scene. One job involved “tying ribbons” for a greeting card company — a job he and his fellow Lonely Island members Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone were fired from because they were daring to talk while tying ribbons. The Lonely Island trio decided to leave rather than stay silent, but their tragic story has a silver lining: “[while it lasted, temping] worked out perfectly because we were never up that early, and we were able to have McDonalds’ breakfast… it was delightful!”

Those days are past now, and Samberg now hosts award shows and collaborates with Justin Timberlake to romance one another’s mothers. When asked how the sensual sequel to “D*ck in a Box” came about, Samberg revealed it was largely Timberlake’s idea. “We weren’t sure we wanted to go back to those characters. But Justin is pretty hard-headed and was all ‘Everyone thinks we won’t do it, and that’s exactly why we should!’”

Writing the sketch is one thing, but asking the likes of Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson to participate is another. Samberg was too scared to ask personally, so he had the “SNL” talent department call for him. He needn’t have worried, as the two actresses said yes immediately and blew away the “SNL” cast and crew with their hotness. “[They were] way too hot for the joke!” Samberg insisted, revealing that Sarandon and Timberlake’s kitchen homage to “Bull Durham” had “a lot of guys crossing their legs on that set.”

It’s stories like these that make us thrilled with our choice of an MTV Movie Awards host — and we can’t wait to see him in action on May 31st. You’re joining us, right? Cast your votes now, before it’s too late!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andy Samberg - Interviews about the MTV Movie Awards shorts (Andy, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eva Mendes)

First, we've already shown this one...

Rock And Roll! It's The MTV Cam
Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer test the magic of MTV's special 'Rock And Roll' camera.

Sweet Celebs
Andy Samberg dishes out what he really thinks of his celebrity costars.

It's Fun To Dress Up
Cuba Gooding Jr. reveals how he gets into the roll of The Coach.

"You know Andy Samberg's awesome... so talented." - Cuba Gooding Jr.

It's good that Cuba wasn't taking it too seriously and laughed at Akiva's question about getting into the role of the coach.

Eva Mendes On Playing A Nazi
Eva Mendes doesn't get sent these scripts much, and doesn't know why.


SNL 5/16/09 - Will Ferrell & Green Day

Updated 5/26/09: Added the Wade Blasingame commercial. Also recently added the Vietnam Song at the bottom. Originally posted 5/17/09.

It was the last episode of the season. The Lonely Island was warmed up to see if they could do a short with Will Ferrell (Will produced Andy Samberg's Hot Rod film), and instead this was a star-studded extravaganza! You thought the stars were out last week? Well this week the stars were shining brightly!!!

Featuring appearances from...

Host: Will Ferrell

Musical Guest: Green Day

Tom Hanks
Anne Hathaway
Artie Lange
Norm MacDonald
Elisabeth Moss
Amy Poehler
Paul Rudd
Maya Rudolph

The big one for me was the Jeopardy skit. The jeopardy skit was originally known for the interactions between Will Ferrell (Alex Trebek) and Norm MacDonald (Burt Reynolds). However, it quickly became known for the antics between Will and Darrell Hammon (Sean Connery). So to see Alex, Burt, and Sean all portrayed in the same skit by their respective talents was absolutely great. I think they should have put Abby's Angelina Jolie in there instead of Wiig's Gifford, but that's my opinion.

Because the skits were longer, there were less of them. Andy Samberg only appeared once, in a massive ensemble skit at the end, the Vietnam Song. I think they wanted to concentrate on Will, the stars, and plus Andy has been in the spotlight with Mother Lovers, MTV Movie Awards, on Fallon and Leno (Leno this week), and he's hosting Just Shorts tonight. So I think they wanted to settle down a bit on Andy Samberg and not feature him this episode.

Overall, all the cast appeared less than usual because there were fewer skits and to make way for all the stars.


Jorma dances to Green Day before the show.

Web Promo: Will Ferrell and Kenan Thompson

Will Ferrell's urine is considered currency!

SNL Promo: Will Ferrell & Green Day & Kristen Wiig

This one is much funnier when Will and Kristen think of some jokes together.
Judging from Kristen's look when Will says "Plug!" makes me think that she helped author that joke.

Cold Opening: Cheney in Makeup
Will Ferrell ... George W. Bush
Abby Elliott ... makeup artist
Darrell Hammond ... Dick Cheney

Cheney and GW are reunited on TV.
Will still has the reigning George W impression.

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell opens the show with drama.

Encore Presentation: Wade Blasingame

Show: The Lawrence Welk Show
Will Ferrell ... Ted Netters
Fred Armisen ... Lawrence Welk
Abby Elliott ... sister
Michaela Watkins ... sister
Kristen Wiig ... Junice
Casey Wilson ... Nora

The Finger Lake sensation is back!
When Kristen comes out she says, "and immm judiceeee" - her name

Gameshow: Jeopardy!
Will Ferrell ... Alex Trebek
Norm MacDonald ... Burt Reynolds
Tom Hanks
Darrell Hammond ... Sean Connery
Kristen Wiig ... Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee, Tom Hanks, Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds face off with Trebek.
Tom Hanks was great! Also, it would have been better to get more Burt Reynolds in there. He didn't even laugh. =^)

Show: Inside the NBA
Will Ferrell ... Mark
Bill Hader ... Ernie Johnson Jr.
Kenan Thompson ... Charles Barkley
Kristen Wiig ... Rachel

Musical Performance: "Know Your Enemy"
Green Day

Weekend Update
Seth Meyers
Amy Poehler
Will Ferrell ... Harry Caray

The broadcasting legend returns from beyond.
Really with Seth and Amy:

Remembrances / Funeral
Will Ferrell ... Graham Yost
Maya Rudolph ... Glenda Goodwin
Fred Armisen ... rock and roll shorts guy
Abby Elliott ... guest
Will Forte ... anti-Obama guy
Bill Hader ... guest
Bobby Moynihan ... microphone guy
Jason Sudeikis ... priest
Michaela Watkins ... blonde
Kristen Wiig ... Gail
Casey Wilson ... wife

A few last words for the dearly departed...
This is like the sequal to the wedding skit. Funny stuff!

Musical Performance: "21 Guns"
Green Day

Musical Sketch: Vietnam Song
Will Ferrell ... Fritz
Green Day
Amy Poehler
Anne Hathaway
Artie Lange
Elisabeth Moss
Maya Rudolph
Norm MacDonald
Paul Rudd
Tom Hanks
Fred Armisen ... musician
Abby Elliott ... musician
Will Forte ... musician
Bill Hader ... Keith
Darrell Hammond ... Raymond Fadarico
Seth Meyers ... musician
Bobby Moynihan ... musician
Andy Samberg ... musician
Jason Sudeikis ... musician
Kenan Thompson ... friend
Michaela Watkins ... musician
Kristen Wiig ... musician
Casey Wilson ... musician

Yeah, this is what happens when you let Will Ferrell do whatever he wants. Still it's phenominal just to see all those stars up there with all the cast. Next time they should have TLI write the skit. That would probably involve more blood and bodies bursting. =^)

Thanks Rebecca!


Saturday Night Live - Chicago Tribune's favorite moments of the 2008-2009 season

'Saturday Night Live': Our favorite moments of the season

Chris Borrelli, Tribune Newspapers

Tina Fey returned to "SNL" Saturday for Faux Palin redux, this time goofing on her interview with Katie Couric. (NBC photo by Dana Edelson / September 27, 2008)

Can you blame them for a blatant victory lap? Yes, Saturday night's season finale to "Saturday Night Live" was more nostalgia-tinged ( Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Harry Caray, President George Bush; Amy Poehler on "Weekend Update"; Norm Macdonald as Burt Reynolds!) and guest-stuffed ( Anne Hathaway, Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, etc.) than the entire previous season put together.

But consider how much they have to celebrate:

During the 34th season of "SNL," a show that never fails to solicit a "Saturday Night Dead" headline once a year, had its most memorable skits in ages; affected the 2008 political election; lost one of its best cast members in Poehler; cemented itself (and Andy Samberg) as one of the funniest sources of digital shorts; became popular enough again to spin off a well-regarded Thursday night edition of "Weekend Update"; and, in Justin Timberlake, found its best unofficial cast member since the days of Steve Martin.

With all that in mind, consider these -- our 2008-09 season "SNL" superlatives:

Best host: A tough call -- Jon Hamm and Timberlake nailed it -- but we liked Hathaway, whose Mary Poppins impression ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a disease of the liver!") and showbiz chops were a pleasant shock.

Best post-election Obama skit: The Rock Obama.

Best cast member: Kristin Wiig. In more skits than anyone else and responsible for more laughs.

Best skit for the time capsule: Tina Fey and Poehler's parody of Sarah Palin and Katie Couric's famously uneasy interview.

Most underrated: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach's "Clearing the Air" short film. Terrific take on the passive aggressive.

Best cast debut: Understated Michaela Watkins.

Best skit: Andy Samberg's bizarre (but spot-on) " Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals."



I disagree about the cast debut. While I liked Michaela Watkins' blog reporter character, it's Abby Elliott's Angelina Jolie impression that was more memorable (she needs to do an Angelina Jolie Show skit). And Bobby Moynihan doing Of Mice & Men, Vinnie's Son, the leotard dancer, Snagglepuss, and the "Pepper" skit made him the funniest new cast member since Andy, Bill, Jason, and Kristen came on back in 2005.

Also, Andy Samberg didn't get enough credit. He was mentioned briefly for his digital shorts, but Andy Samberg (and TLI) had an amazing season of Digital Shorts! They had Space Olympics, Ras Trent, J*** in My Pants, Extreme Challenge, I'm on a Boat, Like a Boss, and Mother Lover. They knocked this season out of the park!!!


I'm On a Horse

Um... no comment.

I'm on a Boat parody for a school project.

Background beat from: "I'm on a Boat"
Written by: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, A. Cherrington

Enjoy! Maybe?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Andy Samberg - The Making of the Rashida Jones MTV Movie Awards 09 Promos (photos)

(Photo edited by Ryan C)

Andy and Rashida watch the playback:



What do you think of these photos?

Here are the two MTV promo shorts with Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones:

Gentle Dismemberment: Best Villain (Rashida Jones)

Knuckle Up (Rashida Jones)

These videos make me think that Andy and Rashida would be good together in an SNL digital short or in a film. Granted, these shorts were pretty close to being SNL digital shorts. What do you think?


Andy Samberg hosts - Ben Stiller is to be presented with the MTV Generation Award

Andy Samberg will be hosting the 2009 MTV Movie Awards where Ben Stiller will be honored.

Ben Stiller is to be presented with the MTV Generation Award at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards show in Universal City., Calif., the network said Friday.

The prize presentation is scheduled to take place May 31 at the Gibson Amphitheatre with comedian Andy Samberg as host.

Stiller's film credits include "Reality Bites," "There's Something About Mary," "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "Meet the Fockers," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Tropic Thunder," and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian."

Past recipients of the Generation Award include Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

"From 'The Royal Tenenbaums' to 'Zoolander,' Ben is a comedic chameleon, able to make the leap between drama and full-out comedy while maintaining his own unique brand of subversive humor," Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music/Logo/Film Group, said in a statement. "That versatility and talent has earned him legions of devoted fans over the years which makes him a perfect recipient for the MTV Generation Award. Whether it's fighting a monkey in a museum or licking a decapitated head, nothing is ever off-limits for him and that's the type of warped creative vision and commitment MTV loves to reward."

"I am honored to be getting the Generation Award," added Stiller. "I was given my first show at MTV, and also canceled for the first time. I also was secretly having an affair with J.J. Jackson, so it brings back pleasant memories."

Copyright 2009 by United Press International.



That's a hilarious quote from Ben Stiller! He's obviously going to graciously accept the award, but he's also not going to take it too seriously.

Andy Samberg and Ben Stiller need to team up. That would be weird but quite enjoyable.


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