It’s clear that The Lonely Island’s “Incredibad” is a hit. It’s number one on iTunes’ Top Albums.
Popularity from Saturday Night Live gave Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone the jolt needed to move from web comedians to mainstream successes.
The young group understands what makes a funny song: the male organ.
Here’s a rundown of a few references:
“Dick In a Box” first appeared on SNL and is a song about exactly what the title implies.
“Jizz In My Pants” (same as above).
The video included on the album titled “Bing Bong Brothers” involves the line, “And then I’ll show you my penis” repeated ad nauseum.
The title track, “Incredibad” is about a sexual encounter with an alien.
They really didn’t hold back when it comes to getting a laugh from sex. Not to say that’s a bad thing, but it’s a big leap from what made their first song on SNL, “Lazy Sunday,” a hit.
What would I guess The Lonely Island’s biggest influence is?
Adam Sandler? The State? South Park?
No. The 1997 blockbuster movie, “Titanic.”
One of the songs on the album is titled “I’m on a Boat.” It’s about enjoying the good life on a boat. Containing the lyrics “Arms spread wide on the starboard bow.” (This video is not included on the album).
Another track titled “Space Olympics,” involves escaping a planet about to explode.
An SNL skit from last November involved Samberg drawing Paul Rudd naked.
Hmmm, those ideas sound familiar. Why would a comedy group pull ideas from a tragic love story? My guess is too much marijuana with Michael Phelps.
It’s crude, inappropriate, filled with expletives, and sexually juiced up — mindless humor at its finest.