Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
"Haha I loved the movie Hot Rod, I was laughing throughout the movie but it was little obscure moments like this that just made the movie hilarious. Mainly because his recation is exactly how 99% of all guys would act in that situation, it was very believable, so Midway think you can make this the next Mortal Kombat Finishing Move?"
"Yeah, we could. Or we could cut the kiddie stuff and show the crap yourself move."
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
"The latest hit for “Saturday Night Live” on the Internet began taking shape on Sept. 24, when Andy Samberg and a group of his colleagues on the show were sitting around their offices, scrounging for a celebrity or politician “who could really use a love song right now.” Around the same time, Seth Meyers, the show’s head writer, was imagining a skit in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, would be depicted on a wild night out on the town.
Before long the ideas fused, and by last Saturday, opening night for the 33rd season of “Saturday Night Live,” the group had produced a three-minute music video titled “I Ran So Far Away.” In it, a crooning, piano-playing Mr. Samberg and a doppelgänger for the Iranian president (his castmate Fred Armisen, bearded and in a gray suit and open-neck dress shirt) dance and appear to fall in love — giving apparent lie to Mr. Ahmadinejad’s contention at Columbia University that there were no homosexuals in Iran.
By yesterday afternoon, just four days after its network premiere, the various versions of the video posted on YouTube had been viewed nearly 300,000 times, according to tallies posted on the site. For Mr. Samberg and his main collaborators — Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — “I Ran” is something of a sequel. Last year, NBC posted an uncensored version of a boy-band video the group made — the cleaned-up title was “Special Treat in a Box” — in which Justin Timberlake and Mr. Samberg each appeared to be making a gift of their male anatomy. Thus far, that film has been seen more than 29 million times on YouTube, and last month it won an Emmy.
However popular, such films — including “Lazy Sunday,” a rapping homage to “The Chronicles of Narnia” — have not appeared to raise the ratings of the show itself. Last season, “Saturday Night Live” drew an average of about 6.4 million viewers a week, which was down from the year before. But the digital shorts have given the show, and Mr. Samberg in particular, a Web presence and cachet.
Considering that Mr. Samberg and his crew typically create their digital films in little more than 48 hours, the six days they spent on “I Ran” made it feel like a feature film. First, Mr. Samberg said, they developed the song’s R&B beat, which had elements of LL Cool J, the Wu-Tang Clan and an outright sample from Aphex Twin, an electronic performer.
The chorus, “I Ran,” is a knock-off of the 1980s Flock of Seagulls hit of the same name. But otherwise, the words were original. Among the more memorable lines Mr. Samberg sings to the Iranian president are:
You can deny the Holocaust all you want
But you can’t deny that there’s something between us
At another point, Mr. Samberg invokes “The Passion of the Christ” and its star, singing :
They call you weasel
They say your methods are medieval
You can play the Jews
I can be your Jim Caviezel
The film also features two cameos, personally arranged by Mr. Samberg. Adam Levine, the lead singer of the band Maroon 5, sings the “I Ran” chorus. Mr. Samberg, 29, said in an interview yesterday that he had sent a text message to a mutual friend, saying he had a perfect part for Mr. Levine to sing. The problem was that Mr. Levine was in Detroit. Mr. Samberg persuaded the singer to fly to New York early Friday morning. He then went straight to the makeshift recording studio in Mr. Samberg’s office and, on only a few hours sleep, traveled to Brooklyn to film his scenes. He was back on a plane to Detroit by early afternoon.
Another cameo, several seconds of Jake Gyllenhaal stroking his beard, was filmed in Los Angeles on Friday.
While the cast’s main goal was to have fun, Mr. Samberg said, the film has a political undertone. “No one around here,” he said, “is super fired-up about a guy who is denying the Holocaust and saying there are no homosexuals in his country.”"
Thursday, December 27, 2007
How does he describe the skit for which he won an Emmy?
"Well you know, I think it's a thoughtful Christmas gift for somebody ..." Timberlake said, laughing."
Go to the movie website to do your own:
This line rider features a ton of loops where Andy Samberg gets flung around.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"They should expect to whizz their pants with laughter... bring some secondary underoos."
WARNING: Some language.
“Somebody told me a dude got fired ’cause he did it at work. Sorry.”
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
However, it sure looks like it with this dramatic cut to the song, "More Than This." This is well made, where it features short cuts of key parts of the film. It actually makes a few of the scenes even funnier.
Enjoy! Merry Christmas!!!
Monday, December 24, 2007
(C) 2006 National Broadcasting Company
(C) 1995 Def Jam Recordings
WARNING: The usual language in Junk in a Box.
Andy and Justin fade out at 02:48 and LL and Boyz fade in.
Fred Armisen showed up as well as the cast. There's a little bit of an interview here with Andy, but it's nothing we haven't heard, so I'm not putting it in the "interview" category. =^)
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Andy was talking about doing Hot Rod with Paramount back in 2005. Lazy Sunday is what sealed the deal.
The interviewer Mark actually did the pool jump.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
My favorite lines from this interview:
TONY: If someone is reading our interview, why should they buy Hot Rod on DVD?
Andy Samberg: Because they want to own it?
TONY: What's it been like promoting this film all over the world? What's it been like dealing with the press?
Andy Samberg: It's been weird. It's like constantly going on dates with no chance of boning at the end. But more fun than that. A little.
TONY: Since this was your first time acting in a feature film, how did you handle the pressure? Did you prepare differently?
Andy Samberg: Not really, getting to work with Kiv and Jorm made things a lot more comfortable and we're so used to shooting single-camera that it wasn't too severe of a change. We had to get up much too early though. And I ate tons of watermelon. I'd had watermelon before, but not nearly that much watermelon.
TONY: What was the transition like going from doing comedy sketches to a full length film? Did you have to slow down the process at all? What challenges did you face?
Andy Samberg: Again, since the three of us have done so much single-camera stuff both before SNL and at it that the actual creative process day-to-day wasn't so different. The main thing that was new to us was not knowing until you get to editing if this big long story is going to add up, and I think that's probably true for most people who shoot a film. It's so much stuff and often shot out of order that you kind of just have to go for it and have faith in the script and that you'll find ways to make it all work in the end. And also dealing with Kiv's fart jokes on set. That became a challenge. You'd be all involved in a scene and then there's Kiv on the megaphone like, "Hey, what do you call two rhinos farting in a swamp?!" and we're just like, "No one cares, Kiv!" and he'd be like, "Aw, c'mon, fellas! I'm Kiv!" So that was also a challenge.
TONY: What was it like having two legendary actors such as Ian McShane and Sissy Spacek as your parents in this film?
Andy Samberg: It was super effing rad. They were both amazing and they made us all feel at ease and elevated the whole movie just by showing up, and obviously by being awesome actors as well. I had pretty big crushes on both of them. But not in a weird way, I just mean sexually.
TONY: What was the actual shooting of Hot Rod like? You guys shot the film in two months. Did you have time to do a lot of takes, or was it just go, go, go?
Andy Samberg: It would really just depend on the day. Sometimes we'd have a shorter list of stuff to get and could mess around with it more, but in general we had to keep things moving.
TONY: I really enjoyed all of the music in Hot Rod. How much of a say did you have in the music? Why did you pick certain songs?
Andy Samberg: We (Kiv, Jorm and I) had all the say in picking the music. We got suggestions from our music department as well, some of which we used, like the Nutley Brass cover of "Skulls" which I love, but ultimately it was all our calls. We picked stuff in a bunch of different ways, I mean there's a lot of Europe in there and that was very much a conscious choice A) because they rule and B) because we felt like the spirit of their music, particularly on that album (final countdown) really mirrored Rod's personality and worked to show how big he thinks the things he's doing are and stuff like that. And then some stuff we just love, like Stacey Q. Oh, and John Farnham came into play via "RAD" which is Kiv and Jorm's favorite movie ever.
TONY: I really got a kick out of the Kevin Bacon/Footloose scene with you dancing. How much fun was it shooting that scene?
Andy Samberg: It was fun, but it was also the first time I've ever taken a drag off of a cigarette and I almost barfed after the 2nd take. I also realized I'm in terrible shape. It really made me realize how much coasting you do when you dance at a party. It's like 15% actual dancing, but this was like 110%. And it turns out that's way too much for me. But it was fun.
TONY: Now that you look back on Hot Rod and shooting a feature film, was it what you expected?
Andy Samberg: For the most part, yes.
TONY: How pretty is Isla Fisher in person?
Andy Samberg: That's a weird question for me to answer because during the course of shooting I found out that she's my twin sister, separated at birth. Sooo, really pretty?
TONY: I know it's hard to pick one story or one memory, but what's your most vivid memory from shooting this film?
Andy Samberg: When we wrapped Jorm came running out in a thong and popped champagne. That's gotta be up there in terms of vividness, not "goodness" necessarily, but certainly vivid. Like, burned into my eyes forever. I think it's on the DVD somewhere actually. You're welcome, Jorm!
TONY: When Hot Rod came out, the film received a lot of mixed reviews. Is that what you expect from comedy? It seems like either people get it or they don't, and you can't please everybody.
Andy Samberg: I definitely expected it. All our favorite comedies got mixed reviews. And I especially expected it because it was out first movie and people don't really know our style yet. That's something you have to earn with persistence and hard work, and we hope to do that someday. But, yeah, we didn't sweat it too much since there's such a long history of people's first movies being received weird and us loving them (The Jerk, Billy Madison, etc.).
TONY: I want to ask you a little bit about Saturday Night Live. When you're going to impersonate somebody, how do you prepare for that? What kind of research do you do?
Andy Samberg: Well, get ready to be impressed. First off, this has happened maybe twice. And it pretty much consists of looking up a few clips on youtube and watching how they act and talk. To be honest, in general if I'm doing an impression on the show it's either because I already figured out I had a funny take on it or because no one else in the cast looks more like them.
TONY: Have you heard from anyone that you have impersonated? Are they usually offended or honored?
Andy Samberg: I've never talked directly to anyone, but I heard Jack Johnson liked his. I'm still waiting to be at a party where Ken Mehlman bumrushes me from the one time I did him. That would make it all worthwhile, right? Just Mehlman in my face, like, "Whattup? I heard you were talking shit!" all Jr. High style? That would be a high point.
TONY: What's it been like promoting this film all over the world? What's it been like dealing with the press?
Andy Samberg: It's been weird. It's like constantly going on dates with no chance of boning at the end. But more fun than that. A little.
TONY: If someone is reading our interview, why should they buy Hot Rod on DVD?
Andy Samberg: Because they want to own it?
TONY: Finally, what are your plans for the future?
Andy Samberg: I'm gonna go back to it.
Update: Vote in the poll on the right! We're listening to you!
We're adding a category called "Text_Interviews_07" so that you can find all his written interviews he's done.
Friday, December 21, 2007
"On the exact night that Andy should have been creating the next generation of classic Saturday Night Live Holiday memories, he was instead drinking with 2 dude-bros at Hollywood hot spot Teddy's."
TheCHIMP.net "Andy, anything you didnt get for Hanukkah that you still want?"
Andy: "Uhhh....not really. I kind of have everything I want already.
TheCHIMP.net: Hey, can I grab a quick photo?
Andy: I think....you...just...did.
There you have it, folks. Andy's got everything he wants. He wasn't all that funny here, but it's cool to know that he's not rushing out to buy the next big thing.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Andy is on at 01:15...
Update: Vote in the poll on the right! We're listening to what you want!
You guys want more interviews, so we're listening to that. We're also pulling out all the interviews in order to create a new category, Videos_Interviews_07. You can find the categories listed on the right as well.
By the way, thanks for the comment, Bren!
Andy Samberg signs posters at 3rd Layer Skate Shop.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
"Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, and several others all made it out to the Ziegfeld Theater Monday night in support of the upcoming release of Paul Thomas Anderson's hotly anticipated There Will Be Blood. When toothy-yet-scrumptious Andy Samberg and rubber-faced Bill Hader, sauntered by, Radar hoped for a follow up to Samberg's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad serenade or else his famously wrapped package routine. So, Andy, are you enjoying your time off from the show? "I like it if it allows me to see this movie." Boring. Well, what are you doing with all of your free time? "We're putting together a dessert shop. Bill and I are making confections."
As we pondered whether he might get Chris Parnell to join and make it a cupcake-baking, Chronicles of Narnia-watching threesome, Samberg wistfully added, "The secret ingredient is tears.""
Who wants a cupcake from Andy?
Update: New embedded video of the Natalie Portman rap (the last one got taken down)...
Yeah, we didn't even post it there, so that's surprising.
We're also surprised that they didn't include our affiliate's website:
We think it's a much better design than the andysamberg.us one they have listed.
That's it. Nothing to see here. Move along. These aren't the Internets you're looking for.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
For the past two seasons, actor/writers Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone and director/writer Akiva Schaffer -- known collectively as "The Lonely Island" -- have been responsible for some of the funniest moments on the venerable late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live." Yet it's the Internet that has given them their greatest exposure, thanks to the phenomenon of viral video. Their "SNL" video shorts "D**k in a Box" and "Lazy Sunday" and their self-produced "The 'Bu" (a parody of "The O.C." featured on their Web site) are among to most watched comedy shorts on the Internet. In anticipation of the release of "Hot Rod," their first big screen bid for success, they sat down to talk about their shorts, "Saturday Night Live," and, of course, what's in their DVD player.
What's in your DVD player?
Akiva Schaffer: I'd never seen Stallone's movie "Cobra," so I went and bought it. It's so rare for me to actually go to a store and purchase a DVD, but I just had a feeling that it was one that I'd want to own so I went to Union Square in New York and I bought the "Cobra" DVD. I was real excited that they had it. And it was pretty awesome.
It's an essential keeper?
Akiva: It delivered. Right at the beginning he gets home from work after killing a guy and takes out a pizza and he cuts it with scissors before eating it.
Jorma Taccone: Because he's just that badass.
Akiva: Yeah, he just flops the box down, flops it open, grabs a piece and *snip*.
It's that attention to detail that separates the classics from the rest.
Jorma: My answer is awesome, these guys are going to like it. I recently got married and our first dance at the wedding was based on "The Lendler," which is an Austrian folk dance. I'd never seen "The Sound of Music" so I bought a DVD to "The Sound of Music" and we used that to practice.
Andy Samberg: So that's in your DVD player?
Jorma: Yes. "The Sound of Music." Put it down. I'd never seen it. It was pretty good.
Andy: I also have "The Sound of Music" because I caught wind of Jorm's plan I decided to study it so I could properly make fun of him for the rest of his life.
Do you have any plans for a DVD release of the video shorts that have made your fame on "SNL" and the internet?
Akiva: It's not really up to us. I know that there is, and you might want to fact check this because I know this is happening but I don't know the details, but I think there is a "Best of 2006/2007" SNL DVD that's going to be sold in Starbucks that has three shorts on it. [ed. note: it's "Saturday Night Live: The Best of '06-'07," due exclusively in Starbucks August 28]
Which shorts will be on it?
Jorma: "D**k in a Box" ...
Akiva: ... "Peyton Manning for United Way," and ...
Andy: ... "The Shooting?" [an "O.C." parody]
Akiva: Yeah, the one we do with Shia LaBeouf. Some people call it "Dear Sister." We did commentary for it, didn't we?
Jorma: Yeah, we did, you're right.
Akiva: So that's a way to get some of them. In terms of a collection, I look forward to the day, but it has not been planned.
Andy: I think there's something like 40 shorts now. Maybe less.
Akiva: To make a "Best of" you want to give it enough years that people can be nostalgic for the old ones.
Andy: You have to have a body of work for there to be a "best of."
What would be your dream supplements for the DVD release of "Hot Rod"?
Akiva: I don't know but we'd better think of it. We haven't made the DVD yet so we can still rethink what's going on there.
Andy: Maybe commentary from Martin Scorsese?
Jorma: Right, commentary from someone who never involved in the film.
Akiva: We did want to have our friend Chester do a fart pass on the movie, where we have him just add fart sounds throughout the movie.
Andy: So you can choose "Director Commentary" or "Fart."
I hate to tell you this, but that's been done.
Andy: That's been done?
Jorma: Has it?
Andy: That's fantastic!
"Wet Hot American Summer" in 2002.
Jorma: It's going to be my new favorite movie. What if it was "The Sound of Music"?
Andy: Right, the Criterion version of "Sound of Music."
Jorma: [With farts] by Julie Andrews.
Andy: Which sounds weird but actually is really quite beautiful.
How does the creative process work when you, for instance, begin developing a short film for "SNL"?
Andy: All kinds of ways. Sometimes one of us will have an idea in the shower and come in and write it out and we'll help punch it up, sometimes we'll sit in a room and say, "What shall we do?" and pitch ideas, sometimes we know we want to go in a certain direction with a certain thing. Like "D**k in a Box," we knew we wanted to do an early nineties R&B song and we pitched ideas until Jorma came up with, "How about d**k in a box," and we're like, "Oh, yes, we love that." And then we all started writing it up together.
Akiva: And it just completely fluctuates.
Jorma: And it's helpful if someone is just excited about something and comes in with an idea and then we'll manipulate it to be the three of our idea.
Akiva: And sometimes, for the shorts, we don't even have an idea, we're too busy with other parts of the show, and another writer or actor on the show we'll say, "Hey, I have a thing where I do this," and then we'll go do that.
Jorma: Those are good weeks, actually.
Here's a little-known fact about Andy: His name is David.
David Andrew Samberg
- Best used with the Lonely Island song, "Ardy likes to party." (Which became a major gag in Hot Rod.)
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Date of Birth:
18 August 1978
- Currently he is 29
Place of Birth:
Berkeley, California, USA
New York University's Film School
"I check it [my IMDB profile] just to make sure I'm still on the show."
1. He is part of a comedy group "The Lonely Island" which he formed with two of his childhood friends.
2. He dated actress Kirsten Dunst.
3. He co-wrote the 2007 movie Parental Guidance Suggested with fellow SNL cast member Will Forte.
4. He says the most terrifying thing he has seen is a slow motion shot of a shark eating a seal on the Discovery Channel show Planet Earth.
5. His digital short with Chris Parnell, Lazy Sunday, was downloaded over a million times the day after it aired on Saturday Night Live.
Data smackered from:
Monday, December 17, 2007
"“The writers’ strike has had no visible effect on my Hanukkah,” said comedian Andy Samberg at Brasserie 8 1/2 on Monday, Dec. 10, during a party before the premiere of There Will Be Blood. He and Saturday Night Live colleagues Bill Hader, Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler were all there in support of fellow cast member Maya Rudolph’s boyfriend, Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed the film. “My Hanukkah is par for the course. I mean, you know, lighting the candles and stealing things.”...
“That’s the rule, right? You go out and steal something every night,” Mr. Samberg continued. “If you actually get arrested for stealing something on Hanukkah, if you can prove that you’re Jewish, you are not charged for it because it’s a religious thing.”"
Check out the Andy video here:
From DJ Mike:
Sunday, December 16, 2007
- The Ramp
- The Pool
- Whiskey in the Trailer
- Who Has the Keys?
- Dropping the Block
- Story of Acid
- The Speech Before the Jump
- The Jump
"I'm going to be honest with you, Rod. You look like a giant eagle with fire all around you."
- Crude language that is now audible and readable (thanks to the subtitles).
Well, there you go!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
- Running in the Woods
- You Guys Should Break Up
- Are You Asking Me Out?
- The Tower
- Richardson Spreads Flyers
- Unlegit (the bit where he crosses the street is great)
- The Town Song/Riot
- The Dog on the News
- The Kiss
- The Jump (major spoiler)
Okay, this music is horrible!!! You've got to love industrial and growling lyrics to like this music. However, it's pretty comical that they turned it into this style of music.
Also, some of the images they show are funny.
- Although it uses the original lyrics, it is uncensored.
- Some of the images are a little too crude.
Friday, December 14, 2007
"Hot Rod trailer movie teaser
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Screenwriter: Pam Brady , Andy Samberg , Jorma Taccone , Akiva Schaffer
Starring: Andy Samberg , Isla Fisher , Jorma Taccone , Bill Hader , with Sissy Spacek , Ian McShane
Genre: Action , Comedy"
Here it shows how to send Andy Samberg mail:
c/o Saturday Night Live
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
If you do this, I recommend a postcard. You may want to use a letter on a normal flat and thin piece of paper in a regular envelope, but even that's a risk that it won't get opened. Do NOT send a package. Make sure your envelope is light-weight, thin, and does not have any objects or bulges in it.
When you're in the spotlight, people hate you. Lots of people. Their concern is that they may get mail from one of those people who want to do them harm.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
"Rod's safe word.
Hot Rod now on DVD."
Here's another one that we drafted a post of about a month ago, only to have the video removed from underneath us! Revenge is best served by a waiter. Mwahahahaha!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Hot Rod now on DVD!
So Dave (Bill) tripped on acid that Akiva (the director) gave him. Hilariousness ensues.
As a side note, we drafted this post over a month ago, only to have the video pulled out from under us. Revenge is ours!!!
WARNING: There are some serious spoilers here, showing major sequences from the end.
This is from:
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
- What Richardson Does
- You Look Pretty
- Ring This Bell
- Cool Beans
- Richardson Helps with the Flyers
- This is Totally My Hat
- So I Decided to Get on my Bench Grinder
WARNING: Harsh language.
This is from:
Fan-Made Remake of Hot Rod Scenes: Punch Dancing & Whiskey
Monday, December 10, 2007
Check him out at 00:30:
At 01:50, is that Andy peeking behind the black man with the stroller? It sure looks like him.
"This is the longer version of my WGA strike video. There were many celebrities on the picket line that day (12/5/07). Paul Shaffer, Richard Belzer, Gilbert Godfrey, Andy Samberg, Amy, Poehler, Seth Meyers"
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Johanna: Does it migrate to the brain? Is that how someone like Jude Law can still be surprised by paparazzi outside his door? And where did Hugh Grant get that can of beans or whatever he threw at them? Was he grocery shopping? For beans?! And while I'm at it, who was the genius who thought Andy Samberg was ready to carry a movie?? Being clever in two-minute chunks on the Web does not translate into a 90-minute feature.
Victor: Ah yes, that dim, dumb stunt-jumping flick Hot Rod. Which brings to mind the sad passing of Evel Knievel.
I think that's a fair review of Hot Rod. By all acounts, Hot Rod works much better as 1 minute clips to be viewed on the Internet rather than a cohesive movie. We'll have our blog's official review later.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Chris was a huge fan of their videos, so he suggested that they do a video rap. Thus was born the SNL Digital Short.
For the music, the boys went back to their song, The Heist. It's based on an Eminem type of white rap, and they actually did an amazing job on the song. You can hear the song here:
WARNING: Lots of language, but nothing too sexual.
So the boys then took some of the beat from the song, the style, and the idea of a rap telling an absurd story and went with it, making the Narnia Rap, Lazy Sunday. You'll also notice that they both start with the phone call, and they mention Sunday afternoons. (Similarly, The Bing Bong Brothers setup became the setup for the Tom Hanks testicles song.)
By the way, here's Lazy Sunday:
Anyway, they never made a video off of The Heist, featuring the voices of Jorma and Akiva. However, that hasn't stopped their legion of fans from doing it. Narnia Rap had just hit big in December, 2005, so a lot of people found this song and wanted to do their own tribute to it.
From January 13, 2006: (Paint comic strip)
From February 21, 2006: (they don't get naked)
From March 8, 2006: (they get naked and actually include a girl; this one was flagged due to a butt shot)
From June 17, 2006: (they don't get naked)
From July 29, 2006: (they got naked; they also include a long tribute/intro)
From October 27, 2006: (these guys actually got naked and they got women in it; Warning: there's a woman in a bikini dancing sexually)
So.... Which one was the best?
Friday, December 07, 2007
Andy... Android... Droid... Droidy...
Huh, huh? What do you think?
Here are some quotes from the show:
Martha: It's a big break to get on saturday night live. isn't it?
Andy: Yeah, it's not bad.
Martha: I had to go to jail to get an invitation!
Martha: Are you making the stuffing this year? Which would you hate more, wet or dry [stuffing]?
Andy: Oh man, that's a loaded question. I think that too dry is worse than too wet just as a rule, right?
Andy: what is cheese cloth?
Martha: Oh, no. You need some cooking lessons!
Andy: I've never baked a pie before. Do you need me to make mac & cheese?
Martha: So what about "'little richard' in a box"? What kind of song is that? What were you making fun of?
Andy: we weren't so much making fun of as we were paying homage to early 90s r&b. Justin timberlake hosted and obviously he's got the pipes.
Martha: Oh, he does! And you won an emmy.
Andy: I did. Now i only need like 15 or 16 more to tie you.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Is comedian Andy Samberg the new Paris Hilton? Mop-topped Samberg graciously signed autographs outside of the "Saturday Night Live" after party at NYC club Compass -- and was excited by all the paparazzi attention.
"You guys TMZ-ers?" he asked the crush of waiting paps, before victoriously shouting, "I did it!" Who's a hot rod now??
They definitely offer an interesting interpretation. However, after watching the video, you'll see that he is very calm, very collected, not eager, and he merely did that as a passive joke. He seemed more like he was playing with the media rather than being excited about it.
Kirsten Dunst has dated actors and musicians. It's about time she dated an athlete. Sources say her latest conquest is professional surfer Kelly Slater (who counts Cameron Diaz and Gisele Bundchen among his exes).
Process of elimination. Kirsten has seen at least three guys since Andy.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
3/27/09 - Andy Samberg seen with, but not dating, Aubrey Plaza:
6/21/08 - Check out this photo of Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom at a party after SNL:
6/3/08 - Check out these images of Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom together at LAX:
4/5/08 - Updated this post with the official announcement that they ARE going out. We called it in 2007!
Andy Samberg kisses Joanna Newsom, or maybe he's just talking near her face.
More on Joanna:
Who knows; maybe he's just talking.
This photo was taken on November 29th at a NY Islanders hockey game.
So, were they just friends? As of December, they started going out.
Here's an article where Andy mentions her:
"Though much of his schtick screams "dork alert" (it should be noted that he is a major abbreviator -- competition becomes "competish," appropriate: "approps") there is something very un-awk-weird about Samberg. And while he's ever humble -- when he found out we wanted him to actually look handsome on the cover, he was frankly shocked -- not since Jimmy Fallon has there been an SNL cast member capable of even allegedly dating Kirsten Dunst. Maybe it's because he's younger than the rest of the cast, or because he cites Joanna Newsom as one of his favorite singers and looks like the guy sitting across from you on the L train -- whatever the case, girls with tote-bags who wear leggings find him adorable."
It's from September:
Andy went to her concert on November 10 (yes we're progressing through their relationship):
"· Sat Nov 10 - While sitting during the intermission at the Joanna Newsom concert, stewing in my own pseudo-hippy heaven, I got up to allow some people into my row. They were SNL's Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph. He is an attractive hobbit; disappointed because he looks so tall on TV. She was beautiful and had a really cute sweater on and a few minutes later another guy joined them and my friend wondered when the Rivers Cuomo look was going to fade...but I think it might have actually been Rivers Cuomo."
Rivers Cuomo? Sounds like Jorma:
Then that leads to the images of them hanging out at the NY Islanders game on November 29th.
Then we have confirmation that they started going out in December:
Do you think the guy behind Jorma is Akiva? Is it Akiva with his lady friend, Liz Cackowski (a.k.a. Jeannie Tate)?
That guy with the glasses in front of Andy is really into the game. Check out all the photos. You can see his emotions change.
Well, it looks like Andy's interest in her music has led to a relationship with her. How do you win the heart of Andy Samberg? Weird music!!! LOL
On April 17, we blogged a video with Andy in it, made by an NYU student, Nikki.
It takes place outside the SNL Studios and also features Will Forte.
At about 4:20 you can see Andy Samberg walking away with... Joanna Newsome! Take a look at her ears to confirm! =^)
This is old news, and I don't think it's 100% true, but it's interesting none-the-less.
July 17th, 2007:
"Andy Samberg says he's seeing Natalie Portman—along with every other guest host who's graced the Saturday Night Live stage!
Comedian Samberg, 28, has been reportedly linked to actress Natalie Portman, 26, since her split with actor Gael Garcia Bernal. When asked if he'd confirm the relationship Monday at NBC's presentation at the Television Critics' Association press tour, Samberg joked, "pretty much every host that comes to the show, we all sleep with, so by that measure..."
Back in May, when we first reported on the rumored couple, Samberg's Saturday Night Live co-star Kenan Thompson told Us, "If Andy is dating Natalie, I'm extremely jealous."
After today's admission, if Andy is dating Natalie, she might be extremely jealous!"
Note to US Magazine: Kenan is not a girl.
Natalie Portman and Andy Samberg met when they worked together on that famous gangster rap skit for Saturday Night Live in the spring of 2006. Then when Andy split up with Kirsten Dunst in March, he got a call from Natalie and they’ve been together ever since:
Sparks flew with Natalie Portman, 26, worked with Andy Samberg, 28, on a skit for Saturday Night Live last year. But the two cuties didn’t hook up until March, when the newly single Star Wars star called Andy to chat. Andy had ust split up with Kirsten Dunst. The next thing you know, a source tells Star, “the two became inseparable.” The couple is still going strong despite Natalie being in China for work. “The lovebirds speak every day and Andy is telling his friends that he’s totally in love,” says the source.
[From Star Magazine print edition, July 9, 2007]
US Weekly mentioned about [in June] that these two were dating after Portman split from her on-off relationship with Gael García Bernal. It’s nice to hear that they’re still doing well as they make a cute couple.
Portman was just in Rwanda this weeked, where she named a baby mountain gorilla to help bring awareness to the cause of saving the endangered species. Rwandan president Paul Kagame held a ceremony to call for protection of mountain gorillas. Portman named her gorilla “Ahazaza,” or “future.”
Man, I wish I could name a baby mountain gorilla to bring awareness.
And from US Magazine:
Has Natalie Portman found Saturday Night Love with funnyman Andy Samberg?
A source tells Us Weekly that the 25-year-old actress is dating the Saturday Night Live star, who has also been linked with Kirsten Dunst, 25.
Portman appeared opposite Samberg, 28, in a hilarious rap video mocking her Little Miss Perfect persona when she hosted SNL in March 2006, but she didn’t begin seeing him until after she and longtime on-and-off beau Gael García Bernal, 28, recently split.
“If Andy is dating Natalie, I’m extremely jealous,” Samberg’s castmate, Kenan Thompson, 29, tells Us.
A Portman source has equal praise: “A nice Jewish boy would be good for her.”
So all they have to do is be in skits together, then hang out, talk on the phone, and have their friends mention that it would be a good match? Then, boom, they're going out? Wow, it's so easy!!!!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
We just updated it with working videos! And now...
"Clip from SNL...parody with Andy Samberg
Here are just the clips of Andy punching the Foo Fighters, for all you fans of Foo:
And a closeup on Dave Grohl:
"BLE HED" =^)
Monday, December 03, 2007
Richardson (who threw flyers) in Hot Rod is Chez Tam (pronounced Chey Tam). You have to admit, it was a pretty funny sequence.
Check out the video of Chez dancing here (until Paramount takes it down):
I think this movie is funnier just watching the individual clips and enjoying them separately.
Saturday Night Live - season 31, episode 13."
Check out Andy in the background.
[SNIP] This video got removed. [SNIP]
That was the Natalie Portman episode in the 2005-2006 season, Andy's first season.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
More clips of Rob Delaney and scenes with Andy Samberg at 01:46... 02:30...
Andy got chased by a pink walrus!!!
This film is from Nate Pommer, the director of Monkey VS Robot:
Saturday, December 01, 2007
"A look behind the scenes of the 2007 comedy, "Hot Rod" starring Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Isla Fisher."
"Wow. That's pretty racist, but correct."
[SNIP] All good things come to an end. [SNIP]
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