The Lonely Island Has Big Stuff That Works Super-Good


Despite the plethora of songs like “Jizz In My Pants,” “I Had Sex” and “We’re Back!” that suggest otherwise, the Lonely Island A.V. Club interview maintains the party line that its three members are great at sex, they do it all the time and their stuff is big and works super-good. Also working super-good is their relationship with Lorne Michaels, who they haven’t had to pitch to in four years. “We pitched to him a few times, and he’s like, ‘Uh, okay…’ and when it turned out that people liked them, he’s like, ‘You know what? Just don’t tell me, ’cause I’d rather just see it in action,’” Andy Samberg explains, though as Jorma Taccone recalls, Michaels was hesitant to approve “Dick In A Box” as it was went to air during a holiday show, eventually throwing up his hands and saying, “Oh, just make sure you know that kids will be watching.” So why is so much of their work broken-wiener-centric? You might as well ask why is so much of the world is broken-wiener-centric? Muses Samberg, “Well, we’re all psychology majors. [Laughter.] So let’s get to the heart of this thing. What’s it all about? Like, what’s anyone really saying, really?”