Andy Samberg got married this weekend! Â He joins fellow SNL cast mate Seth Meyers in wedded September bliss, and let me just say I wouldn’t have minded being a guest at either one of these gents’ wedding receptions. Â He and longtime love, singer/songwriter Joanna Newsome, married in California yesterday.
Naturally, I couldn’t think of anything more fun and/or celebratory in honor of this union than re-watching some of my favorite Andy Samberg Digital Shorts so that I could share them with you. Â I mean, if I were Andy Samberg I’d love knowing that my fans were celebrating not only my marriage, but my best work (which does not, I repeat does NOT, include Laser Cats). Â I’ve missed Andy on SNL more than I anticipated I would, so this was actually kind of therapeutic. Â Enjoy!
5. “Natalie’s Rap”
Okay, okay, I know this isn’t technically about Andy Samberg, but he produced it and it remains a wonderful piece of work and one of my fave Digital Shorts. I made it number five, so suck it, m*tha f*cka!
4. “Jack Sparrow” ft. Michael Bolton
I just can’t with this. Â Michael Bolton + ballad + autotune? Â Dying.
3. “I Just Had Sex” ft. Akon
I don’t know what I love more- the actual lyrics to this song, or the fact that if you heard this song on the radio, you’d probably think this was a real Akon song.
2. “Dick in a Box”
Don’t shoot me for making this number two! Â Everyone probably expects it to be number one, so that’s 50% of the reason I didn’t put it in first place. Â Well that, and I actually like another short better. Â But this is definitely always a joy to watch.
1. “Lazy Sunday”
I was a sophomore in college when this came out, this glorious first Digital Short, and let me tell you – the students working part-time at the Duquesne University Telefund in 2005 for beer money didn’t get a whole lot done the day this was uploaded to YouTube for the first time.
Honorable mentions go out to the following: “Iran So Far,” “Motherlover,” and “3 Way.”
Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Sandberg! Â May you make beautifully weird videos together forever and for always.