Friday, December 10, 2010

"Boombox" Is a Thing?

The CSD staff are big fans of The Strokes and Saturday Night Live, so we were surprised to find this video, featuring The Strokes' lead singer Julian Casablancas and SNL cast member (and digital short specialist) Andy Samberg, which, since it already has more than 11.5-million viewers, has apparently been around for a while. Admittedly, we're a little late to the party, but, fortunately, as a retro electro-pop parody, timeliness isn't particularly important - the late 80's music it references isn't changing itself any time soon, and its throw-away jokes, about the trendiness of fingerless gloves and a Spanish guy doing The Bartman, hold up over repeat viewings. Well played, sirs.

2 comments:

Senor Beavis said...

Yeah, this was on Lonely Island's album from 2 or so years ago. It's very hit or miss. I thought this was one of the misses, but flip a coin. I would also not like a boiled goose any time soon.

Wade Garrett said...

I missed Lonely Island's album altogether. I thought the weakest part of this video was the fact that they used the boiled goose line three times, which is probably two times too many, especially since the contexts didn't really make sense (its a food that is served at fancy country clubs and sold by street vendors and served at sketchy nursing homes? I can't think of any food that would fit those criteria).

Highlights: fingerless gloves, "I saw a Spanish guy doin' the Bartman," the throw-away shot of the cops dancing, and Julian Casablancas' first appearance, which caught me totally by surprise.