Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SNL Writer Taran Killam Becomes Gay Icon Overnight, and other news

To alleviate the boredom of a writer's-blocked night at Rockefeller Center, Saturday Night Live writer named Taran Killam recorded this YouTube video, where he re-creates, move for move, Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" video. Killam is a hulking, Jason Segel-ish guy with a bit of a gut and an apparent tendency to wear hooded sweatshirts with insufficiently-lengthy t-shirts underneath them; Killam's awkward dancing made me laugh out loud several times, but none moreso than the sequence in which he rolls around on the ground, bearing his potbelly.

Its totally credible that the decision to make this video was (relatively) spontaneous; certainly, as a Saturday Night Live writer, he has the resources to make a more professional-looking video than this, and the contributors to this blog have witnessed -- some might say participated in -- late-night dance parties to catchy pop songs to break up late-night study sessions in college and law school.
The only thing making me happier than Killam's video is this video, in which Killam's video is edited together with Robyn's original, so that you can watch the two of them side-by-side. Its definitely worth ten minutes of your time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gut? Pot Belly? Uh... not really.

Duane Thamm said...

I want to marry that man...and gay marriage is almost legal here. Fun for a lifetime. Taran, when you are done with SNL...move to Illinois with my pit bull dog and I. Free roof over your head for life. Text me. Duane (708) 654-1406

Anonymous said...

I agree; Taran does not have a gut or potbelly. He may not have a six pack or be a manorexic twink, but he's far from chubby and, IMHO, has a nice furry tummy that we don't get to see enough of.