They Started This Fake Rap Shit: Lonely Island - Turtleneck and Chain - The Poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
01 We're Back! 4
04 Jack Sparrow [ft. Michael Bolton] 3
03 I Just Had Sex [ft. Akon] 2
15 Threw It on the Ground 1
13 The Creep [ft. Nicki Minaj & John Waters] 1
12 Motherlover [ft. Justin Timberlake] 1
10 Trouble on Dookie Island 1
08 Turtleneck & Chain [ft. Snoop Dogg] 0
18 No Homo 0
17 After Party [ft. Santigold] 0
16 Japan 0
02 Mama 0
14 Watch Me Do Me (Classy Skit #2) 0
05 Attracted to Us [ft. Beck] 0
06 Rocky 0
11 Falcor vs. Atreyu (Classy Skit #1) 0
07 My Mic (Interlude) 0
09 Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde [ft. Rihanna] 0
19 No Homo Outro 0


je suis marxiste – tendance richard (history mayne), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 18:26 (six years ago) Permalink

"Threw it on the Ground" is the only thing on here that really strikes me as clever (without a good guest spot)

uh

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 18:29 (six years ago) Permalink

really hoping that there's a rapper named John Waters and that that is not the actual John Waters

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 18:42 (six years ago) Permalink

getting the tracklisting fro this was the first time i knew of beck's not-terribly-apparent involvement

je suis marxiste – tendance richard (history mayne), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 18:44 (six years ago) Permalink

really hoping that there's a rapper named John Waters and that that is not the actual John Waters

Nope it's the real one. He had a cameo in the SNL digital short.

righteousmaelstrom, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

The Michael Bolton cameo still strikes me as pretty funny. Mostly because it's so far out of left field.

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 19:40 (six years ago) Permalink

http://boingboing.net/2011/08/10/artist-injects-self-with-horse-blood.html

motherfucker got horse blood!

full on... mask hysteria (history mayne), Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:42 (six years ago) Permalink

what you know about that, boingboing.net

generous loller at dollies (sic), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:21 (six years ago) Permalink

I play Trouble on Dookie Island as much as any rap song this year

Erin Go! Bwaaaah!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:24 (six years ago) Permalink

what you got, boingboing.net

oh the shame

generous loller at dollies (sic), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:35 (six years ago) Permalink

was just listening to some of this today, don't like it as much as Incredibad but it's fun to skip around. "After Party" cracks me up even more after i posted it on a The Weeknd thread, but there are a lot of other tracks i like as much. "The Creep" and "Trouble on Dookie Island" and "Threw It On The Ground" suck, though.

the digital short song w/ Kenan Thompson playing Reba McEntire is a bonus track on some versions, would probably vote for it if it was an option

some dude, Thursday, 11 August 2011 22:04 (six years ago) Permalink

wtf "Throw It On the Ground" is great

Simon H., Thursday, 11 August 2011 22:30 (six years ago) Permalink

we're back is so awesome

om nom nom nnamdi asomugha (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 August 2011 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

"throw it on the ground" has a couple laughs but it takes a while to build to them and the rest of the time it's just kind of slow and interminable

some dude, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:09 (six years ago) Permalink

pump that garbage in another mans face

davon cuul II (m bison), Saturday, 13 August 2011 04:31 (six years ago) Permalink

I like that line a lot, I use it irl

davon cuul II (m bison), Saturday, 13 August 2011 04:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Motherlover

saint dominic's p4k review (Eazy), Saturday, 13 August 2011 11:46 (six years ago) Permalink

these guys are pretty good pop songwriters and producers

i get the songs in my head even after the lolz are gone

are you ready for a thing called prog? (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:10 (six years ago) Permalink

especially "Jack Sparrow" for me

Erin Go! Bwaaaah!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 13 August 2011 17:54 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah that's one big sexy hook

some dude, Saturday, 13 August 2011 18:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 14 August 2011 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

motherfuckin iceman im the top gunner
heater on blast im ya number one stunner

you cant care about popular culture right now and not partake in (history mayne), Monday, 15 August 2011 19:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 15 August 2011 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Not enough love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0DeIqJm4vM&ob=av3e

The Freewheelin' Rebecca Black (Eazy), Monday, 22 August 2011 19:51 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

REBA!

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:44 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

New movie looks good:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lYU6B7wL1dA

King Nagl (Eazy), Saturday, 4 June 2016 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought it was pretty mediocre. Most of the best jokes are in the trailer.

The whole thing missed the mark as a satire for me. The inevitable comparison is with Spinal Tap, where the band was plausible enough that you could imagine them really being a part of the '70s/'80s hard rock scene, and a lot of the humor came from stuff that (as many actual rock stars of the time have attested) actually happens to big rock bands that are losing their grip on success.

But Connor4Real and the Style Boyz don't fit into real-life pop music culture in a similar way. The movie asks you to buy into the idea that this goofy white pop-rap trio, who are played by the Lonely Island and basically presented as a version of the Lonely Island that isn't being funny on purpose, somehow got hugely famous and had people like Nas and RZA as fans. And then Samberg goes solo as a sort of thirtysomething Justin Bieber, and yet still has an up-and-coming hardcore rapper as his opener. All of which might be a funny premise, but they don't develop it in an interesting way. What I just wrote is the whole joke. You get Nas as a talking head saying "the Style Boyz were incredible" and that's basically it.

So it's not rooted in reality enough to work as a satire, which might be fine if it really ran with the absurdity, but it doesn't. (I thought the Bill Hader flatlining joke from the trailer was promising, but there's nothing else that delightfully insane in the movie, and that's also the only appearance of Hader's character.)

A lot of the humor is just lazy, too. Justin Timberlake, who as you may know is an actual pop star, plays Conner's personal chef. He doesn't do anything funny, the joke is just that it's him. DJ Khaled appears and says "congratulations, you played yourself." Again, that's the whole joke. Way too much of the movie operates at that level.

JRN, Saturday, 4 June 2016 22:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Are they called Lonely Island because the guys who were good at comedy left the island?

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 June 2016 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwg98p5j49A

ejemplo (crüt), Friday, 10 June 2016 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

"jack sparrow" still makes me so happy

maura, Friday, 10 March 2017 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Ha, was thinking of that the other day when that Bolton/Pitchfork thing happened.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 March 2017 22:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Are they called Lonely Island because the guys who were good at comedy left the island?

― we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:32 PM (nine months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the doctor is in

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Friday, 10 March 2017 22:11 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

somehow i’ve managed to see popstar four times in the last year and i kind of love it

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:12 (one week ago) Permalink

the songs are just... great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgVwXmNv0kk

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:24 (one week ago) Permalink

would've voted for "threw it on the ground" in this poll. happy birthday to the GROUND

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:27 (one week ago) Permalink

my dad's not a PHONE

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Saturday, 12 May 2018 16:20 (one week ago) Permalink

DUH!

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Saturday, 12 May 2018 16:21 (one week ago) Permalink

my favorite moment on either album is Santana DVX, when E-40 gifts us with a funnier verse than any of the professional comedians'

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:19 (one week ago) Permalink

i see you bitches is enjoying my sparkling wine

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:22 (one week ago) Permalink


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