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The day after SNL's "Lazy Sunday"
February 17, 2006 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Lazy Monday, a west coast response to SNL's "Lazy Sunday" video, is the best, but not the only fan followup. The midwest is represented by Lazy Muncie, and for a surprisingly well done version with 11 year olds lipsyncing to the original, there is Lazy 11-year-old Sunday.
posted by centerpunch (44 comments total)

 
...but Lazy Monday was terrible.
posted by paul_smatatoes at 8:49 AM on February 17, 2006


The one with the kids was cute, mainly because the kids were clearly having a blast doing it.
posted by brain_drain at 8:53 AM on February 17, 2006


wow the 11 year old one has surprizing production value... i wonder if they pulled this off all by themselves if so they have a future in media production.
posted by stilgar at 8:55 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Monday sucked ass. I, for one, welcome our Midwestern comedy overlords.
posted by RakDaddy at 8:57 AM on February 17, 2006


There should be legislation forcing every rap video ever produced to be accompanied by another video of 11-year old kids lip-synching the same song. Think of, you know, 99 Questions. Or that crazy black and white Jay-Z video. And now imagine little kids doing it. Yeah. I could watch that shit all day.
posted by billysumday at 8:58 AM on February 17, 2006


i just checked out lazy Muncie man that makes me home sick. i never thought i would miss grain elevators and corn fields... and the Garfield guy hilarious.
posted by stilgar at 9:03 AM on February 17, 2006


It's like the same thing, only different.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 9:07 AM on February 17, 2006


According to this page the kids had help from dad. Much better is the mp3 on that page in which a 9-year-old and 7-year-old actually perform the rap rather than just lipsyncing it.
posted by Xalf at 9:07 AM on February 17, 2006


ok, that was hilarious on a completely different level. I have a new found respect for the midwest. McGalliard, baby! Someone needs to make an Hotlanta version. Or DirtySouth/Southern Gothic!
posted by shoepal at 9:08 AM on February 17, 2006


I liked it.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:08 AM on February 17, 2006


And don't miss the kids rapping mashed up with the original video
posted by Xalf at 9:09 AM on February 17, 2006


the west coast one....weak ass.
posted by stilgar at 9:10 AM on February 17, 2006


I didn't find Lazy SUNDAY all that humourous, let alone Lazy Monday. Am I the only one on the internet that feels this way???

See also: NBC cease & desists YouTube for hosting Lazy Sunday
posted by antifuse at 9:11 AM on February 17, 2006


Am I the only one who is tired of people asking if they are the only people who feel some way?
posted by smackfu at 9:12 AM on February 17, 2006


That Lazy Monday was horrible!

Where have I seen this before?

Lazy Muncie reminved me of this

And those kids seem like this
posted by clearlynuts at 9:13 AM on February 17, 2006


It's not surprising the 11 year olds can do a good "Lazy Sunday" because the original was so homemade to begin with.

But if you like kids doing rap, you can't go wrong with Notorious BIG's "Sky's the Limit" (directed by Spike Jonze).

Probably the most subversive video ever. I could just imagine Spike pitching it: "Puffy, it's little kids doing Biggie! It'll be awesome!" Then halfway through watching it you realize: it's little kids dressing like pimps, playas and hos typical to a rap video, and you see the bigger message.
posted by fungible at 9:13 AM on February 17, 2006


er, reminded, not reminved
posted by clearlynuts at 9:14 AM on February 17, 2006


If you're a comedy troupe and you have to resort to doing parodies of SNL skits (even awesome ones), then you are a sucky comedy troupe.
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:16 AM on February 17, 2006


white people rapping ironically is hilarious
posted by chococat at 9:16 AM on February 17, 2006


Probably the primary thing that made the original skit "work", as was also noted on Slate, is that Parnell and friend are actually (against all odds, if you look at Chris Parnell) quite good at rapping. The parody worked because it successfully captured the art form. Like Eminem and early Beastie, it was funny because it was good music. This can't be said for the vast majority of white boy rapping parody, which, to be honest, invariably makes me feel extremely uncomfortable. I think it's the vicarious embarrassment.

These two videos illustrate the rule rather than the exception. I'll give the West Coast video an 'F', because in my opinion, it didn't even capture the spirit of the West Coast (too many high-minded references: Stephen Hawking, Toulouse Lautrec - yeah right), and contained no original humor. I'll give the Muncie one a 'C', because it did manage to capture the depressing desolation of the Midwest, and some of the gags were original and worked (the overlong exhilaration at being in the presence of Jim Davis).

As for the kids, Waxy guy's 7 year old neice actually rapping along, was more amusing.
posted by dgaicun at 9:24 AM on February 17, 2006


Those kids have a cool dad. Only a B- on execution, but that wasn't really the point, was it?

NBC cease & desists YouTube for hosting Lazy Sunday

You have got to be fucking kidding me.

Seriously, this is some kind of joke, right? YouTube was the #1 outlet for that and it almost overnight resparked national interest in SNL.

I don't even know what to say. It's inconceivable. I cannot believe the people at NBC are that stupid. I just can't.

If I were YouTube I would issue a blanket moratorium on any content from NBC or its subsidiaries.

Turning away literally millions of dollars of free advertising, on someone else's bandwidth bill.

Is it too early to start calling for the dumbest business decision of 2006?
posted by Ynoxas at 9:25 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Muncie was about a thousand times better than the original, and the only one of these that was funny.
posted by klangklangston at 9:26 AM on February 17, 2006


That was so bad it made my teeth hurt. (California, sheesh!)
posted by MotherTucker at 9:29 AM on February 17, 2006


In case it wasn't obvious, I was referring to the Lazy Muncie one, above.
posted by shoepal at 9:42 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Muncie at least gets bonus points for getting Jim Davis to appear in it.
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:45 AM on February 17, 2006


are there no links to this 'lazy sunday' thing ? because i have no idea what you're discussing.
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:05 AM on February 17, 2006


It makes me cry to think of editing that last video in iMovie (as it says it was on the youtube page).
posted by smackfu at 10:16 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Monday was pathetic. Muncie, better.
posted by NationalKato at 10:16 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Muncie was superb.
posted by spock at 10:17 AM on February 17, 2006


wow , that's pretty good.
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:17 AM on February 17, 2006


If one actually lived in Muncie and once worked for Jim Davis (Guilty on both counts) you'd find the irony even more satisfying.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:25 AM on February 17, 2006


The West Coast one was weak on so many levels -- especially the reliance on the DIY ceramics place. And it opened with a guy on the bus?

Although giving props to Coffee Bean and Thomas Guide was good.
posted by birdherder at 10:34 AM on February 17, 2006


I thought were all hilarious. But I'm in a good mood today.
So. Suck it. Haters.
posted by tkchrist at 10:40 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Muncie was great. The Jim Davis thing actually made me laugh out loud.
posted by bove at 10:44 AM on February 17, 2006


So. Suck it. Haters.

Oh no he di'int.
posted by thanotopsis at 10:49 AM on February 17, 2006


sgt. serenity: Wikipedia is your friend. (See the "External links" section for links to the video itself.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:53 AM on February 17, 2006


Midwest wins again.
posted by drezdn at 10:58 AM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Muncie... that was very very funny. I'm in Cincinnati, nice to see they make fun of Fort Wayne (who doens't?) too... heh.
posted by Dome-O-Rama at 11:00 AM on February 17, 2006


The Muncie one kills. Just kills. I thought I'd die.
posted by MarshallPoe at 11:31 AM on February 17, 2006


I liked all 3. I actually like the white guys do a rap about their home town meme.
posted by Megafly at 2:13 PM on February 17, 2006


This is as inventive and necessary as another Brokeback (fill in the movie).
posted by my sock puppet account at 4:54 PM on February 17, 2006


I dug Lazy Monday. So shoot me.
posted by squirrel at 5:25 PM on February 17, 2006


Lazy Monday was the weakest of them, but none compare to the original. Those whities can rap.
posted by graventy at 9:13 PM on February 17, 2006


I'm with squirrel. Diggin' it.
posted by stevil at 5:34 PM on February 22, 2006


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