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I'm On a Boat, Featuring T-pain (NSFWork or Landlubbers)

...is the latest video from the new album by Incredibad who is Lonely Island. "A slew of "real" musicians will join Samberg on the album, including T-Pain, Norah Jones, Jack Black, E-40, the Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas and Justin Timberlake."

The album has a bunch of older and SNL-developed tracks, but also enough new stuff (like the update of Just Two Guys, We Like Sports) that fans might be reasonably expecting more gold this year from the Dudes.

KABLAMO4EVER
posted by Potomac Avenue (56 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
As someone who still watches the video for "Jizz In My Pants" almost daily, and is probably responsible for most of its views, I have to say that this one was a disappointment.
posted by Chan at 3:05 PM on February 10, 2009


I liked the story behind the song. Sorry Jorma, someone has to be left behind.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:19 PM on February 10, 2009


You know, I can't hate on that. I know musicians snarl at me and rage when I say I like aural sugary candy, but T-Pain's whole vocoder pitch-alignment melody chrous thing really does work for me.

Album better have Dick in a Box, tho.
posted by cavalier at 3:27 PM on February 10, 2009


Natalie's Rap is uncensored. (YouTube link may not last long, though)
posted by Gary at 3:39 PM on February 10, 2009


I have to say that this one was a disappointment.

I don't know, I have a hard time faulting anything that contains the line "Take a good hard look at the motherfucking boat."
posted by Caduceus at 3:39 PM on February 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Does Samberg have a birthday coming up? Maybe we could all chip in to buy him a new bit; this one is pretty fucking threadbare.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:47 PM on February 10, 2009


Poseiiiidoooon, look at me
posted by Nattie at 3:52 PM on February 10, 2009


Take a good hard look at the vacuousness of bling-bling hip-hop!
posted by crapmatic at 3:56 PM on February 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


This was funny once, the NP rap maybe 3 or 4 times.
posted by fistynuts at 3:57 PM on February 10, 2009


Truly, there are now three great days in the life of a boat-owner.

The day you buy the boat, the day you sell the boat, and the day you annoy the ever loving shit out of your friends/passersby with this song.

Especially if you throw in a "YAARRR" here and there.
posted by burnfirewalls at 4:04 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Only losers hate this
feel it
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 4:07 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


I lol'd.
posted by delmoi at 4:12 PM on February 10, 2009


Looks like much of the record has been uploaded to Youtube already. Peep it while you can. (Thanks Gary)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:20 PM on February 10, 2009


Album better have Dick in a Box, tho.

It does. There was a quick ad for the album during SNL.

And damn, they keep getting funnier for me...
posted by AloneOssifer at 4:26 PM on February 10, 2009


Yay audio piracy! YARRR! Pirates on a boat!
posted by cavalier at 4:27 PM on February 10, 2009


Novelty albums.

This is a story that never ends well.
posted by setanor at 4:40 PM on February 10, 2009


Awaiting someone to release an electro remix
posted by hellojed at 4:42 PM on February 10, 2009


That would have been great if it had stopped at the one minute mark. Then it could have been a parody of people who still think it's funny to parody rap like this. Instead it was Weird Al redux.

You hear me Samberg?

Y'alls nuthin but a lanky-ass Yankovic, motherfucker.
posted by regicide is good for you at 4:51 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Lonely Island are pretty much the only group of Satirsts that get conventions of the music they're making fun of. I'm on a boat fucking nails it it sounds so similar but the lyrics are firmly toungue in cheek. Another one I really like is Sax Man. Spot on.
posted by Rubbstone at 4:55 PM on February 10, 2009


This boat is real!!
posted by kaspen at 4:59 PM on February 10, 2009


Oh wow, that Natalie Porman rap is actually genuinely good...
posted by Hermione Dies at 5:03 PM on February 10, 2009


Ya know. It's well done, but almost too well done. Like, if this was released by a major hip-hop star, it could just about pass. It's not quite vacuous enough to overcome the vacuity of the style it's supposed to be satirizing.

Which is to say, I didn't think it was funny.
posted by rusty at 5:05 PM on February 10, 2009


The Lonely Island are pretty much the only group of Satirsts that get conventions of the music they're making fun of.

It really seems to me what they're doing is making a funny song in a particular style, not making fun of the style itself.
posted by setanor at 5:05 PM on February 10, 2009


Y'alls nuthin but a lanky-ass Yankovic, motherfucker.

Lankier than Yankovic? That can't be good for the bowels.
posted by setanor at 5:06 PM on February 10, 2009


Didn't Nelly (or someone else) do something in earnest that was all about sneakers--like, five years ago? This would have been funny back then, or in Yacht Rap's late-90's heyday. Now? Meh.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:15 PM on February 10, 2009


It really seems to me what they're doing is making a funny song in a particular style, not making fun of the style itself.

Maybe your right but, Flippy Floppies?
posted by Rubbstone at 5:27 PM on February 10, 2009


Didn't Nelly (or someone else) do something in earnest that was all about sneakers--like, five years ago? This would have been funny back then, or in Yacht Rap's late-90's heyday. Now? Meh.

5 years ago? biters!
posted by Hoopo at 5:33 PM on February 10, 2009


My vote: Hilarious. Just thought you all should muthafuckin' know.
posted by vito90 at 5:42 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is awesome, and I've had it on repeat for a couple hours.

I'M ON A BOAT, BITCH.
posted by mrbill at 5:43 PM on February 10, 2009


I love Jorma (seriously, have you seen Hot Rod? -- awesome). I wish he was a regular cast member on SNL instead of just a writer. Actually, in my ideal SNL world, they'd drop Casey Wilson and replace her with Jorma. I would Tivo that shit.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 5:44 PM on February 10, 2009


"“I got a nautical-themed pashmina afghan."

Works for me.
posted by fuse theorem at 5:49 PM on February 10, 2009


I jizz in my pants, Ijizzinmypants.
posted by diablo37 at 5:52 PM on February 10, 2009


i would like to see any of these assholes try to get on my fucking boat.
posted by kitchenrat at 6:13 PM on February 10, 2009


I am sad to see that they are biting mefi's finest :(
posted by thedaniel at 6:18 PM on February 10, 2009


The comedy equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel.
posted by tighttrousers at 6:28 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think it's pretty hard to beat sinking a line like "I got a nautical-themed pashmina afghan" into a song. So this pretty much gets win from me.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:03 PM on February 10, 2009


Haters can bite me - The Lonley Island is still funny. To quote everyone on FARK when I dare ridicule their pantheon of gods: let's see you do better. C'mon, big boy - the challenge is laid down.
posted by cerulgalactus at 7:06 PM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Do what better?
posted by setanor at 7:08 PM on February 10, 2009


Or, what fuse theorem said.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:15 PM on February 10, 2009


The Lonley Island is still funny

Water is still dry.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:17 PM on February 10, 2009


Jizz in my pants is actually a credible euro-club song.

I've been tempted to play it at gigs more than once, but haven't had the guts.
posted by empath at 7:26 PM on February 10, 2009


Awesome sauce. Anyone who disagrees can climb a buoy.
posted by hypersloth at 9:01 PM on February 10, 2009


That would have been great if it had stopped at the one minute mark. Then it could have been a parody of people who still think it's funny to parody rap like this. Instead it was Weird Al redux.

Weird Al never got T-Pain to make fun of himself. The punchline is involving legitimate big-name artists (like Justin Timberlake) and making it stupider fun.
posted by hypersloth at 9:06 PM on February 10, 2009


BWHAHAH - Potomac's "has been" link is "Like A Boss" and it's drop-dead funny! I ... don't have a TV any more. These are all new to me and they're hilarious!
posted by Michael Roberts at 9:43 PM on February 10, 2009


Yeah, I loved 'I'm On a Boat' and I still think 'Dick in a Box' proves that it's impossible for me to hate Justin Timberlake.
posted by Bageena at 9:55 PM on February 10, 2009


i agree that they actually get the styles of music they're making fun of, which makes it so much funnier.

how would you like to be... shot?
me and my friend, smoke, pot
posted by jcruelty at 10:18 PM on February 10, 2009


"Jizz in My Pants" was kinda funny, but the style of music they are mocking beyond parody. (sorta NSFW)
posted by Bookhouse at 10:37 PM on February 10, 2009


"is beyond parody", I mean.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:38 PM on February 10, 2009


You know, this song really isn't without a little hidden beauty. It is something, after all, to be on a boat!

Isn't it?
posted by washburn at 11:23 PM on February 10, 2009


Just to give people some reference as to what Samberg and Co. is satirizing:
I'm On A Boat!
Dick In A Box
Natalie's Rap
posted by P.o.B. at 11:28 PM on February 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


Unfortunately, I will never have occasion to sing this song ON a boat, as my experiences with boats have been all about taking a good hard look at my stomach contents.

So, I'll just be singing "I'm on a boat!" even though I am not, in fact, anywhere near a boat.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:59 AM on February 11, 2009


bookhouse -- gunther is also a parody...
posted by empath at 7:37 AM on February 11, 2009


hear me when i say i fucked a mermaID

FTFW!
posted by liza at 8:47 AM on February 11, 2009


bookhouse -- gunther is also a parody...

See, I don't even know anymore.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:53 AM on February 11, 2009


It's no "Punch 'em in the Dick," but it has its moments...
posted by VicNebulous at 12:51 PM on February 11, 2009


I almost missed the boat (Ha!) but I thought it was fucking hilarious.

And you could play both this and Jizz in my Pants at a scene where people aren't really listening to the lyrics and both would pass.

It's not only silly, it is finely produced silliness, which makes it even funnier.
posted by Ynoxas at 11:56 AM on February 16, 2009


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