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May 13, 2011 2:54 AM   Subscribe

This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow (SLYT) Featuring Michael Bolton and The Lonely Island
posted by seanyboy (44 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I knew the dog woke me up a half hour early for a reason, it was to watch THIS!

Thanks, funniest thing I've seen in a while.

From now on, when kids at my school start rapping in the hall, I know how to respond...
posted by tomswift at 3:05 AM on May 13, 2011 [6 favorites]

Went into that thinking it'd be about Torchwood, was momentarily confused, and then very happy. Thanks!
posted by Ahab at 3:11 AM on May 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

Their mothers day song.
posted by joost de vries at 3:18 AM on May 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

This is still the best one (very NSFW)

And damn, Bolton can actually sing. Who knew?
posted by digitalprimate at 3:32 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

And damn, Bolton can actually sing. Who knew?

However, can anyone identify his sunglasses?
posted by iviken at 3:40 AM on May 13, 2011

The cut to Erin Brockovich after the Tony Montana "pussy just waiting to get fucked" line is masterfully disturbing.
posted by rewil at 3:46 AM on May 13, 2011

I'm still partial to "I Just Had Sex" (don't watch it at work unless you hate your job!). Haven't watched this one yet, but the Michael Bolton content gives me pause -- they haven't jumped the shark with this one, right?
posted by pxe2000 at 3:59 AM on May 13, 2011

they haven't jumped the shark with this one, right?

Giant Squid.
posted by memebake at 4:04 AM on May 13, 2011 [6 favorites]

Man, I love the Lonely Island. I didn't know about this until Tuesday when they were on Q and they were playing bits of it. They never fail to put a smile on my face. I realize this puts me in line with people I don't often think I have anything in common with, but I can't care.

And yes, I prefer "I Just Had Sex" too for all its bombastic glory.
posted by Kitteh at 4:04 AM on May 13, 2011

I was so happy to actually be watching SNL last weekend when this came on. I think this is my second favorite Lonely Island song, afterI'm on a Boat.
posted by gaspode at 4:45 AM on May 13, 2011

Michael Bolton just went from a punch line to a hero to a generation.
posted by gjc at 5:04 AM on May 13, 2011 [4 favorites]

The best part about this is how willing Michael Bolton was to look like an ass. Guy has a sense of humor. Who knew?

(Michael Bolton is a cinephile.)
posted by sugarfish at 5:04 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

A little background on the video: Michael Bolton interview
posted by dabug at 5:10 AM on May 13, 2011 [4 favorites]

I watched it on SNL and there was this "holy shit, that's Michael Bolton" moment. I'll never think of him in the context of "Office Space" again.
posted by tommasz at 5:12 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yes! Well done, MB. Well done!

Great timing to. Okay yeah I get it, MB is saying Jack Sparrow, funny WOAH GOOD MAKEUP!
posted by cavalier at 5:35 AM on May 13, 2011

The new album is hilarious... hadn't seen this video, but that shit is funny...
posted by ph00dz at 6:17 AM on May 13, 2011

Damn. Wrong Michael Bolton.
posted by schmod at 6:29 AM on May 13, 2011

Love it. Almost posted this video, and I, too, would have titled the post, Now Back to the Good Part!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:12 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

My wife and I caught the last half of that video last Saturday, and then watched the full thing again on Netflix Instant earlier this week. The mornings this week have entailed me singing "This is the tale...of Captain Jack Sparrow..." loudly while making coffee. It's a pretty great earworm.
posted by mysterpigg at 7:19 AM on May 13, 2011

Wow. Michael Bolton = incredibly good sport. Nice.
posted by mintcake! at 7:35 AM on May 13, 2011

Sorry but this is the second funniest music video I've seen this morning. The first: Red Fang's newest masterpiece.
posted by photoslob at 7:40 AM on May 13, 2011 [8 favorites]

So awesome my eyes leaked a little water.

The flamethrower blast coming from the grenade launcher was the icing on this very amazing cake.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:43 AM on May 13, 2011

I've had this song stuck in my head for the past three days. I normally have a real dislike of Michael Bolton singing anything (my mother played him constantly when I was growing up), but his contribution here is just great.
posted by cmgonzalez at 7:44 AM on May 13, 2011

photoslob: best video ever!
posted by greenhornet at 7:51 AM on May 13, 2011

I think these guys are honestly one of the best things going in mainstream comedy right now, and have been for a while.

The video and song are brilliant and their new album is also worth checking out, though the best stuff is really the stuff that was on SNL. Their original stuff isn't quite as strong on Turtleneck and Chain (with the possible exception of "Japan", which I could see becoming a Digital Short easily).

I'm going to go ahead and recommend Hot Rod as one of the funniest movies of the last decade. I sort of use it as a litmus test for whether we can be friends or not.
posted by HostBryan at 8:06 AM on May 13, 2011

Saw this on SNL and the whole family loved it. I think my husband and I were more like, "Michael Bolton has a sense of humor!? Who knew!" while the kids were just into The Lonely Planet video (who's Michael Bolton? Huh. Well, anyway, this is hilarious!).

Totally agree that TLP is the funniest thing on SNL, too. i think my kids played "I'm on a Boat!" twenty times when we were on our way to a cruise over Spring Break.

And to forestall the outraged, "You let your kids watch this stuff?" derail, they are 16 and 17 and hear worse at their high school every day.
posted by misha at 8:35 AM on May 13, 2011

Misha - You're watching it WITH your kids, which makes you a great parent.
posted by HostBryan at 8:45 AM on May 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

"Like a Boss" was probably the one that made me laugh hardest, until the end when it started to get a bit lazy.
posted by Hoopo at 8:58 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

This song has been on repeat in my head since Sunday. It's gotten to the point where I've started singing, "This whole town's a pussy..." in public, then embarrassingly trailing off. So funny.
posted by secondtolastresort at 9:04 AM on May 13, 2011

I wasn't mad about this when I saw it -- possibly because the Lonely Island guys at the bar macking on girls part was a little dull to me, although I understand it was meant as counterpoint. I dunno. It just didn't click. Except that, every morning when I wake up, going through my head is THIS IS THE TAIIILLL OF CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW!

And it's like, fuck yeah.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:16 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

God, anything to get that Friday song from Rebecca Black out of my head. Because today is Friday, Friday, Friday, yeah.
posted by jabberjaw at 10:42 AM on May 13, 2011

I dunno, I honestly prefer Jack Parow without the S (previously).
posted by Nomyte at 11:15 AM on May 13, 2011


That would be an entirely different kind of song.
posted by kbanas at 11:32 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

My students give this a huge thumbs up and a big "who is Michael Bolton?"
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:06 PM on May 13, 2011

P.S.: I'm at work and hence haven't watched the video yet. I just realized that I've been reading "John Bolton" for "Michael Bolton."
posted by Nomyte at 1:30 PM on May 13, 2011

Impressive deconstruction of the "pop hook"!

It's funny yes, but not so funny as to justify the listener. Instead, it's just ridiculous hip-hop couple with pop hooks whose subject matters collide as messily as the styles. Exquisite.

Yes, Jizz in My Pants and I'm on a Boat are "funnier", but Andy Kaufman would be smiling. And yeah what Astro Zombie said. ;)

I'll lol if this gets this serious airplay in some country where few speak English. Imagine some kid working hard to decipher & translate these lyrics. lol

posted by jeffburdges at 4:01 PM on May 13, 2011

Is this something I have to have seen Pirates of the Caribbean or know who Michael Bolton is to find funny?
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 8:48 PM on May 13, 2011

Please tell me we didn't kill the Red Fang video that photoslob linked up above. I saw it earlier and now I can't get to it. I really needed to see them drive through the milk again before I went to bed!!!
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:17 PM on May 13, 2011

So, did Disney pay them to do this, or what? It's pretty epic product placement, after all, and the timing is pretty suspicious. Is this so obvious nobody thought it was worth mentioning? It's both funnier and less funny if you watch it as a commercial for the 4th installment of a movie franchise based on a theme park ride.
posted by troublesome at 12:58 AM on May 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

Nessun Dorma
posted by jeffburdges at 3:39 AM on May 14, 2011

This was pretty hilarious, but I'd also like to give a shout-out to The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj and John Waters). Three great tastes that taste great together.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:46 AM on May 14, 2011

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm with Michael Bolton on this one.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:27 AM on May 16, 2011

So, did Disney pay them to do this, or what?

Huh, interesting question. Samburg et al are a bunch of fanboys, but then I remembered the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia (Hulu, NBC) came out around the time that movie was in theaters (also Disney). But V for Vendetta (A Day in the Life of Natalie Portman) was a Warner Bros. movie.
posted by jabberjaw at 5:12 PM on May 16, 2011

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