Monday, March 09, 2009

Ear on TV: Week of 03.09.09 - The Lonely Island

Since enterting into our conscious via the SNL digital short "Lazy Sunday," the comedy trio The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) have been slowly building up an impressive catalogue of musical hilarity. Whether it's rapping with Natalie Portman ("Natalie's Rap,",) or getting the autotune treatment from T-Pain ("I'm on a Boat,") or winning an Emmy with Justin Timberlake for "D*ck in a Box," it was only a matter of time before we'd get an album out of them. Incredibad is remarkable not so much for how funny it is -- because it is -- but how well it sounds. Like Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D before them, the execution is pretty remarkable.

Now the trio is going to make their network television debut, likely playing "Jizz in my Pants" on Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. It helps having a friendly face in Fallon, from his days at SNL, but one worries that the possibility of having the The Roots as their backup band might just make the trio 'jizz in their pants.'

Meanwhile, fellow autotune user Kanye West will be making an appearance on American Idol Wednesdays, coaching the contestants on how to sing. Wait... Kanye coaching someone on how to sing? Hopefully some of his stage presence will rub off on the crew, but ignore the singing, kids. This is the first American Idol in a long, long time that I'm not going to miss.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, March 9
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Rocco DeLuca and The Burden
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: The Lonely Island
PBS: Tavis Smiley: Neko Case
Tuesday, March 10
ABC: The View: Lady GaGa
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Chris Cornell
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Dear and the Headlights
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: M83
Wednesday, March 11
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Pretenders
FOX: American Idol: Kanye West
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Raul Malo
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: The Virgins
SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Lou Reed
Thursday, March 12
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Restavrant
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Glen Hansard
Friday, March 13
Whaaaaa? Zzzzzzzz
Saturday, March 14
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Kelly Clarkson
PBS: Austin City Limits: The Gourds

1 comment:

drake lelane said...

Picks for the week 03.10.09
1. Open Pages - Rocco DeLuca and The Burden
2. Jizz In My Pants - The Lonely Island
3. People Got A Lotta Nerve - Neko Case
4. Saintly Rows (Oh Oh) - DEAR AND THE HEADLIGHTS
5. Kim & Jessie - M83
6. Boots of Chinese Plastic - Pretenders
7. Rich Girls - The Virgins
8. Set The Twilight Reeling - Lou Reed
9. Say It To Me Now -
10. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
11. Fossil Contender - The Gourds