First for X'mas '05 they gave us the classic "Lazy Sunday", about two guys on a quest to eat a few cupcakes and see "The Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia". Then last X'mas they gave us the brilliant "Dick In A Box", featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg singing all about the ultimate romantic X'mas gift. There have been other great clips in their SNL Digital Shorts series, but none as fantastic as those two... until now. Last Saturday night, during the season premiere of SNL, they finally gave us a third classic clip on par with the other two. It's called "Iran So Far Away" and, although it may be a bit early for X'mas this year, it's yet another great gift.
"They", by the way, are Andy Samberg and his two writing partners, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. These guys simply know how to write good comedy... and songs. Like with the previous two classics, in particular "Dick in A Box", "Iran So Far Away" is not only hilarious, it's also one heck of a catchy little ditty to boot.
Sung by Samberg, with a little help from Adam Levine from Maroon 5, it's a joyful song of gay love sung to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who while in New York last week insisted there were no homosexuals in Iran whatsoever. It's a good bet you won't be seeing this much on Iranian TV any time soon, but luckily you can see it here.
The only thing missing, sadly, is a dick in a box for Mahmoud. Now that would've been special.
It's brilliant. Check it out:
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