The first breakthrough Digital Short featured castmembers Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell rapping about their quest to smuggle cupcakes into a matinee of The Chronicles of Narnia. Recorded and edited in just two days, "Lazy Sunday" originally aired on Dec. So it was a combination of a new style, editing it in a funnier and tighter way and also the music component, which was so strong on its own and was done so well. I have no idea to this day who posted it. And over the next week, as it became kind of a news story, everybody discovered the video and a lot of people discovered YouTube through the video.
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The song originated from Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels , who asked Samberg to write a track to showcase Timberlake's singing abilities. After being screened by NBC executives for content, the short debuted less than a few hours later. In its original network airing, the word "dick", a recurring word in the chorus, was bleeped 16 times. It received a very favorable audience and critical reception.