Andy Walking

Andy Walking

Update: 2024-06-031
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This episode of Seth Meyers and The Lonely Island podcast is a retrospective on their first season on SNL. The episode begins with a discussion of their final digital short, "Andy Walking," which they acknowledge was not their strongest work. They then move on to discuss a sketch called "Andy and Kevin Backstage," which they wrote and which is a clever take on the movie "Usual Suspects." The sketch features a pre-taped segment that is very well-done and which the audience enjoys. The episode also includes a discussion of the "falconer" sketches, which were written by Sloughan and Alan and which featured Will Forte. The episode ends with a discussion of the "Anderson Cooper 360" cold open, which was a recurring bit on the show. The episode is full of funny anecdotes and insights into the creative process of SNL.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the podcast and its sponsors, Airbnb and Viori.

00:00:06
Season Finale and Digital Short

This Chapter discusses the final episode of the first season and the digital short "Andy Walking." The hosts reflect on the short's simplicity and the effort that went into it, despite its seemingly easy appearance. They also discuss the inspiration behind the short, which was a segment on Jay Leno's show.

00:19:48
Andy and Kevin Backstage Sketch

This Chapter delves into the "Andy and Kevin Backstage" sketch, highlighting its clever take on "Usual Suspects." The hosts discuss the sketch's structure, which involved a mix of live and pre-taped segments, and the audience's reaction to the reveal of the "Usual Suspects" connection.

00:26:40
Anderson Cooper 360 Cold Open

This Chapter focuses on the "Anderson Cooper 360" cold open, a recurring bit on the show. The hosts discuss the humor of the jokes, which centered around Anderson Cooper's appearance, and share a personal anecdote about meeting Anderson Cooper at the gym.

00:30:30
End of an Era

This Chapter marks the end of the first season of the podcast. The hosts reflect on their time at SNL and discuss some of the sketches that were cut, including a Vincent Price sketch and a sketch called "Spirit of the Wolf."

00:33:40
Music and Nostalgia

This Chapter explores the phenomenon of hearing music from one's youth and the feeling of nostalgia it evokes. The hosts discuss how they feel old when they hear early 90s hip-hop playing and how their children perceive this music as something their father likes. They also discuss the challenges of playing music from their youth for their children, as many of these songs are more offensive than today's music.

Keywords

SNL
Saturday Night Live, a long-running American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show. It is known for its political satire, celebrity impressions, and musical performances.

The Lonely Island
An American comedy trio consisting of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. They are known for their digital shorts and music videos, which often feature a blend of humor, music, and pop culture references.

Digital Short
A short comedic video, typically produced for online platforms, often featuring a unique concept or style. Digital shorts have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many comedians and entertainers using them to showcase their creativity and reach a wider audience.

Sketch
A short comedic scene or performance, typically part of a larger variety show or comedy program. Sketches often feature a specific premise or character, and they are designed to be funny and entertaining.

Usual Suspects
A 1995 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Bryan Singer. The film follows a group of criminals who are questioned by the police after a heist goes wrong. The film is known for its twist ending and its complex characters.

Falconer
A character played by Will Forte on SNL, known for his eccentric personality and his falcon, Donald. The falconer sketches often involved pre-taped segments featuring the falconer's adventures and mishaps.

Anderson Cooper 360
A nightly news program on CNN, hosted by Anderson Cooper. The program is known for its in-depth coverage of current events and its interviews with newsmakers.

Hot Rod
A 2007 American comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer. The film stars Andy Samberg as Rod Kimble, a young man who dreams of becoming a stuntman. The film is known for its over-the-top humor and its action sequences.

The Awesomes
An American animated superhero comedy series created by Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker. The series follows a group of superheroes who are trying to save the world from evil.

Q&A

  • What was the final digital short that The Lonely Island produced for their first season on SNL?

    The final digital short was called "Andy Walking." It was a simple short that involved Andy walking around the city and asking people basic questions, but it wasn't their strongest work.

  • What was the name of the sketch that The Lonely Island wrote for their first season on SNL that was a clever take on the movie "Usual Suspects"?

    The sketch was called "Andy and Kevin Backstage." It featured a pre-taped segment that was very well-done and which the audience enjoyed.

  • What was the name of the recurring bit on SNL that Seth Meyers did as Anderson Cooper?

    The bit was called "Anderson Cooper 360." It was a cold open that often featured jokes about Anderson Cooper's appearance.

  • What is the name of the movie that The Lonely Island will be discussing in the next episode of the podcast?

    The movie is called "Hot Rod." It is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer and starring Andy Samberg.

  • What is the name of the animated superhero comedy series that Seth Meyers created?

    The series is called "The Awesomes." It follows a group of superheroes who are trying to save the world from evil.

  • What is the name of the character that Andy Samberg played in "The Awesomes"?

    Andy's character's name is not mentioned in the podcast, but he is described as a superhero who is trying to save the world from evil.

  • What is the name of the song that Nelly Furtado sang on her album "Loose"?

    The song is called "Promiscuous." It was a big hit and is still popular today.

  • What is the name of the character that Will Forte played on SNL?

    The character is called "The Falconer." He is known for his eccentric personality and his falcon, Donald.

  • What is the name of the character that Darryl Hammond played on SNL?

    Darryl Hammond played a variety of characters on SNL, but one of his most famous impressions was of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • What is the name of the character that Rachel Dratch played on SNL?

    Rachel Dratch played a variety of characters on SNL, but one of her most famous impressions was of a New Englander.

Show Notes

The guys discuss their digital short, Andy Walking, and how they would improve it if they made it now. Plus, they talk about behind the scenes of Andy's Excuse, The Falconer, and Seth's memories of the Anderson Cooper 360 sketch.

 

Andy Walking - https://youtu.be/CLBfOzvi1g0?si=RlJHcJCiZvt0vJtU

The Falconer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IYJqpxWXMk&list=PLS_gQd8UB-hIv6c6X-zVPYpUGP2ampmNb

Andy's Excuses (The Usual Suspects parody) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YjhoB-Ndko

 

(Not all the clips we mention are available online; some never even aired.)

 

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Produced by Rabbit Grin Productions
Executive Producers Jeph Porter and Rob Holysz
Lead Producer Kevin Miller
Creative Producer Samantha Skelton
Coordinating Producer Derek Johnson
Cover Art by Olney Atwell
Music by Greg Chun and Brent Asbury
Edit by Cheyenne Jones
Mix and Master by Jason Richards

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