Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell Revive “Lazy Sunday” on “Fallon”
It was one of the videos that helped put YouTube on the map — and one of the most-watched viral music videos ever — but despite its fame, Saturday Night Live stars Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg had never performed their Narnia ode “Lazy Sunday” in front of a live audience. That is, until last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. With Parnell sitting on Fallon’s couch, Samberg literally came out of nowhere and offered to help recreate the digital short live. Fallon’s house band the Roots pumped out the ’80s hip-hop beats and the duo ripped through lyrics about cupcakes, Google Maps, Red Vines and Matthew Perry.
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The “Lazy Sunday” reunion is just the latest musical triumph for Fallon, who previously scored big viral views for his “Neil Young” renditions of “Pants on the Ground” and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme, as well as the return of Zack Morris. Considering Samberg and Fallon both spend their workdays in Rockefeller Center, the “Lazy Sunday” reunion opens up a whole bunch of potential big performances on Fallon. Our first handful of requests: Samberg and Timberlake getting together for a medley of “Dick in a Box” and “Motherlover,” or Rihanna stopping by for a “Shy Ronnie” redux, and all of it backed by the Roots.
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