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The Lonely Island’s 10 Most Underrated Songs

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They may not have planned for it to happen, but The Lonely Island is one of the best rap groups ever. The comedy music trio has launched into the stratosphere thanks to their hilarious SNL videos and their Grammy and Oscar-nominated hit “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. Now with a new movie coming out, they’re bound to be bigger than ever. While we all have at least one favorite Lonely Island song, (who hasn’t heard “Dick in Box,” “Lazy Sunday” or “I’m on a Boat”?), we picked out some of their best, most underrated gems. And be sure to tune into College Humor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame June 19th at 10P for more of your comedy music favorites.

10. “Sax Man”

This song is the most important thing to happen to a sax men since The Lost Boys. No lyric tops the actual sax parts.


9. “Hugs”

This’ll teach you not to read too much into that hug you got.

Best Lyric: Hugged so many ladies, arms shaky and shit
Because I’m the Wilt Chamberlain of the upper-body grip
.


8. “Great Day”

In a rare break from rap, the group sings a show tune about a guy who’s clearly self-medicating.

Best lyric: Much of the ocean is still unexplored/how did I get up in this tree?


7. “Diaper Money”

Just a bunch of dudes with dad bod rapping about responsibility.

Best Lyric: I did it my way, a very small percent of the time way


6. “Ras Trent”

This song perfectly encapsulates that one person you know who appropriates Rastafarian culture.

Best lyric: Red Stripe, Shabba, ragamuffin and culture


5. “No Homo”

Let’s be honest, this is what a bro is really trying to say to his bros when he yells “no homo.”

Best Lyric: Hey yo no homo but today I’m coming out the closet
Wanna scream it from the mountains like a gay prophet


4. “I Run NY”

No song has ever been truer about New York City.

Best lyric: Yo, I double literally run New York:
I run the marathon
Plus I organized it
So I double run the marathon


3. “Semicolon”

This important song explains how to properly use a semicolon.

Best lyric: You’re acting all Ma-chee-o; Ralph
But I’ll eat all you cats; Alf


2. “Spell it Out”

Rappers love to spell things. In this case, they spell the whole damn song.

Best Lyric: D-U-D-E-T-H-A-T-H-A-S-S-E-X-W-I-T-H-P-I-G-S-F
O-R-M-O-N-E-Y­-B-U-T-O-N-L-Y-A-S-A-S-I-D-E-T
H-I-N-G-R-I-G-H-T-N-O-W


1. “Jack Sparrow”

For us, it doesn’t get any better than Michael Bolton singing an ode to “The Jester of Tortuga,” Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich and Scarface.

Best lyric: Capt Jack! Johnny Depp! Davy Jones! Giant squid! 


Check out the trailer for College Humor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame below.

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The Brockmire Premiere Is All Truth

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At long last, the Brockmire pre-premiere has arrived. Which means you can watch it right now—on IFC.com, at Funny Or Die, on IFC’s Apple TV and mobile apps, on Youtube, on Facebook, on the AMC apps, and right here. So grab some headphones and get watching.

No seriously, get headphones.

Because whether he’s giving a play-by-play or ruminating on the world around him, Jim Brockmire calls it like he sees it. And how he sees it is very NSFW. His take on life is actually quite refreshing, even to the point of being profoundly sage. For proof just look at these pearls of unconventional wisdom from the premiere…

Brockmire On The Internet

“If I need porn I just buy a nudie mag, like my father and his father before him.”

Brockmire On Sex-Ed

“Kids, a strap-on is a belt with d— on it that mommies use to f— daddies.”
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Brockmire On The Perfect High

“Somewhere between 10 cups of coffee and very low-grade cocaine.”
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Brockmire On The Tardiness of Spring

“Old man winter’s reaching his hand inside your coat to give that thing one more squeeze.”

Brockmire On Keeping Perspective

“I thought I hit rock bottom in a handicap restroom in Bangkok where a Thai lady-boy snorted crank off my johnson while a sunburnt German watched us on the toilet”
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Brockmire On Humanity

“If you want to look directly into the gaping maw of oblivion, don’t look up to the heavens. Just look in the mirror.”
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See these nuggets and more in the first episode of Brockmire, and see the whole season beginning April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Thank Azaria

Best. Characters. Ever.

Our favorite Hank Azaria characters.

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Hank Azaria may well be the most prolific voice and character actor of our time. The work he’s done for The Simpsons alone has earned him a permanent place in the pop culture zeitgeist. And now he’s bringing another character to the mainstream: a washed-up sports announcer named Jim Brockmire, in the aptly titled new series Brockmire.

We’re looking forward to it. So much so that we want to look backward, too, with a short-but-sweet retrospective of some of Azaria’s important characters. Shall we begin?

Half The Recurring Simpsons Characters

He’s Comic Book Guy. He’s Chief Wiggum. He’s Apu. He’s Cletus. He’s Snake. He’s Superintendent Chalmers. He’s the Sea Captain. He’s Kurt “Can I Borrow A Feeling” Van Houten. He’s Professor Frink. He’s Carl. And he’s many more. But most importantly he’s Moe Szyslak, the staple character Azaria has voiced since his very first audition for The Simpsons.

Oh, and He’s Frank Grimes

For all the regular Simpsons characters Azaria has played over the years, his most brilliant performance may have been a one-off: Frank Grimes, the scrappy bootstrapper who worked tirelessly all his life for honest, incremental, and easily-undermined success. Azaria’s portrayal of this character was nuanced, emotional, and simply magical.

Patches O’Houlihan

Dodgeball is a “sport of violence, exclusion and degradation.” as Hank Azaria generously points out in his brief but crucial cameo in Dodgeball. That’s sage wisdom. Try applying his “five D’s” to your life on and off the court and enjoy the results.

Harold Zoid

Of Futurama fame. The crazy uncle of Dr. Zoidberg, Harold Zoid was once a lion (or lobster) of the silver screen until Smell-o-vision forced him into retirement.

Agador

The Birdcage was significant for many reasons, and the comic genius of Hank Azaria’s character “Agador” sits somewhere towards the top of that list. If you haven’t seen this movie, shame on you.

Gargamel

Nobody else could make a live-action Gargamel possible.

Ed Cochran

From Ray Donovan. Great character, great last name [editorial note: the author of this article may be bias].

Kahmunra, The Thinker, Abe Lincoln

All in the Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian, a file that let Azaria flex his voice acting and live-action muscles in one fell swoop.

The Blue Raja

Mystery Men has everything, including a fatal case of Smash Mouth. Azaria’s iconic superhero makes the shortlist of redeemable qualities, though.

Dr. Huff

Huff put Azaria in a leading role, and it was good. So good that there is no good gif of it. Internet? More like Inter-not.

Learn more about Hank Azaria’s newest claim to fame right here, and don’t miss the premiere of Brockmire April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Brockmire and Other Public Implosions

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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There’s less than a month until the Brockmire premiere, and to say we’re excited would be an insulting understatement. It’s not just that it stars Hank Azaria, who can do no wrong (and yes, that’s including Mystery Men, which is only cringeworthy because of Smash Mouth). It’s that the whole backstory of the titular character, Jim Brockmire, is the stuff of legends. A one-time iconic sportscaster who won the hearts of fans and players alike, he fell from grace after an unfortunate personal event triggered a seriously public meltdown. See for yourself in the NSFW Funny or Die digital short that spawned the IFC series:

See? NSFW and spectacularly catastrophic in a way that could almost be real. Which got us thinking: What are some real-life sports fails that have nothing to do with botched athletics and everything to do with going tragically off script? The internet is a dark and dirty place, friends, but these three examples are pretty special and mostly safe for work…

Disgruntled Sports Reporter

His co-anchor went offsides and he called it like he saw it.

Jim Rome vs Jim “Not Chris” Everett

You just don’t heckle a professional athlete when you’re within striking distance. Common sense.

Carl Lewis’s National Anthem

He killed it! As in murdered. It’s dead.

To see more moments just like these, we recommend spending a day in your pajamas combing through the muckiness of the internet. But to see something that’s Brockmire-level funny without having to clear your browser history, check out the sneak peeks and extras here.

Don’t miss the premiere of Brockmire April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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