SNL Sketch Showdown: “Lazy Sunday” vs. “Dick in a Box” – IFC
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.
You can check out the full bracket here. Thanks to the rising power of the Internet, this was the first Digital Short to really go viral. Did the right sketch win?
Saturday Night Live is one of the longest running television programs in TV history. In the early s though they started doing something a little bit different though. The trio was best known for their comedy based web shorts and music videos so it was no surprise that this was exactly what they started to produce for Saturday Night Live and thus the SNL Digital Shorts were born. It was the first official single from The Lonely Island's debut album, Incredibad.