I admit that I like Justin Timberlake. I wouldn’t have taught him all my moves if I didn’t. Purely in a
sexual non-sexual way though, of course. He’s seems like a cool guy, and despite trying way too hard to be the illegitimate son of Michael Jackson and Prince (who would be the mother in that situation?), I actually dig more than a few of his tracks. He can also pull off comedy surprisingly well, as witnessed in his multiple SNL appearances over the years.
Though Timberlake kicked off a raucous set at 9 p.m. that had audience members including Donald and Melania Trump on their feet, the real fun started at 11:20, when an announcer appeared to introduce “a new band” that had “the most watched video on YouTube.” He ended with, “Can [this concert] get any better than this? Hell yes it can!”
Then Samberg and Timberlake took the stage – in their Color Me Badd-style costumes and facial hair from the SNL sketch and, of course, presents attached below the belt. To wild cheering they sang “D— in a Box,” changing the holiday lyrics from “Christmas … Hannukkah … Kwanzaa” to “Valentine’s Day … Flag Day … Kwanzaa.”
The “Dick in a Box” sketch now has close to 27,539,054,289,724 views on YouTube I think, and rightfully so. The SNL Digital Shorts were the only things worth your attention for a while on that abysmal show. The dudes responsible for all of them — Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — produced hilarious things as The Lonely Island and deserve this kind of attention. And by “this kind of attention” I mean “the chance to snag some hot Hollywood tail.” That reminds me, I gotta ask JT this weekend if I left Scarlett just the right amount of vulnerable for him.