Lazy Sunday on ‘SNL’

first_imgIn case you fell asleep, or figured it was just going to be another re-run, you’re going to regret having missed a seminal moment on “Saturday Night Live.” There haven’t been many in the recent past. But last week, who knew? Andy Samberg, one of those faces you catch in the show’s hip intro, but rarely thereafter, appeared in a digital video clip he’d made of himself and fellow cast member Chris Parnell. The video, which shows the two rapping about seeing “The Chronicles of Narnia,” became an instant hit on the Internet. In the week that followed, more than a million downloads were recorded, the New York Daily News reported. Samberg, 27, learned his craft at NYU’s film school. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake He and two childhood friends won their tickets into the “SNL” studios by writing material for Jimmy Fallon when he hosted last year’s MTV Movie Awards. Fallon talked them up to “SNL” producers. Those two friends, who were later hired as “SNL” writers, helped Samberg and Parnell put together the “Lazy Sunday” video. “It felt like it was so us,” he told the Daily News. “It played really well, and we were just super happy about that.” And so, one suspects, is Lorne Michaels. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more