Friday, November 16, 2007

Iran So Far

NBC has finally broken down and posted Andy Samberg's love song to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "Iran So Far." It's fantastic how far digital shorts have come from "Lazy Sunday" until now - you can tell they're pouring so much more money into them. A piano being towed on a truck throughout New York? That's cash they definitely didn't spend last year right there.

By the way, since doing this video, Fred Armisen has ended up playing Ahmadinejad at least twice more that I've seen, plus doing essentially the same character on "30 Rock" last night as a possible terrorist/eager "Amazing Race" fan. Can we all agree that the least likely person to get pigeonholed as an Iranian terrorist would have to be Fred Armisen? What a strange fall it's been.

Anyway, if you haven't seen the video yet, definitely click on the link and check it out, it's on par with the Emmy winner (!) "Dick In A Box" and features two memorable cameos. I wish SNL wouldn't include the audience reaction track during these videos, it only ruins it as a lot of the best lines get laughed over, though you can still make out this one:

They call you "Weasel"
They say your methods are medieval
You can play the Jews
I can be your Jim Caviezel

Ah... love in New York City in the summertime is so grand.

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