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The Lonely Island: Threw It on the Ground (2009)

The Lonely Island's humored music video about a non conformist guy who rebels against society and the "system" by throwing objects to the ground. His anger escalates towards common workers,... See full summary »


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The Lonely Island's humored music video about a non conformist guy who rebels against society and the "system" by throwing objects to the ground. His anger escalates towards common workers, his girlfriend, a kid at a birthday party and some Hollywood phonies. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Short | Comedy | Music


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The ground style changes in between shots when Samberg throws the kid's cake on the ground. When he and the kid are on the same shot there's no indication of a small wall but when the cake hits the floor a wall can be seen and the tiles are different from what's presented in the previous shot. See more »


Andy Samberg: At the farmer's market with my so called girlfriend, she hands me her cell phone, says it's my dad. Maaaan, this ain't my dad! This is a cell phone! I threw it on the ground! What, you think I'm stupid? I'm not a part of your system. My dad's not a phone! DUH!
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That was hilarious
23 August 2017 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

The Lonely Island strikes back with another hit and this time Andy Samberg plays an amusing menace to society as a non conformist guy who encounters nice people offering him things that ultimately are thrown to the ground because his character isn't a part of the "system". A sort of like pop/rap song sung by Samberg forms the ultimate background sound to a hilarious clip, one of my favorite discoveries during this year and one of the most addictive as well. Just couldn't stop watching.

Our anti-hero defies a guy offering him some energy drink; a hot-dog vendor who gives one for free since Andy is a regular costumer; his own girlfriend who alerts him about his father calling; a kid at a birthday party; and, as according to him, some Hollywood "phonies" played by Elijah Wood and Ryan Reynolds. They're all part of a system that seems to block the "adulthood" acts of our protagonist who keeps reminding us that he is an adult. The hilarious bits when he says "Maaaaan...!" is an overlooked icon of our times, fantastic delivery by Andy.

Usually, The Lonely Island always hit the core of us in providing us with humored situations, intelligent lyrics and gripping sounds; those qualities are also evident here but it seems this time they decided to give us something extra, a certain sense of taking a stance or some fun criticism on obtuse immature individuals and their childish acts of rebellion against everybody just to prove they're special or worthy of attention from others. So, it comes with this bonus: a first-rate jab at people who failed to grow up with their attitudes. But everybody's gotta learn sometimes and Samberg's character learns in the hard painful way with his rebel act used against him. Literally.

The easiest yet most rewarding laughter I ever had in a long time, those two minutes were graciously well spent and a lot better than many feature comedy flicks I've seen lately. Enjoy with no regrets cause their humor is the real deal. 10/10

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