Another Lonely Island Jam Just Hit Netflix


Look, if you’re reading this site, I think it’s safe to say you’re not part of the America that let comedy masterpieces like MacGruber, Hot Rod and Popstar become box office flops. You’re all at the party telling everyone you know why they should be watching those movies asap. And if your people have already seen them, you’re like but what about “7 Days in Hell”, “Tour De Pharmacy” or that Michael Bolton thing, huh? And as everyone slowly backs away from you to talk to someone less annoying, you know you’re right, goddammit.

Anyway, The Lonely Island just dropped another project. This one is a 30 minute “visual poem” about Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. It’s Netflix, so you might not even know the thing is available, especially since its release is more or less a surprise. But trust me, search for The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience and enjoy 30 minutes of bliss.

Except… I’m not sure how good this one is stacked against the others. For one, there’s not nearly enough Jorma. For two, the narrative here - Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco are studs who are actually sad - isn’t the comedy slam dunk we might expect. That’s fine, but a lot of this feels not cooked all the way, like they stopped being inspired by the premise halfway through but still had to deliver something.

Having said all that, all we had to do was wake up today and here is basically a whole new Lonely Island EP, just waiting for us to enjoy. It's hard to complain. Everybody get in there and shake that butt.