2015 is the 10 year anniversary of the SNL digital short.
Lazy Sunday was the first. The iconic video was shot in days, on a low-quality borrowed camera. The group spend the night before the show editing it for broadcast, and freaking out.
Lazy Sunday made Youtube, and has been called the video that launched viral videos, with millions of views before it was pulled.
But if you look closely, you can just see a bunch of guys who nobody knew, filming, with no permits and having fun.
Samberg and Parnell walk up to a clerk who has no idea what’s going on..
And start rapping together.
But blink, and you’ll miss it, when they catch her smiling at the camera…
… as Samberg and Parnell ham it up in front of her !
Samberg said the best thing about the video was that, because it was pre-taped, they had no idea how the audience would react to it. When you hear the audience laughing, on the video, you’re hearing the same sounds that the cast heard as they waited- the reaction that told Samberg et. al that they had a hit.
“No, no, listen. You see! A judgement that I made a long time ago is that Shawn Hunter is the best friend that my kid ever had. And I will kill to protect Shawn Hunter from people like you.” – Alan Matthews, Cult Fiction