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Friday, May 24, 2019

Netflix Unveils Lonely Island Musical Tribute to Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire

The Lonely Island comedy troupe has dropped a half-hour Netflix special featuring a musical tribute to baseball greats Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

“The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience” features Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer as the former Oakland Athletics teammates who became known as “the Bash Brothers” for their prowess at hitting home runs. The special is timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the Oakland A’s 1989 championship season.

I’m not a Netflix subscriber- any thoughts on this from those of you who are?

 

QLE Posted: May 24, 2019 at 07:29 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jose canseco, mark mcgwire, netflix, pop culture

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 24, 2019 at 11:26 AM (#5845347)
Probably not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but if you enjoy Lonely Island (Andy Samberg) stuff, you'll love it. I was actually surprised how many baseball references they had (one verse has them mentioning every team's mascot, "Walt Weiss" makes an appearance). And remember Alf? He's back, in painting form.
   2. Itchy Row Posted: May 24, 2019 at 03:43 PM (#5845470)
I'll have to check it out. Samberg and Schaffer were born in Berkeley and were 11 in 1989. They may have either loved or absolutely hated the Bash Brothers. Either way, Jose Canseco is probably planning a groundless lawsuit.
   3. Davo Posted: May 24, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5845473)
@JoseCanseco
@thelonelyisland just watched The Unauthorized Bash Brothers video! I can't stop laughing. Loved it. If you want to do a follow up video contact my Manager Morgan: 7023743735
   4. Mike Webber Posted: May 24, 2019 at 04:39 PM (#5845483)
In case anyone out there as old as I am watches, my daughters explained to me that a lot of the imagery is a parody of Beyonce's Lemonade - specifically when Samberg is floating under water.

It was nice watching with them, they could explain some of the context to me, I could explain the baseball to them - like the Kirk Gibson moment.
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 25, 2019 at 03:08 PM (#5845593)
I don't know who they think their audience was going to be for this, but it's hilarious.

"My name is Joseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" is going to be someone's ring tone for their friend soon, and I'll be disappointed if Oakland doesn't have a "silk robes and kimonos" giveaway (NSFW).

As is a Lonely Island staple, the songs are ridiculous and catchy and definitely not safe for work.

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