The Lonely Island release Netflix 'visual poem' on baseball legends Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Oakland Athletics’ 1989 championship season, The Lonely Island pay tribute to Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire in a long-form visual poem set in 1988
The Lonely Island have announced a strange new venture. Fortunately, fans weren't left hanging for long as the project was revealed almost immediately.
Normally, the announcements, teasers, and trailers are released weeks before the big reveal, however, the comedy trio decided to break the trend.
Yesterday, the official 'Lonely Island' Twitter account uploaded a short video, alongside the caption, 'Midnight @netflix'.
Their latest project is titled 'The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience', and is basically a series of music videos comprising of clever rap tracks and splendid outfits.
The video didn't give away much about the project, just unveiling it was a 'visual poem'.
However, that didn't stop people from getting impatient, with numerous fans swearing to stay awake until the secretive project eventually showed up on Netflix.
The hype was fuelled further by a few famous people who appeared to be up to date about the 'Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience' — 'White Chicks' actor Busy Philipps, and singer/songwriter Sia, to be specific. Busy retweeted The Lonely Island’s teaser and wrote, "You really don’t want to miss this. It is BEYOND."
On the other hand, Sia wrote a rather secretive comment, "Team Sia."
The Lonely Island then put out a press release: "The Lonely Island pay tribute to legendary baseball Gods, Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire in a long-form visual poem set in 1988.
"In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Oakland Athletics’ 1989 championship season, The Lonely Island has allowed a greater power to speak through them and create a visual poem/ love letter to their childhood heroes: Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire AKA The Bash Brothers.
"In a stunning act of artistry/ fandom, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer (who were born to play Canseco and McGwire due to their equally muscular physiques), have gifted all of Netflix’s 190 countries with a 27 minute musical poem experience honoring The Bash Brothers, the Oakland A’s, and the game of baseball. Including special appearances from Haim, Maya Rudolph, Hannah Simone, Jenny Slate, Jim O’Heir and Sterling K Brown as Sia."
Most people are aware of Andy Samberg's ongoing work on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'. He is a part of the comedy trio alongside Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
Moreover, the trio has been involved in a variety of hilarious projects before, so ideally fans will accept their latest creation with open arms. They composed and starred on 'Saturday Night Live', made a variety of hilarious tracks, as 'D*ck In A Box', 'I'm On A Boat', 'I Just Had S*x', and 'Jack Sparrow,' and even had their own film, 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.'
As per VT, the trio will go on a tour this summer for the very first time, so fans will most likely be able to chime into their most noteworthy hits at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, just as in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Detroit, and Minneapolis.