The Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer are no strangers to the feature film world. Samberg’s appeared in a number of films, Taccone directed the comedic masterpiece MacGruber, and Schaffer helmed Hot Rod and The Watch. But while Hot Rod had the involvement of all three Lonely Island members, it was a project that already existed by the time they signed on, so it took until Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping to get a fully fledged, 100% Lonely Island movie.
So in the wake of that under-seen gem, as well as their major Sundance movie sale for Palm Springs, now seems like an opportune time to look back on the trio’s work thus far in the arena of sketches, from their pre-SNL days to their bevy of Digital Shorts. Whittling it down to a Top 10 was no easy task, and indeed they have far more than 10 sketches that are notable, but as is the nature with lists and such, 10 is apparently the magic number. So, without further ado, let’s get started—in no particular order.