Sunday, September 14, 2008
Believe it or not, the dudes (that would be SNL Digital Short triumvirate Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer, and Jorma Taccone) wrote this song before knowing Michael Phelps would be the host of SNL's season premiere on September 13th. Convenient, though, wasn't it, that they had this song around, and that the 8 time Gold Medalist was free to come and play? "You stand on a distant planet. . ." Or, you'd think we were. The day started at the funky 1939/1964 World's Fair Grounds in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park out in Queens. The sprawling park, including the more-than-meets-the-eye Queens Museum Of Art, proved an ideal location in that it was beautiful, full of retro-futuristic architecture- and for the most part, deserted. Checkout the Short here: As long-time fans of the show and the Shorts, Rosey Media is happy to be back working on the Shorts this session. Stay tuned for more!