Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


'I'm on a Boat' redux: The Lonely Island, U.S. Navy style

Posted on

The Lonely Island’s Incredibad is truly the gift that keeps giving. Lo, six months since the album’s release, I still sing a verse from “Boombox” or “Dreamgirl” every now and again when I need a little LOL. Evidently I’m not the only one: Check out this viral clip of the Saturday Night Live comedy troupe’s classic “I’m on a Boat,” as interpreted by a group of actual U.S. Navy sailors, below (some NSFW language).

This might be even better than the college a cappella “I’m on a Boat” that I loved a couple months ago. I mean, the production values on this thing are through the roof. Just look at that nautical-themed pashmina afghan! So real. Also, this video appears to have been shot on the deck of the U.S.S. John Paul Jones. Maybe it’s just me, but something about performing this song on a real-life guided missile destroyer just takes it to another level. Wouldn’t you say?

More from EW’s Music Mix:

Soundgarden’s “Jesus Christ Pose”…as a gospel song? Only on EW.com!

Buju Banton’s U.S. tour canceled by promoters

Steely Dan live in L.A.

Smash Mouth singer goes country; ’90s resurgence officially absurd