When we spoke to the Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer of the Lonely Island, the guys gave us more than just oral-history annotations of their decade-old classic video “Lazy Sunday.” They also gave us access to some of the song’s lost verses. Look below to find four lines and exchanges that didn’t make it into the final product, in all their glory—plus an explanation for why the guys decided against them.
Samberg and Parnell: We’re gonna hit this Chronic-WHAT?-cles of Narnia!
We’re going to the Chronic-WHAT?-cles of Narnia!
You know we love that Chronic-WHAT?-cles of Narnia!
Yo, pass that Chronic-WHAT?-cles of Narnia online purchase receipt
Samberg and Parnell: It’s loosely based on the story of Jesus, bitch!
Parnell: Yo, is that a new haircut? It looks great
Samberg: Naw, I just used a shampoo designed to hydrate
Parnell: Well, the styling’s very you
Samberg: You look nice too
Parnell: I’m loving your outfit
Samberg: J. Crew, brand new!
Samberg: Buc! Buc! Buc! Goes my mouth on these c-cakes
Parnell: My tummy grows bigger while the goodie bag deflates
Samberg: Yo, dunnie, stop the cab, we gots to unload
Parnell: For the Lion
Samberg: The Witch
Parnell: And plus the Wardrobe
So, why were these lyrics cut? “Because they just weren’t good enough!” Jorma Taccone jokes. “The one that I’m bummed that we couldn’t put in there is where it goes ‘Buc! Buc! Buc! Goes my mouth on those c-cakes,'” he continues. “Yeah, lost gem,” Samberg responds, with a laugh.
Adds Akiva Schaffer: “I still like the idea that they would do something about their haircuts or the kinds of clothes they were wearing. J. Crew felt right-down-the-middle enough. But, you know, it just didn’t fit.”