Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Lonely Island snuck Jimmy Fallon's name into every Popstar interview

It’s like Jimmy Fallon always says: ‘Never look a gift whale in the mouth’

Posted on

NBC

The Lonely Island just concluded a lengthy press tour for their upcoming mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, wrapping up a seemingly endless amount of junkets and interviews with Andy Samberg’s appearance Monday on The Tonight Show. To keep themselves entertained on the road, the trio — Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccome — decided to make a game out of it… at the expense of Jimmy Fallon.

“We were like, we need something to keep our sparks flying a little, something exciting to do during the interviews,” Samberg told Fallon. “So we turned it into a game where we would try and mention you as much as possible without anyone sort of knowing that’s what we were doing.”

The resulting video is a supercut of The Lonely Island sharing made-up words of wisdom from Fallon — from “Truth is stranger than not truth” to “Always wear your beanie like a Smurf” — over the course of dozens of interviews (and one appearance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards).

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.

Watch the video below.

 

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens June 3.