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Lonely Island, Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar YOLO it out on SNL

Posted on January 27, 2013 by

Last night’s episode of SNL not only marked the moment when Maroon 5’s Adam Levine “overreached and tried acting” (his words, not mine) to host the live sketch show, but also the return of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, a.k.a. the Lonely Island.

And hallelujah and thank the lords because there hasn’t been a good digital short since Samberg and crew left the show last year (except for maybe Taran Killam’s “Sloppy Swish”).

This time around, the boys of Lonely Island turned the tables on last year’s beloved catchphrase, “YOLO,” with assistance from Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar. Though instead of going balls to the wall, they advise against stupidity because hey, you only live once, right?

Their sage wisdom via song includes:

  • not going to loud clubs because they’re bad for your ears
  • wearing a titanium suit in case a piano falls on you
  • there’s no such thing as too much Purell
  • furniture are killing machines (Optimus Prime, is that you?)


Thanks Lonely Island, for digging deep into my paranoia. It only justifies my reasoning to stay at home because a piano might just fall on my head the moment I walk out the door.

Watch “YOLO” by Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar below:

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