"This is that 'The Lonely Island' TV Tropes page."
"Oh shit, TV Tropes? That's my joint!"
"Mine too! But a lot of these busters don't know about it!"
"Well, let's tell these motherfuckers!"
A comedy troupe featuring current Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg, and his long-time friends Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer (who serve as SNL writers). They are as well known for their humorous tongue-in-cheek songs as they are for the accompanying videos (called "Digital Shorts" on SNL, though most of them are music videos, while the rest are just short films).
How could the devil turn the blue sky black? How many babies born won't ever reach their dreams? And how could a person call another person wack?
"Denzel [Washington] walks, Will Smith walks, Mark Wahlberg is wearing a hat."
Applied Phlebotinum: The boombox from the titular song, which can make stuffy old men and women dance, erase racism and crime, and make rich people get loose. It also can cause elderly orgies.
Santana DVX, especially for animals, which also causes cross-species mating.
Ate His Gun - THE BOSS attempts this, but "pussies out (like a boss!)", though.
Ax-Crazy - Dreamgirl talks to her shoe like it's her friend, yells all the time, pretends to be... something... and has threatened to stab the narrator in his sleep. But she won't!
Bank Robbery: Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie and Clyde has Rhianna and Shy Ronnie attempting to rob a bank. All he can do is shoot himself in the foot and mumble. And as soon as Rhianna leaves him to the cops, bust sweet grooves.
Throw It On The Ground's angry hipster has absolutely everything as his Berserk Button, which he throws on the ground.
Big Lipped Alligator Moment - The entire album Bang Bang BANG DJ LARRY aside, "The Old Bang Bang BANG DJ LARRY! Saloon" quickly goes from a typical Lonely Island song to drunks constantly Bang Bang BANG DJ LARRY! interrupting each other. It's a parody of hip hop mixtapes in which way too many sound effects are played and the singers interrupt each other, thrown in with random screaming of the Bang Bang BANG DJ LAAAAAAAARRRRRRRrRrrRR...! DJ's name.
"Semicolon" seems out of nowhere for the boys - with bizarre non-sequiturs and crappy puns that are affixed to each sentence - but it's also a parody of Drake and Lil Wayne's style of rapping.
Fridge Brilliance/Fridge Horror: It takes many listens for it to fully settle in that Andy, Akiva, and Jorma, when 13-years-old, got drunk off Martian wine and then proceeded to have sex with a male alien at the same time so that they could repopulate a dying alien race with their sperm.
THE BOSS's crazier actions (like chopping his balls off and bombing Russians) can be traced all the way back to getting rejected by his co-worker.
In-Joke - Motherlover references Dick in a Box twice (throwing away empty boxes with dickholes in the beginning of the video after being released from prison, and the last verse's lyric "This is the second best idea that we've ever had"), being that they both feature Justin Timberlake.
Intercourse with You - Parodied in Dick in a Box, which is a parody of all those sex ballads of The Nineties and Present Day.
Bing Bong Brothers just flat-out mocks this (as well as the Ying Yang Twins).
Smug Snake - Punch you in the Jeans: These days, a lotta cats is outta line.
The narrator of "Throw It On The Ground", an angry hipster trying to prove his maturity and independence who thinks showing people "reality" is "throwing their stuff on the ground". ("I'M AN ADUUULLLLLLLT!!")
Schmuck Bait - The end of "Who Says We're Wack", where the boys found out who said they were wack by having first the ladies put their hands up, then the fellas, then whoever said they're wack, before telling everyone else to put their hands down. Apparently, whoever called them wack kept their hands up, because they were quickly picked out of the crowd.
Serial Escalation- The titular Dreamgirl gets uglier with every verse. How ugly? Listen for yourself.
It's music to my ears when you scream in your sleep.
Similarly, Like a Boss deals with the day of a boss. Most of the earlier stuff is fairly mundane boss stuff (workshops, birthdays, synergy), then after a failed suicide attempt, degenerates into scoring coke, crashing his car, sucking his own dick, eating chicken strips, chopping his balls off, fucking a giant fish in a sewer, turning into a jet and bombing Russia, and finally crashing into the sun and dying.
Seth Rogen in "Like A Boss" (though the album version had Akiva Shaffer as Andy's boss; Rogen only appeared on the music video version that appeared on SNL as Andy's boss while Akiva played a hooded gun dealer)