Viral Date: December 2005
Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island crew first made their mark on the SNL scene with this video that fused hardcore hip-hop with the minutia of a lazy stoner weekend in New York City. Possibly the first time TV was designed to go viral, and it worked, setting the mold for a series of successful Digital Shorts.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Prior to joining the SNL crew, Lonely Island produced similar hip-hop comedy shorts like the hilarious 2001 video "Stork Patrol."