The Lonely Island Unexpectedly Released A Musical Inspired By The Bash Brothers On Netflix And It Might Be Their Magnum Opus

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You can call me an uncultured swine if you so choose but I have no problem admitting I’m not a huge fan of musicals.

Sure, the La La Land soundtrack slaps and Sweeny Todd has at least a couple of bangers but I’ve just never been able to suspend my disbelief when it comes to a massive group of people breaking out into a carefully choreographed song and dance routine when a few lines of dialogue could have gotten the same point across.

However, I’m willing to make an exception for The Lonely Island.

The comedy group—which consists of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone—made a name for itself by pumping out jam after hilarious jam on Saturday Night Live before moving onto bigger projects like the fantastically underappreciated Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which features what may be their finest work.

“I said he wasn’t in a cave” gets me every single time.

As a longtime fan of the group, I got pretty amped on Wednesday when they announced they were planning on dropping a “visual poem” on Netflix, and folks, they might have just managed to top themselves.

Last year, The Lonely Island debuted a new song inspired by The Bash Brothers, the nickname that Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire were given during their steroid-fueled stint with the Oakland Athletics.

However, it turns out that was just a preview of what was yet to come, as the visual poem in question turned out to be a musical titled The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, which chronicles the rise and fall of the duo.

Samberg plays Canseco and Schaffer steps into the cleats of McGwire for the 30-minute project, which features a number of catchy numbers chronicling the Bash Brothers saga (Taccone also gives provides a hilarious interpretation of Joe Montana).

If your funny bone needs some tickling, I can’t suggest it enough—and neither can Canseco himself.

I can only hope that collab comes sooner rather than later.

Connor Toole is a Senior Editor at BroBible based in Brooklyn, NY who embodies more of the stereotypes associated with the borough than he's comfortable with. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft before walking around the streets of NYC masquerading as the newest member of the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to land him a contract, so he was forced to settle for writing on the internet for a living instead. If you're mad about something he wrote, be sure that any angry tweets you send note the similarity between his last name and a popular insult, as no one has ever done that before.

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