The final edition of Saturday Night Live of 2005 about 10 days ago included a hilarious "digital video short" by cast members Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg as they walk the streets of NYC rapping about everything from The Chronicles of Narnia to map search tools (MapQuest, Yahoo Maps, and Google Maps).
When the video ended I wondered (more liked hoped) a high quality copy would be available on the web and available for downloading.
Today, Media News Daily reports that the SNL video is available on iTunes for free. If you have access to iTunes, go to the iTunes Music Store and select:
+ TV Shows for the genre box (left column)
+ Then NBC in the "Networks" section (left column).
The video is titled "Lazy Sunday." Look for the text that says "free."
If you don't have access to the U.S. iTunes store or don't want your own copy, no worries, the video is also available (copyright emptor) Google Video and YouTube. The iTunes version looks better (not recorded off of tv) and does not have an NBC spider (the logo in the lower right corner).
So, what does this fun and funny music video have to say about the three map search tools?
They're rapping about where to see The Chronicles or Narnia
Chris: Let's hit up Yahoo Maps to find the dopest route.
(image of Yahoo Maps page visible)
Andy: I prefer MapQuest
Chris: That's a good one too.
Andy: Google Maps is the best.
Chris: Tru dat!
Andy and Chris: Double True!
The words "Double True" appear in Google colors.
Yes, the video is also another example of the power of how Google is able to reinforce its brand with little extra effort.
The complete transcript (unofficial) of the rap is also online.
If you feel like several big laughs and many smiles, this 2.5 minute video is more than worth a look and/or download.