Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Is 'Dick In the Box' the new 'Cowbell'?

A fleeting flash of genius or the next great quotable SNL skit?

Well, with both my parents and my grandparents singing 'Dick in a Box' last week, I'm inclined to think the latter. Since posting the link (and subsequently emailing it on a whim to random contacts), it seems that Dick Fever has spread like wild fire.
Wait...let me explain.
If you haven't seen SNL Mock-video, scroll down a couple entries and thank me later.
If you have, then you may know what I mean when I say that this little gem may very well be the new 'Cowbell' sketch. No, I'm serious. I feel like I'm backstabbing an old friend but damnit, it just might be true.
(ps: If you haven't seen the cowbell sketch, well friend, its been good but I think we should see other people.)
But how can I be so sure? Well...I can't. But here's a purely unscientific comparison:

Mock Factor
Cowbell: Took a shot at my Dad's kind of music
DIAB: Took a shot at my Mom's type of music.
Winner: Dick in a Box (sorry mom)

Use of SNL Actors
Cowbell: Self defacing comic genius Will Ferrill (sp?)
DIAB: Up and coming guy ... you know - he did that funny Lettuce Short.
Winner: Cowbell

Use of Celebrity
Cowbell: Christopher Walkin's stop/start acting style has always been accidently entertaining. Add to that a few pauses and offstage glances and you have classic Walkin.
DIAB: Dirty Popper Justin Timberlake taking on his own genre of music? Priceless. Sporting a pimp-stache? Pricelesser. Yeah, I went there.
Winner: Tie

Best Usage of a Dick in a carrying Compartment
Cowbell: N/A
DIAB: Abundent
Winner: Dick in a Box

Clearly, science comes through. And while I've always been a gigantic supporter of Cowbell, I can't avoid the simple facts.
So sing with me now....step 1, cut a hole in the box....

4 comments:

Creative Freakin' Genius said...

Step 2...put your junk in the box.

Your GRANDPARENTS?? Seriously, Bradford?? Wild!

pauly said...

check out the lonely island guys - they're the brains behind most of the recent popular snl sketches.

they were supposed to have a show called 'awesometown', but it was denied. here's the link! the opening to awesometown is gold enough (as is the first episode of 'the bu and the nintendo sketch).

http://www.thelonelyisland.com

check it!

Meagan said...

Ahahaahahaaaa
I *just* watched Dick in a Box. I almost spit tea all over my computer. DIAB is a CLEAR winner. Although Cowbell is a classic. Now I'll have that damn song stuck in my head all day....

dazula said...

I can never go to a grocery store in the middle of the day again. Well not without my box that is. Cause without the box it's just a dick dangling in the breeze. And nobody wants that.

"I got a fever, and the only cure is more dick in a box!"