The Lonely Island is back with another hilarious Saturday Night Live digital short that’s sure to become a classic. Fronted by Andy Samberg and joined by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, the group performs a send-up of “YOLO,” proving what the rest of us have known all along: That the popular catch phrase is deeply stupid.
“YOLO,” an acronym for “You Only Live Once,” is a hashtag thrown around by rappers and incredibly obnoxious Twitter users, usually in reference to performing an act that is considered a risky with the potential for negative side-effects. So people use the term to justify bad behavior, basically.
Anyway, The Lonely Island, the comedic music group behind other SNL digital shorts like “I’m on a Boat” and “Jizz in my Pants,” returned last night with guest Adam Levine to perform “YOLO,” a humorous send-up of the popular catch phrase.
You see, The Lonely Island also suggests that you get the most out of life with the digital short, but instead of encouraging risky behaviors, they offer practical (read: paranoid) advice on life.
Hilarious “YOLO” gems include: “Never go to loud clubs ‘cause it’s bad for your ears,” “stay the hell away from drugs ‘cause they’re not legal,” “hire a taster, make him check your food for poison,” and “board your windows up, the sun is bad for your health.”
Also of note: The video features a cameo by Eastbound and Down‘s Danny McBride, as well as a verse about proper 401(k) management with Kendrick Lamar.
“You know that we are still young, so don’t be dumb. Don’t trust anyone, ‘cause you only live once,” sings Levine. Heard ‘dat! YOLO!