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Dick In A Box The Saturday Night Live video I chose to do my paper on is called Dick in a Box , and it is from December sixteenth when Justin Timberlake was on the show. The video is making fun of early R&B singers from the early 1990’s talking all about sex and how much money they have (Wikipedia). The song starts out with the guys talking to their girlfriends about something special that they are going to get for Christmas. When the chorus comes around, it says, “I want to give you something special from the heart. (Something special girl)” (You Tube). Then it makes the audience think that he is going to propose to her or buy her something nice but he hands her the “package” and, “it’s my dick in a box.” The women react like this is a normal Christmas present for one of them. One of the women actually says, “Thank you” (You Tube). Andy Samberg and others from the group The Lonely Island wrote this song. Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg both did this skit. The Lonely Island and Justin Timberlake said that they were both inspired by early 1990’s R&B (Wikipedia). It also says in the song that their women do not need fancy, frivolous items. The song says, Not gonna get you a diamond ring. That sort of gift don’t mean anything. Not gonna get you a car. Girl, you gotta know you’re my shining star. Not gonna get you a house in the hills. A girl like you needs something real (You Tube). These lyrics are making fun of early R&B singers saying that they would buy their women anything to keep their love. Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg only need to give their women their “dick[s] in a box” to keep them satisfied.
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This Saturday Night Live video is full of irony because no woman would want a “dick in a box” for Christmas when they could get diamond rings, nice cars, and a house.
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