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"Dick in a Box" is a song by the American comedy group The Lonely Island, featuring singer Justin Timberlake. The trio—Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone—co-wrote the song with Timberlake, Katreese Barnes, and Asa Taccone. Barnes and Asa Tacoone co-produced it with Jorma Taccone. Saturday Night Live (SNL) creator and producer Lorne Michaels asked Samberg to write a musical sketch for the 2006.
"Dick in a Box" became a viral hit on the internet, and had generated more than 28 million views on YouTube by October 2007. The song garnered generally positive reviews from both television and music critics, who praised its raunchy humor and Timberlake's performance. "Dick in a Box" has been recognized retrospectively as The Lonely Island's signature song and one of the best Christmas-themed SNL sketches. The track won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2007, and appeared on the Australian and Canadian single charts in 2009. Samberg and Timberlake reprised their roles in two Digital Shorts sequels, "Motherlover" (2009) and "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" (2011).
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, guest host: With “Dick in a Box” we had this loose idea. We’re kind of close to the same age so we kind of grew up with that kind of ’90s R&B group sound when we were kids, so we had this idea about those groups and how to do a joke about guys who were still stuck in that era. Which wasn’t a long era — like, half a decade, I think. And so that’s the idea we started off on, and then it was kind of like, “How do you get away with them being idiots?” And the best way was for them to be as genuine as possible about the gift they were giving but not totally being at your full wit. (Source: www.billboard.com)