"Dick in a Box" SNL Digital Short

"Dick in a Box" is a Saturday Night Live digital short featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg that aired on December 16, 2006.

Following its debut on network television, the sketch became an example of viral video after massive exposure on sites such as YouTube.[1] The song featured was written and produced by Samberg, Timberlake, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island, with associate music director Katreese Barnes.[2] The video is a parody of R&B sex ballad videos from the early 1990s. The song won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

The music video portrays two Casanova-type men (played by Samberg and Timberlake) singing about giving Christmas gifts to their lovers (played by Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig, respectively). Each man has a gift-wrapped box attached to his waist. The lyrics include step-by-step instructions on how to create the "gift" (1: "Cut a hole in a box", 2: "Put your junk in that box", 3: "Make her open the box... and that's the way you do it!"). They also sing about how a "dick in a box" is better than other gifts, and suitable for any holiday or occasion. At the end of the film, they are both arrested and taken away by the police, presumably for indecent exposure.

“Lazy Sunday” was watched over 5 million times [before NBC pulled it from YouTube]. This one was able to take off even more because NBC posted it themselves on YouTube.”

— Andy Samberg