You *need *to hear "I'm On a Boat" performed on classroom instruments
There’s no song that can’t be made better by Jimmy Fallon and The Roots adding some classroom instruments, including one you may not have expected: “I’m On A Boat” by The Lonely Island. The crew, made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, are starring in the new movie Popstar, but they decided to throw it back to their Saturday Night Live days when they appeared on The Tonight Show last night.
This particular cover featured Andy Samberg on vocals, the rubber duckie shaker, and flip-flops. Akiva helped with vocals and the all-important dolphin. And Jorma? Well, we guess he played the triangle … but he mostly sat in the back wearing a dunce cap and reading a book for reasons we don’t understand but find hilarious anyways.
Jimmy and the rest of the gang played assorted instruments such as the wood block, bass drum, Casio keyboard, banana shaker, and kazoos, but we think their sailor boy outfits are what really stole the show.
Time and time again we ask ourselves, how are The Roots able to make the instruments we used to bang around in kindergarten sound so good? We guess that happens when you’re already extremely talented musicians, and adding the comedic timing of The Lonely Island doesn’t hurt either.
The Lonely Island’s new movie, Popstar, hits theaters on June 3rd, but until then, you can get a taste of what’s to come by watching the full song below!