Incredibad

Common Sense Media says

Raunchy, crude humor makes this comedy CD for grown ups.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

"Jizz in My Pants" is about guys getting very excited in front of girls.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Among other extremely explicit sexual lyrics, includes the classic SNL "D--k in a Box" song-sketch performed on the show by Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake.

Language

On "Natalie's Rap," the actress Natalie Portman contributes perhaps the most shocking language on the whole CD, such as: "Yo, shut the f--k up / And suck my d--k!"

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One psychedelic 30-second tune simply repeats three words over and over: "I'm on 'shrooms!" Also features several other references to drinking and marijuana.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that SNL's reputation for no-holds-barred adult content applies to this CD. Graphic sexual descriptions, alcohol/drug references, and lots of foul language permeate the entire release. Just one of many examples: "Dreamgirl, I pitch a tent / When you stomp in the room."

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Kids say

What's the story?

INCREDIBAD is the new comedy-sketch-in-a-song collection by The Lonely Island, a trio of childhood friends from Berkeley, CA whose antics won them writing gigs for Saturday Night Live. The most famous of the bunch, Andy Samberg, acts on SNL as well, hamming it up in songs like "D--k in a Box" (with Justin Timberlake). The album includes some of the tamer faves from the show, like "Space Olympics," as well as songs like "Bing Bong Brothers" that introduce a wilder side with lyrics like "you might like my penis." Collaborations with T-Pain, actor Jack Black, and even Norah Jones round out the mix.

Is it any good?

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Though the laughs are packaged in music, this is a comedy CD first and foremost -- and at times, the comedy is truly side-splitting. However, Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer had a point when he said, "A comedy song can be really funny, but you need the video with it to really drive it home." Without the visuals, some of Incredibad's jokes fall a little flat. For example, the hilariously inane lyrics on "Lazy Sunday" lose just a bit of their edge when you can't see them delivered by a deadpan Samberg and his former SNL colleague, Chris Parnell. And some of the songs, like "We Like Sports" just kind of go nowhere. Still, the CD shows why SNL skits written by Samberg and his cohorts are so popular: these guys are talented. If your teens want to listen to it, a conversation about satire is in order.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about satire and whether humor needs to revolve around sex, substances, or swearing in order to be funny. What are some examples of laugh-inducing scenarios that don't involve one or more of these things? Which TV shows and movies are funny without being bawdy?

Music details

Artist:The Lonely Island
Release date:February 10, 2009
Label:Universal Republic
Genre:Adult Contemporary
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 17 year old Written bylotsoflove23 August 2, 2009
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17
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Amazing.. for adults

Personally, I love this CD. It's hilarious.. but if my mom were to listen to it she would flip out. The songs are pretty dirty.. I believe one is titled "J!zz in my pants". Bottom Line, don't let younger kids listen
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byidk lol July 10, 2011
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18
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Every song is explicit!

Maximum age.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bygamreviewer April 7, 2015
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Very explicit album is very funny and not for all kids

This album has some very funny songs, but is very explicit. With many uses of f--k and s--t. It's mostly for adults, but some teens can handle it. It all depends on your kid. Still mostly for adults. Some sexual songs are, "Boombox" and "D--k in a Box" and "J--z in my Pants"are the most sexually explicit, and "I'm on a Boat" has many uses of F--k and S--t.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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