Andy Samberg by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC Photo
's latest (if a bit protracted...)
Saturday Night Live
digital-short gem, a ballad directed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been pulled from NBC.com, the Peacock's official YouTube channel and other sites where it had surfaced, reportedly because it did not clear a musical sample from the group Aphex Twin, says NewTeeVee.com. The clip featured Samberg, with an assist from Maroon 5
's Adam Levine
, serenading Fred Armisen
's (sometimes dress-wearing) dead ringer for the Iranian official.