If you happen to be one of the few people in America who has never seen Justin Timberlake’s Dick in a Box music video from Saturday Night Live, you need to go check it out — now. Timberlake, along with Andy Samberg and company, debuted the skit back in 2006 and it has since become as popular a Christmas tune for adults as Deck the Halls or Jingle Bells. The song is original. According to former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the concept is not.
Bledsoe joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh and Zolak Show Thursday morning, and at the end of his segment Andy Gresh begged him to give the audience some dirt on former teammate and Patriots backup quarterback Scott Zolak. After a few seconds of thinking about how he could share it on the air, Bledsoe delivered.
“You know that Saturday Night Live skit with Justin Timberlake from a couple years ago where the guys put their junk in a box or whatever?” Bledsoe asked. “Well, let’s just say that wasn’t an original idea. (Zolak) used to walk around the locker room with a donut box and offer guys donuts and when they opened the box he’d have a little surprise for them.”
Do these types of shenanigans go on constantly in locker rooms all across the sporting world? Of course. Does that make it any less funny to hear them from a first-hand source? Absolutely not. The only question is which skit was better, the Dick in a Box or open fly Wranglers?