Berkeley High graduates Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — better known as The Lonely Island — were part of one of the most colorful live performances at the 2015 Academy Awards.
The trio joined Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara to perform "Everything is Awesome," their Oscar-nominated collaboration from The Lego Movie. The quirky song finds the guys singing lyrics like, "I feel more awesome than an awesome possum/Dip my body in chocolate frostin'."
WATCH a video clip of their performance in the video player above
Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone met in the sixth grade at Willard Middle School in Berkeley.
"They were inseparable at Willard and high school," Berkeley Unified School District spokesman Mark Coplan told NBC Bay Area, adding that Samberg’s mother, Margi, was an elementary school teacher in the district. "Then they met again after college and lived in a tiny apartment they referred to as 'The Lonely Island.'"
The three were enlisted for Saturday Night Live's "Digital Shorts" division in 2005, where they contributed such lasting anthems as "Dick in a Box" and "I'm on a Boat" until departing in 2012.
Most recently, Taccone had a recurring role on the HBO series "Girls" and Samberg won a 2014 Golden Globe for his role on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Variety reports that The Lonely Island is currently working on a feature film with Judd Apatow as producer.
The Academy Award for Song of the Year went to Common and John Legend for "Glory," taken from the film Selma.