The inertia for this spoof came during trivia which is the way the Posse prefers to work. In the beginning hours of the contest as the Posse was waiting for challenge line calls that would never come, Mr. Choo Choo rolled in the prod studio and pulled up Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” on YouTube. After appreciating the video several times, Drrrty A suggested that we spoof this song and soon work began on what would become “I Just Had Corn”.
Dude and Captain F. sat down with the lyrics and began adapting them with maize-tinged adjectives. In the studio the rest of the Posse was gathering the music and auditioning MCs. Dude and The Rhyminister were selected for the rap parts with Phal singing the refrains.
All the individual parts were recorded in the prod studio and a first cut was assembled. The entire posse was underwhelmed, but at the same time news of the project spread throughout Trivia HQ. About this time the Hamsters had vacated the Multi-track studio for the night. This proved to be a boon for the Posse as this studio had just been upgraded with the latest technology which was truly needed to bring this project home.
Jim Gray invited the Posse to the Multi-track and all parts were re-recorded using techniques that actual bands use when making a single. (imagine that!) Phal’s voice, after singing his part repeatedly for over an hour, was having trouble hitting some pitch levels, which partially explains the “off the rails” ending. Another challenge came during post-production as no one in the building had ever applied auto-tune processing to a production.
The effort continued through the night until approximately 6 a.m. when all assembled had other actual trivia duties to attend to. Hours later after sleep had been acquired, Jim “Spector” Gray smoothed out all the edges and it was ready for its world debut during the Posse’s trivia on-air shift Saturday night.