Monday, March 31, 2008

Flight of the Conchords

Surf The Channel has just uploaded The Flight of the Conchords: A Texan Odyssey, which plays almost like a pilot for their subsequent self-titled sitcom. The 45 minute special sees the band travel from their native New Zealand to the South by SouthWest music festival in Austin Texas, where they hope to get their 'medium break'. The special features brief appearances by Morrissey and Neil Young, as well as a foot-rub interview with Toronto's Peaches.

The mockumentary is not as successful as the TV series, possible because it doesn't feature their fictional manager Murray Hewitt (a note-perfect performance by stand-up comedian Rhys Darby), who is also the Deputy Cultural Attaché at the New Zealand consulate. But it does feature live performances of “Business Time”, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room”, “Boom, She’s So Hot!” and “Think About It, Think, Think About It" and functions as a stop-gap until the next season airs.

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