Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Simpsons premiere - Flight of the Conchords prequel

Can these guys do anything wrong? The Simpsons season 22 premiere has proven once more they can't. It was brilliant! It was so good to see them again even if they were just cartoon characters. The magic of art brought them back to Broo... Sprooklyn where they still live as musicians who try to make it big in a city. I had the impression that it was one more Flight of the Conchords episode. I imagine this story took place before they met Murray. It was packed full of FOTC references and again, just as it was in their tv show, Bret and Jemaine performed some new songs. I think we can now put Lisa Simpson on the FOTC fanbase list right after Mel.

If you haven't watched it yet, you can rent or buy the episode on iTunes or watch it online on hulu or for the next two months on (of course, if you are in the US).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Behind the Scenes of The Simpsons with FotC

Interview with Al Jean, the executive producer of the Simpsons, where he talks about the coming premiere of the 22nd season. He mentions Bret and Jemaine a few times and we can see them in the studio recording original songs for the show. We also learn that the Conchords did the table read on the phone from New Zealand and then came to the US in January to record the spoken parts.




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dealing with hecklers by FotC

Jemaine and Bret teach Lisa Simpson how to deal with hecklers. Something what they mastered performing live for many years. I wouldn't be surprised if these heckles were real, taken from their live shows. ;)

Thanks to WTF! on the watch.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The last “Flight of the Conchords” episode we’ll never get

This review sounds very promising for every FOTC fan. 

The real stars of this episode are Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. They have big roles as the camp counselors and they do their Flight of the Conchords thing. They have Flight of the Conchords banter and some original folk riffs for a line each, all referencing the arts but still in that innocent, irreverent tone.

Sometimes they get to do a whole mini-song, not quite as long as a full song on their own show would be, but a full song by “Simpsons” standards. They do sort of spoofs of their own songs so it’s spoofs of homages. There are plenty of tunes for the next “Simpsons” soundtrack and a lot of banter. It’s the last “Flight of the Conchords” episode we’ll never get.

Read the full review here.

26th September can't come too soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

First yellow Conchords pictures

It's been quiet for a while on the Conchords front, but luckily that always means good things to follow.

We've already mentioned here that FotC will guest star on 22nd season premiere of The Simpsons. And here are first images of Jemaine and Bret or rather the characters they will lend their voices to. Does anyone have any idea why their names will be Kurt and Ethan? Anyway, I must say, they look much better than I expected. :D

As far as individual projects undertaken by the Conchords are concerned, Jemaine was busy with Dinner for Schmucks release and now is probably filming Men in Black 3 in New York. We haven't heard much of Bret recently, but... If you remember James Bobin, the co-creator of FOTC tv series, he's been asked to direct the New Muppets movie. And guess who he's working with? Read this story. It's hard to compete with the Conchord.

We will still have to wait a little bit to see the movie, because it is to be released on Christmas 2011. So, for now, remember to turn your tv sets on on September 26th this year to watch the yellow Conchords!

Photos obtained here and here.