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Musical TV Memories – Bands on TV Shows

Continuing the Musical TV Memories, what better to remember than the bands that some of our beloved TV characters have formed over the years. Inspired by Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s reprisal of his Zack Morris character in a recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon, here’s a look at some of the bands from over the years.

Band: Zack Attack
Band Members: Zack, Kelly, Slater, Lisa, Screech
Show: Saved By The Bell
Song: Friends Forever

Band: Zit Remedy
Band Members: Joey Jeremiah, Wheels and Snake
Show: Degrassi High
Song: Everybody Wants Something

Band: The Worthless Peons
Band Members: Ted, Randall, Crispin, Roy
Show: Scrubs
Song: Don’t Fear The Reaper

Band: DriveSHAFT
Band Members: Charlie and Liam Pace
Show: Lost
Song: You All Everybody

Band: Flight of the Conchords
Band Members: Bret and Jemaine
Show: Flight of the Conchords
Song: Ladies of the World

Any TV show bands stand out for you over the years? Share your picks in the comments below!


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Fun With FOTC in Toronto!

Flight of the Conchords concluded 2 nights at Massey Hall in Toronto, and I was very excited to be in the audience for the April 21st show, and it was a blast!

They performed quite a few tunes from the second season of their hit HBO series, from “Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor” to “Sugalumps”, and some old favourites, including “Foux de Fafa”, “Albi the Racist Dragon”, “Motha’uckas” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room”.

Here are some of my pics from the evening:

Bret on Keys

Bret on Keys

Bret & Jemaine with the "New Zealand Symphony Orchestra"

Bret and Jemaine with the "New Zealand Symphony Orchestra"

Jemaine Singing

Jemaine Singing

Bret & Jemaine show off their Sugalumps

Bret & Jemaine show off their Sugalumps

Bret & Jemaine

Bret & Jemaine

Has anyone else seen FOTC on this tour? Share your stories by commenting below!


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Wiig Guests on Flight of the Conchords

Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig guest starred on last night’s episode of FOTC. The results? One of the best eps this season, and a music video that would make Meatloaf jealous!

For those of you that have read the SNL Blog that I write, I’ve been quite vocal about my disappointment with most of Kristen Wiig’s quirky characters that all melt into one, mainly because they don’t utilize her talent. On FOTC, Wiig reminded me of what she’s capable of. Now if only the SNL writers would watch her on FOTC and learn from it!

Anyone else think that Wiig’s performance on FOTC was far superior to most of what she’s been doing on SNL this year?


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FOTC vs Lonely Island – Is This the Same Song?

In my celebration this morning that I finally scored tickets to The Flight of the Conchords in Toronto after a few unsuccessful attemps, I decided to listen to their tune “Inner City Pressure”. Part way through the song, I nearly started singing “Jizz in my Pants” from The Lonely Island. Could they be the same song? I’d like you to decide.

Here’s FOTC’s “Inner City Pressure”:

And now The Lonely Island’s “Jizz in my Pants”:

So what do you think? Do they sound strikingly similar? Or is it that both just remind me of Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls”?


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Flight of the Conchords Announce North American Tour!

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I’m a happy gal today – The Flight of the Conchords have announced a Spring Tour, which includes 2 dates in Toronto! They’ll be playing my favourite venue, Massey Hall, on April 21st and 22nd. I can’t wait! In addition to Bret and Jemaine, some cities even get Mel (Kristen Schaal) or Dave (Arj Barker). Tickets go on sale next weekend.

Here are the tour dates and locations:

4/6/09 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
4/7/09 – Coral Gables, FL – University of Miami BankUnited Center
4/8/09 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
4/10/09 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
4/11/09 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
4/13/09 – Washington, D.C. – Constitution Hall
4/14/09 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
4/17/09 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
4/18/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre (2 shows)
4/19/09 – Kent, OH – Kent State University
4/21/09 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
4/22/09 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
4/24/09 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
4/25/09 – Bloomington, IN – IU Auditorium
4/26/09 – Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts
4/28/09 – Chicago, IL – Aerie Crown
4/30/09 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
5/2/09 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre (2 shows)
5/3/09 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
5/5/09 – Dallas, TX – Nokia Theatre
5/6/09 – Houston, TX – Jones Hall
5/7/09 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
5/10/09 – Vancouver, BC – Center in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
5/11/09 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
5/12/09 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
5/14/09 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
5/16/09 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/17/09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Abravanel Hall
5/19/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
5/20/09 – San Diego, CA – RIMAC Arena
5/22/09 – Santa Barbara, CA – County Bowl
5/23/09 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
5/24/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
5/25/09 – Berkeley, CA – Berkeley Community Theatre (2 shows)

Here’s what you’ll be missing if you don’t go:

So who else is planning to see TFOC?


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Could There Be A Season Three of FOTC?

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It took me a few tries to warm up to HBO’s The Flight of the Conchords. I remember watching the first episode, and not being all that impressed. Then a few weeks later, I didn’t change the channel after Entourage, and something brilliant captured my attention – “Mutha’uckas”. Just one song, and I was an FOTC convert.

During the very long hiatus between Seasons One and Two of FOTC, I heard about their interview with Q Magazine, which I later read on the New Zealand Herald’s website.  It stated that the show would most likely end following Season Two due to challenges they were facing in coming up with new material. Bret McKenzie was quoted as saying:


“The second (season) seems to me like it would be a good end to the show. I feel like another 10… that will be enough.”

In a Reuters article posted earlier today, it appears Season Two may not be the end of FOTC on your TV. Jemaine Clement stated there may be a Season Three, they haven’t decided yet, and joked:


“if (Bret) starts a rumor that it’s the last season, we might get a bit of a better pay offer.”

I’d be down with one more season of FOTC, if they can match the hilarity of the other night’s tune “Sugar Lumps”. Do you want a Season Three of FOTC?


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