Subtle visual gags in HBO series

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Postby beck » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:55 am

I noticed in The Actor, when they're making the Frodo... video, that when they're doing the rock out with Legolas and Gimli, the amp in the background has a hole in it, possibly from when they went 'On Tour' and "destroyed all that equipment"
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Postby eclecticwonder » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:35 pm

strangeangel wrote:I'm beginning to feel obsessive...not happy unless I'm watching, listening to, reading, daydreaming Conchords. In episode 12, when Bret introduces Demetri to Murray, Dimetri has animals on his shirt as does he in the "Humans Are Dead" club scene.


i felt this way for a while
i've mellowed out a little, though :lol:
not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Postby strangeangel » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:39 am

Not sure I want to mellow just yet. Episode 4, Bret writes a 2 hour song for Koko, then a lenghty good-bye letter to Jemaine, I wonder if this is reflective of Bret's writing style.[/quote]
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Postby cassandrasnow » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:01 am

strangeangel wrote:Not sure I want to mellow just yet. Episode 4, Bret writes a 2 hour song for Koko, then a lenghty good-bye letter to Jemaine, I wonder if this is reflective of Bret's writing style.
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Ahh yes. That's a very good observation.

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Postby The_Kiwi_Fruit » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:37 am

I don't know if anyone said this one yet.

but i always laugh after Jemaine meets Sally at the laundret (sp?) because when they go to leave, he doesn't take his own laudry. And when you see him talking Bret afterwards.... no laundry haha.

also when they go on tour, and they are in the rain with there leather jackets over there heads... hahahaha. not sutle but it is a visual gag. and ofcourse it is this which leads to them shrinking later in the ep.

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Postby dandy lyons » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:59 am

I think he was just drying his shoes....it was raining pretty hard that night. :)
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Postby ParanoidAndroid » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:35 am

Not sure if you'd call it a visual gag but...
was anyone else dying for air after the John Tutturo cameo?
I mean, the credit had 5 people in the room with me question his name in unison!
Pretty freaking random!

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Postby The_Kiwi_Fruit » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:09 am

dandy lyons wrote:I think he was just drying his shoes....it was raining pretty hard that night. :)


haha. This is funny visual gag any way. :lol: :lol: :lol: and still he doesn't have any washing. and his shoes were just going to get wet when he went outside lol.

this isn't really a visual gag but in the same ep i think Jemaine looks so funny in that yellow coat. and it makes me laugh because in 2006 i went to california with my school choir. and when we were going on a cruise of the san francisco harbour, and it was raining (alot! all the more fun eh) and most of the choir brought those things to wear coz we though they were hilarious. So it made me smile to see Jemaine doing likewise.

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Dave channels Bruce Springsteen

Postby Jilly » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:06 pm

The name of Dave's pawn shop is Pawn in the U.S.A. (when said with the proper NY accent, "pawn" and "born" actually rhyme), and Dave is always wearing a Boss-like bandana. Very first-generation-American of him!

Have you tried the samosas?

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Postby Johnnyp » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:55 pm

Nice :lol:

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Re: Dave channels Bruce Springsteen

Postby The_Kiwi_Fruit » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:36 am

Jilly wrote:The name of Dave's pawn shop is Pawn in the U.S.A. (when said with the proper NY accent, "pawn" and "born" actually rhyme), and Dave is always wearing a Boss-like bandana. Very first-generation-American of him!

Have you tried the samosas?

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i don't really get it.... :oops:

and with a kiwi accent, i think pawn and born rhyme too.

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Re: Dave channels Bruce Springsteen

Postby meg1448 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:26 am

The_Kiwi_Fruit wrote:
Jilly wrote:The name of Dave's pawn shop is Pawn in the U.S.A. (when said with the proper NY accent, "pawn" and "born" actually rhyme), and Dave is always wearing a Boss-like bandana. Very first-generation-American of him!

Have you tried the samosas?

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i don't really get it.... :oops:

and with a kiwi accent, i think pawn and born rhyme too.


"Born in the U.S.A" is a really famous song by Bruce Springsteen. :)
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Re: Dave channels Bruce Springsteen

Postby The_Kiwi_Fruit » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:36 pm

meg1448 wrote:
The_Kiwi_Fruit wrote:
Jilly wrote:The name of Dave's pawn shop is Pawn in the U.S.A. (when said with the proper NY accent, "pawn" and "born" actually rhyme), and Dave is always wearing a Boss-like bandana. Very first-generation-American of him!

Have you tried the samosas?

Jilly


i don't really get it.... :oops:

and with a kiwi accent, i think pawn and born rhyme too.


"Born in the U.S.A" is a really famous song by Bruce Springsteen. :)


ahhhh. i think i just heard my brain click. but that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.


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