Yes its that time of the week again. The day after Sunday. And Monday and Tuesday. Where I once again am inspired to write something vaguely interesting about stuff that may or may not be Conchords related.
What I said last year (has it been that long) still applies. Only we are down to 2 parts left for me to torment you with 'O thanks Yoko' I hear you say.
Hoping people reading this have managed to hear the show somehow and therefore have a clue about what I am going on about. If not then
So what do we know this week that we didn't last... Conchords BBC Radio show info
Episode details - 5: The Conchords are stretched to breaking point by Bret's girlfriend Suzanne. Is she really a Yoko Ono figure and.... can Neil Finn save the day?
Bret McKenzie - himself
Jemaine Clement - himself
Brian Nesbitt - Rhys Darby
Emma Kennedy - Suzanne
Rob Brydon - Narrator
Neil Finn - himself
Rob Brydon. Narrator. His best bit this week for me included
"The white Bob Marley of Wellington" - Said this week about Neil Finn
"Jemaines face turns to thunder, his eyebrows to some sort of angry lightning"
And onto the show
Songs featured in part 5 - Robots (aka Humans Are Dead)
If You're Into It
After their sucess with Whambi in part 4, the guys hire out a studio to record some songs.
Brian has the bridge tour all mapped out. Tonight its Putney Bridge
. See map below.
And setting the scene for you, this is how it could have/should have/would have looked on a summer evening during the tour....
And if like Brian, you are moved by the bridge, you can take the virtual 360 tour without leaving your seat. See what Brian saw, sigh at what Brian sighed at... 360 tour of Putney Bridge
This is what the guys missed out on when skipping Brian's Bridge Tour
Bits I love from the show
Jemaine popping up on Bret's dates. Just when you think Bret and Suzanne are alone, Jemaine pipes up with a class line.
The performance of If You're Into It
Jemaine's visible upset at the 'Yoko' threat. And his heartfelt sigh.
The performance of the song I'm Not Crying. A song the band has not played since 1998 at the Taranaki Tavern Hootenanny and chilli cookoff. For personal reasons.
The fight in the studio. The whole setting of it, hot pies and hot tempers. Then the voiceover saying "Bret throws his headphones aside and grasps a savoury missile. Jemaine defends himself with a savoury slice" Sound effects ensue and colourful narrative follows.
The entire firing scene. No one knowing who was firing who, or who had been fired. Or who could be.
Lines/quotes from the show
Jemaine - "Yeah man, thats frozen cool"
Jemaine - "The bridge tours a possibility. And also I got a book out from the library on how Yoko Ono split the Beatles up. Might read some of that" *heavy sigh*
Brian (upon discovering Jemaine has been on Bret's dates) "You'd be a third wheel!"
Jemaine - (in his defence) "Yeah well, a third wheel is bad on a bike, but on a car its very nessecary"
Jemaine and his use of the "Hmmm"
Neil (answering phone) - "Hello"
Brian (to Neil on phone) "Hey Neil. Brian here!"
Neil - *Audible sigh of resignation* "Ok, hi Brian"
Brian - "You know Jemaine and Bret, the guys?"
Neil - "Getting to know them"
Bret - "Ah, Jemaines just, ah umm, being a dick"
Jemaine - "Pardon? What did you just call me?"
Talking about the band breakup -
Bret - "Yeah it feels strange the band having broken up. Luckily for me I've got Suzanne. Uhhh... Jemaines got Brian"
Jemaine - "I'm not too upset about the band *voice cracks* breaking up. Itsa, it was bound to happen"
And I am done. Once more. The floor is all yours. All I ask is swooning be left elsewhere. By all means have fun, but, yeah, well, I didn't do all this with swooning in mind