Homeward Flight of the Conchords


One of the most successful and well known NZ media exports are the comically-creative duo dubbed ‘Flight of the Conchords’ made up of Brett McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Their hit TV show caused ripples of rib-tickles across the globe which saw the actors playing fictionalized versions of themselves trying to make it big in NY. Socially inept and musically immature the show chronicled the upds and downs of both their professional and private lives, so why was the show, after only two well-received seasons, brought to an end? This story points to family commitments for the duo as being the main issue. Whereas the Wikipedia article led me to an article that suggested FotC were not embraced at home with their humour being dubbed ‘too Wellington.’ To me it seems silly that two such talents can’t find national appreciation throughout their own country after they’ve done so much to bring it international renown and appreciation. As I pointed out in my last post, it seems that Wellington is indeed at the forefront when it comes to embracing the ways in which media can aid and enhance our economy.


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