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  • Steve Parks,

    That's Michel Gondry directing there. Yowza.

    Coolio. Can't wait to watch that. (Can't watch now - at work.)

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1135 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    Hey, first for a change!

    I rulz, youz drulz.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1135 posts Report Reply

  • Joshua Drummond,

    Insta-classic, damn straight.

    Did I spot Ron Jeremy in there at one point, or was that just a Freudian reaction of some kind?

    Since Nov 2006 • 109 posts Report Reply

  • Ben McNicoll,

    At first glance i thought it was Dennis Franz, but Ron Jeremy would make more sense.

    Grey Lynn • Since May 2007 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Zippy Gonzales,

    And another excellent Media 7:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 186 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Did I spot Ron Jeremy in there at one point, or was that just a Freudian reaction of some kind?

    Every short, balding, faintly unsavoury white man in a hideous shirt looks like Ron Jeremy. It's a fundamental Law of Nature.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11867 posts Report Reply

  • Joshua Drummond,

    Yeah, but the Ron Jeremyness shone especially strongly from this one.
    WIth regard to the Law of Nature, do you suppose Ron Jeremy is the Platonic Idea for short, balding, faintly unsavoury white men in a hideous shirts?

    Since Nov 2006 • 109 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    ain't no good if there's too much wood"

    heh, found a huge puddle of saliva on my lap at the end of that track.

    your taxed dollar • Since Mar 2008 • 1298 posts Report Reply

  • Public Servant on a tea-break.,

    <Did I spot Ron Jeremy in there at one point, or was that just a Freudian reaction of some kind?>

    I don't know, and I feel no shame in not knowing.

    However, that aside: isn't the dude in the front of the Conga line with a moustache and the aviator sunglasses one of the Village People?

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    And another excellent Media 7:

    I know it was only a minor part of the show but I felt a bit short changed by the FOO camp report personally, didn't really tell me much except a few geeks in tents gathered at Warkworth.

    I'm sure there's much more to it. Where can I find more ?

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    It looks like Dennis Franz to me - but I'd have to see his butt to be sure.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Joshua Drummond,

    It looks like Dennis Franz to me - but I'd have to see his butt to be sure.

    His butt. It's another part of his anatomy that he's generally recognisable by/famous for. :D

    Since Nov 2006 • 109 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Crotch-placed disco-balls. Bet there's going to be a lot more of them at next years Wellington Sevens.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    However, that aside: isn't the dude in the front of the Conga line with a moustache and the aviator sunglasses one of the Village People?

    Indeed. Randy Jones -- who used to be the cowboy and now runs the Village People -- plays the doorman and is on the dancefloor in that sequence.

    Wellingtron • Since Nov 2006 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I know it was only a minor part of the show but I felt a bit short changed by the FOO camp report personally, didn't really tell me much except a few geeks in tents gathered at Warkworth.

    I'm sure there's much more to it. Where can I find more ?

    We intended to edit up the six interviews and put 'em on the Media7 blog on the TVNZ site -- but it appears that hasn't happened. I think there may have been technical issues .

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18714 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    It's the secret of Ron Jeremy's success, that you wouldn't be able to pick him out of a lineup. A fundamental tenet of straight male porn is that the guy should not capture one iota of your attention. You're meant to be able to mentally substitute yourself in there, and that's waaay easier if the guy looks average (or even ugly) than if he has the form of a greek statue, after the Vandals have knocked the penis off and replaced it with a battle-strength cudgel.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8318 posts Report Reply

  • Public Servant on a tea-break.,

    <Indeed. Randy Jones -- who used to be the cowboy and now runs the Village People -- plays the doorman and is on the dancefloor in that sequence.>

    Thought he was familiar.

    He must be getting on by now, but I guess 'You can't stop the music... Nobody can stop the music...'

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    The Village People: I've always wondered if they were gay.

    Otherwise I'm closing my eyes, blocking my ears and going LA-LA-LA-LA in the general direction of all you people (and you know who you are, and how damn many you are) who drop various kinds of hints about or offers spoiler-ey snippets of the new series of Flight with the Conchords. Some of us are waiting for Prime Television (motto: "Our website is shite") to start screening it already.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    It looks like Dennis Franz to me - but I'd have to see his butt to be sure.

    His butt.It's another part of his anatomy that he's generally recognisable by/famous for. :D

    Um... no, Dennis Franz is notable for showing his butt in an episode of NYPD Blue. You are thinking of the other guy that was mentioned, that is famous for looking like a hedgehog.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    The Village People: I've always wondered if they were gay.

    Just an act probably, I expect they're no more gay than Julian Clary is.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    The Village People: I've always wondered if they were gay.

    According to wiki:
    Victor Edward Willis... [was the] original lead singer of the disco group Village People. He was also the only straight member of the original group. His persona was the "Cop" and "Naval Officer".

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1721 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Just an act probably, I expect they're no more gay than Julian Clary is.

    I'm sensing a hidden reference to the missing member of the Village People, Knowledge Bro.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    The naval officer wasn't gay?! Dear me, my straighdar must have been severely mulfunctioning all these years.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Julian Clary *is* gay or so this article implies. I think it may be libel to suggest otherwise.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4422 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Ron Jeremy is the Platonic Idea for short, balding, faintly unsavoury white men in a hideous shirts

    The Platonic Far-From-Ideal, surely?

    Mark:

    I found a huge puddle of saliva in my lap

    Saliva. Yeh. That's your story, and you're sticking to it...

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 874 posts Report Reply

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