There is a poster promoting “Flight of the Conchords”’ second season on
HBO in my office. Thus, any video of Bret McKenzie playing or writing
songs on the fly are an automatic VOTD, doubly so when accompanied by
That’s the case here, thanks to The New York Times
magazine, which corralled the New Zealand comedian into a studio to talk about his work composing original songs for the new “Muppets” movie and even perform one with the little green guy. It’s a fun little feature
, and most definitely worth your time (click through to watch). Turns out writing songs for Muppets is extra-tricky, as McKenzie learned.
Also be sure to read Rod Lott’s super-exclusive interview
with Jason Segel. And pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Gazette
for a review of the film, which also opens tomorrow.