As one of the few other guys posting here, I often feel like I'm in a minority.
This was a good episode, with several laugh-out-loud lines and moments. And three
songs this week, and they were all pretty good.
(On a personal note, I'm especially happy that they threw ninjas into the "Weapon of Choice" video, so now I have an excuse to put ninjas in my new video game.
)I liked the following things:
[*]"New Zealand: Ewe Should Come" The goofy posters continue to amuse me.
[*]Pepileptic? Prophylactic? This show gets a lot of mileage out of unusual words and pronunciations. And the song lyrics were especially clever this week.
[*]Bret and Jemaine's sibling rivalry - badmouthing each other in front of Brahbrah, the glove slap and fight(s) were all very funny. I think this is the meanest we've ever seen the guys behave, yet it didn't feel out of character. I have to commend the acting - they've both improved quite a bit this year.
[*]Bret wearing Jemaine's glasses, they actually suited him well. Mel's reaction was hilarious!
[*]Jemaine and his glued-on beard, talking to the coat rack. (As someone who is two steps from being legally blind, I could sympathize.)
[*]Murray's confusion in the recording studio, and the mixing guy's silent reaction to the whole thing.
[*]The songs were all well-done, although they still have to face what I've been calling the "stand-alone" test.
[*]Mel with a tambourine, and "This is the remix!"I disliked the following things:
[*]The plot was very standard sitcom formula. (Well, except for the whole epileptic dog thing...) Fortunately, we haven't seen these characters in that kind of situation before, so what is old seems new.
[*]Kristen Wiig was okay, but I think she was actually a little too 'normal'. A little more quirkiness would have been better. And the Barbara/Brahbrah thing was odd and not really funny.
[*]So the sudden reappearance of all the furniture was never explained, and on top of that, Murray can afford to rent a recording studio and stage a benefit too? I know money-related situations on TV are rarely realistic, but four episodes ago a $2.79 cup broke the bank.
they get all those dogs? Shouldn't they be in jail again?
[*]The sound was out of sync a couple of times during the "Weapon of Choice" song, and I know it wasn't my computer.
[*]So Brahbrah thought they were gay, then Mel shows up for the punchline. Lame.
[*]And while I see the ladies here are going nuts over the short shorts and other assorted
things, all I could say was "Seriously, those guys are really