That was brilliant.
The writer that wrote that write up about the writers is quite the wit. Thanks, Nancy and mock. I didn't know that about the radio series.
I'm really looking forward to the film, assuming it'll be a general release...
I hope so, but we'll probably be left waiting for the dvd.
Nonchalant Obsession, that's a great photo - I wish I could steal one of those sticky notes on the wall
Many have tried to enlarge the photo...you can't read anything.
Oh and call me nonch. I really hope you take a minute and do a proper introduction of yourself in the welcome thread so we can get to know a bit more about you.
We won't ask too many embarrassing questions. We will
want to know what to call you because "andthisisthewonder" is a lot to type.
We generally avoid real life names, but your acronym is a bit dodgy...ATITW.
I know little about writing, but I can imagine the process the first season started with Bret and Jemaine's catalog of songs on note cards and they arranged them around obvious plot lines for the main story of the episode, then selecting another to inspire the "B" storyline. Second season they still had a few songs they could (and did) use but the ideas could flow a bit more free as the songs could be written to help advance or embellish the story. Sadly that is a LOT of writing and the Conchords not only wrote all of the songs (James helped on Carol Brown) but half of the episodes each season. I wonder at what point they would bring in the guest writers? After the story was outlined? Bring them in to add meat to the bones...plumping it out and working on the dialog? Then maybe the guys would look for inspiration for the songs...or maybe the guest writers would suggest something, for example Duncan Sarkies says; "Bret. Jemaine. I think a song about your man bulges would be perfect right here in the story."
Jemaine; "I'm on it."
Is is my imagination or are the more sexual episodes all written by guest writers?
If so, then thank you gentlemen for your efforts and for putting the guys into such stimulating situations for our viewing pleasure.
The other writers get full credit for the various episodes so perhaps they even prepared the treatment and outline for the epi's they wrote?
It would be helpful to know if the photo above has all of the shows from Season 1 framed out in sticky notes....or is that all work for one episode?
Hmmmm, no credited female writers in the bunch. No doubt there was more than a bit of improvisational work done on set though by the various, hilarious ladies.
By the way, I applaud the way the show made use of guest stars and cameos.
Though I had my problems with S2E8 "New Zealand Town", it's use of Lucy Lawless was brilliant! Though I still whine everytime at the credits when after all that teasing they play the melody of the Bus Driver's Song.