Flight of the Conchords Return for Charity (and Stuff Like That)

The two best things about “Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That),” this new Flight of the Conchords jam created for New Zealand’s “Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids” and shot with a bunch of children at the Clyde Quay School in the duo’s hometown of Wellington:

1. They’re still funny together! In 2009, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie shut things down after two seasons of their HBO show, more or less because they ran out of material. “We’ve got to write the series, but we’ve also got to write the songs, and just dividing your time into those two writing tasks is really tricky,” Clement said at the time. Then the two went their separate ways, Clement off to be the best part of some bad movies, and McKenzie off to cop Oscars (for “Man or Muppet?,” which was great because it was as FOTC-y as you could get without technically being FOTC). They’d reformed for an Australian tour this spring, at which time McKenzie said, “It’s good taking a break from working so intensely because now we have fresh material. For a while there we were working together every day for months. It was like an old married couple, we were finishing each other’s stories. Now we’ve got fresh things to jam off.” He meant “jam off” in the throwaway manner way it sounds, as there are still no plans to resurrect the show in any form. But, yeah, check out the vid — they’re still funny together.

2. All of these New Zealand celebrities, doing the celebrity-telethon sing-along part. According to Mashable, we’re looking at such notables as Boh Runga, Luke Buda, Savage, Young Sid, Tyree, Deach, PNC, Moana Maniapoto, and Zowie. Zowie! I love Zowie.

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Amos Barshad has written for New York magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

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