New Zealand seems to have popped up in the news lately. You remember those California Milk ads with the California cows? Well, the magic is over.. you see, those Cows are mother fuckin' Kiwi's.
Remember those cute commercials showing cows auditioning American Idol-style to be the next "face" of Real California Milk? Too bad they were all shot in New Zealand, and not California.
There's been a backlash movement (moooooo-vement?) and as a result, the state legislators have come down with some new guidelines, explains an opinion piece in the LA Times. Showbiz labor unions objected to the commercials being shot in New Zealand, "prompting the Assembly on Monday to approve a bill requiring state agencies, commissions or departments that promote California products using public funds to keep their productions in-state."
But you know even though that Kiwi milk may not taste the same, I'm not mad... I'm just disappointed that I had no idea till now. But that's not to say I dislike Kiwi's. In fact, let's look at what's New Zealand's top export Flight of the Conchords
You hear that, mother bitches! Flight of the Conchords will be in town. Let's just go buck wild with some FotC videos.
It could have easily been a scene from their much-loved HBO series as the receptionist in the Glasgow hotel struggled to find the name of Jemaine Clement, one half of the comic duo Flight of the Conchords. "Who? Can you spell it?" she pleaded.
If only Murray, their inept but enthusiastic manager on the show, was there to brag how Flight of the Conchords is one of New Zealand's top exports — right behind lamb, wool and making avatars.
While the second season of the series wrapped last year and Clement and his cohort Bret McKenzie decided to nix the third season, the two have been touring sold-out venues in Europe for the last month before playing their only L.A. gig at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday.