Cool but not too cool

The Flight of the Conchords appeared as camp counsellors in the premiere episode of season 22 of The Simpsons which went to air in the US in September. In the episode, titled Elementary School Musical, Marge Simpson sends her daughter, Lisa, to a performing arts camp where McKenzie and Clement inspire her to embrace creativity. In one part, Clement heckles the actors with the call: “I’ve seen more life in the Wellington Botanic Gardens,” while McKenzie worries if the actors will understand the reference. According to Fox Broadcasting, the camp helps Lisa “connect with her inner hipster.” American independent student newspaper columnist Dan Cusack claims he too is becoming a hipster after watching the episode. “They are deeply ingrained in hipster culture, for their subverse comedy and because they got popular, but not too popular,” Cusack writes. “Plus they dress in ironic T-shirts and they are from a cool foreign country, New Zealand.” After reviewing the episode on “the hipster TV haven, AVclub.com” Cusacks says: “I agreed it was not as good as their TV show and blamed The Simpsons writers. That’s when it hit me, I was becoming a hipster.”


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Jane Campion Returns to Film with Locally-Shot Western The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion Returns to Film with Locally-Shot Western The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog marks a homecoming for Wellington-born Oscar winner Jane Campion – with a career-first twist, David Canfield reports for Vanity Fair. Campion’s last feature was the 2009 romantic drama…