"Forget it, Brian. It's NewZealandTown.""NewZealandTown" wasn't as consistently funny as last week's introduction of Prime Minister Brian(*), but the passage towards the end with Bret and Jemaine holed up in their apartment, fiending for any kind of hair-styling product as if they were character on "The Wire," was explosively hilarious enough to make up for some slow spots elsewhere in the episode. And the homage to "Chinatown" at the end, with Lucy Lawless walking off as the crane pulled up to show poor Brian alone in this ever-changing world of moral decay, was quite brilliant.
(*) Is it Brian or Bryan? Actor's name is with an I, but the hand-drawn poster was with a Y. Was the Y the error he said he needed to fix?
What I found interesting was that, unless my brain still hasn't properly adjusted to Daylight Savings Time, we only got one proper music video this week, with the totally '80s "Fashion Is Danger." (That song, by the way, felt like a case of the guys doing too good a job of recreating the thing they were spoofing.) We heard snippets of other songs, but they were all things they've played before. With all the discussion we've had this season about whether Bret and Jemaine can keep cranking out funny songs as easily as they and the other writers can keep cranking out funny comedy, maybe one video per episode is a smarter pace, unless great inspiration strikes them in a given week.
What did everybody else think?