Helpa helpa helpa the kids!
August 26, 2012 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Bret and Jemaine of Flight of the Conchords interview some New Zealand schoolchildren to find inspiration for their new charity single, Feel Inside.
posted by av123 (35 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
"We could save some money from the tooth fairy, and then we can ask other kids for their teeth so that we can get even mooooore money."

Basically, we have no chance against the kids of tomorrow. Don't wander far from your teeth..
posted by obscurator at 5:18 PM on August 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


That was wonderful. Jenaime's reaction when that little girl mentions the Muppets was priceless.
posted by graphnerd at 5:18 PM on August 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


For those who are not particularly au courant with Kiwi charity: Red Nose Day. Last year's video.
posted by gingerest at 5:27 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


They are right about the crazy financial system.
Oh yes.


(I hope somewhere in this video I find out who all these people are. I think I recognised Bic Runga, mind).
posted by Mezentian at 5:28 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ah. Per TV3, "the song features Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser, Boh Runga, Sam Scott, Luke Buda, Savage, Young Sid, Tyree, Deach, PNC, Zowie, Ruby Frost, Kids of 88, Rikki Morris, Moana Maniapoto, Nathan King, Maitereya, Victoria Girling-Butcher, Elizabeth Marvelly, Peter Urlich and Cherie Mathieson."
posted by gingerest at 5:32 PM on August 26, 2012


Absolutely delightful! Thanks for the grins.
posted by Surfurrus at 5:44 PM on August 26, 2012


Thank you.
posted by k8t at 5:48 PM on August 26, 2012


This is Jemaine to my interests.
posted by argonauta at 5:50 PM on August 26, 2012 [21 favorites]


Don't worry I've never heard of most of these people either and I'm a New Zealander.
posted by dydecker at 6:14 PM on August 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wanted to buy the single, but it's kiwi only. Booo! I want to helpa helpa helpa the kids too!
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 6:21 PM on August 26, 2012


MOAR FoTC PLEEZE MEDIA OVERLORDS
posted by mwhybark at 6:23 PM on August 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


Notice how you didn't see the legs of any of the singers? I suspect they may all have been muppets.
posted by benito.strauss at 6:25 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wanted to buy the single, but it's kiwi only.

Apparently there's another site that's selling it without the NZ-only restriction.
posted by av123 at 6:41 PM on August 26, 2012


Feel inside....

Outstanding ...
posted by mule98J at 8:03 PM on August 26, 2012


Love it! Really has to be seen in context... otherwise those lyrics...
posted by greenhornet at 8:05 PM on August 26, 2012


"the song features Dave Dobbyn

Okay, anyone who does not have A Slice Of Heaven in their head after read that name: good job.

Everyone else is welcome to join my support group.
posted by Mezentian at 8:06 PM on August 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


*reading* that name.

See! See the damage casually jovial tunes from 1988 can cause?
posted by Mezentian at 8:07 PM on August 26, 2012


Thank you Thank you. Never to much FoTC and especially with adorable children. And it makes me just wanna be a bubble.
posted by Isadorady at 8:09 PM on August 26, 2012


I love how serious Bret and Jemaine look as they are listening to the kids. "So are you suggesting that to get the money we catch robbers, and then rob them?"
posted by apricot at 8:16 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the link, av123. I bought it from that site, hope they are also passing all the profits back.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 8:54 PM on August 26, 2012


What about the top twins?

Nah, they'll be busy with lambing


Classic
posted by Sedition at 9:21 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have heard of the majority of these people and I am not a Kiwi!

Also, a perfect Monday morning wake-up YT video.
posted by kariebookish at 11:41 PM on August 26, 2012


I have heard of the majority of these people and I am not a Kiwi!

You must like Pacific Islander hip-hop.
posted by Mezentian at 1:18 AM on August 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nah, they'll be busy with lambing

Docking now.
posted by Catch at 3:23 AM on August 27, 2012


You must like Pacific Islander hip-hop.

Not really. I just have an unhealthy obsession with the NZ music scene thanks to a youthful infatuation with Phil Judd-era Split Enz.
posted by kariebookish at 4:43 AM on August 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks for posting this! This wins my personal Best Post in August contest.
posted by Kevtaro at 5:29 AM on August 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


This made me smile so wide. FoTC are awesome, and this video is awesome-er!
posted by gemmy at 6:31 AM on August 27, 2012


Write a song and it will help save the kids? Who came up with this preposterous hypothesis? Steve, perchance?


*shakes fist*


Steve.
posted by mcstayinskool at 8:37 AM on August 27, 2012 [7 favorites]


OK, I finally saw this video. Best charity song ever? And I say that as an afficionado of charity songs. I was pleasantly surprised by the legit rap at the end (in sad contrast to We Are The World 25).
posted by muddgirl at 3:05 PM on August 27, 2012


That was beautiful.

I love how serious Bret and Jemaine look as they are listening to the kids.


they can't help but crack up a few times. Like when the kid is saying that her mummy says "no no no no no there will be no more children"
posted by wilful at 7:25 PM on August 27, 2012


There's an *unhealthy* infatuation with Split Enz?

Well, I never....
posted by Mezentian at 9:50 PM on August 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is so much fun. I love it.
posted by harriet vane at 10:06 PM on August 27, 2012


Official HD version!
posted by av123 at 8:20 PM on August 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


[updated the links in the post, since the videos had been removed.]
posted by taz at 5:23 AM on September 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you follow av123's link to the Official HD version, that's where there are instructions how to get the song if you're not in NZ. First make a donation straight to CureKidsNZ. Then you can download the song from their official Dropbox account. It was a lot easier to do that than trying to buy it from the non-NZ sources, since you didn't have to mess with creating an account. Also, you can be sure that your entire donation goes to the right place.

(Note, song download only in .m4a format. Can be imported into iTunes, but may have to be converted before use in other programs.)
posted by gemmy at 11:31 AM on September 1, 2012


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