A while back, the folks behind Flight of the Conchords challenged their fans to a "lipdub" contest, in which they'd record themselves performing a version of "Hiphopopotomas vs. Rhymenoceros." The promise: The best of the submissions would be edited into one big "fansterpiece" that would air on HBO.
Well, HBO made good on the promise, and the resulting video is pretty fantastic — and eclectic in a way that I think Bret and Jemaine themselves would enjoy. It includes more than a few people in Jemaine-esque mutton chops or Bret-style curly wigs, some puppets, several grandmothers, and even a guy wearing an eagle hat, presumably in honor of Eagle vs. Shark. You can still check out more than 200 individual submissions on YouTube, and to see the final product, just read more.