The poster in Murray's office at the consulate says "It's not boring in New Zealand"
When Jemaine says "man's feet, Bret" whilst in the dumpster, his lips don't move.
When Bret searches in Mel's backpack for styling gel, he takes out Mel's CD player from the backpack twice, most likely an editing error.
Editing Goof: When it first shows Jemaine and Bret performing as Simon and Garfunkel, Jemaine's hands are behind his back and in the next shot he has one hand in front of his chest.
Goof - During the scene where the real Art Garfunkel shows up, Karen's head is visible in a close up of Jermaine before she actually shows up in the scene.
Although credited, Kristen Schaal (Mel) does not appear in this episode.
Murray mentions having served in the New Zealand army. Rhys Darby himself served three years in the New Zealand army, from 1991-1994.
For at least one second, you can see the shadow of a boom mic in lower right corner of the first shot of the first scene with Mel riding to catch up to Bret and Jemaine on bicycles about 4 minutes into the episode.
The poster in Murray's office reads "New Zealand - better than Old Zealand".
Bret and Dave confuse a bunch of rappers including Mos Def, Ice Cube, Method Man and Snoop Dogg for appearing on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The actual actor they are thinking of is Tracy Marrow (known as Ice-T in the music world).
Demetri Martin becomes the third The Daily Show regular to guest on this show, after Dan Bakkedahl in the episode "The Actor" episode and John Hodgman in the episode "Bowie"
The shirt that Bret is wearing in the beginning of the episode has the face of Sally that he embroidered in the episode "Sally Returns".
When Ben makes his rejection call Murray breaks down crying and begging for him to sign the band. This scene is nearly identical to what Rhys Darby did on FOTC's BBC Radio Series when he acted as their manager, Brian Nesbitt.
Director Taika Waititi and writer Duncan Sarkies worked together previously. In 1999 Waititi starred in a New Zealand film, Scarfies that Sarkies had co-written.
We find out that Dave's given name is actually Devjeet and that he still lives with his parents.
We learn that Murray's wife, whom he was previously separated with is named Shelley.
Goof: The day of the LaGuardia gig and the day after are both labeled as "Thursday" by the inter-titles.
At the beginning of the band meeting Murray's computer screen reads:
New Zealand Government
Band Meeting Agenda
1. Stage Presence
2. Any New Business?
In the episode 'Mugged' Murray warns Bret and Jemaine to avoid a drive by.
Director Taika Waititi had previously worked with the guys before. Taiki, Bret, and Jemaine all had a role in 2004's Futile Attraction. Then later he directed Jemaine in 2007's Eagle vs. Shark.
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