Fred Armisen and Bill Hader parodied Talking Heads on ‘Seth Meyers’ (watch); ‘Documentary Now!’ S2 premieres tonight
Documentary Now!, the mockumentary series from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, begins Season 2 tonight on IFC, and this year they're parodying DA Pennebaker's The War Room, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Spalding Grey's Swimming to Cambodia, the Maysles brothers' Salesman, Robert Evans portrait The Kid Stays in the Picture, and Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense.
The Stop Making Sense parody is called "Final Transmission" and features art school band Test Pattern, with Fred very clearly playing the David Byrne role. It will be interesting to see what they do with this, as Jonathan Demme's film isn't so much a traditional documentary as an elaborately staged concert film. Armisen and Hader stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night as Test Pattern to play "Art + Student = Poor," a track that falls somewhere between "Psycho Killer" and "Cities." It's played pretty straight and you can watch that below.
Tonight's premiere is "War Dogs" (the War Room parody) and airs at 10 PM Eastern/Pacific on IFC. A few other Documentary Now! clips are below.