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Mike Nesmith and his broad tiki comedy
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Joined: Jul 14, 2002
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From: San Francisco ,CA
Posted: 2003-06-19 09:28 am   Permalink

Completely un-tiki related, I've been obsessed with the Monkees lately. (Thanks to the DVD box that just came out.) In "researching" Mike Nesmith, found the following on his site http://www.videoranch.com.

He has a videotape for sale containing some "Television Parts" stuff that I guess didn't make it on the air...

"Only in the "Home Companion" will you find "The Voyage of the Kona Tiki", rare documentary footage of one man's valiant attempt to cross the Pacific in a Polynesian Restaurant."

It's hilarious...and the clip is up at the site!

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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2026
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2008-02-01 1:56 pm   Permalink

I just discovered ths video on YouTube:


It is freaking hilarious.
They REALLY nailed it.
I am surprised that no one commented back in 2003 when annalulu posted about it.

"The traditional, gaily colored tropical drink, made from......ham".

"...more pork".

- James T.

Big Stone Head / Tiki Road Trip / Left Orbit Temple

Also drink with us at: http://www.cocktailsnob.com

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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-02-01 2:07 pm   Permalink


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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-02-01 2:22 pm   Permalink

Good one!

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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2008-02-01 2:26 pm   Permalink

Very Cool! A friend of mine had several small parts in "Television Parts," including that of the man tending the grill near the beginning of this piece! I hadn't seen this one before. Thanks for posting it!

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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1784
From: Orlando
Posted: 2008-02-01 2:54 pm   Permalink

Hey, and he got the tikis right! Looks like they came from OA?

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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5862
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-02-01 2:57 pm   Permalink

The first beach scene is of Pacific Grove, CA., exactly where John Denver flew his airplane into the sea.
The inside building scene was taken at the defunct Mark Thomas' Outrigger in Cannery Row , Monterey.
When he looks to the restaurant after the umbrella, that is the outside of the Outrigger in Cannery Row.

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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-02-01 5:43 pm   Permalink

That was fabulous! I fell completely in love with Mike Nesmith when I was fifteen years old.

I've got Dr. Duck's Super secret All-Purpose Sauce on VHS. It's always been a favorite of mine, but it's been ages since I've had a working VCR.

Thanks for sharing the youtube clip.

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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2008-02-01 6:16 pm   Permalink

"threw himself overboard into the parking lot"

The Curse of Howland Island

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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 590
From: NOHO, CA
Posted: 2008-02-01 8:00 pm   Permalink

Got to add this one to YoYo Island's "Tiki Tube" lineup(*), chop-chop!

If anything resonates with YoYo's style of humor, it's *this*...

"Don't let it be forgot,
That once there was a Spot,
Where Blowfish all wore sunglasses,
and Tiki-times were hot..."

(*ps: Yup, it's up at YoYo. Major Mahalos to Anna and to JT, for starting and reviving this thread. As one who appreciates 'quality ham', I hoist a hearty, refreshing, pork-infused libation to 'ee both!
Cheers nui nui! SOK)

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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-02-01 9:20 pm   Permalink

Excellent. I was a big Monkees fan and of course Mike is brilliant!!! Thanks for the link.
FATIMA BLUSH: Oh, how reckless of me. I made you all wet.
JAMES BOND: Yes, but my martini is still dry.

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From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-02-02 5:28 pm   Permalink


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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2008-02-07 11:00 pm   Permalink

Did somebody say MONKEES!!??


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Joined: Mar 05, 2011
Posts: 66
Posted: 2011-06-11 10:03 pm   Permalink

"Voyage of the Kona Tiki" was a running sketch during one episode of Mike Nesmith's Television Parts.

The sktech was then collected as part of the "Home Companion" DVD, and can be viewed in pieces (each of the seven "days" interspersed throughout the video) or all at once.

The above clip, which goes to YouTube, is missing Day 2. So, for those of you who'd like to see the whole thing, here it is:


It's in Quicktime format - optimized for iPhones and such.

If you like the humor, I recommend going by Mike Nesmith's site (http://www.videoranch.com) and buy the "Television Parts Home Companion" DVD.

Another funny one from Mr. Nesmith's site (but sadly, not on the DVD) is this:

There are many other video clips to see, but most seem to be in the RealPlayer format, and now dead...

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Posted: 2011-08-29 03:19 am   Permalink

This is just a fabulous video man; I’m becoming a huge fan of Mike Nesmith. “The voyage of Kona tiki” in Mike Nesmith’s Television parts home companion DVD is really hilarious. If I’m right, it was the running sketch in one of episode of the Mike Nesmith’s television part. If anyone out there yet to see it, please watch it soon.

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