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Final Transmission 

Deadpan spoof of Talking Heads' famous concert film Stop Making Sense (1984). In 1987, a new wave band called "Test Pattern" plays their final concert. The show also splices in clips from an interview with the band. The film is called "Final Transmission"

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Alexander Buono (as Alex Buono), Rhys Thomas
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Armisen ... Lee Smith
Bill Hader ... Marky
Helen Mirren ... Herself - Hostess
Maya Rudolph ... Anita
Andrew Aged Andrew Aged ... Guitarist
Kasey Foster Kasey Foster ... Backup Singer
Jim Lau ... Balinese Drummer
Tawny Newsome ... Backup Singer
Jon Spurney ... Keyboardist
Senon Williams Senon Williams ... Guitarist / Percussion
Hal Willner ... Oota Keirsha
Jon Wurster Jon Wurster ... Drummer
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Harrison Renzi (voice)
Hiro Inuzuka Hiro Inuzuka ... Director of Balinese Musicians
Eka Agung Eka Agung ... Balinese Musician
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Deadpan spoof of Talking Heads' famous concert film Stop Making Sense (1984). In 1987, a new wave band called "Test Pattern" plays their final concert. The show also splices in clips from an interview with the band. The film is called "Final Transmission"

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Comedy

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TV-14

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Release Date:

12 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Unlike his co-stars Fred Armisen (a seasoned musician) and Maya Rudolph (former singer and keyboardist of The Rentals), Bill Hader had little musical experience prior to filming. However, he went on to play the bass guitar throughout most of the concert, much to the surprise of the show's sound mixer who thought he was faking it at first. He also sang lead vocals on the song "Everybody's Moving Around". See more »

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References Bright Lights, Big City (1988) See more »

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