Kiwis’ Big Adventure

Their New Zealand heritage—and the fact that Americans don’t seem to know much about it beyond being home to The Lord of the Rings—is a comedic thread that runs throughout the show.

“Well, there’s the sheep. And the bungee jumping—that’s quite famous,” Mr. McKenzie said, in response to an Observer reporter’s question about other well-known New Zealand things. “There’s Edmund Hillary, first person to climb Mount Everest.”

“The first person to split the atom,” added Mr. Clement.

“Crowded House,” said Mr. McKenzie.

“That cat’s-eye thingy, the little thing that marks the lines on the road.”

“That song ‘How Bizarre’ … Once Were WarriorsThe Piano.

“Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand.”

“Then there’s us,” Mr. McKenzie concluded.

Article continues below
More from Politics
Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio with wife Chirlane McCray, actress Cynthia Nixon and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Al Sharpton and NYC Mayor Rally With Celebrities Against Donald Trump’s Inauguration