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Flight of the Conchords: Season 1
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Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie – a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords – may be "New Zealand's 4th Most Popular Folk Parody Duo," but in the USA, finding someone who knows their act is about as easy as finding a kiwi nest in Central Park. To rectify this oversight, Jemaine and Bret have moved to New York's East Village to conquer America, one fan (literally) at a time.]]>
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It's hard to describe how Flight of the Conchords is so funny in the same way it's hard to describe how certain faces Dwight, Jim, Or Pam make to the camera on The Office are funny. There accents and mannerisms alone are hilarious.
I'd recommend checking out HBO's website click on Flight of the Conchords and check out the lyrics to some of the songs on different episodes, also funny stuff.
I think fans of Seinfeld, The Office, and This is Spinal tap will really enjoy and anyone who gets subtle humor, looking for something fresh.
Flight of the Conchords airs Sundays on HBO at 10:30 following Entourage.
Episode guide so far.
It's already starting to get quoted on Sportscenter.
You can also purchase there cd on Amazon as well it is called The Distant Future and has 5 tracks, a full cd will be released early in 2008, only 5$, a good deal, here are the tracks.
1. Business Time
2. If You're Into It
4. Beautiful Girl - (live, live)
5. Robots - (live, live)
Season 1 Episodes
01 Sally -
Jemaine dates Bret's old girlfriend and goes into a song about she's hot enough to be a part time model or a high class prostitute.Read more ›
The reason I'm only giving the DVD 3 stars is that there are NO extra features AT ALL! Nothing! The stuff on the DVD is exactly what was on TV, no extras, no deleted scenes, no commentaries, no nothing.
This came as a bit of a disappointment, for a fan who's been awaiting this release so we could get MORE Conchords!
What about some interviews? Extra footage? Life of Murry? Maybe even a snippet (or perhaps the whole thing) from the appearance they did on HBO's One Night Stand, which was amazing and funny and is available nowhere.
I mean come on... nothing? Really?
So if you've never seen the show, or missed a few episodes, if you do not have HBO and just want to see what you've missed - by all means: I highly recommend this series.
If like me, you have HBO, a DVR, and have seen all the episodes, maybe even more than once, then... you might be a bit disappointed.
But hey, at least we can get the subtitles in like three different languages.
"Flight of the Conchords - The Complete First Season" arrived last night, pried from the cold, clammy embrace of Amazon.com into my loving grasp due to a pre-order fixation I have when it comes to television offerings I find life-affirming.
"Flight of the Conchords" was easily my sole Must-See TV show of the past twelve months. To those inclined to listen, I describe the HBO series as what would happen if you gave Wes Anderson a sitcom, and told him "by the way...also make it a musical."
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have been performing as Flight of the Conchords ("New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-rock act") for several years now, but it took the 12-episode series to throw me head over heels in love with the brilliant, dry wit that seems to flow so effortlessly from much of their material. If you're not familiar with their music, a quick pop over to YouTube will lead you to dozens of clips, both performed live and from the show itself.
Songs like "Beautiful Girl" and "Jenny" (the latter not used on the sitcom) are terrifically well written. The ease with which Bret and Jemaine throw off lines like "Looking 'round the room/I can see that you/Are the most beautiful girl in the..." (pause) "...room..." (pause again) "...In the whole wide...room" with impeccable timing is really quite remarkable. But these aren't throwaway tunes: the music itself is crafted with sure pop precision. Give them some sappy lyrics instead of their hilariously deadpan ones, and the licks and hooks of either song would surely make them hits for some faceless rockster who took life far more seriously than the Conchords ever would.Read more ›
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Sometimes you laugh out loud. Sometimes you chuckle a bit. Sometimes you think to yourself "that was pretty funny". Read morePublished 3 days ago by Johan J.
A classic, great comedy by two very funny men. This would be even better on Netflix, considering the abysmal state of the Amazon streaming service. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mike Ball
Kind of sweet, very funny in an off-the-wall kind of way. I find myself humming the theme song and thinking of Brett....ah, Brett... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Oldandcranky
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I'm a "D"isciple myself, but I'm also trying to contact Mel so I can join the FotC fan club... I still haven't heard back from her, so I'm suspicious. The D had a very short run on HBO, but I was very happy to purchase the Complete Masterworks to replace my self-made VCDs. With FotC,... Read More
Jan 10, 2008 by Ryan B | See all 4 posts
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I've seen both. FOC is, hands down, more clever, articulate and quicker....and funnier. Come on, who can match the "fan base" of FOC, which consists of, well, Mel, a married (ex-stalker of her current husband and current stalker of FOC) who is also a psychologist?
Feb 18, 2008 by Rebecca | See all 2 posts