Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords
| 17 June 2007 (USA)
SEASON & EPISODES
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    VividSimon

    Simply Perfect

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    Actuakers

    One of my all time favorites.

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    Matrixiole

    Simple and well acted, it has tension enough to knot the stomach.

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    Numerootno

    A story that's too fascinating to pass by...

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    dunmore_ego

    FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS is Tenacious D without the raunch - but just as much a spank in the groin. That is, it will leave you breathless from laughing so hard (and you may have cracked a nut).Jemaine Clement (guitar/bass/vocals, Jagger-cool in his handsome ugliness) and Bret McKenzie (guitar/vocals, deadpan, unperturbed, who would look 12 years old without his beard), the novelty two-man band from New Zealand (funny accents and all) parlay their comedic stage act into a quirky New York situation comedy that perfectly captures their onstage minimalistic, unassuming quasi-style.Within the context of their search for acceptance, purpose (and gigs) in a New York City apathetic to their presence, all their classic musical routines are cutely inserted: Boom Boom, The Humans Are Dead, Business Time, Rhymenoceros and Hiphopopotamus - even Albi the Racist Dragon. For fans of the band, it is quite amazing to see how they've found nice little slots for all these funny songs, most of which are re-worked with full band backing.CONCHORDS music is folk, rock, electric, acoustic, hip-hop, anything that correlates with the topic of the episode, stylistically ranging from Hall and Oates, to The Monkees, to Pet Shop Boys, Bowie and beyond. And Episode 6 ("Bowie") shows off their genius in melding Bowie's many styles into a brilliant musical parody, with Jemaine appearing to Bret in dreams as David Bowie from different eras. Bret: "You look like Jemaine." Jemaine replies in that airy, offhanded manner of The Thin White Duke: "No, I'm David Bowie from the Ashes To Ashes video." For two characters who are so inept at everything (finding jobs, chasing girls, paying the rent), their virtuosity as comedic musicians is unmatched (well, maybe by Tenacious D in a different kind of way).Their useless yet anal "band manager" Murray (Rhys Darby) works in the New Zealand Consulate and manages the band part-time (during office hours) with an iron fist for taking roll call. At their three-man meetings, he prefaces news of no upcoming gigs by first announcing the title of the next item on the agenda: "Gigs: no." Kristen Schaal is Mel, their obsessive Number One Fan (actually, their only fan, on the verge of orgasm every time she is near them, or stalking them); Arj Barker is Dave, their friend from the pawn shop, who offers sage advice on women and life, both of which he knows nothing about; Rachel Blanchard is the beautiful, yet California-shallow Sally; Sutton Foster is Coco, Brett's occasional girlfriend, considered "Yoko" by Jemaine.Watch for Lenny Venito as a soft-hearted thug (Episode 3, "Mugged"); Aziz Ansari as an Indian fruit vendor prejudiced against New Zealanders - until he discovers he really hates Australians (Episode 7, "Drive By"); Daryl Hall as the World Music Jam host (Episode 10, "New Fans"); Demetri Martin and Todd Barry as a nemesis two-man parody duo (Episode 12, "The Third Conchord").No one trailer can do justice to the diversity and hilarity of the FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS series. All twelve episodes of Season One are indescribably different, yet incredibly consistent in tone and humor.The plots of their nominal "adventures" are nothing we haven't seen before in other musical comedies (a member leaving the band, the band splitting over a woman, one member moving out of the apartment, a new band member causing a rift between the original band members, etc.) but CONCHORDS presents these tried-and-worn plots in their own inimitable, groin-spanking way.Watch with a cushion covering your jewels. And stop touching those monkeys.--Review by Poffy The Cucumber (for Poffy's Movie Mania).

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    hoyboe

    I started watching this show this past summer at my buddies house once a week as a get together of old friends. At first the conversation was less about the TV show but more about what was going on with us. Sooner or later though we started paying attention to the show and how funny it actually is. The style of the show is a very dry humor similar to Monty python with its play on words and how you have to pick up on certain things and jokes. Every time I watch the show now I pick up on things I missed the previous times. It is a different styled show because at anytime it will break into a song. Usually the song is funny, I will admit though that some are misses. But this is one of those shows that you watch with your friends or other fans of the show and quote to one another. I think its a very good show and I can't wait for the next season to start up again because it definitely one of the most original shows on TV in a while.

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    h2o_ns

    Words truly can't express the way I feel about Flight of the Conchords. My younger brother showed me a clip of their song "Business Time" performed live and ever since I've been hooked. The show itself is truly hilarious, but what really makes it a true 10/10 is the music. With songs like Business Time, Robots, Beautiful Girl, Bowie, Leggy Blonde and many more this show will make you cry tears of joy. Not only are the duo of the band brilliant but they also have comedians Rhys Darby as their hilariously pathetic band manager Murray and Arj Barker as their friend and local pawn shop guy to teach them how things work in America.If you simply go over to Youtube and search for Flight of the Conchords you're bound to find an ample source of entertainment but trust me, watch the series as well; it is simply brilliant.

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    dustandghosts

    Smart writing! Not for the commercial masses. Well written and acted out characters. Original music throughout the program which is creative and innovative. Throughout the show the main actors perform out songs related to the episode that brings an unique style of directing. I really enjoyed Flight of the Conchords and looking forward to Season 2. The Band Meeting scenes are one the things that I enjoy about the show. Like I said though, not for the masses but a show that is very overlooked and very much not appreciated. A different brand of comedy and a very original series. Looking forward to buying the DVD of Season 1. Going in the collection!

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