You won't find a bigger fan of the Flight of the Conchords than me. Normally, I would give this song and video a 4.5 or 5. However, after seeing the Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros performed live, I feel the live version is a much better performance. As strange as it sounds, I actually think something is lost with the show version of most of their songs (not all, but most).
Either way, this is a fantastically hilarious and brilliant video... but, comparatively, not as great as the live version..
If you are not familiar with the Flight of the Conchords this is a good introduction and a fairly interesting video. The Flight of the Conchords is a HBO original series, about 2 guys from New Zealand that moved to NYC to start their music careers. As they struggle to get gigs, the show follow s them through their daily lives. Rather than watching them perform on stage their music and songs add story line to the show. This is just one clip that reveals … more
I, too, am not a huge fan of the television show. The stage shows, however, are beautiful. Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros is my original introduction to Flight of the Conchords. How could I not fall in love with them? The brilliant lyrics, the quips, the stark vulnerability... if I could date this song, I would. And what a dedicated girlfriend I would be! I'd kick Steve's ass for my baby!
I actually really love the Flight of the Conchords, but sometimes I like their songs better when they're just on stage as opposed to in the show. They're a little more raw and sometimes the jokes just come off a little funnier than when they aren't trying to act or dance. The Hiphopopotamus and the Rhymenoceros are a great example of this. Check out this clip, in which Bret and Jermaine seem a little more energized... plus in this version you get the Rhymenoceros' "freestyle".