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Flight of the Conchords is a real novelty musical band who have a HBO TV show based on them.   The show is currently in it's second season on HBO.

Unlike most HBO series,Flight of the Conchordsdoes not want to set the world on fire. It is droll and deadpan to beat the band. If you like Tenacious D, They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Richman,Leningrad Cowboys Go America, and silly Pythonian wordplay, then its off-center charms will definitely strike a resonant chord. The Conchords are comprised of funky, funny folk duo Bret McKenzie and mutton-chopped Jemaine Clement, transplanted New Zealanders trying to make it in New York. Bret, their incompetent manager, Murray (Rhys Darby) notes, has "the right attitude," while Jemaine has "what I like to call, 'the wrong attitude.'" (Murray, who works out of the New Zealand consulate, makes the clueless agent inExtraslook like Ari Gold.) Stardom eludes the band. They have one fan, Mel (Kristin Schaal), whose seething husband chaperones her while she stalks them (by season's end, even she will desert them). Financially strapped, they live in squalor and are forced to film a music video with a cell-phone camera. The dense Jemaine is a damper on Bret's love life (he derisively calls Coco, Bret's new girlfriend, "Yoko"). But from their mundane lives springs their inspired music, and it is during each episode's musical numbers thatConchordsreally takes flight. Sample lyrics: "You're so beautiful / You could be a hostess in the '60s"; and "I'm not crying / It's just been raining / On my face." Another mad highlight is "Bowie to Bowie" in the episode in which Bret is visited by visions of Bowie in his various career incarnations (portrayed by a dead-on Jemaine). But the dialogue, too, sings with an inspired, surreal lunacy. One exchange between Bret and Murray degenerates into a chicken-egg discussion over a job vs. a gig. HBO has renewedFlight of the Conchordsfor a second season. Bravo! As a greeting-card executive (The Daily Show's John Hodgman), who wants to license one of their tracks, tells the duo, "I believe in potential. I can see it in you guys."--Donald Liebenson
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review by . March 20, 2009
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"The Flight of The Conchords" is a unique TV show on HBO that is starting to get really mainstream.  It's about a novelty band of the same name who are trying to make a living as musicians in New York.  It's a comedy that is really about the quirky characters, and their (usually silly and unique) music which parodies different musical genres.  In a nutshell, it's like a fake reality show about "Weird Al" except that it's about the group "Flight of the Conchords".  The group had …
review by . November 20, 2008
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This show is the kind of show that you'll know whether or not you like after the first episode. It will either instantly resonate with you and your sense of humor... or you may not get it. It has a quirky (dorky) sense of humor and hilarious music video-like segments inserted into the episodes. It's perfect for us folks that grew up in the 80s, or folks that just love music in general. It's almost like "Seinfeld meets Weird Al". The cool thing about their music is that the songs aren't parodies …
review by . November 11, 2007
"The Flight of the Conchords"    Over the Top    Amos Lassen    I came across the two DVD set of "The Flight of the Conchords" quite by accident and I am so glad I did. I really needed a good laugh and I got more than expected. This set in the first season of the HBO series and as usual the cable channel has kept its reputation high The two guys, Jermaine Lement and Bret McKenzie who are known as Flight of the Conchord are New Zealanders, …
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